A Real-World MCDA Application in Cellular Telephony Systems

  • Carlos A. Bana e Costa
  • Leonardo Ensslin
  • Italo J. Zanella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 465)


This paper addresses important issues which were present in the Structuring and Evaluation phases of the constructive learning process of municipality selection for expanding the cellular phone system in the State of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. In particular, we discuss questions such as “what is the problem?” and “how to approach it?”, “how to identify and make operational the fundamental points of view for municipality evaluation?”, and “how to deal with context and judgemental dependencies?”.


MCDA structuring cognitive mapping successive choice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos A. Bana e Costa
    • 1
  • Leonardo Ensslin
    • 2
  • Italo J. Zanella
    • 2
  1. 1.Techanical University of Lisbon, ISTLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Federal University of Santa Catarina - EPSFlorinópolis/SCBrazil

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