Support to the Multiattribute Decision Process

  • Oleg I. Larichev
  • David L. Olson


Multicriteria siting choice and particularly siting waste disposal facilities are very difficult decisions. This book reviewed some of the approaches used across the world to help make these difficult decisions on the basis of more thorough consideration of inevitably conflicting criteria and of inevitably conflicting groups. Four representative applications were presented, and the decision processes as well as group interactions involved were discussed.


Geographic Information System Yamal Peninsula Multiattribute Utility Multiple Criterion Analysis Multiattribute Decision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg I. Larichev
    • 1
  • David L. Olson
    • 2
  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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