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MODeM 2021 : Multi-Objective Decision Making Workshop (MODeM 2021)


When Jul 14, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021
Where Online
Submission Deadline May 31, 2021
Notification Due Jun 30, 2021
Final Version Due Jul 7, 2021
Categories    multi-objective   decision making   artificial intelligence   machine learning

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: Multi-Objective Decision Making Workshop (MODeM 2021)

+ Virtual workshop to be held for the first time on 14-16 July 2021
+ Covering all aspects of multi-objective/multi-criteria/multi-attribute decision making
+ Free registration
+ Authors of all original contributions will be invited to submit substantially extended versions of their papers to a post-proceedings journal special issue of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS, Impact Factor 1.342, Scimago rank Q2 in AI journals)
+ Further details are available on the workshop website:

In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the need for automated and assistive decision making systems to move beyond single-objective formulations when dealing with complex real-world issues, which invariably involve multiple competing objectives. The purpose of this workshop is to promote collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas between researchers working in different areas of multi-objective decision making and on the topics of interest below, and to provide a forum for dissemination of high-quality multi-objective decision making research.
The workshop targets high-quality original papers covering all aspects of multi-objective decision making, including, but not limited to, the list of topics below.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics that we would like to cover in the workshop:
+ Multi-objective/multi-criteria/multi-attribute decision making
+ Multi-objective reinforcement learning
+ Multi-objective planning and scheduling
+ Multi-objective multi-agent decision making
+ Multi-objective game theory
+ Multi-objective/multi-criteria/multi-attribute utility theory
+ Preference elicitation for MODeM
+ Social choice and MODeM
+ Multi-objective decision support systems
+ Multi-objective metaheuristic optimisation (e.g. evolutionary algorithms) for autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
+ Multi-objectivisation
+ Explainable MODeM
+ Applications of MODeM
+ New benchmark problems for MODeM

Programme details:
The workshop programme will be spread over 3 days from 14th to 16th July, consisting of contributed original talks, invited talks, and a panel discussion. Each day’s live session will be restricted to 2 hours duration, and scheduled to maximise opportunities for global participation. Presentations will also be recorded and available outside of these sessions, with a dedicated Discord channel for discussing each paper before, during and after the workshop.

Important Dates:
Submissions due by midnight (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12) 31st May 2021
Notifications of acceptance: 30th June 2021
Workshop: 14th, 15th and 16th July 2021

Submission details:
Papers should be formatted according to the AAMAS 2021 guidelines and should be a maximum of 8 pages in length (with additional pages containing references only). Shorter papers reporting preliminary results and work-in-progress are also welcome. Submissions should report original work that has not previously been published elsewhere (with the exception of papers which have been submitted to the associated special issue of JAAMAS - see below)
All submissions will be peer-reviewed (single-blind). Accepted work will be allocated time for poster and possibly oral presentation during the workshop.
Papers can be submitted through EasyChair:

Associated Special Issue of JAAMAS:
After the workshop, all original contributions presented at MODeM 2021 will be invited to submit substantially improved and extended versions of their work, for consideration to be published in a post-proceedings special issue of the Springer journal Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS, Scimago rank Q2 in AI journals, Impact factor 1.342).
Submission of preliminary work to the MODeM 2021 workshop does not confer an automatic entitlement to publish in the JAAMAS MODeM special issue; all special issue submissions must pass through the same rigorous JAAMAS review process and meet the standard JAAMAS publication criteria.
The JAAMAS MODeM special issue has an open call for papers; it is not necessary to submit preliminary work to the MODeM 2021 workshop in order to have your manuscript considered for publication in this SI. The special issue is already open for submissions, and will remain open until October 1, 2021. Papers submitted to the SI will be sent out for peer review as soon as they are received, and first decisions can be expected within 2 months approx.
The CfP for the JAAMAS MODeM SI is available at:

Organising Committee:
Conor F. Hayes, School of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Galway
Patrick Mannion, School of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Galway
Peter Vamplew, School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia.

Please send any queries for the organisers to

Senior Advisory Committee:
Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Richard Dazeley, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Enda Howley, School of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Galway
Diederik M. Roijers, HU University Of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium.

Program Committee:
To be confirmed.

If you are interested in serving on the programme committee please get in touch with the organisers at

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