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2005 International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering (IJRQSE)  
The experts' opinions differ substantially because the experts do not often agree on the level of the failure factors (failure probability, non-detection probability, severity of effect, and expected cost  ...  Therefore, conflict always occurs in Group-based Failure Effects Analysis (GFEA).  ...  To dilute the divergence of experts' opinion and to aggregate the opinions, the Group-based Failure Effects Analysis method has constituted the steps as follows: Step 0.  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0218539305001835 fatcat:ywubhmn6gvfyxkpx3mdlkgtpca

First Things First

Anita Gohdes, Megan Price
2012 Journal of Conflict Resolution  
Our analysis focuses on the availability of data on battle deaths within specific conflict-years and problems encountered when data from multiple types of sources are combined.  ...  We repeat Lacina, Gleditsch, and Russett's analysis of battle deaths over time, with an attempt to provide a more robust model and incorporate an estimate of the uncertainty present in the PRIO Battle  ...  This article benefitted greatly from discussions with the team of the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group as well as the workshops on improving the analysis of political violence at Yale and Notre  ... 
doi:10.1177/0022002712459708 fatcat:6pefiukb5fdolmmv52on6m5emi

A Fuzzy Conceptual Design Selection Model Considering Conflict Resolution

A. Sarfaraz
2012 International Journal of Engineering and Technology  
Therefore, this study proposes a structured conceptual design selection model based on fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) and fuzzy conflict resolution to express the comparative judgments of decision-makers  ...  Index Terms-Conceptual design stage, AHP, fuzzy AHP, ergonomic design, design for reliability, conflict resolution.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Authors would like to express their sincere appreciation to anonymous referees for their valuable comments that enhanced the quality of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijet.2012.v4.315 fatcat:pancr26wzvhf3mvmogo6zbxfm4

Finding common ground among experts' opinions on data clustering: With applications in malware analysis

Guanhua Yan
2014 2014 IEEE 30th International Conference on Data Engineering  
We further develop a lightweight technique based on finding a maximum independent set in a 3-uniform hypergraph to select data objects that do not form conflicts among experts' opinions.  ...  The goal of this work is to develop techniques that find common ground among experts' opinions on data clustering, which may be biased due to the features or algorithms used in clustering.  ...  be known to any other expert or the party that aggregates the experts' opinions.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icde.2014.6816636 dblp:conf/icde/Yan14 fatcat:laqbmds6pjdhli3cuowifc33wa

Fuzzy Group Decision Making for Multiobjective Problems: Tradeoff between Consensus and Robustness

Jian Xiong, Xu Tan, Ke-wei Yang, Ying-wu Chen
2013 Journal of Applied Mathematics  
Many decision making problems involve multiple decision makers and conflicting objectives. This paper refers to this kind of problems as group decision making for multiobjective problems (GDM-MOP).  ...  This paper provides a decision support model to simultaneously consider two measures for FGDM-MOP: consensus measure and robustness measure.  ...  Acknowledgment This research was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under the Contract no. 71101096 and 71001104.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/657978 fatcat:tv5q55iyxzggfewz2guyiel2du

Aggregated Causal Maps: An Approach To Elicit And Aggregate The Knowledge Of Multiple Experts

Sucheta Nadkarni, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah
2003 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
This paper presents a systematic procedure to elicit and aggregate the knowledge of multiple individual experts and represent it in the form of an Aggregated Causal Map (ACM).  ...  We draw on the strengths of both approaches by using the idiographic approach to elicit and aggregate the knowledge of multiple experts and the nomothetic approach to validate the knowledge elicited.  ...  individual opinions based on the feedback [Lock, 1987] .  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.01225 fatcat:zw2viwplwfgkpb3u7n4vylb7ty

Combining Probability Distributions From Experts in Risk Analysis

Robert T. Clemen, Robert L. Winkler
1999 Risk Analysis  
This paper concerns the combination of experts' probability distributions in risk analysis, discussing a variety of combination methods and attempting to highlight the important conceptual and practical  ...  The output, a "combined probability distribution," can ideally be viewed as representing a summary of the current state of expert opinion regarding the uncertainty of interest.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants SBR-93-20754, SBR-93-20662, SBR-94-22527, and SBR-95-96176.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.1999.tb00399.x fatcat:tq2cadv4czgebkzejglljkkphe

Parameter-free aggregation of value functions from multiple experts and uncertainty assessment in multi-criteria evaluation

