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Thursday 04 Apr 2019Workshop on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM)

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LT1, Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies University of Exeter Streatham Campus 08:30-17:00

This workshop is a Researcher-Led Initiative that has been funded by the University of Exeter Researcher Development and Research Culture team. The workshop is also supported by the Institute of Data Science and AI at the University of Exeter. The workshop will attract a wide range of audience including students, researchers and practitioners from different fields such as finance, engineering, computer science, medicine, biosciences, politics, economics, business, social sciences, psychology and education.

Important dates

Abstract submission opening: Feb 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline: March 5, 2019

Registration deadline: March 10, 2019

Maximum number of participants: 50

Authors and Registration

Registration and participation is free of charge. Lunch, coffee/tea and snacks will also be provided to participants.

We invite abstracts of up to one page on the topics within the scope of the workshop. The abstract can be either about new MCDM methods, applications or both. Around 10-15 minutes presentation slot is reserved for each abstract.

Please, classify your abstract in one of three categories so that we can provide you with a presentation slot either in morning or afternoon session:

  1. Methods

  2. Applications

  3. Methods and applications.

Please, send your abstracts to with the subject: “Abstract for MCDM workshop – category”. For example, Abstract for MCDM workshop – methods. Note that, the workshop has 50 places with priority given to participants with abstracts. Please register at the following web link:

Registration link


In many real-world problems, several conflicting criteria need to be optimized simultaneously. Therefore, it is crucial to properly structure and solve the problem with relevant tools for supporting a decision maker. The purpose of the workshop is to provide knowledge and basic concepts, an overview of different methods and tools in solving multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problems.

MCDM methods and tools have been found to be useful in several such applications e.g. health care, education, environment, transportation, business, and production. Some features of these methods and tools are:

  • Preference elicitation and representation

  • Interactive multiobjective optimization or decision maker in the loop

  • Visualization

  • Aggregation/trade-off operators & algorithms

  • Fuzzy logic based decision-making techniques

  • Bayesian and other decision-making techniques

  • Interactive multiobjective optimization for (computationally) expensive problems

  • Hybridization of MCDM and evolutionary computation

  • MCDM and machine learning

  • MCDM for Big data

  • MCDM in real-world applications

  • Exploring and using cognitive capabilities in MCDM

  • Use of psychological tools to aid decision maker

The workshop will also have two keynote talks from experts in the field of MCDM. Please, see the website of the workshop for programme and other details.


Please feel free to contact us in case you have any questions about the workshop.

Tinkle Chugh, Dmitry Kangin and Khulood Alyahya (,,

Advisory support: Prof. Richard Everson and Prof. Jonathan Fieldsend


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