Special Issue "Preference and Consensus Modeling in Group Decision Making under Complex Contexts"
A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 5730
Interests: group decision making; linguistic decision making; fuzzy set; multi-criteria decision making
Interests: decision sciences; shipping assessment; big data analysis
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Interests: group decision making; consensus process; FMEA
Group decision making is a process in which at least two experts work together to achieve a solution to a predefined decision-making problem. With the increasing use of different information technologies, such as IoT, big data, cloud computing and social networks, group decision making problems faced by enterprises have become increasingly complex due to the complexity of cyber–physical systems. In such contexts, more individuals will participate in the decision-making process, and in real-world decision-making problems, experts sometimes provide preference information, such as multi-granular linguistic terms, hesitant fuzzy linguistic information and distributed linguistic information. On the other hand, experts can leverage social network tools for group decision-making problems to promote the exchange of information in a consensus-reaching process. In recent years, scholars have paid close attention to preference and consensus modeling for group decision making in complex contexts.
This Special Issue aims to publish rigorous research related to methodologies and real-world applications of preference and consensus modeling in group decision making in complex contexts.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Complex linguistic preference modeling;
- Information fusion in group decision making;
- Consensus reaching in group decision making;
- Behavior management in consensus modeling;
- Social network group decision making;
- Large-scale group decision making;
- Preference learning in group decision making;
- Opinion dynamics in group decision making;
- Group decision support systems and software;
- Real-world applications of preference and consensus modeling in different fields, such as healthcare, finance, transportation and digital transformation.
Dr. Zhen Zhang
Prof. Dr. Jian Wu
Dr. Hengjie Zhang
Dr. Wenyu Yu
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- group decision making
- linguistic decision making
- consensus-reaching process
- preference modeling