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 for Data Science and AI at the University of Exeter

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

Registration and Abstract submission:

We invite abstracts of up to one page on the topics within the scope of the workshop. The abstract can be either about MCDM methods or applications or both. Around 10~15 minutes presentation slot is reserved for each abstract. Note that the workshop has 50 places with priority given to participants with abstracts.

Please, go to Authors and Registration page for abstract submission and registration and follow the instructions.

Important deadline dates:

Abstract submission opening: Feb 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline: March 5, 2019

Registration deadline: March 10, 2019

Notifications due: March 20, 2019


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

Tinkle Chugh (

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