Decision Support System Using Trust Planning Among Food-Energy-Water Actors
In today’s world, it is challenging to find an application in any field that does not necessitate or cannot benefit from a sophisticated decision-making mechanism. This arises from the trend for more complex approaches to problems and their functionalities. The process of decision making becomes more demanding and complicated as the number of parameters is on the rise. One example of such a field that the decisions have a major influence on a large number of people is Food-Energy-Water where many parameters and stakeholders are included in decision makings. In this paper, we presented a Decision Support System using a Trust Management Framework which calculates and anticipates trust among participants using their direct pairwise interactions and help them reach consensus. Results showed that our system can detect unfair ratings by participants and knowledge by an actor that would be widely accepted by other stakeholders.
This work was partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1547411 and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) (Award Number 2017-67003-26057) via an interagency partnership between USDA-NIFA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on the research program Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems.
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