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Fuzzy preferences in multiple participant decision making

K.W. Hipel, D.M. Kilgour, M. Abul Bashar
2011 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
The conflict over the potential large-scale export of water from Lake Gisborne, located in Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province, is modeled, assuming that one of the four Decision Makers (DMs) in  ...  A fuzzy set theoretic approach for handling preference uncertainty within the paradigm of the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution is employed for systematically carrying out the strategic investigation  ...  Decision makers and options Status quo state Intermediate states Equilibrium state Table 3 : 3 Decision makers and options in the Gisborne conflict at a future date.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scient.2011.04.016 fatcat:zbbsun4fxvd63keugm5yntzjky

Interrelationships among attitude-based and conventional stability concepts within the graph model for conflict resolution

Takehiro Inohara, Japan Keith W. Hipel
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
Propositions are presented on interrelationships among attitude-based and conventional stability concepts within the paradigm of Graph Model for Conflict Resolution.  ...  In fact, the authors verify the following properties: if decision makers' attitudes are discrete and decision makers' preferences are complete and anti-symmetric, then i) relational Nash stability is equivalent  ...  A. The Graph Models for Conflict Resolution -A General Definition A graph model of a conflict is a 4-tuple (N, S, (A i ) i∈N , ( i ) i∈N ). N is the set of all decision makers (DMs), where |N | ≥ 2.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2009.5345963 dblp:conf/smc/InoharaH09 fatcat:t7ntibv7pbehxpef42lacpunse

A graph model analysis of the conflict in the irrigated perimeter in Chapada do Apodi-Brazil

Leandro Chaves Rêgo, João Paulo da Silva Costa, Gil Célio de Castro Cardoso, Cristiane Vieira dos Santos
2021 Environmental Challenges  
A conflict situation arises whenever there is a dispute between two or more individuals or groups of individuals with different decision-making powers and interests.  ...  The water supply has become decisive for the full development of the region and, due to the low water supply, conflicts between small, medium and large producers have intensified.  ...  A conflict can be characterized by having multiple causes and multiple dimensions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envc.2021.100124 fatcat:zza6bmsy7fgrjhwmxzaivy4fyi

Alberta oil sands development conflict

Michele Heng, Keith W. Hipel, Liping Fang
2009 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
The conflict model provides a formalized hypothesis-testing platform for determining responsible policies, which are those that enhance integrative adaptive management in order to utilize this resource  ...  In particular, the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) is utilized to understand underlying development conflicts among stakeholders, which arise due to competing economic, environmental and societal  ...  The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) [25] is a flexible decision support system in which an analysis of decision makers and their strategic interactions provides a system's perspective on the  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2009.5345964 dblp:conf/smc/HengHF09 fatcat:6jsnen2wkfexlecupeqdy3orbu

Transboundary Water Resources Conflict Analysis Using Graph Model for Conflict Resolution: A Case Study—Harirud River

Abdulsalam Amini, Hamidreza Jafari, Bahram Malekmohammadi, Touraj Nasrabadi, Polinpapilinho Katina
2021 Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society  
By defining the permissible movements and priorities of each decision maker, the equilibrium of the conflict was obtained.  ...  The present paper aims to analyze, using the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR), a game theory model, the conflict between the three countries regarding the utilization of the water resources of  ...  are given as follows: Nash: a state is Nash stable if a decision maker cannot leave it for a preferred one unilaterally GMR: a state is GMR stable if all of a decision maker's unilateral improvements  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/1720517 fatcat:eaqqr7i7mvbiphembihmjzs3vm

State Definition for Conflict Analysis with Four-valued Logic [article]

Yukiko Kato
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Decision-making models of conflict resolution, such as game theory and graph model for conflict resolution (GMCR), assume the description of a state to be the outcome of a combination of strategies or  ...  the consequence of option selection by the decision-makers.  ...  A strong equilibrium established in s 2 , including a Nash equilibrium, should be noted. IV.  ... 
arXiv:2207.11733v1 fatcat:d6d4j5toqveaxn3ubo34fpihwm

Water Diversion Conflicts in China: A Hierarchical Perspective

Shawei He, Keith W. Hipel, D. Marc Kilgour
2014 Water resources management  
In a hierarchical graph model, DMs are classified as common decision makers (CDMs) and local decision makers (LDMs). They can initiate di↵erent types of moves, and have interrelated preferences.  ...  More specifically, in a hierarchical graph model, one or more decision makers (DMs) at a higher level are involved in lower level or local disputes, such as when a central government is participating in  ...  Decision makers in game theory are assumed rational, because it is important for policy makers or mediators to know how a better outcome can be achieved.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11269-014-0550-1 fatcat:fkrgoa6hsndnxidztoviqimkia

The Analysis of Environmental Conflict in Changzhou Foreign Language School Using a Hybrid Game

