Pascale Zaraté

Pascale Zaraté is a Professor at Toulouse 1 Capitole University. She conducts her researches at the IRIT laboratory ( She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences / Decision Support from the LAMSADE laboratory at the Paris Dauphine University, Paris (1991). She also holds a Master degree in Computer Science from the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (1986); as well as a Bachelors degree Toulouse, France (1982).

Pascale Zaraté’s current research interests include: Decision Support Systems; Group Decision Support Systems, Distributed and Asynchronous Decision Making Processes; Knowledge Modelling; Cooperative Knowledge Based Systems; Cooperative Decision Making.

She is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technologies (Ed IGI Global). Since 2000, she is one of the coordinators of the Euro Working Group on DSS (

She published several studies and works : 3 books, edited 6 books, edited 18 special issues in several international journals, 11 proceedings of international conferences, 30 papers in several international journals, 2 papers in national journals, 7 chapters in collective books, 52 papers in international conferences.

She belongs the Editorial Scientific Committee of six International Journals : Associate Editor of Group Decision and Negociation (Springer), European Jounal of Decision Process (Elsevier), Intelligent Decision Technologies (IOSPress), International Journal of Decision Support Systems (Inderscience), Journal of Decision System (Lavoisier), ComSIS.

She was chairing the IFIP TC8/WG8.3 conference devoted to Collaborative Decision Making ( and the GDN 2014 conference ( She was Awardee of the GDN section in 2018