EURO: The Association of European Operational Research Societies

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Multicriteria Decision  Aiding (EWG-MCDA)


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Multicriteria decision aid is an important branch of Operational Research. Beyond the exchanges and meetings which already exist by means of the international conferences and the publications in the scientific journals, the objectives of the working group are the following:
  • to contribute to the development, at a European level, of an original way of thinking in the field of multicriteria decision aiding;
  • to allow each member of the group to make to others methodological, theoretical or applied results, to submit its own work and thoughts to the critical discussion of the group and also facilitate some collaborations;
  • to develop multicriteria aid for decisions by facilitating contacts with every people interested in the subject and by stimulating continuity and progress in exchanges and work;
  • to keep the group alive and open by means of bi-annual meetings which must not be mini-conferences but real meetings favourable to exchanges and to emergence of news ideas.
The working group was created at EURO I (Brussels, 1975). Since that time, two meetings are help each year, in Spring and Autumn. The 44 meetings have been organised by 14 different countries. In the year 2000, the 50th meeting at Cerisy (France) cellebrated the Group's 25th Anniversary.


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Approximately 300. In 1975, the group consisted of 29 members divided into 5 different countries. Among the present members, 42 were already members in 1980. At this period, 23 countries were represented. During these last years, each meeting induces 5 to 20 new members (with an average of 13).

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How to join the EURO Working Group Multicriteria Aid for Decisions:
1) Send an e-mail to Jose Figueira (with a copy to myself (Luis Dias) if you want to be included in the directory), or
2) Participate in the next meeting of the Group (this will automatically include you as a member).

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