Towards a Distributed Fuzzy Decision Making System

  • Kevin K. F. Yuen
  • H. C. W. Lau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4953)


As many decisions need to be made in enterprises, various Fuzzy Decision Making Systems (FDMS) have been proposed to solve decision making problems. FDMS can be adapted for use with many different problems and they are extensible to cover new problems. The decision making process can also be streamlined by including the benefits of dynamic collaboration. To illustrate this capability this paper proposes a multi-agent framework for FDMS as a distributed fuzzy decision making system (D-FDMS). The multi-agent framework uses fuzzy algorithms as reasoning agents, and applies the architecture concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which is implemented by web-services. A case study illustrates how this proposed model functions.


Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Fuzzy Decision Making System Decision Support System Web Services SOA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin K. F. Yuen
    • 1
  • H. C. W. Lau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung HomKowloonChina

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