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Milestones

2004.12.09 - Project QUORUM was approved by FCT, starting the research activities.

2005.04.24 - Project QUORUM was homologated for programme POCI 2010.

2005.05.23 - Official starting date for project QUORUM.

2008.06.30 - Ending date for project QUORUM.

 

Organization of events

  • Carlos Henggeler Antunes and Luis Dias organized a cycle of conferences on the theme "Decision", promoted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, the INESC Coimbra and the Faculty of Economics, at the University of Coimbra. The conferences were presented by Paul Slovic (Decision Research), Alexis Tsoukiàs (CNRS / U. Paris Dauphine), Ralph Keeney (Duke University), and John Broome (Oxford University). 2005.10.14 and 2005.11.11

  • João Clímaco, João Paulo Costa, Luís Dias and Paulo Melo are in the organizing team for the Group Decision and Negotiation Meeting (GDN 2008), Coimbra, Portugal, 17-20 June, 2008, as well as the co-located Third Decision Deck Workshop, Coimbra, 16-17 June 2008.

 

Conferences

  • 2005.03.10-11 - Luis Dias presented the communication "Supporting groups in sorting decisions: methodology and use of a multi-criteria aggregation-disaggregation DSS" by Damart, S., L.C. Dias e V. Mousseau, at the 61st Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multicriteria Aid for Decisions, Luxembourg.

  • 2005.05.26-27 - João Clímaco presented the communication "An approach to support negotiation processes with imprecise information multicriteria additive models", by J. Clímaco and L. Dias, at the FINEXIN 2005 - Workshop on Formal and Informal Information Exchange in Negotiations, Ottawa, Canada.

  • 2006.03.30-31 - Luis Dias participated at the 63rd Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Multicriteria Aid for Decisions at Porto (Portugal) with a paper submitted for discussion: “A note on the role of robustness analysis in decision-aiding processes” (PDF file).

  • 2006.06.19-23 - João Clímaco presented the communication "On the use of VIP analysis in multi-party negotiation", by J. Clímaco and L. Dias, at the MCDM 2006 - The 18th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Chania, Greece.

  • 2006.06.19-23 - Luis Dias presented the communication "Some thoughts on multicriteria sorting methods with categories defined by examples", by L. Dias and C. Rocha, at the MCDM 2006 - The 18th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Chania, Greece.

  • 2006.06-22-24 - Clara Rocha has participated in the "2006 Summer School on Clustering" held at Oeiras, Portugal.

  • 2006.09.6-8 - Reinhard Madlener presented the communication "Multi-criteria versus data envelopment analysis for assessing the performance of biogas plants", by R. Madlener, C.H. Antunes and L.C. Dias, at the 19th Mini-Euro Conference Operational Research Models and Methods in the Energy Sector – ORMMES 2006, Coimbra, Portugal.

  • 2006.10.8-11 - Clara Rocha presented the communication "Algumas Ideias acerca de Classificação Ordinal Multicritério com Base em Exemplos", by C. Rocha and L.C. Dias, at the 12º meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2006), Lisboa, Portugal.

  • At the same meeting, Paula Sarabando Santos presented the communication "Avaliação Multicritério com Informação Ordinal: uma Comparação de Diferentes Regras de Selecção", by P. Sarabando Santos and L.C. Dias.

  • 2006.11.5-8 - Luis Dias presented the communication "Some Perspectives on Facing Elicitation Difficulties in Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis" at the INFORMS 2006 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA.

  • At the same meeting, Paula Sarabando Santos presented the communication "Multi-Attribute Choice with Ordinal Information: A Comparison of Different Decision Rules", by P. Sarabando Santos and L.C. Dias.

  • 2007.05.13-17 - João Clímaco presented the communication "A Multi-Attribute Multi-Party Negotiation Approach", by J.N. Clímaco and L.C. Dias, at the GDN 2007 - Group Decision and Negotiation Meeting, Montréal, Canada. 

  • 2007.07.8-11 - Luis Dias presented the communication "Multi-criteria and data envelopment analysis for assessing the performance of biogas plants", by L.C. Dias, C.H. Antunes, and R. Madlener,  at the 22nd European Conference on Operational Research (EURO EURO XXII), Prague, Czech Republic.

  • At the same conference, João Clímaco presented the communication "OR in an Internet driven society - from myths to potentialities", by J. Clímaco and J. Craveirinha

  • At the same conference, Claude Lamboray presented the communication "Weakest support maximization methods to exploit valued outranking relations", by C. Lamboray and L. Dias.

  • 2007.09.04-06 - Luis Dias presented the communication "On the role of robustness analysis in Group MCDA processes" at the OR49 – 49th Conference of the Operational Research Society, Edinburgh, UK.

  • At the same conference, Luis Neves presented the communication "MCDA Appraisal of Energy Efficiency Initiatives: Using SSM to elicit objectives", by L. Neves, C. H. Antunes and A. G. Martins.

