Hierarchical Multiobjective Stochastic Linear Programming Problems Through a Fractile Optimization Model Using Reference Membership Intervals

  • Hitoshi Yano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 186)


In this paper, we focus on hierarchical multiobjective stochastic linear programming problems (HMOP) where multiple decision makers in a hierarchical organization have their own multiple objective linear functions together with common linear constraints. In order to deal with HMOP, a fractile optimization model is applied. By considering the conflict between permissible probability levels and the corresponding objective functions in such a model, it is assumed that each of the decision makers has fuzzy goals for not only permissible probability levels but also the corresponding objective functions, and such fuzzy goals can be quantified by eliciting the membership functions. Through the fuzzy decision, such membership functions are integrated. In the integrated membership space, the extended Pareto optimality concept is introduced. The interactive algorithm to obtain a satisfactory solution from among a Pareto optimal solution set is proposed on the basis of linear programming technique, in which the hierarchical decision structure is reflected by the decision power and the proper balance between permissible objective levels and the corresponding probability function is attained.


Hierarchical multiobjective stochastic linear programming Decision power A fractile optimization model Interactive decision making Pareto optimality Fuzzy decision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Humanities and Social SciencesNagoya City UniversityNagoyaJapan

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