Toward Interactive and Intelligent Decision Support Systems

Volume 2 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making Held at Kyoto, Japan August 18–22, 1986

  • Yoshikazu Sawaragi
  • Koichi Inoue
  • Hirotaka Nakayama

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 286)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XII
  2. Intelligent Decision Support Systems

    1. Ambrose Goicoechea, Robert W. Nelson, Walter Truszkowski
      Pages 71-79
    2. Y. Doi, T. Yokohara, M. Matsuo, K. Arima, N. Tachibana, M. Yamaji et al.
      Pages 100-108
    3. Ken-ichi Hagiwara
      Pages 119-128
    4. S. Tamura, Y. Okataku, T. Endo, T. Seki, M. Arai
      Pages 129-138
    5. T. Shiino, H. Yasuhara, M. Sakamoto, A. Tanaka
      Pages 139-148
  3. Utility and Risk Analysis

  4. Value Analysis and Intensity of Preference

  5. Hierarchy Analysis and Weighting Methods

  6. Incomplete Information

  7. Group Decisions

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 432-453

About these proceedings


In the past, technological as well as economic forces dominated the evolution of industrial structures: these factors have been treated extensively in numerous studies. However, another major factor which has begun to have a decisive influ­ ence on the performance of the chemical industry is technological risk and public and environmental health considerations, in particular those related to toxic and hazardous substances used in industrial production processes. The issues of con­ trolling process risk, waste streams, and potential environmental consequences of accidental or routine release of hazardous chemicals are rapidly gaining in impor­ tance vis CI vis narrow economic considerations, and are increasingly reflected in national and international legislation. In the context of several ongoing R&D projects aiming at the development of a new generation of tools for "intelligent" decision support, two related problem areas that have been identified are: (i) Structuring the industry or plant for the minimum cost of production as well as least risk - e.g., toxicity of chemicals involved. In this multi-criteria framework, we seek to resolve the conflict between industrial structure or plant design established by economic considerations and the one shaped by environmental concerns. This can be formulated as a design problem for nor­ mal production conditions. In section 3.1. and 3.2. an approach on how to deal with this problem at the industry and plant level is discussed.


Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making Simulation algorithms decision theory game theory multi-objective optimization optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshikazu Sawaragi
    • 1
  • Koichi Inoue
    • 2
  • Hirotaka Nakayama
    • 3
  1. 1.Japan Institute of Systems ResearchNippon-Italy Kyoto KaikanYoshida, Sakyo, Kyoto 606Japan
  2. 2.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringKyoto UniversityYoshida-honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606Japan
  3. 3.Department of Applied MathematicsKonan UniversityHigashinada, Kobe 658Japan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-17719-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46609-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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