Application of IPK (Information, Preferences, Knowledge) Paradigm for the Modelling of Precautionary Principle Based Decision-Making
The aim of the article is modelling of the decision-making, in which Precautionary Principle (PP) is applied. Decisions are often made under time constraints, in lack of proper information, preferences or knowledge (IPK). Since application of PP usually bears additional costs, it should be applied only when more efficient risk management policies are unavailable. Presented d-m framework based on the IPK conceptualization allows identification of PP application criteria and models PP as a decisional rule, which is usually applied when the potential threat is recognized, while the risk is not computational, or its assessment is not economically motivated. The proposed model uses the TOGA (Top-down Object-based Goal-oriented Approach) methodology as a modelling tool.
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