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Symmetry 2017, 9(10), 234; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym9100234

Managing Non-Homogeneous Information and Experts’ Psychological Behavior in Group Emergency Decision Making

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Department of Computer Science, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Decision Sciences Institute, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
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Department of Computer Science and A.I., University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Received: 25 September 2017 / Revised: 11 October 2017 / Accepted: 13 October 2017 / Published: 18 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fuzzy Techniques for Decision Making)
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Abstract

After an emergency event (EE) happens, emergency decision making (EDM) is a common and effective way to deal with the emergency situation, which plays an important role in mitigating its level of harm. In the real world, it is a big challenge for an individual emergency manager (EM) to make a proper and comprehensive decision for coping with an EE. Consequently, many practical EDM problems drive group emergency decision making (GEDM) problems whose main limitations are related to the lack of flexibility in knowledge elicitation, disagreements in the group and the consideration of experts’ psychological behavior in the decision process. Hence, this paper proposes a novel GEDM approach that allows more flexibility for preference elicitation under uncertainty, provides a consensus process to avoid disagreements and considers experts’ psychological behavior by using the fuzzy TODIM method based on prospect theory. Eventually, a group decision support system (GDSS) is developed to support the whole GEDM process defined in the proposed method demonstrating its novelty, validity and feasibility. View Full-Text
Keywords: group emergency decision making; non-homogeneous information; psychological behavior; group decision support system group emergency decision making; non-homogeneous information; psychological behavior; group decision support system
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Wang, L.; Labella, Á.; Rodríguez, R.M.; Wang, Y.-M.; Martínez, L. Managing Non-Homogeneous Information and Experts’ Psychological Behavior in Group Emergency Decision Making. Symmetry 2017, 9, 234.

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