Special Issue "Applications of Mathematical Methods and Fuzzy Techniques in Decision Making"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: fuzzy theory; multi-objective programming; decision analysis; production management
Interests: multiple-criteria decision analysis; marketing research; consumer behavior
The business environment is increasingly complex. Increasing amounts of numerical and non-numerical data can be collected with the help of advanced technology, which further generates useful information to help people make decisions. Imprecise and non-numerical information are quite critical and play important roles in making decisions. Fuzzy models or sets are mathematical methods that have been widely used to represent and interpret vague and uncertain data and information. They have been commonly applied to decision-making approaches such as the analytic network process and analytic hierarchy process. Meanwhile, there are other related mathematical methods that have been developed to deal with numerical data, such as integer programming and linear programming.
This Special Issue aims to gather a collection of research articles solving decision-making issues in various fields by applying fuzzy theory, linear programming, integer programming, mixed integer linear programming, multi-objective programming, algorithms, the analytic network process, the analytic hierarchy process, multiple-criteria decision analysis, and others.
Prof. He-Yau Kang
Prof. Yen-Ting Chen
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