IX SIDS 2016

IX SIDS 2016

The 9th Seminar on Information and Decision Systems, SIDS 2016, held in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 20th -27th July 2016.

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – Central Library – Auditorium 3 (Plenary Sessions) and Hotel Marante (Working Groups)

Conference Committees

Program Committee
Adiel Teixeira de Almeida
Ana Paula Cabral Seixas Costa
Danielle Costa Morais

Organizing Committee
Adiel Teixeira de Almeida Filho
Ana Paula Cabral Seixas Costa
Caroline Maria de Miranda Mota
Cristiano Alexandre Virginio Cavalcante
Marcelo Hazin Alencar
Suzana de França Dantas Daher

Keynote Speaker

Matthias Ehrgott

Matthias Ehrgott studied Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany where he obtained Masters (1992), PhD (1997) and Habilitation (2001) degrees. In 2000 he moved to the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, as a lecturer and became full Professor in 2011. Currently he is Professor and Head of the Management Science Department at Lancaster University Management School in the UK. Matthias’ research interest is in multi-objective optimization, which he applies in a variety of areas such as medicine, transportation, and manufacturing. He has published about 80 journal papers, book chapters and proceedings contributions on theory, methodology, and applications of multi-objective optimization. In addition he has authored and edited about 30 books, proceedings volumes and special issues of journals on the topic. The book “Multicriteria Optimization” (Springer, 2005) is a standard monograph in the field. In total his work has been cited more than 8,000 times (Google Scholar). He serves on the editorial board of 10 journals, including Computers & OR, and Journal of Global Optimization. Since 2002 he has been on the Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, where he is the current president elect. From 2008 to 2012 he has been Vice President of the Operations Research Society of New Zealand. He organized the 19th International MCDM Conference in 2008 and was on the programme committee of many other international conferences.

José Rui Figueira

José Rui Figueira is Associate Professor at University of Lisbon and researcher at CEG-IST, Center for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico and associate member at LORIA laboratory, Nancy, France. Professor Figueira taught and did research also at University of Evora, University of Coimbra, Nancy’s School of Mines, and Technical University of Lisbon. Former member of LAMSADE (University Paris-Dauphine), INESC-Coimbra and DIMACS (Rutgers and Princeton Universities) research centers. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1996 in the field of Operations Research from University of Paris-Dauphine and his HDR at the same University in 2009 in the field of Multiple Criteria in Operations Research and Decision Aiding. Professor Figueira’s current research interests are in decision analysis, integer programming, network flows and multiple criteria decision aiding, medical decision-making. His research has been published in such journals as Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Mathematical Modeling and Algorithms, European Business Review, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, OMEGA-The International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Global Optimization, International Journal in Operational Research, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Applied Soft Computing, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Evolutionary Computing Journal, Journal of Scheduling, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, Group Decision and Negotiation, Computational Optimization and Applications, Discrete Optimization, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Energy Conversion and Management. He is the co-editor of the books, “Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: State of the Art Surveys, Springer Science + Business Media, Inc, 2005 and “Trends in Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, Springer Science + Business Media, Inc, 2010. He currently serves as Editor of the Newsletter of the European Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding and one of the coordinators of this group. He is also the Book Editor Section of the European Journal of Operational Research and Associate Editor of Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and of the International Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Making. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for MCDM.

Carlos M. Fonseca


Carlos M. Fonseca is an Associate Professor at the Departament of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the Head of the Evolutionary and Complex Systems (ECOS) group of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). His research has been devoted mainly to evolutionary computation and multi-­objective optimization. In the 1990’s, he proposed MOGA, a “first­-generation” multi­objective evolutionary algorithm with support for progressive preference articulation through goals and priorities, and began the development of the attainment­-function approach to the experimental evaluation of stochastic multi-­objective optimization algorithms. Since then, he has focused on the study of evolutionary algorithm dynamics, including representation and convergence aspects; further development of statistical methodologies for the experimental evaluation of multi-­objective optimization algorithms, and of efficient algorithms to support them; and the development of new, computationally efficient, approaches to preference articulation in evolutionary multi-objective optimization. Carlos Fonseca was a General co­Chair of the International Conference on Evolutionary Multi­-Criterion Optimization (EMO) in 2003, 2009 and 2013, and a Technical co-Chair of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) in 2000 and 2005. He is a member of the Evolutionary Multi­-Criterion Optimization Steering Committee, and of the Portuguese Operations Research Association (APDIO).

Salvatore Greco

Salvatore Greco is Professor of General Mathematics and Financial Mathematics at the Department of Economics and Business of University of Catania University, Italy, and part time professor at the Portsmouth Business Scholl, University of Portsmouth University, UK. He received his degree in Economics from the University of Catania, Italy, in 1988 and has been an active researcher in the area of Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA), Rough Set Theory, non-additive integrals since 1994. He is one of the three editors of a state-of the art surveys collection in MCDA that has become a reference text in the domain and he received the Multiple Criteria Decision Making Gold Medal (2013). Prof. Greco is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis.

