Group Decision Making and Consensual Processes

  • Iván Palomares Carrascosa
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


This chapter introduces the basic concepts and ideas behind Group Decision Making (GDM) problems under uncertainty, highlighting its core underlying processes—aggregation of information and alternative(s) selection—and preference modeling approaches. Consensus building principles and its numerous related approaches to support accepted group decisions are then introduced in detail. Finally, given the frequent co-occurrence of decision scenarios involving both groups of participants and multiple evaluation criteria, the chapter concludes with an overview of classic Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods.


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  • Iván Palomares Carrascosa
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  1. 1.School of Computer Science (SCEEM)University of BristolBristolUK

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