The 24th edition of the International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2017) was held at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa from July 10-14, 2017. The MCDM conference is organized every two years by the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. The Society represents a very productive research community in the field of MCDM. It has about 2000 members from over a hundred countries around the world:
It has been over ten years now that the last MCDM international conference was held in Canada, in Whistler in 2004. This year, the conference gathered 207 participants of researchers and practitioners from 27 countries including over 60 students:
The conference had a topical theme this year: Creating a Sustainable Society. The call for papers was designed to encourage contributions that highlight the latest application of MCDM tools to sustainable management challenges.
The scientific program included over 170 talks and 10 poster presentations. They were divided among roughly 20 invited and 20 contributed sessions, along with one poster session. Four parallel sessions were needed to accommodate all the contributions.
Four plenary talks were delivered by Dr. Blair Feltmate of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Jyrki Wallenius from the Aalto University School of Business, Dr. Tuure Tuunanen from the University of Jyväskylä, and Dr. Jack Kitts, President and Chief Executive Office of the Ottawa Hospital.