Milosz Kadzinski

Miosz Kadzinski is an Assistant Professor at the Poznan University of Technology, member of the Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS) within the Institute of Computing Science. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science (2008) from Poznan University of Technology and defended his PhD thesis in 2012. He is an author of not less than 25 papers published in JCR journal such as Omega, EJOR, INS, C&OR, DSS, GDN, JOGO, MLJ, IJITDM, and KBS. His research interest are in Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (Preference Learning, Rough Sets, Robustness Analysis), Interactive and Evolutionary Multiple Objective Optimization, Data Envelopment Analysis, and Information and Software Technologies. Since 2009, he has been an active contributor to the Decision Deck project (http://www.decision-deck.org/project/) which aims at collaboratively developing Open Source software tools implementing MCDA methods. He is the winner of MCDM Doctoral Dissertation Award 2013 and top 3 finalist of EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2013.

Ralph L. Keeney

Ralph L. Keeney received Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Research Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Duke University, and Research Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California. His areas of expertise are decision analysis, risk analysis, and systems management. He is an authority on decision making with multiple objectives and value-focused thinking. During his professional career, Dr. Keeney has contributed substantially toward the development of decision analysis and risk analysis. His experience includes corporate management problems, public policy, risk analyses, and large-scale siting studies (e.g., airports, power plants). Dr. Keeney has been a consultant for several organizations including Fair Isaac, Seagate Technology, American Express, British Columbia Hydro, Pacific Gas and Electric, BC Gas , Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett-Packard, the Electric Power Research Institute, Greater Vancouver Regional District, International Institute of Management (Berlin), Ministry of Public Works (Mexico), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Professor Keeney’s books, which have been translated into numerous languages, include Decisions with Multiple Objectives with Howard Raiffa (1976, 1993), Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking (1992), and Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions, with John S. Hammond and Howard Raiffa (1999). He recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo in Canada and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the U.S.

Roman Slowinski


Roman Slowinski is a Professor and Founding Chair of the Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems at the Institute of Computing Science, Pozna University of Technology in Poland. Since 2002 He is also Professor at the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He is a full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and, presently, elected president of the Pozna Branch of the Academy. He is also a member of Academia Europaea. In his research, he combines Operations Research and Computational Intelligence. Today Roman Slowinski is renown for his seminal research on using rough sets in decision analysis, and for his original contribution to preference modeling and learning in decision aiding. He is recipient of the EURO Gold Medal, and Doctor Honoris Causa of Polytechnic Faculty of Mons, University Paris Dauphine, and Technical University of Crete. In 2005 he received the Annual Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science – regarded as the highest scientific honor awarded in Poland. Since 1999, he is principal editor of the European Journal of Operational Research, a premier journal in Operations Research. He is coordinator of the EURO Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding, and past president of the International Rough Set Society.

Murat Köksalan

Murat Köksalan is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University. He was the founding President of the INFORMS Section on Multiple Criteria Decision Making and is the President of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making for the term 2015-2019. He holds BS, MS degrees from Middle East Technical University and a PhD degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He has been a visiting professor at SUNY Buffalo, Purdue University, and Aalto University on various occasions. The young researcher award of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, The MCDM Gold Medal of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and the Science Award of the Parlar Foundation are among the awards he received. He won the first prize at the INFORMS Case Competition with various co-authors four times. He is in the editorial boards of several journals. His academic interests include multiple criteria decision making, combinatorial optimization, heuristic search, combinatorial auctions, and preparing teaching cases. He has published extensively in these areas in scholarly journals.


Data / Hora Atividade
08:00 – 10:00
Working Group 1

Portfolio x Multicriteria
Participants: José Figueira
Chair:Cristiano Cavalcante

10:00 – 11:00
Plenary Session 1

Value-Focused Thinking and Problem Structuring
Lecturer: Ralph Keeney
Chair: Caroline Mota

10:00 – 12:00
Working Group 2

Participants: Roman Slowinski
Chair: Adiel Filho

14:00 – 15:00
Plenary Session 2

Multiple Criteria Ordinal Classification Problems in Portfolio Analysis
Lecturer: José Figueira
Chair: Cristiano Cavalcante

15:00 – 16:00
Plenary Session 3 

Robust Ordinal Regression
Lecturer: Salvatore Greco
Chair: Adiel Filho

08:00 – 10:00
Working Group 3

Participants: Salvatore Greco
Chair: Adiel Filho

10:00 – 12:00
Working Group 4

Decision Deck
Participant: Milosz Kadzinski
Chair: Jônatas Araújo de Almeida

11:00 – 12:30
Plenary Session 4

Decision Rule Approach
Lecturer: Roman Slowinski
Chair: Adiel Filho

14:00 – 15:00
Plenary Session 5

Bridging the Gap Between Real-world Decision Making and Mathematics: Multiobjective Optimisation in Action
Lecturer: Matthias Ehrgott
Chair: Jônatas Araújo de Almeida

15:00 – 17:00
Working Group 5

Multiobjective Combinatorial Optimization (MOCO)
Participant: Matthias Erhgott
Chair: Jonatas de Araújo Almeida

10:00 – 11:00
Plenary Session 6

Biases in Decision Making
Lecturer: Murat Koksalan
Chair: Caroline Mota

11:00 – 12:00
Plenary Session 7

Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization (EMO)
Lecturer: Carlos Fonseca
Chair: Rodrigo Ferreira

14:00 – 16:00
Working Group 6

Participants: Carlos Fonseca
Chair: Rodrigo Ferreira