Sharafat Ali, Haiyan Xu, Peng Xu, Shinan Zhao
2017 Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal  
Conclusion: The proposed hybrid game provides a profound insight into the different aspects of the conflict and provides some policy implications and guidelines for the future environmental management.  ...  Objective: This paper aims to analyze the brownfield convalescence conflict based on the graph model for conflict resolution.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors appreciate financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71471087, 71071076, and 61673209).  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874110x01711010094 fatcat:tb5xfjohundwzl3r4c66xpyo5i

Managing conflict in aquaculture

Keith W. Hipel, Liping Fang, Yi Xiao
2018 Marine Economics and Management  
Purpose -A flexible decision technology called the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) is applied to a generic aquaculture conflict to illustrate how GMCR can be used to systematically investigate  ...  During the modeling stage, key decision makers (DMs), the options under each DM's control and each DM's relative preferences over feasible states are identified based on a thorough background investigation  ...  The basic input information required for modeling purposes includes: decision makers (DMs) and their options (courses of actions) in the conflict, and their relative preferences over all possible feasible  ... 
doi:10.1108/maem-06-2018-001 fatcat:7ccm2y7vejeyjcnqdzbgoqxeli

Coalition analysis with preference uncertainty in group decision support

Kevin W. Li, Takehiro Inohara, Haiyan Xu
2014 Applied Mathematics and Computation  
As a simple but flexible group decision technology, the graph model is a proven and invaluable tool for modeling and analyzing strategic conflict in which two or more self-interested agents are in dispute  ...  The stability analysis assesses stability of each state from each DM's perspective and a state that is stable for all DMs is called an equilibrium, corresponding to a potential resolution for the conflict  ...  with the general decision rule in the graph model methodology.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.amc.2013.12.143 fatcat:g7plzpt3g5hyfnd4msbwxzbaqq

Power asymmetry in conflict resolution with application to a water pollution dispute in China

Jing Yu, D. Marc Kilgour, Keith W. Hipel, Min Zhao
2015 Water Resources Research  
In a new definition of power asymmetry, one of the decision makers (DMs) in a conflict can influence the preferences of other DMs by taking advantage of additional options reflecting the particular DM's  ...  The concept of power asymmetry is incorporated into the framework of the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) and then applied to a water pollution dispute in China in order to show how it can provide  ...  The authors wish to express their sincere appreciation to the anonymous referees, the Associate Editor, and the editor-in-chief for furnishing comments and constructive suggestions that significantly improved  ... 
doi:10.1002/2014wr016257 fatcat:dh3cbtxqlvf5dk3rdxcvihuvra

Matrix representation and extension of coalition analysis in group decision support

Haiyan Xu, D. Marc Kilgour, Keith W. Hipel
2010 Computers and Mathematics with Applications  
Coalition stability analysis within a graph model provides guidance for decision makers and analysts by providing an assessment of whether states that are individually stable are unstable for coalitions  ...  In using the graph model method for conflict resolution one carries out stability analysis of a graph model, and then follows up with post-stability analysis, an important component of which is coalition  ...  On the basis of the individual stability analysis, DMs can request additional follow up analyses to generate valuable decision guidance.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2010.05.040 fatcat:mg7mhslqibgglmeducltejm5si

A matrix-based approach to searching colored paths in a weighted colored multidigraph

Haiyan Xu, Kevin W. Li, D. Marc Kilgour, Keith W. Hipel
2009 Applied Mathematics and Computation  
Its potentially wide realm of applicability is illustrated by a case study: status quo analysis in the graph model for conflict resolution.  ...  Generally, the adjacency matrix represents a simple digraph and determines all paths between any two vertices, and is not readily extendable to colored multidigraphs.  ...  [19] redefine Nash stability, general metarationality, symmetric metarationality, and sequential stability for graph models with preference uncertainty.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.amc.2009.04.086 fatcat:p7siii6hk5frln6rzmi6hztq5e

Strategy as Metatheory

Alan E. Singer
2010 Integral Review  
The purpose of this paper is to expand the scope of strategic management accordingly (to include ethics for example) but to do this in a way that arguably offers efficient insights to students and practitioners  ...  Business strategy or strategic management is a subject that has comprised a major part of the curriculum in business schools around the World for at least 40 years.  ...  For example, the term metarationality refers to a general theory that recognizes many distinctive definitions of rationality.  ... 
doaj:7deafdb2be1c46bd81b12f59fe3e1e3e fatcat:celg32fcyzaupm22coeo4vf6em

Précis of Simple heuristics that make us smart

Peter M. Todd, Gerd Gigerenzer
2000 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
decision making for choice, elimination models for categorization, and satisficing heuristics for sequential search.  ...  Traditional models of unbounded rationality and optimization in cognitive science, economics, and animal behavior have tended to view decision-makers as possessing supernatural powers of reason, limitless  ...  There is no place for a "metarationality" that questions the shape of the decision-making environments themselves.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x00003447 fatcat:43gpji75ifbv3jej4n2xef25vi
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