Special Issue "Symmetric and Asymmetric Data in Solution Models, Part II"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer and Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
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Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Laboratory of Operational Research, Research Institute of Sustainable Construction, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: multicriteria decision making; energy; sustainable development; machine learning, entropy, fuzzy sets theory; fuzzy multicriteria decision making; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Jurgita Antuchevičienė
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Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM); multiattribute decision making (MADM); operations research; decision support systems; multiple-criteria optimization in construction technology and management; decision making under uncertainty; fuzzy sets theory; civil engineering; sustainable development; sustainable construction; investments; knowledge management
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Prof. Dr. Zenonas Turskis
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Laboratory of Operations Research, Institute of Sustainable Construction, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University LT-10223 Vilnius, Saulėtekio al. 11, Lithuania
Interests: operations research; optimization and decision analysis; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; multiple-criteria optimization; multiattribute decision making (MADM); multiobjective optimization (MODM); approximations; mathematics for decision making; decision support systems; evaluation sustainable development; civil engineering; management; knowledge management; game theory and economical computing; finance engineering; algorithms and software engineering; energy; fuzzy set theory; negotiations; the consensus in groups
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue intends to cover symmetric and asymmetric data occurring in real-life problems. Symmetry and structural regularity are essential concepts in many natural and human-made objects and play a crucial role in problem solutions. While the complexity and risks inherent in problem-solution models, along with different indicators of success and failure, may contribute to the difficulties in their performance evaluation, multiple solutions generally exist. Asymmetry of information and goals occurs in sustainable problem-solving processes. The existence of data asymmetry in economics and business issues causes difficulties when achieving an optimal solution. Symmetric and asymmetric information properties are essential for extreme situations and for public, environmental, and occupational health problem modelling. Therefore, authors can propose various solution models as an integrated tool to find a balance between sustainable global development components, i.e., to find symmetry concerning goals, risks, and constraints, to cope with complicated problems. We invite authors to submit their theoretical or experimental research presenting engineering and other problem-solving models dealing with the symmetry and asymmetry of different data types.

Prof. Dr. Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
Prof. Dr. Jurgita Antuchevičienė
Prof. Dr. Zenonas Turskis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Symmetry and asymmetry particularities in sustainable development modelling
  • Symmetry and asymmetry particularities in economics and business modelling
  • Symmetry and asymmetry particularities in public, environmental, and occupational health
  • Symmetry and asymmetry particularities in engineering and technology
  • Symmetric and asymmetric information properties for extreme situation modelling
  • Data mining and integration of symmetric and asymmetric information
  • Description of symmetric and asymmetric data in models
  • Multiple-criteria problem solution models with certainly and vague determined data
  • Symmetric and asymmetric risks of problems
  • Hybrid problem solution models
  • Fuzzy sets
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy sets
  • Neutrosophic sets
  • Rough sets
  • Grey systems
  • Novel descriptions of sets
  • Computer-aided problem solution

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Determination of Objective Weights Using a New Method Based on the Removal Effects of Criteria (MEREC)
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 525; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040525 - 24 Mar 2021
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The weights of criteria in multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problems are essential elements that can significantly affect the results. Accordingly, researchers developed and presented several methods to determine criteria weights. Weighting methods could be objective, subjective, and integrated. This study introduces a new method, [...] Read more.
The weights of criteria in multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problems are essential elements that can significantly affect the results. Accordingly, researchers developed and presented several methods to determine criteria weights. Weighting methods could be objective, subjective, and integrated. This study introduces a new method, called MEREC (MEthod based on the Removal Effects of Criteria), to determine criteria’ objective weights. This method uses a novel idea for weighting criteria. After systematically introducing the method, we present some computational analyses to confirm the efficiency of the MEREC. Firstly, an illustrative example demonstrates the procedure of the MEREC for calculation of the weights of criteria. Secondly, a comparative analysis is presented through an example for validation of the introduced method’s results. Additionally, we perform a simulation-based analysis to verify the reliability of MEREC and the stability of its results. The data of the MCDM problems generated for making this analysis follow a prevalent symmetric distribution (normal distribution). We compare the results of the MEREC with some other objective weighting methods in this analysis, and the analysis of means (ANOM) for variances shows the stability of its results. The conducted analyses demonstrate that the MEREC is efficient to determine objective weights of criteria. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetric and Asymmetric Data in Solution Models, Part II)
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