International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Abbreviation: MCDM
Area: International
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Description: The purposes of the Society are to develop, test, evaluate and apply methodologies for solving multiple criteria decision making problems, to foster interaction and research in the scientific field of multiple criteria decision making, and to cooperate with other organizations in the study of management from a quantitative perspective. These purposes are to be carried out by:

- facilitating communications,
- providing academic assistance with ideas, methods and contacts whenever and wherever needed,
- sponsoring international conferences for the dissemination of results,
- encouraging special purpose workshops and student exchanges,
- publishing the electronic newsletter and
- encouraging an environment of international colleagueship and friendship across the globe.

International Conferences on MCDM are organized every two years. The reports of the proceedings of the last Business Meetings are available electronically.

International Summer Schools on Multicriteria Decision Aid are jointly organized every year by the International Society on MCDM and EURO Working Group on Multicriteria Decision Aiding.

MCDM also endorses some specialized MCDM-related events and you can find more information on their website.