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Dr. Rustam Vahidov, PhD

Professor, Supply Chain and Business Technology Management
RBC Professorship in Interorganizational Governance of Information Technology

Dr. Rustam Vahidov, PhD
Office: S-MB 12119  
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2974

With the Faculty since 2000, Dr. Vahidov received his PhD from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA (2000). He teaches various courses in Business Technology Management. His research focuses on Software Agent Negotiations, Decision Support Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, Electronic Negotiations, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks, and others.


PhD (Georgia State University)

Areas of expertise

  • Software agent negotiations
  • Agent-based systems
  • Decision support systems
  • E-commerce buyer support
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Electronic negotiations
  • Neural networks

Teaching activities



Intelligent Applications for Business

Concordia University

The course for graduate MIS students was proposed and developed by me.


Agent-Based Technologies

Concordia University

The course for graduate MIS students was proposed and developed by me.


System Development Methodology for E-Business

Concordia University


Computer Skills for Empirical Research

Georgia State University, Doctoral level



Undergraduate level


Introduction to Business Application development

Concordia University


Information Systems Design and Implementation

Concordia University


Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming for Business

Concordia University


Introduction to Business Computer Programming

Concordia University


Object-Oriented System Development

Concordia University


E-Business Implementation

Concordia University 


Software Application Development

Concordia University


Introduction into Management Information Systems

Concordia University


Fundamentals of Information Technology

Concordia University


Introduction into Decision Support Systems

Concordia University and Georgia State University,Undergraduate & Graduate levels


Introduction to Business Statistics

Concordia University


Generalized Modeling Techniques

Georgia State University


End-User Application Development

Georgia State University


Introduction into Computer-Based Information Systems

Georgia State University


Corporate Finance

Khazar university, Baku, Azerbaijan


Operating Systems

Azerbaijan State Oil Academy


Artificial Intelligence Systems

Azerbaijan State Oil Academy


Journal Papers

Applying Social Interaction Theory to NegotiationModeling: Design of E-negotiation System”, BoYu and R. Vahidov, Information SystemsFrontiers, 21 (3), 2019, 703-718.

A Study of the Effects of Interplay betweenNegotiation Tactics and Task Complexity in Software Agent to Human Negotiations”, Rustam Vahidov, RaafatSaade, Bo Yu, Electronic Commerce Researchand Applications, 26, 2017, 50-61.

“AMulti-attribute bidding strategy for a single-attribute auction marketplace”, Carbonneau,R and R. Vahidov, ExpertSystems with Applications, 43, 2016, 42-50.

 “Traders'Subjective Appraisals: Comparison of Negotiations and Auctions”, Yu,B., Kersten, G., & Vahidov, R., Journalof Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 25 (3), 2015, 233-261.

 "ModelingNegotiation as Social Interaction for ENS Design: the Prosper Approach”, Yu,B. & Vahidov, R., GroupDecision & Negotiation: A Process-Oriented View. Lecture Notes in BusinessInformation Processing (180), Springer, 2014, pp. 168-175.

 “Quantitativeconcession behavior analysis and prediction for decision support in electronicnegotiations”, Carbonneau, R., Vahidov, R. & Kersten, G., InternationalJournal of Decision Support System Technology, 6 (4), 2014, 16-30.

“InformingPhysicians Using a Situated Decision Support System”, Saade,R., Vahidov, R., Tsoukas, G., & Tsoukas, A., KnowledgeManagement & E-Learning: An International Journal, 6 (4), 2014, 472-492.

“Anexperimental study of software agent negotiations with humans”, Vahidov,R., Kersten, G., & Saade, R, DecisionSupport Systems, 66, 2014, 135-145.

“Autility concession curve data fitting model for quantitative analysis ofnegotiation styles”, Carbonneau,R and R. Vahidov, ExpertSystems with Applications, 41 (9), 2014, 4035–4042.

“Concession-makingin multi-attribute auctions and multi-bilateral negotiations: Theory andexperiments”, Kersten,G., R. Vahidov and D. Gimon, ElectronicCommerce Research and Applications, 12, 2013, 166-180.

“ExperimentalAssessment of Agent-Supported Electronic Negotiations”, Vahidov,R., Chen, E., & Kersten, G., InternationalJournal of Human-Computer Interaction, 29 (11), 2013, 764-774.

