Multi-Objective Decision Making Workshop - 2023

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 in the context of intelligent systems, and to provide a forum for dissemination of high-quality multi-objective decision making research.

Previous editions of this workshop may be found at the following urls:

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
  • 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
  • Ethical AI through multi-objective modelling
  • Explainable aI through multi-objective modelling
  • Interactive systems for MODeM
  • Applications of MODeM
  • New benchmark problems for MODeM

Extended and revised versions of papers presented at the workshop will be eligible for inclusion in a journal topical collection.

Program Details

The workshop programme will consist of contributed original talks, invited talks, and a panel discussion. We might also ask participants to pre-record talks and make them available outside of the workshop sessions, on a dedicated Youtube channel.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 August 2023
  • Workshop: 30 September/1 October 2023

Submission Details

Papers should be formatted according to the ECAI 2023 guidelines, and should be a maximum of 7 pages in length (with additional pages containing references only). Additionally, we welcome submission of preliminary results, i.e. work-in-progress, as well as visionary outlook papers that lay out directions for future research in a specific area, both up to 5 pages in length, although shorter papers are very much welcome, and will not be judged differently. Finally, we also accept recently published journal papers in the form of a 2 page abstract.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed (single-blind). Accepted work will be allocated time for poster and/or oral presentation during the workshop. Extended versions of original papers presented at the workshop will also be eligible for inclusion in a post-proceedings journal topical collection.

Papers can be submitted through Microsoft CMT.

Journal Topical Collection

After the workshop, all original contributions presented at MODeM 2023 will be invited to submit substantially improved and extended versions of their work, for consideration to be published in a post-proceedings topical collection of the Springer journal Neural Computing & Applications (NC&A, impact factor 5.102): Topical Collection on Multi-Objective Decision Making 2023.


Submission of preliminary work to the MODeM 2023 workshop does not confer an automatic entitlement to publish in the NC&A Topical Collection on Multi-Objective Decision Making 2023; all topical collection submissions must pass through the same rigorous NC&A review process and meet the standard NC&A publication criteria.

The Topical Collection on Multi-Objective Decision Making 2023 has an open call for papers; it is not necessary to submit preliminary work to the MODeM 2023 workshop in order to have your manuscript considered for publication in this topical collection. The topical collection is already open for submissions, and will remain open until 31 January 2024. Papers submitted to the topical collection will be sent out for peer review as soon as they are received, and first decisions can be expected within 3 months approx. from the date of submission.


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Accepted Papers

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Invited Talks

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Program Committee

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If you are interested in serving on the programme committee, please get in touch with the organisers:    Email


This year's workshop is organised by: Senior Advisory Committee:


If you have any questions about the MODeM workshop, please contact the organizers at:
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