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Multiple criteria group decision support through the usage of argumentation-based multi-agent systems: an overview

Nikolaos F. Matsatsinis, Konstantinos-Dimitrios Tzoannopoulos
2008 Operational Research  
Also, this work sets forth the goal of a currently ongoing research for the development of an argument-based intelligent agent platform for the support of group decision making using multicriteria decision  ...  This work aims to document and present the most significant developments in the usage of negotiation-and argumentation-based multi-agent systems in the field of multiple criteria decision support.  ...  The process of designing and/or developing a new product using the combination of multiple agents, MCDA and argumentation/argumentation-based negotiation appears to be still unexplored by researchers.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12351-008-0008-4 fatcat:mwoewlexazeu3hz6s2l4j5uz4q

Robustness-oriented Group Decision Support. A Case from Ecology Economics

Pavlos Delias, Paschalia Manitsa, Evangelos Grigoroudis, Nikolaos Matsatsinis, Anastasios Karasavvoglou
2013 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
In this work we apply a robustness-oriented MCDA approach to reach a solution for a land use problem in Northern Greece. The mathematical modeling as well as the case study results are presented.  ...  For these reasons, the multiple criteria decision aid (MCDA) paradigm appears as a valuable tool for the field of Ecological Economics and indeed as an indispensable tool in the cases where participatory  ...  Problem Modeling Let m be the number of the decision makers involved in the problem under discussion. These decision makers (DMs) act as autonomous, self-interest agents.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2013.11.038 fatcat:tcqcngpmpbd4fat4aywj7pcqri

A framework for group decision support systems: Combining AI tools and OR techniques

Nikos I. Karacapilidis, Costas P. Pappis
1997 European Journal of Operational Research  
Existing frameworks for single-user Decision Support Systems, based on well-established Operations Research methods such as Multicriteria Decision Making techniques, have to be integrated with successful  ...  Based on this discussion, a framework for an "open", computer-mediated Group Decision Support System is proposed.  ...  Acknowledgements: The authors thank the anonymous referees for their useful suggestions and comments on the structure and contents of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0377-2217(97)00126-4 fatcat:qebldl6fjvastey4xft5etkdsm

An exploration into the influence of psychological profiles upon group decision making

P Naudé, G Lockett, G Islei, P Drinkwater
2000 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
The conclusions reached have implications for decision making aids using decision support systems, both for systems that aim to facilitate and for those that attempt to model the process.  ...  In addition, a significant part of the negotiation literature deals with negotiation under conditions of conflict!" interest.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2600866 fatcat:3brg2zsfbrdxxbi6jb6irqzljm

A Supplier Selection Model for a Wholesaler and Retailer Company Based on FITradeoff Multicriteria Method

Inêz Manuele dos Santos, Lucia Reis Peixoto Roselli, André Luiz Gomes da Silva, Luciana Hazin Alencar, Tomasz Wachowicz
2020 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
It seeks to elicit criteria weights in a decision problem, using partial information about the decision maker's (DM's) preferences in order to choose the most attractive alternative, based on the ranking  ...  Thus, for this situation of selecting a supplier in a wholesaler and retailer of the construction sector, the DM felt comfortable with the proposed approach using the FITradeoff multicriteria ranking method  ...  Several multicriteria decision models have been proposed in the literature to elicit DMs' preferences in supplier selection problems.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/8796282 fatcat:afxkb6beubgxjdwgx5r7mcdfju

Conflict Resolution in Resource Federation with Intelligent Agent Negotiation [chapter]

Wai-Khuen Cheng, Huah-Yong Ch
2012 Practical Applications of Agent-Based Technology  
Kraus proposed a strategic negotiation model for conflict resolution (Kraus, 2006) in multi-agent negotiation platform.  ...  are categorized under conflict avoidance techniques.  ...  Conflict Resolution in Resource Federation with Intelligent Agent Negotiation, Practical Applications of Agent-Based Technology, Dr.  ... 
doi:10.5772/36189 fatcat:jyotxls2pbazfilk5y7slluiwq

A multicriteria selection system based on player performance. Case study: The Spanish ACB Basketball League [article]

Víctor Blanco, Román Salmerón, Samuel Gómez-Haro
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The tool will allow agents involved in a player's negotiation to show the strengths (and weaknesses) of the player with respect to other players.  ...  The approach is based on applying a multicriteria outranking methodology using as alternatives the potential players and criteria different efficiency indices.  ...  The outranking methodology MultiCriteria Decision Aid (MCDA) allows one ranking a given finite set of alternatives based on multiple (probably) conflicting criteria.  ... 
arXiv:1802.07039v1 fatcat:nxqeoaog4fdjlhsafpgddhns2a

Performance evaluation in assets management with the AHP

Luiz Flávio Autran Monteiro Gomes, Renata Marques de Andrade
2012 Pesquisa Operacional  
The main objective of this article is to develop a transparent and efficient model, using the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) method as a basis and applying the software SuperDecisions, which makes it  ...  The methodology used was of an investigative and exploratory nature, due to the need to increase knowledge on the use of the AHP in the process of classifying employee performance.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors are grateful to the referees for their insightful comments on the first version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1590/s0101-74382012005000003 fatcat:ue4mszz7kverre4az7gshrjy2q