“Value ofRecommendation Systems for Online Investors”, Vahidov,R., Saade, R., & Eldiwany, A., InternationalJournal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 3 (2), 2012, pp 1-17.

“Situated Service-Oriented Modeling”, Saade,R., & Vahidov, R., International Journal of Service Science, Management,Engineering, and Technology, 2(1), 2011, pp.52-72.

“Pairwise issue modeling for negotiation counteroffer prediction usingneural networks”, Carbonneau, R., Kersten, G., & Vahidov, R., DecisionSupport Systems 50(2), 2011, pp.449-459.

“AFramework for Situated Distributed Decision Support”, Hu, H. & Vahidov, R., Journal of Computer Information Systems(Spring), 2011, pp.29-37.

“Arno R. Lodder and John Zeleznikow: EnhancedDispute Resolution Through the Use of Information Technology”, Kersten,G., & Vahidov, R., GroupDecision & Negotiation 20 (4), 2011, pp.525-530.

“Situated DSS for personal financemanagement: Design and evaluation”Vahidov, R. & He, X., Information & Management, 47(2),2010, pp. 78-86.  

Predicting Opponent's Moves inElectronic Negotiations Using Neural Networks”, Carbonneau, R., Kersten, G., & Vahidov, R., ExpertSystems with Applications, 34 (2), 2008, pp. 1266-1273.

“Application of Machine LearningTechniques for Supply Chain Demand Forecasting”, Carbonneau, R., Laframboise, K., & Vahidov, R., EuropeanJournal of Operations Research, 184 (3), 2008, pp. 1140-1154.

"Machine Learning-Based Demand Forecastingin Supply Chains", Carbonneau, R., Vahidov, R., &  Laframboise, K., International Journal of Intelligent InformationTechnologies, 3 (4), 2007, pp. 40-57.

“Intermediating User – DSS Interactionwith Autonomous Agents”, Vahidov,R., IEEETransactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A 35 (6), 2005,pp. 964-970.

“ADiversity-Based Method for Infrequent Purchase Decision Support in E-Commerce”, Vahidov,R. & Ji, F., ElectronicCommerce Research and Applications 4(2), 2005, pp. 143-158.

“Agent-SupportedNegotiations in E-Marketplace”, Chen,E., Vahidov, R., Kersten, G.E., InternationalJournal of Electronic Business 3 (1), 2005, pp. 28-49. 

“AMulti-Agent DSS for Supporting E-Commerce Decisions”, Vahidov,R. & Fazlollahi, B., Journalof Computer Information Systems XLIV (2) Winter 2003-2004, pp. 87-94.

“DecisionStation: Situating Decision Support Systems”, Vahidov,R. & Kersten, G.E., DecisionSupport Systems 38(2), 2004, pp.283-303

“PluralisticMulti-Agent Decision Support System: A Framework and an Empirical Test”, Vahidov, R. & Fazlollahi B., Information & Management 41 (7), 2004, pp. 883-398

“GeneticAlgorithms-Based Fuzzy Regression Analysis”, AlievR.A.,  Fazlollahi B., Vahidov, R., Journalof Soft Computing 6 (6), 2002,pp. 470-475

Genetic Algorithm Based Learning ofFuzzy Neural Networks. Part 1: Feed-Forward Fuzzy Neural Networks. Aliev, R.A.,Fazlollahi, B., Vahidov, R., FuzzySets and Systems, 118 (2), 2001, 171-178.

“Extendingthe Effectiveness of Simulation Based DSS through Genetic Algorithms”, Fazlollahi, B.& Vahidov, R., Information &Management, 39(1), 2001, pp. 53-6

“A Method for Alternative Generation inDecision Support Systems”, Fazlollahi, B. & Vahidov, R., Journal of Management InformationSystems 18(2), 2001, 225-246

"Multi-Agent DistributedIntelligent System Based on Fuzzy Decision Making",               Fazlollahi, B., Vahidov, R., Aliev,R.A., International Journal ofIntelligent Systems, 15(9), 2000, 849-858.

