Fuzzy Outranking Methods: Recent Developments

  • Ahmed Bufardi
  • Razvan Gheorghe
  • Paul Xirouchakis
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 16)


The main objective of this chapter is to account for the most recent developments related to fuzzy outranking methods with a particular focus on the fuzzy outranking method developed by the authors. The valued outranking methods PROMETHEE and ELECTRE III, which are the outranking methods the most used for application in real-life multi-criteria decision aid problems, are also presented. The description of the general outranking approach is provided.

Key words

Outranking method fuzzy outranking relation pair-wise comparison multicriteria decision aid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Bufardi
    • 1
  • Razvan Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Paul Xirouchakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Production and RoboticsEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland

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