These proceedings include papers presented at the VII-th Internatio- nal Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making which was held in Kyoto/Japan on August 18-22, 1986. Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) has been a greatly import- ant subject in many practical fields, for example, in planning, design, control and management in both private and public sectors. After remark- able developments of theory, methodology and pilot case studies in rec- ent years, it is now facing the stage of real applications and develop- ment of more sophisticated methodology as interactive intelligent decision support systems. The conference aimed to provide a significant contribu- tion to the future of MCDM as one of total systems including human factors: Substantial emphasis was given to knowledge engineering and cognitive sci- ence. The conference inherits the tradition and the style of the previous conferences: (1) Jouy-en-Josas/France (1975), (2) Buffalo/U.S.A. (1977), (3) Konigswinter/FRG (1978), (4) Delaware/U.S.A. (1980), (5) Mons/Belgium (1982), (6) Cleveland/U.S.A. (1984). This time a great many Japanese com- panies provided grants for the conference.
As a result, the total number of participants was over 120, and a computer demonstration could be reali- zed on an extensive scale as well as the conference sessions. Throughout the conference, it was observed that MCDM is making steady progress not only in theory but also as a tool for decision support.
Contents: Interactive Decision Support Systems; Interactive Multiobjective Programming Methods; Applications; Theory of Vector Optimization; Appendices. Toward Interactive and Intelligent Decision Support Systems Volume 2
Series: Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems
Number Of Pages: 450
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.74