Hesitant Fuzzy Methods for Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis

  • Xiaolu Zhang
  • Zeshui Xu

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 345)

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About this book


The book offers a comprehensive introduction to methods for solving multiple criteria decision making and group decision making problems with hesitant fuzzy information. It reports on the authors’ latest research, as well as on others’ research, providing readers with a complete set of decision making tools, such as hesitant fuzzy TOPSIS, hesitant fuzzy TODIM, hesitant fuzzy LINMAP, hesitant fuzzy QUALIFEX, and the deviation modeling approach with heterogeneous fuzzy information. The main focus is on decision making problems in which the criteria values and/or the weights of criteria are not expressed in crisp numbers but are more suitable to be denoted as hesitant fuzzy elements. The largest part of the book is devoted to new methods recently developed by the authors to solve decision making problems in situations where the available information is vague or hesitant. These methods are presented in detail, together with their application to different type of decision-making problems. All in all, the book represents a valuable reference guide for graduate students and researchers in the both fields of fuzzy logic and decision making. 


Hesitant Fuzzy Information Hesitant Fuzzy MCDM Problems Hesitant Index of HFE Hesitant Fuzzy QUALIFLEX Incomplete Weight Information Hesitant Fuzzy TOPSIS Ranking Methods of HFEs Hesitant Fuzzy TODIM Hesitant Fuzzy Programming Model Hesitant Fuzzy LINMAP Ordinal/Cardinal Consensus Index Consensus Model for Group Decision Making Heterogeneous MCGDM Problems Deviation Modeling Method

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiaolu Zhang
    • 1
  • Zeshui Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.The Collaborative Innovation CenterJiangxi University of Finance and EconomicsNanchangChina
  2. 2.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42000-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42001-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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