 "Soft ComputingBased Multi-Agent Marketing Decision Support System",               Aliev, R.A., Fazlollahi,B, Vahidov, R., Journal of Intelligentand Fuzzy Systems, 9(1-2), 2000, 1-9

"IncorporatingCritique and Argumentation in DSS", Vahidov, R. &Elrod, R.,Decision Support Systems, 26(3), 1999,249-258.

Refereed Book Sections

"The Effects of Photographic Images onAgent to Human Negotiations: The Case of the Sicilian Clan” . Vahidov,R., GroupDecision and Negotiation in an Uncertain World. Lecture Notes in BusinessInformation Processing (315), Springer, 2018, pp. 127-135.

 "Back-EndBidding for Front-End Negotiation: A Model” Carbonneau,R. & Vahidov, R., Outlooksand Insights on Group Decision and Negotiation. Lecture Notes in BusinessInformation Processing (218), Springer, 2015, pp. 385-393.

"Auctionsand Negotiations in E-procurement: A Comparison of Three Experiments”, Kersten,G.E., P. Pontrandolfo and  Vahidov, R., Bidding:Types, Strategies, and Role of Psychology, M.K. Lim (Ed.) Nova Science Pub., 2013pp.225-250.

"Human–SoftwareAgent Negotiations: An Experimental Study”, Vahidov,R., Kersten, G.E., & Saade, R., E-Life:Web-Enabled Convergence of Commerce, Work, and Social Life. Revised SelectedPapers from Web 2011. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (108),Springer, 2012, pp. 356-367.

"Negotiationand Auction Mechanisms: Two Systems and Two Experiments”, Kersten, G.E., P. Pontrandolfo, R.Vahidov, D. Gimon, E-Life: Web-Enabled Convergence of Commerce, Work,and Social Life. Revised Selected Papers from Web 2011. Lecture Notes inBusiness Information Processing (108), Springer, 2012, pp. 400-412.

“Design of SoftwareAgent-Populated Electronic Negotiation System and Evaluation of Human - to -Agent Negotiations”, Vahidov, R. &Kersten, G., Design ScienceResearch in IS: Advances in Theory & Practice. Lecture Notes in ComputerScience, 7286, 2012 pp. 411-422.

" ForecastingSupply Chain Demand Using Machine Learning Algorithms, Réal Carbonneau, Rustam Vahidov andKevin Laframboise. DistributedArtificial Intelligence, Agent Technology, and Collaborative Applications.Edited by Vijayan Sugumaran, Idea Group Inc., 2008, pp.328-365.

"Situated Decision Support Approachfor Managing Multiple Negotiations”, Vahidov, R., Negotiationand Market Engineering. Lecture Notes in Business information Processing, 2.Edited by H. Gimpel, N.R. Jennings, G. Kersten, A.Ockenfels & C. Weinhardt, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, pp.179-189.

 "OnComparison of Mechanisms of Economic and Social Exchanges: The Times Model”, Kersten,G.E., Chen, E., Neumann, D., Vahidov, R. andWeinhardt, C.,, Negotiationand Market Engineering. Lecture Notes in Business information Processing.Edited by H. Gimpel, N.R. Jennings, G. Kersten, A. Ockenfels & C.Weinhardt, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2007, pp. 16-43.

"e-Negotiation Systems and SoftwareAgents: Methods, Models, and Applications", Brown, P., Brzostowski, J, Kersten, G.,Kim, J., Kowalczyk, R., Strecker, S., Vahidov, R., IntelligentDecision-Making Support Systems (I-DMSS): Foundations, Applications andChallenges. Edited by Jatinder Gupta, Giuseppi Forgionne & Manuel Mora,Springer-Verlag London, 2007.

"Empowering Modern Managers:Towards an Agent-Based Decision Support System", Vahidov, R.,OrganizationalData Mining: Leveraging Enterprise Data Resources for Optimal Performance,Edited by Christopher Barko & Hamid Nemati, IdeaGroup Publishing, 2004


"OnDesign-type Research in Information Systems: Findings and Practices" , Vahidov, R., IGI Global, 2012, ISBN: 9781466601314.

"ArtificialNeural Networks: Theory and Practice", Aliev R.A., Vahidov, R. & Aliev R.R.,         Tebriz University,Tebriz, Iran, 1993

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