The Fourth International MCDM Conference follows a tradition that began with an exploratory gathering at the University of South Carolina in 1973. The First International Conference was held in Jouy-en-Josas in 1975. The second and third were held in Buffalo (1977) and KOnigswinter (1979). We are grateful to the Office of Naval Research for years of advice and funding, and to Springer-Verlag for providing a widely dispersed series of proceedings volumes. In the case of the Delaware Conference we gratefully acknowledge new support from the corporate sector, coordinated by the University of Delaware's Development Office. Now that I have attended to the formal recognitions, I wish to place my recollection of the human side of the conference into the record. This is justi- fiable because multiple criteria problem solving has been nurtured by a close-knit group of people whose interactions are not fully captured by the standard journal format. This was the conference in which an animated discussion between Dave,Bell and Paul Schoemaker caused Mathilde Stephenson to stand up and say, "Don't stop it; this is the best part of the conference.
" Another sort of moment occurred when Lucas Pun was asked to explain a certain Chinese character in one of his transpar- encies. He replied, "No alcohol allowed. " From Erick Duesing, speaking with an historical perspective, we had the insight that multiple criteria methods lan- guished because "McCarthyism had made planning suspect.
"Produce or Purchase-A Multiple Goal Linear Programming Model".- "Random Sampling Approach to MCDM".- "Explaining Utility Theory Paradoxes by Decision Regret".- "Stability, Equality, Balance, and Multivariate Risk".- "Efficient Solutions for Point-Objective Discrete Facility Location Problems".- "High-Stake Decision Making-An Empirical Study Based on House Purchase Process".- "Multiple objective Linear Programming: An Economist's Perspective".- "Decision Concepts for Organizations".- "A Goal Programming Based Interactive Decision Support System".- "Multiobjective Optimization in Transportation: The Case of Equilibrium network Design".- "Some Modifications of a Large Step Gradient Method for Interactive Multicriterion Optimization".- "A Generalized Method of Approximating the Set of Efficient Points with Respect to a Convex Cone".- "An Experiment in Multiple Criteria Energy Policy Analysis.- "A Trial Towards Group Decisions in Structuring Environmental Science".- "An Empirical Evaluation of Some Multiple Criteria Methods for Discrete Alternatives" (Abstract only).- "An Interactive Bargaining Procedure for Solving the Multiple Criteria Problem With Discrete Alternatives" (Abstract only).- "Multiple Objective Linear Fractional Programming Algorithms Some Computational Experience".- "Consensus Time Series Forecasting".- "Group Decision Making and Multiple Criteria-A Documented Application".- "A Multiple Goal Model for Allocation of Teaching Personnel".- "A Multi-Objective Force Allocation Model" (Abstract).- "The Choice of Final Compromise Solution in Multiple Criteria Linear Programming Problem".- "Compound Lotteries: Call Option Spreads in Black-Scholes Markets".- "Multidimensional Locational Decisions and Interactive Programming".- "A Model of Internal Decisions in Answering Questions".- "Trilogical Coherence in Multicriteria Decision-Aid Making-A Methodological Approach to Computer-Aid Management".- "Multiobjective Programming Solutions to N-Person Bargaining Games".- "Multiple Objectives in Facility Location: A Review".- "Behavioral Issues in Multiattribute Utility Modeling and Decision Analysis".- "Organizational Aspects of Multicriteria Decision Making".- "An Ellipsoidal Interactive Multiple Goal Programming Method".- "Design Requirements for an Investment Strategy Decision System for Training and Personnel Technology RDT&E".- "On Methodology for Group Decision Support".- "Hierarchical-Multiobjective Framework for Energy Storage Systems".- "On the Fidelity of Multiattribute Preference Representations: Some Analytical Considerations".- "A Mathematical Basis for Satisficing Decision Making".- "Probability Dominance in Random Outcomes-An Introduction".- "A Method for Large-Scale Integer Goal Programming With an Application to a Facility Location/Allocation Problem".- Dialogue Between D. Bell and P. Schoemaker.- Conference Program.- List of Participants.- Minutes of the Organizational Meeting.
Series: Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: June 1981
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.83