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International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making


Special Issue on: "Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM) and Technology Management"

Guest Editors:
Professor John Psarras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Professor Yannis Siskos, University of Pireaus, Greece

Technology management is a set of management disciplines that allows organisations to manage their technological fundamentals and to create competitive advantage. Typical concepts used in technology management include technology strategy (a logic or role of technology in the organisation), technology forecasting (identification of possible relevant technologies for the organisation, possibly through technology scouting), technology roadmapping (mapping technologies to business and market needs), technology project portfolio (a set of projects under development) and technology portfolio (a set of technologies in use).

The aim of this special issue is to attract papers that develop and promote the conjoint research area of multicriteria decision making and technology management.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics involve innovative applied research of MCDM in the field of technology management. MCDM tools and frameworks that may be exploited include but are not limited to:
  • Artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation and soft computing in MCDM
  • Conjoint measurement
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Disaggregation analysis, preference learning and elicitation
  • Group decision making and multicriteria games
  • Multiattribute utility/value theory
  • Multicriteria decision support systems and knowledge-based systems
  • Multiobjective mathematical programming
  • Outranking relations theory
  • Performance measurement
  • Preference modelling
  • Problem structuring with multiple criteria
  • Rough set theory
  • Risk analysis and modelling
  • Social choice models
  • Sensitivity and robustness analysis
  • Theoretical foundations of MCDM
Proper areas of interest in the theory and practice of technology management include but are not limited to:
  • Business modelling and strategy
  • Computer science and information technology
  • Economics and finance
  • Energy planning and environmental management
  • Engineering
  • e-Business, e-Commerce and e-Government
  • Human resources management
  • Information systems management
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Policy modelling and public sector
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 December, 2011