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Operations Research

  • James J. Buckley
  • Esfandiar Eslami
  • Thomas Feuring
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 91)

Abstract

The applications of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic to operations research has become a vast area of research. The journal of Operations Research [46] lists 51 major classifications for papers submitted for publication. Some of these major classifications, like “Programming”, has numerous secondary classifications. Obviously, we can cover only a few applications in this chapter. In the next section we discuss fuzzy linear programming followed by PERT, inventory control, queuing theory and finally network analysis. We refer the reader to the books ([17],[19],[51],[55],[62]) and paper [26] for other applications, and to the proceedings of IFSA/NAFIPS [27] for recent presentations in the area. It is interesting to note the recent growth in the applications to scheduling as seen by [42], [52] and the conference [18].

Keywords

Fuzzy Number Fuzzy Variable Triangular Fuzzy Number Multiobjective Optimization Problem Possibility Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. Buckley
    • 1
  • Esfandiar Eslami
    • 2
  • Thomas Feuring
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsShahid Bahonar UniversityKermanIran
  3. 3.Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

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