Preference Handling - An Introductory Tutorial

  • Ronen Brafman Ben-Gurion University
  • Carmel Domshlak


We present a tutorial introduction to the area of preference handling - one of the core issues in the design of any system that automates or supports decision making. The main goal of this tutorial is to provide a framework, or perspective, within which current work on preference handling -representation, reasoning, and elicitation - can be understood. Our intention is not to provide a technical description of the diverse methods used, but rather, to provide a general perspective on the problem and its varied solutions and to highlight central ideas and techniques.