Special Issue "Advances on Fuzzy Systems Applied to Symmetry in Multiple Criteria, Decision-Making and Decision Analysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 417

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Valério Salomon
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering of Guaratinguetá, Sao Paulo State University, Av. Dr. Ariberto Pereira da Cunha, 333 - Pedregulho, Guaratinguetá SP 12516-410, Brazil
Interests: AHP; fuzzy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fuzzy systems theory (FST), proposed in late 1960s by Dr. L. A. Zadeh (in memoriam), created a fertile field of research in diverse areas such as computer science, decision sciences, energy, engineering, mathematics, physics and astronomy, to name a few. Decision analysis (DA) is a major topic for FST applications. Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a successful methodology for DA with FST. Leading MCDA methods, such as the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), data envelopment analysis (DEA), multi-attribute utility theory (MAUT), and technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) have hybrid FST approaches: FAHP, FDEA, FMAUT, and FTOPSIS. Fuzzy goal programming (FGP) and fuzzy linear programming (FLP) were also applied for DA. Nevertheless, the application of FST to DA is not an exhausted research topic, and much more remains to be discovered. On the contrary, FST has made outstanding conceptual advances in recent years regarding hesitant fuzzy sets (FST), intuitionist fuzzy sets (IFS), and symmetric fuzzy sets (SST), among many others. Therefore, practical applications, that are necessary for the consolidation of this theory, are warmly welcomed. This Special Issue is devoted, but not limited to the applications of advances in fuzzy systems in symmetry, multiple criteria, decision making and decision analysis.

Dr. Valério Salomon
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • decision analysis
  • fuzzy sets theory
  • hesitant fuzzy sets
  • intuitionistic fuzzy sets
  • multiple criteria decision analysis
  • symmetric fuzzy sets

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