  • 2007.11.04-07 - Luis Dias presented the communication "A MAUT-based DEA Approach: Evaluating Retail Stores Performance Considering Corporate Preferences", by L.C. Dias and P. Almeida,  at the INFORMS 2007 Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA.

  • At the same conference, Clara Rocha presented the communication "On Multicriteria Sorting Methods with Ordinal and Nominal Categories", by C. Rocha and L.C. Dias.

  • At the same conference, Paula Sarabando Santos presented the communication "• On Simpler Procedures for Multi-attribute Choice", by P. Sarabando and L.C. Dias.

  • 2008.02.21-22 - Luis Dias presented the communication "Implementation of VIP Analysis for Decision Deck 1.1", by J.A. Costa and L.C. Dias, at the Second Decision Deck Workshop, Paris, France.

  • 2008.03.17-19 - Helga Pereira presented the communication "Análise da Eficiência das Actividades Agrícolas e Sua Redistribuição no Território Português" at the 13th meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2008), by H. Pereira, M.J. Alves and L.C. Dias.

  • 2008.03.17-19 - Clara Rocha presented the communication "Métodos de Classificação Multicritério com Classes Parcialmente Ordenadas" at the 13th meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2008), by C. Rocha and L.C. Dias.

  • 2008.03.17-19 - Paula Sarabando Santos presented the communication "Comparação de Procedimentos Simples de Escolha em Problemas Multicritério sem Informação Precisa" at the 13th meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2008), by P. Sarabando and L.C. Dias.

  • 2008.03.17-19 - Pedro Almeida presented the communication "Incorporação de Preferências no Modelo DEA Aditivo para Avaliação de Desempenho numa Cadeia de Lojas" at the 13th meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2008), by P.N. Almeida and L.C. Dias.

  • 2008.03.17-19 - Inês Vital presented the communication "Análise multicritério a posteriori em problemas de localização" at the 13th meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2008), by I. Vital, J. Clímaco and M.E. Captivo.

  • 2008.04.3-5 - Luis Dias presented the communication "Extensions of the prudence principle to exploit a valued outranking relation", by L.C. Dias and  C. Lamboray at the 67th meeting of the European Working Group "Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding", Rovaniemi, Finland.

 

Collaboration visits

  • 2005.05.09-13 - Luis Dias stayed at LAMSADE (U. Paris-Dauphine, France) to collaborate with Vincent Mousseau, Sébastien Damart, and Alexis Tsoukiàs.

  • 2005.10.03-04 - Luis Dias stayed at the Service de Mathématiques de la Gestion, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, as a speaker at a seminar on the use of robust conclusions to support group decision-making processes.

  • 2006.11.29-2006-12-01 - Luis Dias stayed at LAMSADE (U. Paris-Dauphine, France) and LIP6 (U. Pierre & Marie Curie) to collaborate with Vincent Mousseau, Sébastien Damart, and Alexis Tsoukiàs.

  • 2007.03.14-18 - Gregory Kersten stayed at INESC Coimbra to collaborate with João Paulo Costa and João Clímaco.

  • 2007.05.07-11 - Claude Lamboray  stayed at INESC Coimbra to collaborate with Luis Dias.

 

Concluded theses

  • 2006.06.16 - Clara Rocha has sustained her MSc dissertation “Problemas de classificação ordinal multicritério com base em exemplos: três propostas metodológicas (Multicriteria ordinal sorting problems based on examples: three methodological proposals)” at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra.

  • 2006.03.22 - Paula Sarabando Santos has sustained her MSc dissertation “Comparação de métodos multicritério de avaliação com informação ordinal utilizando simulação Monte-Carlo (Comparison of multicriteria evaluation methods with ordinal information using Monte-Carlo simulation)” at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra.

  • 2007.05.29 - Pedro Nuno de Almeida has sustained his MSc dissertation  “Incorporação de preferências no modelo DEA Aditivo para avaliação de desempenho de uma cadeia de lojas (Incorporation of preferences in the Additive DEA model for an assessment of the performance of a chain of retail stores)” at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra.

  • 2007.07.16 - João António Costa has sustained his Professional MSc report at the Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, concerning a 5 months internship at INESC Coimbra developing a VIP Analysis plug-in for the Decision Deck project.

 

Special note

  • 2008.03.17 - At the opening session of the 13th meeting of the Portuguese OR Society APDIO (IO/2008), Pedro Almeida received the IO/2008 Award for the best work resulting from a masters dissertation in the biennium 2006-2007, with the paper "Incorporação de Preferências no Modelo DEA Aditivo para Avaliação de Desempenho numa Cadeia de Lojas" ), by P.N. Almeida and L.C. Dias (dissertation supervisor).

 

 

 

        

Project POCI/EGE/58371/2004