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College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, November 25-27, 2013

Conference Chair:

  • Minwir Al-Shammari (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)

Program Chair:

  • Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)

Members of the Scientific Committee:

  • Abdulmohsin Desoky (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Abdulwahab Al-Ameen (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Basma Majerbi (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Bora Aktan (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Carlos Romero (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Constantin Zopounidis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
  • Davide La Torre (University of Milan,Italy)
  • Enrique Ballestero (Escuela Politécnica Superior de Alcoy, Spain)
  • Gehan Abdulhadi Mousa (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Hatem El-Shishini (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Hisham H. A.Baki (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Ibrahim Hasan Alezzee (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Khamoussi Halioui (University of Imam Muhammed ben Saud, KSA)
  • Mohamed Sayed Abou Elseoud (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Mohamed Akram (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Sabri Boubaker (Champagne School of Management, ESC Troyes, France)
  • Seref Ahmed Turen (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Walid Cheffi (Rouen Business School, France)

International Committee

  • Belaid Aouni (Laurentian University, Canada)
  • Alejandro Balbás (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)
  • Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (Rouen Business School, France)
  • Jaap Spronk (Erasmus University, Netherlands)
  • Ralph Steuer (University of Georgia, USA)

Members of the Organizing Committee:

  • Riyadh Al-Abdulla (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Mohammed Almossawi (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Mahmood Asad (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Batool Asiri (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Adel Al-Alawi (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Ebtihaj Al-Aali (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Evelinagh Maguire (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Farkhanda Shamim (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Mesfer Al-Muhanadi (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Mohammed Fareed Al-Sahn (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Mowafaq Mohammed (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
  • Sayyed Al-Habib (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
IT support:
  • Mohamed Nasser
  • Dheya Al-Mahroos
Graphics and Design:
  • Roula Jamal

Public Relation & Services

  • Mahmood Al-Hiki
  • Luma Yousif
Website design & Development:
  • Ahmed Ragab
  • Ali Al-Sabbagh
Conference Secretary:
  • Fatima Al-Aradi
  • Fatima Buhusayyen
  • Najma Hasan

Invited Speakers


Ralph Steuer (University of Georgia, USA)Ralph E. Steuer is the Charles S. Sanford, Sr. Chair of Business in the Department of Finance of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He received an Sc.B. (electrical engineering) from Brown University, an M.B.A. (accounting & finance) from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (quantitative methods) from the University of North Carolina. He is the author of “Multiple Criteria Optimization: Theory, Computation and Application” and of the ADBASE multiple objective linear programming package. Steuer’s research interests are in multiple-attribute portfolio theory, efficient sets and surfaces, multiple objective programming, and interactive procedures.A recipient of the Lamar Dodd Award for Creative Research in the Sciences from the University of Georgia and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of North Carolina, he was a co-founder and has served as President of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, a society that is now up to 1,900 members from over 90 countries.  In addition, he has been advisor to universities in emerging countries on the establishment of curricula in management and has been Honorary Dean of the School of Industrial Management at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in Vietnam since 1991.Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Steuer was a Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton University (one year) and on the faculty at the University of Kentucky (eight years).
Aouni-PictureCV Belaid Aouni (Laurentian University, Canada)
Dr. Belaïd Aouni holds a Ph.D. and a Master in Operational Research from Laval University, Canada. He is regularly invited to participate as a referee in several scientific journals. He has published a large number of papers in prestigious peer reviewed journals. He has been guest editor for several special issues of a) European Journal of Operational Research, b) Information Systems and Operational Research, c) Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, and d) International Transactions in Operational Research. His research interest is focused on multi-criteria decision aid, multi-objective programming, multi-attribute financial portfolio selection, optimization and operations management. He is member of several scientific associations in operational research. He is a past president and vice-president of the Canadian Operational Research Society.
CV Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (Rouen Business School,France)
Fouad Ben Abdelaziz is currently Professor at Rouen Business School, France. He was a Senior Fulbright scholar at the Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University, NJ. He received his PhD in Operations and Decision Systems from Laval University, Canada. He is a leading researcher in multiobjective stochastic optimization. He was among the first to propose solutions to the combinatorial multiobjective problems and is an expert in fuzzy goal optimization programming. Aside his publications in outstanding journals, he served as Co-Editor as well as Guest Editor of special issues of International Journal of Operations and Quantitative ManagementEuropean Journal of Operation Research and Fuzzy Sets and Systems. He was the chair of the conference MOPGP 2004 and the ICMFII 2011. (More details)


Selected manuscripts were considered as potential full-paper publications, subject to peer reviews in one of the following international journals:

1. A special issue on Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Finance and Investment

Journal: International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making

Guest Editor: Minwir Al-Shammari and Hatem Masri (University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

Submission: Expanded papers should be submitted online. For more details on how to submit a paper, please read the information on preparing and submitting articles available on the journal website. Please select on the submission page the appropriate Special issue title.

2. A special issue on Multi-Attribute Finance, Investment and Insurance

Journal: INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research

Guest Editors: Belaid Aouni (University of Qatar, Qatar) and Fouad Ben Abdelaziz (NEOMA Business School, France)

Deadline: 15 February, 2014

Submission: Expanded papers should be submitted by email to and

3. A book on “Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Finance, Insurance and Investment”

Publisher: SPRINGER

Editors: Minwir Al-Shammari and Hatem Masri, University of Bahrain

Deadline for Chapter Proposal: 15 May, 2014



Conference Program

ICMFII 2013 Final Program

Photo Album

The post-conference report for the November 2013 conference is now available!

ICMFII’13 post conference Report

There is a well-known proverb that states “a picture is worth 1,000 words.” Photo galleries from the ICMFII’13 have been posted online to better share these experiences with all conference participants. Questions about the galleries can be directed to the ICMFII’13 secretary at














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 Thanks to UoB for the Hospitality
 We are looking Forward to meeting you in ICMFII’16 in Spain