A Concept toward Negotiation Support for Value Management on Sustainable Construction

Christiono Utomo, Arazi Idrus
2011 Journal of Sustainable Development  
/cost preferences, to investigate negotiation style and outcome and analyze the correlation between them for the basis of scenarios on the agent system, to develop a model for agreement options and coalition  ...  The methodology is based on a theoretical approach which consists of value-based decision nature in construction VM, multicriteria group decision making, game theory, negotiation theory, and agent-based  ...  The writers are also grateful to Farida Rahmawati, Isnanto, Hanifah Nebrian Sukma, and Annisa Nugraheni for their support.  ... 
doi:10.5539/jsd.v4n6p56 fatcat:esalnay3bvdz5nn7wxjrn4sx44

Comparative Evaluation of the Treatment of COVID-19 with Multicriteria Decision-Making Techniques

Figen Sarigul Yildirim, Murat Sayan, Tamer Sanlidag, Berna Uzun, Dilber Uzun Ozsahin, Ilker Ozsahin, Giovanni Improta
2021 Journal of Healthcare Engineering  
This study aims to evaluate COVID-19 treatment options using multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques. Methods.  ...  Fuzzy PROMETHEE and VIKOR techniques are applied in aiding decision-makers in choosing the right treatment technique for the management of COVID-19.  ...  under m-polar fuzzy set positive and negative ideal solution for a multicriteria group decision.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/8864522 pmid:33552457 pmcid:PMC7831275 fatcat:n4w6j5vgongetgi6ophkbjnn3a

Defining agents' behaviors to simulate complex residential development using multicriteria evaluation

Xia Li, Xiaoping Liu
2007 Journal of Environmental Management  
This paper uses multicriteria evaluation techniques to determine some of the parameters for the agent-based model. Empirical data from GIS are used to define agent's properties.  ...  Agent-based modeling can solve some of the problems in addressing individuals' influences in urban systems. However, there is a general lack of methodology on how to define agents' properties.  ...  Defining agents' decision behaviors using multicriteria evaluation techniques This model has three major types of agents-residents, property developers and governments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.11.006 pmid:17218053 fatcat:kd3hoebgszf4fdgxtxyflegevu

MULTIPLE CRITERIA DECISION MAKING (MCDM) METHODS IN ECONOMICS: AN OVERVIEW / DAUGIATIKSLIAI SPRENDIMŲ PRIĖMIMO METODAI EKONOMIKOJE: APŽVALGA

Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Zenonas Turskis
2011 Technological and Economic Development of Economy  
Preferences are used in a lot of problem situations both in individual and organizational decision making processes.  ...  A number of effective decision making methods that support decisions under conditions of multiple criteria have appeared in the last decade.  ...  The main focus of this paper was to overview the use of decision support tools, such as recent developments of classical models of multicriteria decision analysis, which are being used increasingly for  ... 
doi:10.3846/20294913.2011.593291 fatcat:5643m6mc5jgztjyunwh4zwjbkm

A critical reflection on optimal decision

J Clímaco
2004 European Journal of Operational Research  
A discussion and critique of the ideological framework that led to the preponderance of the concepts of utility and optimum as critical referents of decision in the modern age.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Dr David Jackson for the English translation of the original speech.  ...  The last but not the least, it must be remarked that whenever the bibliographical references used are not in English, we decided to make the translation of the quotations to English.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0377-2217(03)00171-1 fatcat:zbpsshf2ezhu3arfjwvb7loxge

Multicriteria decision making applied to waste recycling in Brazil☆

C GOMES, K NUNES, L HELENAXAVIER, R CARDOSO, R VALLE
2008 Omega : The International Journal of Management Science  
This paper presents two cases where the decision makers had different preferences. In the first case, social agents required an evaluation of different disposal alternatives for plastic waste.  ...  Waste management, like other environmental issues, tends to be a suitable topic for problem solving using multicriteria decision-making techniques when uncertainty is involved.  ...  Multicriteria Decision Aiding Hybrid Algorithm (THOR) is a multicriteria decision support system that aggregates multiattribute utility theory and preference modelling.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.omega.2006.07.009 fatcat:c6fsvil6djehvmli5xyccs2hn4

Collaborative Modeling: Towards a Meta-model for Analysis and Evaluation

Denis Ssebuggwawo, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Erik Proper
2010 Conference on Enterprise Information Systems  
Central to this framework, is how modelers' quality priorities and preferences can, through a group decision-making and negotiation process, be traced back to the interactions and rules in the analysis  ...  The second part of the meta-model is based on an evaluation framework using a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) method.  ...  One key observation is that the modeling artifacts' quality dimensions can be assigned quality scores during a negotiation and decision making (interactive) process using a multicriteria decision analysis  ... 
dblp:conf/eis/SsebuggwawoHP10 fatcat:27jha2k7nrf2xkan3ro7rg6fti
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