Fuzzy Set Theory and Mathematical Programming

  • H.-J. Zimmermann
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 177)


Mathematical programming is one of the areas to which fuzzy set theory has been applied extensively. Primarily based on Bellman and Zadeh’s model of decision in fuzzy environments, models have been suggested which allow flexibility in constraints and fuzziness in the objective function in linear and nonlinear programming. This paper surveys major models and theories in this area and offers some indication on future developments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-J. Zimmermann
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  1. 1.Chair of Operations ResearchAachen Institute of TechnologyAachenGermany

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