International Workshop on Multiple Criteria Decision Making '21


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Dear collegues,

Department of Operations Research, University of Economics in Katowice, is organizing from March 22 to 23, 2021 the 9th International Workshop on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (IWoMCDM). The workshop is devoted to the theory and applications of multiobjective optimization, goal programming and multiple criteria decision aid, and IWoMCDM presentations discuss many various practical problems solved through MCDM methods in the area of economics, construction, ecology, transportation, health care, education and others.

IWoMCDM has been organized since 2005 and accompanies the domestic conference on Preference Modeling and Risk (MPaR). In both events, more than 100 participants usually take part, which gives an opportunity to discuss and solve scientific problems in a circle of professionals or start cooperation and joint future research.

Traditionally, the conference venue was in Ustroń, a nice small town at the foot of the Beskidy Mountains, giving opportunity for recreation in post-session time. Unfortunate-ly, the pandemics made us decide to organize the workshop as an online event. However, we believe that the virtual edition of the workshop will still be a good opportunity to share our recent experiences in the science and art of MCDM.

We are looking forward to seeing you during the workshop in March 2021!

Maciej Nowak
Tadeusz Trzaskalik



Workshop topics cover the whole scope of multiple criteria decision making both, methodological and applications, e.g.:

  • multio-bjective mathematical programming,
  • multi-attribute utility theory,
  • MCDA methods,
  • data envelopment analysis,
  • interactive methods,
  • fuzzy approach,
  • meta-heuristics,
  • group decision making,
  • systemic approaches,
  • behavioral decision making,
  • other theoretical and applicational MCDM issues.



Participation in the conference is free of charge.



Abstract submission:31.01.2021
Presentation approval:22.02.2021
Publication fee due date:08.03.2021
Full paper submission:02.05.2021



IWoMCDM papers may be submitted to the following journals:

  • Operations Research & Decisions,
  • Statistical review (Przegl─ůd statystyczny),
  • Journal of Economics and Management,
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making,
  • or monography issued by The Publisher of the University of Economics In Katowice.
The organizers expect an additional fee to be charged for publications submitted to the monography issued by the Publisher of the University of Economics in Katowice in the amount of 100 EUR.

The fee may be paid by bank transfer to the account of the University of Economics in Katowice:

IBAN: PL 70 1050 1214 1000 0023 3448 5238

Swift code:

University of Economics in Katowice
ul. 1 Maja 50, 40-287 Katowice, Poland

International Workshop on Multiple Criteria Decision Making'21



Registration is available online on the workshop official website under the following registration link:


Scientific committee

Tadeusz Trzaskalik - ChairUniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
Maciej Nowak - ChairUniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
Jerzy Michnik - SecretaryUniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach

Aleksander B┼éaszczykUniwersytet ┼Ül─ůski w Katowicach
Rafael CaballeroUniversity of Malaga
Petr Fiala University of Economics in Prague
Stefan Grzesiak Uniwersytet Szczeciński
Josef Jablonsky University of Economics in Prague
Ignacy Kaliszewski Instytut Badań Systemowych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Bogumił KamińskiSzkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
Iwona KonarzewskaUniwersytet Łódzki
Ewa Konarzewska-GubałaUniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu
Donata Kopańska-BródkaUniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
Dorota KuchtaPolitechnika Wrocławska
Włodzimierz Ogryczak Politechnika Warszawska
Krzysztof PiaseckiUniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu
Jaroslav Ramik Silesian University in Opava
Ewa RoszkowskaUniwersytet w Białymstoku
Maciej SablikUniwersytet ┼Ül─ůski w Katowicach
Andrzej SkulimowskiAkademia G├│rniczo-Hutnicza w Krakowie
Roman Słowiński Politechnika Poznańska
Honorata Sosnowska Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
Józef Stawicki Uniwersytet im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Łukasz StettnerInstytut Matematyczny Polskiej Akademii Nauk
W┼éodzimierz Szkutnik Wy┼╝sza Szko┼éa Zarz─ůdzania i Administracji w Opolu
Tetsuzo TaninoOsaka University
Krzysztof Targiel Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
Gra┼╝yna Trzpiot Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
Leonas Ustinovicius Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Tomasz Wachowicz Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach
Lidija Zadnik Stirn University of Ljubljana
Kazimierz Zara┼ŤUniversit├ę du Qu├ębec


Organizing committee

Tomasz Wachowicz - Chair
Ewa Michalska
Jerzy Michnik
Krzysztof Targiel
Renata Dudzińska-Baryła
Agata Gluzicka
Sławomir Jarek



Department of Operations Research, University of Economics in Katowice

in cooperation with:

  • Polish Mathematical Society Upper Silesia Branch,
  • INFORMS Polish Section,
  • Polish Operational and Systems Research Society.



Department of Operations Research
University of Economics in Katowice

ul. 1 Maja 50
40-287 Katowice

tel.: +48 32-257-79-82, +48 32-257-79-84