International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages 337 - 353

A decision support model for multi-attribute group decision making using a multi-objective optimization approach

Authors
Jian Xiong, Yingwu Chen, Kewei Yang, Jing Liu
Corresponding Author
Jian Xiong
Received 20 July 2011, Accepted 20 August 2012, Available Online 1 March 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2013.769781How to use a DOI?
Keywords
multi-attribute group decision making, multi-objective optimization, consensus degree, departure degree, decision support model
Abstract

The multi-attribute group decision making (MAGDM) problem has received considerable attention in the decision analysis field and fruitful achievements have been reported in the literature. This paper focuses on the MAGDM in which the subjective absolute judgement on alternatives with respect to evaluating attributes are represented by fuzzy numbers. This paper employs the consensus degree to measure the agreement level of a MAGDM solution and develops a new measure degree–departure degree to evaluate how far the decision makers from their initial decision preferences. Based on these two conflicting measure degrees, the decision process of MAGDM is modelled as a multi-objective optimization problem. A decision support model (DSM) for MAGDM is proposed. The proposed DSM, incorporating five implementing phases, aims at obtaining acceptable decision solution(s) by solving the multi-objective optimization problem and conducting an interactive procedure with decision makers. In case study, this paper takes the alternative selection problem about hydroelectric project to illustrate the phases and procedure of the proposed DSM.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
6 - 2
Pages
337 - 353
Publication Date
2013/03/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2013.769781How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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