Publication Opportunities

All submitted papers will be reviewed using the blind method. Selected competitive papers at the conference will be further evaluated for possible submission to special issues of the following journals collaborating with our conference.
  • International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies (IJECS)(listed in EI) (ISSN: 2073-9729)
  • Contemporary Management Research (CMR)(ISSN: 1813-5498)
  • International Journal of Cyber Society and Education(IJCSE) (ISSN: 1995-6649)
  • Electronic Commerce Studies (ISSN 1813-4483)
  • Marketing Review (Xing Xiao Ping Lun) (ISSN 1813-4483)
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering (ISSN 1024-123X)

Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Special Issue on

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Theory, Methods, and Applications in Engineering

Call for Papers

Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) is a sub-discipline of operations research that explicitly considers multiple criteria in decision-making environments. Be it in our daily lives or in professional engineering settings, there are typically multiple conflicting criteria that need to be evaluated in making decisions.  

This special issue intends to provide the details of recent advances of MCDM and promote the applications of MCDM methods in the engineering context. This special issue also provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to review and disseminate quality research work on MCDM problems and their applications in the context of engineering, manufacturing operations, and to identify critical issues for further developments.

MCDM methods, several approaches and theoretical disciplines can be defined. This special issue classifies MCDM into four categories: (1) multi-objective mathematical programming, (2) multi-attribute utility theory, (3) outranking relations approach, and (4) preference disaggregation approach.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles on all aspects of MCDM approaches, and Fuzzy multi-objective programming methods. Of particular interest are papers devoted to the development of advanced MCDM methods for direct or indirect use in engineering, decision science and manufacturing operations settings. Contributions containing computational issues, search strategies, and modeling and solution techniques to practical problems are also encouraged. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

·  Multi-objective programming

·  Multiple criteria decision making

·  Multiple Criteria Classification, Ranking, and Sorting

·  Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding

·  Multiple Objective Combinatorial Optimization

·  Multiple Objective Metaheuristics

·  Fuzzy multiple attribute utility theory

·  Fuzzy MCDM Algorithms, methods, and  applications

·  Fuzzy goal programming

·  Fuzzy AHP and ANP

·   Artificial intelligence and MCDM

·   Advances in MCDM Theory

·   Practical applications of MCDM

·   Teaching MCDM

The most recent Impact Factor for Mathematical Problems in Engineering is 0.777 according to 2011 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters (ISI) in 2012.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due

October 4, 2013

First Round of Reviews

December 27, 2013

Publication Date

February 21, 2014

Lead Guest Editor

Ching-Ter Chang, Graduate Institute of Business and Management, Chang Gung University, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan,Tao-Yuan 333,Taiwan, ROC;

Guest Editors

Kim-Hua Tan, Director of Operations Management MSc Programme, Notttingham University Business School. Jubliee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK;

Hao-Chun Lu, Department of Information Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, No.510, ZhongZheng Road, Xinzhung Dist., New Taipei City 24205,Taiwan, R.O.C;