Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tourist information

You can combine your trip to the MCDM2011 Conference with holidays. Please pay attantion to our updated page describing tourist attractions of Jyvaskyla region in details and Finland in general.

I also recommend you visiting two blogs about Jyvaskyla in English: and

Monday, April 18, 2011

Conference preparation; updated country statistics

At this moment there are 299 registered participants, and this number will not significantly change. Today we have sent an email for sharing with all the participants up-to-date information about conference preparation, e. g. web-site updates.
You can see statistics of the conference participants by country on the chart below (a larger image is available on click). The red line shows cumulated number of participants on the right-hand axis. If you want to cooperate with other participants from your country when traveling to Jyvaskyla in summer, you can use special contact forum

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Invited speakers update

There are only 3 invited speakers left: Jared Cohon, Jyrki Kangas and Stanley Zionts.
You can find information about them at

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Registration of presenting persons has finished

As you all know, March 15th was the deadline for registration of the presenting persons, and simultaneously the deadline for early-bird registration. It is time to look at some statistics.
At this moment, 277 persons from 42 countries have been registered and among them, presenters of 245 talks. We expect some more presenting persons to be registered, as the deadline is extended to March 22th on their requests.

The following diagram shows country statistics: bars present participant numbers and the line cumulated number (on the right-side axe).   

UPD. One participand made a mistake when registering: noone from Tonga; +1 from The Netherlands.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The deadline for submitting abstracts has passed

As you know from the Call for Abstracts, the Conference was planned for about 200 participants.
Surprisingly, we have received so many abstracts that developing the conference program becomes a challenge. This positive problem will be solved from two opposite directions:
  • Increasing the number of talks. Whether to add the 5th parallel session or to make conference days longer? – this is really hard choice.
  • Rejecting part of abstracts, which is much more unpleasant side of the issue. The reviewers are asked to raise the bar for the abstract quality; a number of good abstracts will be probably left behind by the Program Committee, which is a matter of program composition.
If your abstract will be rejected, please do not take it on personal account but on the account of the program tighteness; and consider the possibility to present your results and ideas in a discussion session!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Financial support for young scholars and PhD students

One possibility to cover travel expences to the MCDM2011 conference is taking part in the special pre-conference seminar for young scholars.
UPD: You can also apply for conference fee reimbursement directly at the Conference Committee

Monday, November 1, 2010