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Flying to Rabat on February 24

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

I will be in Rabat from February 24 to 28 with a busy schedule:

Do not forget the abstract submission deadline for the PROMETHEE Days 2020 meeting. We are expecting your abstract proposals by March 1st, two weeks from now!

Check http://www.prometheedays.com, submit your abstract, join us in Rabat in June, and compete for the 7th JPB PROMETHEE Award.

Outranking & Decision: a new open journal

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

A new journal is now available to members of the multicriteria outranking community.

Outranking & Decision (O&D) is an open journal: it is managed by scientists for scientists, without any commercial publishing company involved. It is published in electronic format only and is available free of charge to all authors and readers. The Editorial Team includes 22 specialists in multicriteria decision aid.

O&D welcomes papers related to outranking methods and decision aid. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two qualified referees to ensure a high-quality level for the journal. The first issue is expected in 2020 and will include post-proceedings of the PROMETHEE Days 2020 meeting.

More information and instructions for paper submission are available at:

https://www.outrankinganddecision.com

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020

Friday, December 13th, 2019

As we are getting closer to the end of 2019, it is a good time to look back at what happened in 2019:

  • The PROMETHEE Days 2019 meeting took place in Split on May 22-24. It was a success thanks to the wonderful organization by our Croatian colleagues.
  • New links have been established, especially with colleagues from Asia:
    • I have been visiting and giving lectures in several universities in Taipei (Taiwan) in May.
    • Professor Mandeep Kaur (India) was attending the Split meeting and we are developing scientific collaboration.
    • More recently, I have developed very promising contacts with Palestinian colleagues.
    • There is a large PROMETHEE-related scientific activity in Asia and it is important to strengthen our links with our colleagues from this region.

What can we expect for 2020?

  • The PROMETHEE Days 2020 meeting will take place in Rabat (Morocco) on June 2-4. This will be our first meeting in Africa. Please check the www.prometheedays.com web site for more information. The abstract submission deadline is March 1st, 2020.
  • Several important announcements will be made in 2020:
    • We have been (and still are) working hard to make it easier for PROMETHEE Community fellows from all regions (Asia, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, Europe) to meet and to exchange information.
    • Physical meetings such as the PROMETHEE Days are important to establish social links.
    • The publishing of papers is also important to transmit knowledge and experience.
    • Stay tuned:

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I am looking forward to meeting you on LinkedIn, on Twitter, or in Rabat next June!

Bertrand

News

Friday, August 16th, 2019

It’s been a long time…

This blog is not used a lot anymore… Most information comes through the PROMETHEE Methods LinkedIn group now.

If you want to receive up-to-date information, please join us on LinkedIn!

In the meantime, we had a wonderful PROMETHEE Days 2019 workshop in Split last May and we are expecting an even better workshop in Rabat in June 2020.

Please check the web sites for more information:

http://www.promethee-gaia.net

http://www.promethee-days.com

Best regards,

Bertrand

PROMETHEE returns to Greece!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Born in 1982, now 38 year-old, PROMETHEE is returning to the land of his ancestors: Greece… well, actually Crete!

The PROMETHEE Days 2018 workshop will take place in Heraklion on May 22-25, together with the ICDSST 2018 meeting of the EURO Working Group on DSS.

It will certainly be a very nice meeting with a PROMETHEE Days stream including 17 papers, 2 invited speakers and a panel discussion on “Ethics & Decision”.

If you want to join us in Heraklion, or if you are interested to attend or organize one of the next PROMETHEE Days workshops, please check the website:

http://www.promethee-days.com

or don’t hesitate to contact me:

mailto:bmaresc@ulb.ac.be

Bertrand

Spring 2017

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Bye bye Winter! Two days left!

It was not visible on the blog but this Winter has been intensive and time has run so quickly…

  • PROMETHEE Days 2017 are approaching. The programme will be available soon and I will be very happy to meet you in Portsmouth (UK) on May 11-12. Check the website http://www.promethee-days.com for information and registration.
  • ICDSST 2017 will take place in Namur (Belgium) on May 29-31. It is the meeting of the EURO Working Group on DSS and it will have a special PROMETHEE flavor this year as Jean-Pierre Brans will give a plenary lecture on PROMETHEE, MCDA and Ethics. Visit the website for more information: https://icdsst2017.wordpress.com
  • PROMETHEE has moved (well… at least I have) to a new house in the countryside called Wallifornia, South of Brussels. It has taken a lot of time to unplug, to pack, to move, to drill, to paint, to unpack, to plug, … and it is not finished yet… but I am writing this post from the new PromCave, right under the PROMETHEE Mansion. Villains beware, the Prom Knight is back to Brussels City. 😉 Which means that computers are on. Stay tuned for software development on http://www.promethee-gaia.net
  • Still  looking for a new more reliable PromMobile… Suggestions welcome at mailto:bmaresc@ulb.ac.be

Don’t forget the other information channels for the PROMETHEE Community:

  • On the PROMETHEE website: http://www.promethee-gaia.net
  • On Twitter: @bmaresc to follow me and @prometheedays for specific PROMETHEE Days information.
  • On LinkedIn: you are welcome to connect with me and with the close to 200 members of the PROMETHEE decision aid methods group.

Best regards,

Bertrand

Oops!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

It’s been such a long time…

Most recent information went through Twitter and LinkedIn. I kinda forgot about the blog…

Sorry about that.

Please stay tuned for forthcoming information… and do not forget the other PROMETHEE information channels:

There are several interesting PROMETHEE activities scheduled for 2017.

Best regards,

Bertrand

1st PROMETHEE Academy – Montréal, April 29-30

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The 1st PROMETHEE Academy will take place at GERAD in Montréal on  April 29-30, just a few days before the PROMETHEE Days 2016 meeting.

It is a 2-day course on MCDA, the PROMETHEE methods and the Visual PROMETHEE software.

Participants will learn how to better use the PROMETHEE methodology and the software. They will also receive a free Visual PROMETHEE Business Edition license.

For more information about the PROMETHEE Academy, please check the web site at:

http://academy.promethee-gaia.net

Best regards,

Bertrand

Deadlines extended to March 15

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

It is still time to submit your work for presentation as the submission deadlines for both PROMETHEE Days 2016 (Montréal, May 2-4) and EURO 2016 (Poznan, July 3-6) have been extended to March 15.

That’s the last call… Hurry and make your abstracts ready!

I am looking forward to see you and to learn more about your PROMETHEE research soon in Montréal and/or in Poznan.

Best regards,
Bertrand

EURO 2016 Poznan – PROMETHEE sessions

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Dear Colleague, Dear member of the PROMETHEE Community,

The EURO 2016 deadline for abstract submission (March 1st) is approaching and it is now time to get ready to attend this major OR conference.
If you wish to submit an abstract on a PROMETHEE-related topic (theory, application, survey, …) you are welcome to submit it to the PROMETHEE sessions that are organized at the EURO 2016 Conference. Please follow this procedure:
  • Connect to the conference website at http://www.euro2016.poznan.pl
  • Navigate to the abstract submission page.
  • Choose the option « Abstract in an Invited Session » with the following submission code: 68453319
And don’t forget the PROMETHEE Days 2016 in Montréal, May 2-4, and the PROMETHEE Academy, April 29-30. Registration is still open. Check http://www.promethee-days.com
I am looking forward to meet you in Montréal in May and in Poznan in July.
Best regards,
Bertrand