14th International Conference on
Multiple Criteria Decision Making
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
June 8-12, 1998


| Theme | Call For Papers | Submission Procedures | Contact Information | Goals and Objectives | Call for Wiley Prize Paper Submission | Local Organizing Committee | International Program Committee | About Charlottesville | Conference Site | Traveling | Social Program | Registration and Accommodation | Climate and Health | Currency |


"MCDM and its Worldwide Role in Risk-Based Decision Making"

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Call For Papers

Papers are invited on all aspects of MCDM, including:

  • Theory and methodology
  • Applications of MCDM in the private and public sectors
  • Risk management within the MCDM framework
  • Mathematical and algorithmic developments in MCDM
  • Social and behavioral studies of MCDM processes
  • Conflict resolution, negotiation, and group decision support
  • MCDM software

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    Submission Procedures

    Intending contributors should submit abstracts of not more than 200 words in length, and should include the authors' names and addresses (with the presenting author listed first), and up to four keywords. Abstracts should preferably be submitted electronically by e-mail or on a DOS diskette. Conference proceedings will be published.

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    Contact Information

  • Mailing Address (to submit registration form and abstracts, or for more information:
    MCDM 98
    Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
    University of Virginia
    Thornton Hall
    Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA
  • Telephone: (804) 924-0960
  • Fax: (804) 924-0865
  • E-mail: mcdm98@virginia.edu

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    Conference Goals and Objectives

    Overall Goal:

  • Provide a forum that promotes and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information on the vastly growing and evolving field of MCDM.


  • Identify and promote the contributions of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making to the worldwide role of MCDM in risk-based decision making.
  • Share among the participants recent advances in the theory, methodology, and practive of MCDM.
  • Provide an environment conducive to learning, professional growth, and fellowship among the participants.
  • Strengthen and broaden the network of communication among members of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making.
  • Share with the participants the intellectual resources and the historical setting of the University of Virginia and its founder, Thomas Jefferson.

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    Call for Wiley Prize Paper Submission

    Call for Submission of Papers for The Wiley Prize in Applied MCDM

    Following the tradition established at our MCDM Conferences, the recipient of the Wiley Prize in Applied MCDM will be selected during the 14th MCDM Conference. To be considered for the Prize, three copies of the complete paper must be submitted by May 1, 1998 to the following address:
    MCDM 98
    Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
    University of Virginia
    Thornton Hall
    Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA
    The following key selection criteria will be used by the Wiley Prize Committee:
  • Effectiveness of application (the papers must be truly applied)
  • Innovation
  • Clarity of presentation at the conference
  • Appropriateness of the methodology to the problem context

    Required Paper Format:

  • Use 12 point font (nothing smaller)
  • Do not exceed 20 double-spaced pages or 15 1-1/2 spaced pages (Papers longer in length will not be read)
  • The publisher will determine final format.

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    Local Organizing Committee

  • Yacov Y. Haimes (Chair)
  • Donald Brown
  • Jared Cohon
  • Lorraine Gardiner
  • Ambrose Goicoechea
  • Keith W. Hipel
  • Roman Krzysztofowicz
  • Jim Lambert
  • Elliot Lieberman
  • Craig Piercy
  • Andrew P. Sage
  • Richard Soland
  • Ralph Steuer
  • Po-Lung Yu
  • Stanley Zionts

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    International Program Committee

  • Pekka J. Korhonen, President of Society, Helsinki School of Economics (Finland)
  • Carlos A. Bana e Costa, IST/CESUR (Portugal)
  • Valerie Belton, President-Elect of Society, University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
  • Denis Bouyssou, Group ESSEC (France)
  • Gunter Fandel, Past Meeting Ex-Officio, Fern Universitat (Germany)
  • Tomas Gal, Past Meeting Ex-Officio, Fern Universitat (Germany)
  • Lorraine R. Gardiner, Auburn University (USA)
  • Yacov Y. Haimes, Future Meeting Ex-Officio, University of Virginia (USA)
  • Murat Koksalan, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
  • Oleg I. Larichev, Institute for Systems Analysis (Russia)
  • Wojtek Michalowski, Awards Committee Chairman Ex-Officio, Carleton University (Canada)
  • Hirotaka Nakayama, Konan University (Japan)
  • Richard M. Soland, Vice President of Finance of Society, George Washington University (USA)
  • Ralph E. Steuer, Immediate Past President of Society, University of Georgia (USA)
  • Theodor J. Stewart, Past Meeting Ex-Officio, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Daniel Vanderpooten, University of Paris-Dauphine (France)
  • Milan Zeleny, Fordham University at Lincoln Center (USA)
  • Stanley Zionts, Past President of Society, State University of New York at Buffalo (USA)

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    General information about Charlottesville, Virginia

    Charlottesville, Virginia is centrally located in the state, an hour from the state capitol in Richmond and two hours from our nation's capitol in Washington, D.C. We have the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains at our back door which is a segment of the Appalachian Trail which extends from Georgia to Ney York. Surrounding areas are home to many wineries, the presidential homes of Monticello, Ash Lawn, and Montpelier. Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County have a combined population of over 100,000, which allows students to enjoy the amenities and attractions of a small city which also has much of the charm or rural America. Students enjoy access to Washington, D.C. (110 miles away) and coastal Virginia (170 miles away).

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    Conference Site

    The conference will be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Accomodations are being provided on campus at Brown College and we recommend the use of these facilities. These rates are significantly reduced over local hotel charges. As the conference begins early Monday morning (June 8th), we recommend that you check in during Sunday, June 7th.

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    Traveling to Charlottesville

    Dulles International Airport is the closest large facility with daily flights connecting to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. The conference is running a shuttle van for transportation from the Charlottesville airport to the dormitory spaces.

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    Social Program

    The program for delegates and registered accompanying persons will include tours to Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home) to be provided on Wednesday, June 10th, and a banquet on Thursday evening, June 11th, in the University's Newcomb Hall Ballroom with live entertainment.

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    Registration and Accommodation

  • A registration and accommodation form can be obtained by E-mailing here or by writing to the conference mailing address. For registration, payments should be made in U.S. dollars by cashier's check or banker's draft, money order, institutional check or wire transfer (see conference fees section) payable to MCDM98. Check payments should accompany the registration form. No personal checks accepted. Regretfully, we are unable to accept credit cards. Please note that a penalty of US $50 for late registration will apply after April 1, 1998. For cancellations received before May 20, the fees will be refunded less a $50 administrative charge; no refunds will be given for cancellation after that date.
  • Dining Access Cards will be issued to all participants using the University's dining halls.

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    Climate and Health

    Summers in Charlottesville are usually warm and humid. Daily maximum temperatures are typically in the 85 to 95 degrees F range, but a light sweater could be needed at night. People with fair skins are warned to take precautions to avoid sun burns. Delegates are responsible for arranging medical insurance for themselves, for the duration of their stay in Virginia.

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    The local currency is US $. Most shops and restaurants will accept all major credit cards, and most banks will change foreign currency.

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