Benjamin Rohrbach, Robert Weibel, Patrick Laube
2018 Journal of Spatial Information Science  
We propose a new method that allows generating and aggregating non-monotonic value functions, integrating the views of multiple experts.  ...  a MCE outcome, and thirdly by presenting a case-study on land-use change.  ...  We would like to further thank all the wine-experts and the wine-growers participating in the research and the administration of the nature park of Pfyn-Finges in shaping the research topic.  ... 
doi:10.5311/josis.2018.16.368 fatcat:6qlzyfhpcbhi7frmmdt3woenle

A Comparison of Distinct Consensus Measures for Group Decision Making with Intuitionistic Fuzzy Preference Relations

Huchang Liao, Zhimin Li, Xiao-Jun Zeng, Weishu Liu
2017 International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems  
the rough and subjective opinions of experts.  ...  Firstly, we give a brief analysis over the framework, the consistency checking process, and the selection process of intuitionistic fuzzy GDM.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the editors and the anonymous reviewers for their insightful and constructive comments and suggestions that have led to this improved version of the paper  ... 
doi:10.2991/ijcis.2017.10.1.31 fatcat:2dznuclbcffozm2emj3sczn5um

Policy dilemma of innovation: An info-gap approach

Yakov Ben-Haim, Craig D. Osteen, L. Joe Moffitt
2013 Ecological Economics  
The policy analysis in the case study is based on the aggregation of the experts' opinions.  ...  The dilemma in the case study arises from the conflicting opinions of the experts.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.08.011 fatcat:ugozk4cumzbtxlfny52zdnq2oq

Participatory Modelling and Decision Support for Natural Resources Management in Climate Change Research

Carlo Giupponi, Jaroslav Mysiak, Alessandra Sgobbi
2008 Social Science Research Network  
conflict resolution.  ...  In the case of persistent conflicts even after the deliberative problem conceptualisation, the analysis has to include also conflict mitigation/resolution using inter-personal preference aggregation, or  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1304007 fatcat:l2vr2wwfezdm5epjxylubvn7k4

Participatory Modelling and Decision Support for Natural Resources Management in Climate Change Research

Carlo Giupponi, Jaroslav Mysiak, Alessandra Sgobbi
2008 Social Science Research Network  
conflict resolution.  ...  In the case of persistent conflicts even after the deliberative problem conceptualisation, the analysis has to include also conflict mitigation/resolution using inter-personal preference aggregation, or  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1105109 fatcat:m5kij6wz7feyrf3qpuxbdpy4we

Integrating Stakeholder Preferences and GIS-Based Multicriteria Analysis to Identify Forest Landscape Restoration Priorities

David Uribe, Davide Geneletti, Rafael del Castillo, Francesco Orsi
2014 Sustainability  
The proposed approach is based on the definition and weighting of multiple criteria for evaluating land suitability.  ...  An MCDA-based methodology was used to identify priority areas for Forest Landscape Restoration in the Upper Mixtec region, Oaxaca (Mexico), one of the most degraded areas of Latin America.  ...  Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su6020935 fatcat:gkvmwhf2xvbgtemdcfphbxz244

Beyond protocols: improving the reliability of expert-based risk analysis underpinning invasive species policies

Sonia Vanderhoeven, Etienne Branquart, Jim Casaer, Bram D'hondt, Philip E. Hulme, Assaf Shwartz, Diederik Strubbe, Anne Turbé, Hugo Verreycken, Tim Adriaens
2017 Biological Invasions  
Alternatively, a consensus building process can be applied to better capture opinions of different experts, thereby maximizing the evidential basis.  ...  Elaborating on manageability of invasive species is further needed to fully answer all risk analysis requirements.  ...  The contents of this manuscript are the authors' responsibility and neither COST nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use which might be made of the information contained in it.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1434-0 fatcat:t6ai27gazfakneev6jgdgqo5zu

Assisting the Design of Sensor and Information Fusion Systems

Uwe Mönks, Henning Trsek, Lars Dürkop, Volker Geneiß, Volker Lohweg
2014 Procedia Technology - Elsevier  
Acknowledgements This work was partly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the Leading-Edge Cluster "Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe" (it's OWL)  ...  Conflict occurs whenever information does not bear evidence for only one opinion/proposition, but also for another.  ...  It allows testing and comparing sensor fusion methods for machine analysis regarding their robustness and process real-time capability in a real scenario.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.protcy.2014.09.032 fatcat:kjgzphuw4fbctdgtrgzrgzer54
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