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Advances in Fuzzy Systems
Volume 2016, Article ID 1956303, 17 pages
Research Article

An ELECTRE Approach for Multicriteria Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Trapezoidal Fuzzy Group Decision Making Problems

Department of Applied Mathematics, GITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam 530045, India

Received 24 November 2015; Revised 2 February 2016; Accepted 18 February 2016

Academic Editor: Ibrahim Ozkan

Copyright © 2016 Sireesha Veeramachaneni and Himabindu Kandikonda. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is acknowledged as the most useful branch of decision making. It provides an effective framework for comparison based on the evaluation of multiple conflicting criteria. In this paper, a method is proposed to work out multiple attribute group decision making (MAGDM) problems with interval-valued intuitionistic trapezoidal fuzzy numbers (IVITFNs) using Elimination and Choice Translation Reality (ELECTRE) method. A new ranking function based on value and ambiguity is introduced to compare the IVITFNs, which overcomes the limitations of existing methods. An illustrative numerical example is solved to verify the efficiency of the proposed method to select the better alternative.