Welcome to Málaga MCDM for tomorrow's world


¡Hola, amigos!

Dear colleagues and friends. The University of Málaga is proud to host the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, MCDM2013. Málaga is located in Spain’s southern region called Andalucía, and it is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. With a population of over 600,000, its whole metropolitan area gathers nearly 900,000 inhabitants. Its strategic geographical situation, 150 kilometers east from the Strait of Gibraltar, has attracted the main Mediterranean cultures through the centuries. Founded by the Phoenicians in the VIII century B.C., Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Arabs lived and left their legacies in our city before it joined the Spanish crown by the end of the XV century.

The weather in Málaga during the month of June is very pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 17° C minimum and 27° C maximum, and with a very low probability of rain. The International Málaga-Costa del Sol airport offers direct links with over 60 destinations worldwide, and many more via Madrid or Barcelona. On the other hand, the modern high speed train service provides fast and convenient links with the main cities of Spain. An outstanding road infrastructure and the harbor, with a continuously growing cruise traffic, complete the connections network of the city.

The venue of the conference will be the Faculty of Economy and Business Administration of the University of Málaga. It is located next to the city centre, within walking distance from the main hotels of the conference. Following the traditions of the MCDM conferences, we will have three plenary talks, and the rest of the presentations will be delivered in parallel sessions. There will also be a poster session. Besides, we will have plenary sessions for the MCDM society awardees and we will hold the business meeting of the society during the conference. These hard times of economical crisis that we are living in many countries around the world, call for decisions that provide with solutions in the short term, but also that build solid basis for future development in a more sustainable way. This is why we have chosen "MCDM for Tomorrow’s World" as the theme for the MCDM2013 conference. We encourage and welcome contributions in this line.

The social program will provide the participants with an overview of our traditions, culture and gastronomy. We are planning to welcome you with a typical “moraga” (tasting our varied fish offer) by the seaside, and to carry out an outing on Wednesday evening to visit some part of the province of Málaga. The gala dinner will be held outdoors. We also expect to show you some Flamenco dancing performance. Last but not least, don’t forget that Málaga is the birthplace of the worldwide famous painter Pablo Picasso. During your stay, you can plan to visit the Picasso Museum, and Picasso’s birth place, or some of the other museums that you can find in our city, like the Carmen Thyssen Museum or the Automobile Museum.

We hope you will be able to find all the information you need about the conference in this webpage. If there is any suggestion you would like to make, please do not hesitate to contact us, and help us improve the site.

We will be delighted to welcome you in Málaga in June 2013 for the MCDM2013 Conference. We will do our bests to host a memorable conference for all the colleagues who decide to visit us. ¡Nos vemos en Málaga!

Francisco Ruiz


General Chair



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