To further strengthen its position as an acknowledged international banking and financial hub and a world leader in Islamic banking, it is important for the Kingdom of Bahrain to encourage research and development in finance , insurance and investment. Conducting seminars and conferences of global significance will boost the international confidence in the economic and financial sector of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment is devoted to the recent developments and applications of the Decision Aid tools in the field of finance, insurance and investment. This scientific event disseminates recent methods and procedures designed to solve problems related to finance, insurance and portfolio selection formulated through a mathematical programming framework and for which a stack of conflicting and incommensurable objectives (criteria, attributes) is simultaneously optimized. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss recent theoretical and methodological developments of multi-attributes portfolio selection, insurance and investment.
Given the popularity of the financial portfolio optimization topic within the fields of finance and operational research, and the large number of active researchers, the idea of organizing an international workshop on multi-attribute portfolio selection (MAPS) was initiated in Helsinki in 2005 and chaired by Pekka Korhonen, Jaap Spronk and Ralph Steuer. The second edition of this scientific event took place in Montreal and was organized by Belaid Aouni in 2007. The third edition of MAPS was organized by Alejandro Balbas in Madrid in 2009. The international committee has decided to replace the MAPS workshops by an International Conference on Multidimensional Finance, Insurance and Investment (ICMFII) with a two years periodicity. The 2011 edition of the ICMFII held on April 14-16, 2011 in Hammamet (Tunisia) and chaired by Fouad Ben Abdelaziz. The 2013 edition of the ICMFII will be organized on November 25-27, 2013 in Bahrain and chaired by Minwir Al-Shammari. There will be rigorous plenary talks by invited speakers as well as contributed talks. The language of the conference is English.