The Use of Group Decision-Making to Improve the Monitoring of Air Quality

  • Cezary OrłowskiEmail author
  • Piotr Cofta
  • Mariusz Wąsik
  • Piotr Welfler
  • Józef Pastuszka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11890)


The aim of this paper is to present the use of methods supporting group decision making for the construction of air quality measurement networks. The article presents a a case study of making group decisions related to the construction of a hybrid network for measuring air quality in Gdańsk. Two different methods of data processing were used in the decision making process. The first one is using fuzzy modeling for quantitative data processing to assess the quality of PM10 measurement data. The other is using trust metrics for the IoT nodes of four different measurement networks. The presented example shows the complexity of the decision making process itself as well as the choice of the method. The authors deliberately used both the quantitative and qualitative methods in the decision making process to show the need to search for the right method by decision-makers.


Data quality Decision-making Trust management Fuzzy logic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WSB University in GdańskGdańskPoland
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology (UTP)BydgoszczPoland

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