Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Building Mathematical Models for Multicriteria and Multiobjective Applications


Publishing date
27 May 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Jan 2016

1Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

2International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

3University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

4University of Occident, Culiacán, Mexico


Building Mathematical Models for Multicriteria and Multiobjective Applications

Description

In our daily lives or professional settings, there are many decision problems that involve multiple criteria, which may be conflicting and incommensurable. The complexity of real-world decision and the plethora of factors and criteria that are often involved necessitate the implementation of a sound theoretical framework to structure and model the decision-making process. Methods of Multiple Criteria Decision Making/Aid (MCDM/A) can be applied to support decision makers (DMs) in such task. MCDM/A provides such a framework, as well as a wide variety of methodological tools that are oriented towards the support of the DMs in facing real-world decision problems. Applications in a variety of areas may be done by building mathematical models representing both the preferences of decision makers and the various characteristics of the decision problems at hand. These models are the basis for multicriteria and multiobjective applications in a diversity of areas for structuring processes, analyzing decision components, and supporting decision makers for handling those problems.

The aim of this special issue is to promote and disseminate research and applications among academics and other professionals interested in theory, methodologies, and applications of MCDM/A.

The special issue is open to all types of rigorously developed applications of MCDM/A models and their implementation for solving and analyzing multiple objective or multicriteria decision problems.

This special issue is aligned with the mission of the MPE and seeks bringing high quality papers with significant impact on the theory and practice of business, management, and policy making utilizing decision analysis and multicriteria decision methods.

Authors are welcome to submit papers that consider mathematical models for and applications of multicriteria and multiobjective methods. Final applications could be related to, or consider, but are not limited to, the following topics: energy, environment, climate, sustainability, risk management, reliability, maintenance, project management, production management, supply chain management, logistic, location, transportation, and healthcare.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced applications of MCDM theory
  • Advanced applications of AHP (Analytical Hierarchical Process) and ANP (Analytical Network Process)
  • Behavioral issues for building mathematical models in decision making
  • Building mathematical models for environmental decision making
  • Evolutionary algorithms and MCDM
  • Building mathematical models with fuzzy MCDM
  • Building mathematical models with goal programming
  • Group decision making, negotiations models
  • Building mathematical models with multiattribute utility or value theory
  • Building mathematical models based on multiobjective optimization
  • Applications with multiple criteria classification, ranking, and sorting
  • Building mathematical models for multiple criteria decision aiding
  • Applications of multiple objectives of combinatorial optimization
  • Building mathematical models of multiple objective metaheuristics
  • New areas where MCDM is applied outranking methods
  • Practical applications of MCDM
  • Preference modeling risk and uncertainty

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1857670
  • - Editorial

Building Mathematical Models for Multicriteria and Multiobjective Applications

Adiel T. de Almeida | Love Ekenberg | ... | Danielle Morais
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8738014
  • - Research Article

Multiobjective Simulated Annealing for Collision Avoidance in ATM Accounting for Three Admissible Maneuvers

A. Mateos | A. Jiménez-Martín
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7850960
  • - Research Article

A Model for Selecting a Strategic Information System Using the FITradeoff

Ana Paula Henriques de Gusmão | Cristina Pereira Medeiros
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3534824
  • - Research Article

A Classification Model to Evaluate the Security Level in a City Based on GIS-MCDA

Ciro José Jardim de Figueiredo | Caroline Maria de Miranda Mota
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9047626
  • - Research Article

A Three-Phase Multiobjective Mechanism for Selecting Retail Stores to Close

Rong-Chang Chen | Shu-Ping Suen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9721726
  • - Research Article

A Novel Hybrid MCDM Procedure for Achieving Aspired Earned Value Project Performance

Shou-Yan Chou | Chien-Chou Yu | Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5278716
  • - Research Article

An Interactive Biobjective Method for Solving a Waste Collection Problem

L. Delgado-Antequera | F. Pérez | ... | A. D. López-Sánchez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9315024
  • - Research Article

Balancing Lexicographic Multi-Objective Assembly Lines with Multi-Manned Stations

Talip Kellegöz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5329196
  • - Research Article

A Biobjective and Trilevel Programming Model for Hub Location Problem in Design of a Resilient Power Projection Network

Hai-Ling Bi | Kai Kang | Xu-Tao Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8934749
  • - Research Article

Aircraft Combat Survivability Calculation Based on Combination Weighting and Multiattribute Intelligent Grey Target Decision Model

Lintong Jia | Zhongxiang Tong | ... | Shenbo Li
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