Applying Multiple Criteria Aid for Decision to Environmental Management - Eurocourses: Environmental Management (Closed) 3 (Paperback)Massimo Paruccini
Paperback Published: 05/12/2010
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MultiCriteria Aid for Decision (MCDA) is an important branch of applied mathematics and operational research. Since 1968 there have been major developments of methods, concepts and applications in many areas. The papers included in this book were presented at the 38th meeting of the European Working Group "Multicriteria Aid for Decision" created at EURO I (Brussels,1975). The two main objectives of the Group are: to contribute to the development of an original way of thinking at the European level in the field of MCDA by approaching open problems, and to enable each member to present his/her research and submit it to the critical discussion of the Group. For the first time, specific applications of MCDA to Environmental Management were the focus of the 38th meeting, held in Ispra at the Joint Research Centre (J. R. C. ) of the Commission of the European Communities. The focus of the Conference emerged from the convergence of two main requirements. They are, the evolution of environmental management towards the use of multicriteria aid for decision methods and the increase use of MCDA in different fields in which complex decision problems arise. Current society requests aids for decision makers from different scientific disciplines in the assessment and management of these kind of problems. Since they cannot be solved on the basis of one criterion of choice, that is by the optimization of just one criterion, the MCDA methods have been selected.