Advances in Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Human by Y. Shi

By Y. Shi

This quantity, edited as a Festschrift in honor of Prof. Milan Zeleny, displays and emulates his unmistakable legacy: the fundamental multidimensionality of human and social affairs. there are various degrees of this multidimensionality provided during this quantity: 1. Multidisciplinarity of contributed papers 2. Multinationality in their authors, extending even to the editors and the writer and three. Multicultural and multilevel exposition, starting from empirical experiences to philosophical foundations. normally, those papers might be divided into 3 components: a number of standards choice Making; Social and Human method administration; and data, wisdom and knowledge administration. it's the acceptance of multidimensionality in selection making, economics, optimization, structures, cybernetics and the pursuit of information that endure the stamp of particular Zeleny's contributions. His life-long commitment to multidimensionality has produced an final multidimensional being, residing in educational 'multiverse', functioning in a boundaryless international of all continents, cultures and nations. This booklet is as varied and as multidimensional because the guy and his work.

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Next we present an overview of significant references on QoS routing models, an area where a vast literature has appeared since the 90’s. It should be noted that the common necessity (namely in dynamic routing) of determining the solution to these models, in a very short time (a few seconds or even less, in some routing methods) makes that the most common approach to its resolution is to develop heuristics typically including classical algorithms for shortest path computations. , 2002b] present a comprehensive review on QoS routing following a previous one on this topic, up to 98, in [Chen and Nahrstedt, 1998b] and a state of the art report up to 99 [Zee, 1999].

2006] this model was extended to multiservice networks (corresponding to multi-rate loss traffic networks) by considering a bi-level hierarchical multiobjective routing optimisation model, that includes objective functions defined at network and service levels (including fairness objectives) and compares the performance of the associated heuristic with reference dynamic routing methods for this type of networks. [Mitra and Ramakrishnan, 2001] propose a bi-objective network-wide optimisation routing model for MPLS networks with two traffic classes (QoS and Best Effort traffic), using a lexicographic optimisation formulation.

2005], by considering a weighted sum of the average and worst case network performance under the given matrices; the trade-offs between the two criteria in MPLS and OSPF based case-study networks, are analysed. N. Clímaco et al. / Multicriteria Routing Models in Telecommunication Networks fic stream the intensity of which can adapt to the available network capacity), is also presented. A multicriteria routing approach for wireless networks that seeks routes which minimize total energy consumption, latency and bit error rate simultaneously, is described in [Malakooti and Thomas, 2006]; the resolution procedure uses a normalized weighted additive utility function and extensive results are presented.

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