International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2010, Pages 103 - 114

A New Fuzzy MADM Approach and its Application to Project Selection Problem

Authors
Ali Pahlavani
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Ali Pahlavani
Received 17 September 2008, Accepted 27 November 2009, Available Online 1 April 2010.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2010.3.1.10How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fuzzy MADM, attribute, preference, Simulated Annealing, project selection
Abstract
In this paper, a novel fuzzy MADM model with some specifications that make it distinguished from the available methods. Decision matrix is defined as a full fuzzy structure. The model only uses information on the alternatives i.e. does not require pre-assigned weight values for the attributes. The weights will be achieved through a matching mechanism between the obtainable alternatives' preferences and a fuzzy preference relation of the alternatives stated by decision makers. This is applied using a mathematical programming model. Since the resulted model is non-linear and hard to solve using the classic optimization methods, Simulated Annealing is proposed to find optimum or near optimum weights. Having the weights of attributes, the alternatives’ ranking is determined using the statistical measures of their fuzzy values. The model is applied on the project selection problem to study its efficiency and applicability to MADM problems.
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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
3 - 1
Pages
103 - 114
Publication Date
2010/04/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2010.3.1.10How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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