Special Issue "Fuzzy Techniques for Decision Making"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
The successful Bellman-Zadeh concept of a symmetrical decision model in a fuzzy environment, with full symmetry between constraints and objective functions, has been an inspiration for researchers on the general field of fuzzy decision making. Since Zadeh introduced the notion of fuzzy set many other types and extensions of fuzzy sets have been proposed and applied to make decisions.
This Special Issue invites contributions addressing novel techniques and tools for decision making (e.g., group or multi-criteria decision making) with notions that overcome the problem of finding the membership degree of each element in Zadeh’s original model. We intend to garner articles in a variety of setups including fuzzy sets, fuzzy soft sets, type-2 fuzzy sets, interval-valued fuzzy sets, hesitant fuzzy set, fuzzy rough sets and rough fuzzy sets. Extensive review papers which refer to the latest research findings, as well as application papers, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. José Carlos R. Alcantud
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Fuzzy soft set
Type-2 fuzzy set
Interval-valued fuzzy set
Hesitant fuzzy set
Similarity and distance measure
Group decision making
Multi-criteria decision making
Symmetrical decision model