Possibility for Decision [electronic resource] : A Possibilistic Approach to Real Life Decisions / by Christer Carlsson, Robert Fullér.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing: 270Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011Description: XI, 249 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642226427Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Engineering mathematics | Engineering | Computational Intelligence | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Probability and Statistics in Computer ScienceAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 006.3 LOC classification: Q342Online resources: Click here to access online
1 Introduction -- 2 Concepts and Issues -- 3 A Normative View on Possibility Distributions -- 4 OWA Operators in Multiple Criteria Decisions -- 5 Fuzzy Real Options for Strategic Decisions -- 6 Portfolio Selection with Imprecise Future Data -- 7 Risk Assessment in Grid Computing -- 8 Knowledge Mobilization -- 9 Mobile Value Services.
This book starts with the basic concepts of fuzzy sets and progresses through a normative view on possibility distributions and OWA operators in multiple criteria decisions. Five applications (that all build on experience from solving complex real world problems) of possibility distributions to strategic decisions about closing/not closing a production plant using fuzzy real options, portfolio selection with imprecise future data, predictive probabilities and possibilities for risk assessment in grid computing, fuzzy ontologies for process industry, and design (and implementation) of mobile value services are presented and carefully discussed. It can be useful for researchers and students working in soft computing, real options, fuzzy decision making, grid computing, knowledge mobilization and mobile value services.