The 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

The 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Welcome to the land of Midnight Sun - June 13-17, 2011!


  • Jyväskylän Convention Bureau has awarded MCDM2011 for the Marketing Act of the Conference Year 2011 on November 9, 2011.
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The MCDM2011 organizing committee would like to thank all the authors for submitting their abstracts. We have received more abstracts than we dared to expect and reviewing them required a lot of effort from the program committee. We are happy that we received so many abstracts of high quality.  We look forward to hosting over 300 colleagues in Jyvaskyla. We wish to have a memorable event with a high scientific value and many fruitful discussions flavoured by Finnish culture and nature.

Welcome to the 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making! The theme for the Conference is Environment and Policy, which are active areas of application of MCDM tools in Finland (as well as around the world). The conference brings together researchers and practitioners who address multiple criteria decision making. We have received many submissions related to the special theme as well as multiple criteria decision making and multiobjective optimization. The Conference will be held in the Agora Building, located on the Mattilanniemi campus of the University of Jyväskylä. The Agora Building offers an excellent venue for this conference next to lake Jyväsjärvi.


Agora järveltä


We expect an active participation because of easy access to Finland. We have received almost 350 and accepted 293 abstracts submitted by participants from all over the world and are planning to have five parallel sessions. Finland has a strong MCDM community with lots of respect for the Society’s traditions. The general chair for the Conference is Professor Kaisa Miettinen, University of Jyväskylä, and the program committee co-chairs are Professors Pekka Korhonen and Jyrki Wallenius, Aalto University School of Economics.

The conference took place on June 13-17, 2011, just before the Finnish Midsummer.

The Midsummer night in Finland is just a few hours of quiet, fragile soft green twilight that makes you listen to the few sounds of the night birds and watch the mist hang above the grass and water. The midnight sun rising from the North East starts the millions of activities of Flora and Fauna twittering, purring, plumping and bzzz-ing in the nature and makes the air full of joy of being alive and breed!


Summernight by the water

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Professor Kaisa Miettinen
Industrial Optimization Group
Dept. of Mathematical Information Technology
P.O. Box 35 (Agora)
FI-40014 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
fax: +358 14 2602771

  • MCDM2011 group photo is now available in JPG format.
  • After the review process, 297 oral and poster presentations were accepted to MCDM2011 from 43 countries. The total number of participants was 311.
  • 24% of MCDM2011 participants were women.
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