Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

Multi-Goal Decision Making for Applications in Nature and Society


Publishing date
01 Nov 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
26 Jun 2020

Lead Editor

1Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China

2Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla Missouri, USA

3University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, USA

4National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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Multi-Goal Decision Making for Applications in Nature and Society

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

In practical applications in nature and society, semi-structured and unstructured decision-making issues involve multiple criteria (or goals) that may conflict with each other. The success of decision-making lies in whether mangers, administrators, supervisors, and other decision makers can comprehensively consider and understand the insight into the future for making the best decision-making planning and choice. Multiple-criteria decision making (MCDM), multiple-objective decision making (MODM), and multiple-attribute decision making (MADM) are used to lead decision makers to analyze multiple-goal optimization issues from various perspectives.

The evaluation and selection methods (e.g., analytical hierarchy process (AHP), fuzzy AHP, analytical network process (ANP), fuzzy ANP, decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL), fuzzy DEMATEL, Choquet integral, etc.) are important tools for MCDM, MODM, and MADM. The Choquet integral with respect to a symmetric fuzzy measure becomes the ordered weighted averaging function that can be defined without referring to fuzzy measures. The Choquet integral can model the interaction in an interpretable way for MCDM, MODM, and MADM methods. Furthermore, these evaluation and selection methods can be employed to explore the relationship structure among criteria for a variety of related issues arising from the nature and society fields. For instance, MCDM, MODM, and MADM methods can be applied to the evaluation of new technology adoption based on limited resources, the evaluation of new development investments, the priority of resource allocation, etc.

The aim of this Special Issue is to solicit original research articles on various disciplines of multi-goal decision making applications, as well as review articles discussing the current state of the art.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Applications of multiple-criterium/multiple-objectives/multiple-attribute decision making methods
  • Applications of other multiple goal optimization methods
  • Optimization of multiple-criterium/multiple-objectives/multiple-attribute decision making methods
  • Optimization of other multiple-goal optimization methods
  • Combination of fuzzy methods and multiple-criterium/multiple-objectives/multiple-attribute decision making methods
  • Combination of fuzzy methods and other multiple goal optimization methods
  • Combination of Choquet integral and multiple-criterium/multiple-objective/multiple-attribute decision making methods
  • Combination of Choquet integral and other multiple goal optimization methods

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6408654
  • - Research Article

The Impact of R&D Input on Technological Innovation: Evidence from South Asian and Southeast Asian Countries

Lei Lv | Yuchen Yin | Yuanchang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4568171
  • - Research Article

A Novel Intelligent Recommendation Algorithm Based on Mass Diffusion

Guanglai Tian | Shuang Zhou | ... | Chih-Cheng Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1041927
  • - Research Article

A GIS Based Unsteady Network Model and System Applications for Intelligent Mine Ventilation

Hui. Liu | Shanjun Mao | ... | Pingyang Lyu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6243085
  • - Review Article

A Virtual Reality Platform for Safety Training in Coal Mines with AI and Cloud Computing

Mei Li | Zhenming Sun | ... | Jinchuan Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8782450
  • - Research Article

Coal Mine Gas Safety Evaluation Based on Adaptive Weighted Least Squares Support Vector Machine and Improved Dempster–Shafer Evidence Theory

Zhenming Sun | Dong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1843697
  • - Research Article

An Integrated DEMATEL-ANP Approach for Mobile Banking Adoptions in China Market

Xiaoning Zhu | Rui Yan | Tian xing Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5138135
  • - Research Article

Study on ETFEE in the BTH Region Based on the Window-SBM-Undesirable Model

Feng Ren | Xin Yu | Quan Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7823971
  • - Research Article

An AHP-DEA Approach of the Bike-Sharing Spots Selection Problem in the Free-Floating Bike-Sharing System

Minjiao Cheng | Wenchao Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3151949
  • - Research Article

Evaluating the Sustainable Growth of Small- and Medium-Sized Construction Enterprises Using the Multicriteria Decision-Making Method

Wenbao Wang | Wenhe Lin | ... | Aiping Xuan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1632986
  • - Research Article

Improving Processing Time for the Location Algorithm of Robots

Jing Chen | Liwen Chen
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