An Introduction to Multicriteria Decision Aid: The PROMETHEE and GAIA Methods

  • Yves De Smet
  • Karim Lidouh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 138)

Abstract

Most strategic decision problems involve the evaluation of potential solutions according to multiple conflicting criteria. The aim of this chapter is to introduce some basic concepts of Multicriteria Decision Aid (MCDA) with a special emphasis on the PROMETHEE and GAIA methods. First, we will introduce the specific vocabulary of this research area as well as traditional modelling issues. The main part of the presentation will be dedicated to explain in detail the PROMETHEE and GAIA methods. Finally, an illustrative example will be analyzed with the D-Sight software. This will highlight the added value of using interactive and visual tools in complex decision processes.

Keywords

multicriteria decision aid outranking methods PROMETHEE GAIA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves De Smet
    • 1
  • Karim Lidouh
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer and Decision Engineering Departement CoDE-SMG, Ecole polytechnique de BruxellesUniversité libre de BruxellesBelgium

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