A Method for Multihuman and Multi-Criteria Decision Making

  • Anlan Song
  • Wei-Min Cheng
Part of the Advances in Simulation book series (ADVS.SIMULATION, volume 1)


In many multiple-criteria decision analysis problems, there are often several decision makers involved. To copy with this kind of problems, we propose a multiple aspiration levels method which is an extension of the reference point method by Wierzbicki. This interactive method can be used to derive satisfing solutions for the decision problems. It is implemented in a decision support and analysis system EXDASS and successfully applied to agricultural planning.


Decision Maker Aspiration Level Order Preserve Utopia Point Agricultural Planning 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Arrow, K., Social Choice and Individual Values, Yale University, New Haven, 1963Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Fedra, K. et al., Expert Systems for Integrated Development: A Case Study of Shanxi Province, The People’s Republic of China, IIASA, SR–87–1.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kallio, M. etal, An Implementation of the Reference Point Approach for Multiobjective Optimization, IIASA, WP–80–35.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Tanino, T. etal, On Methodology for Group Decision Making, in J. N. Morse ed, Organizations: Multiple Agents with Multiple Criteria, Springer-Verlag, 1981, p409–423.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Wierzbicki, A., A Mathematical Basis for Satisfing Decision Making, J. N. Morse ed, Organizations: Multiple Agents with Multiple Criteria, 1981, p465–485.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Yuan, B., Anlan Song, Min Lan, Socio-Economic System Approach to Helping the Zhouning County in Eradicting Poverty, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Agricultural Systems Engineering, Aug. 1987, Changchun, ChinaGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Akademie-Verlag Berlin 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anlan Song
    • 1
  • Wei-Min Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Economics and Management Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations