M2D 2017, Annual Conference


M2D 1st Annual Conference on Decision Making Under Uncertainty University of Exeter, UK

11th – 14th July 2017


>> Registration Open  <<


The concept for the conference is to provide an inclusive environment that encourages and delivers multi-disciplinary engagement across a wide range of topics and disciplines, centred around the three core themes of the M2D network.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Programme is being organised by the Scientific Committee:

Peter Challenor (University of Exeter), Catherine Powell (University of Manchester), Richard Bradley (London School of Economics), Alejandro Diaz (University of Liverpool), James Lyons (University of Exeter), David Woods (University of Southampton), Mark Girolami (Imperial College London), Matt Butchers (Knowledge Transfer Network), Richard Clayton (University of Sheffield) and Julie Gore (University of Bath).

Scientific Programme

The conference addresses the three core themes of the M2D Network Uncertainty Quantification, From Model to Decision and Communicating Uncertainty. Key programme sessions include :


  • The Role of Applied Mathematics in Models and Decision Making

Marco A. Iglesias (Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham)

Leonardo Rojas Nandayapa (Mathematical Science, University of Liverpool)

Lorna Wilson (Commercial Research Associate, University of Bath)

Session Chair(s): Alejandro Diaz (University of Liverpool), Matt Butchers (Knowledge Transfer Network)

  • The Role of Visualisation in Models and Decision Making

Julian Gunn (Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield)

Glyn Mottershead (co-director of the MSc Computational and Data Journalism, Cardiff University)

Neil Kaye (Met Office)

Session Chair(s): James Lyons (University of Exeter), Richard Clayton (University of Sheffield)


  • The Role of Statistics in Models and Decisions Making

Tony O’Hagan (Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield)

Jim Smith (Statistics, University of Warwick)

Lindsay Lee (Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds)

Session Chair(s): David Woods (University of Southampton), Mark Girolami (Imperial College London)


  • The Role of Philosophy & Social Sciences in Models and Decisions Making

Casey Helgeson (Philosophy, HEC Paris)

Magda Osman (Psychology, Queen Mary’s London)

Antony Millner (Economics, LSE)

Session Chair(s): Richard Bradley (LSE)


  • The Role of Psychology in Models and Decision Making

Rob Hutton (Trimetis Ltd)

Wendy Jephson (SYBENETIX)

Thomas C. Ormerod (Psychology, University of Sussex)

Session Chair(s): Julie Gore (University of Bath)


  • Decision Makers Led Day

To include:

Uncertainty from the Decision Makers Perspective: A Decision Maker Led Session

CRUISSE (Challenging Radical Uncertainty in Science, Society and the Environment): A Network Led Session


For a copy of the Conference Schedule, please follow this link.


Abstracts Submission:

We are currently inviting abstracts for the M2D Conference 2017 for both oral and posters presentations. Please be aware that we have only a limited number of spaces for oral presentations, so we highly encourage the submission of poster contributions.

Poster presentations will be given a designated session on the Monday evening, where presenters will be given the opportunity to deliver a 1 minute, 1 slide pitch. Posters will then remain on display for the rest of the conference. A prize for the best student poster will be awarded during the Conference Dinner on the Thursday.

  • Contributed talks will need to take into account the diverse (multi-discipline) nature of the M2D Conference audience and should not be technical. This should be reflected in the abstract.
  • Poster presentations (and their abstracts) may have technical and discipline-specific content.

Please submit your abstract to Emma Clarke clearly stating which M2D Theme it is best suited to. We ask that abstracts are no longer than 400 words and if any special characters are to be included, please use LaTeX. The deadline for abstract submission is 11th June 2017.



Registration is OPEN

Full Registration, including daily refreshments, Tuesday Welcome Reception and Thursday Conference dinner is Free for the first 65 delegates registering (on a first come, first served basis).


Registration: £80.00

Tuesday evening welcome reception: £7.00

Thursday evening conference dinner: £25.00


Bed and Breakfast (en-suite) rooms are available at the University of Exeter in Holland Hall at £50.83 per night.

Should you require accommodation, please either book these rooms via online registration or contact Emma Clarke for advice on other accommodation options in the local area.