Choosing a reparation method for a landfill by using the SMAA-O multicriteria method

R Lahdelma*, Pekka Salminen, A Simonen, J Hokkanen

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Abstract

We describe a real-life application of a multicriteria method in the context of repairing a landfill in Finland. Different reparation options were evaluated based on 13 criteria. For some criteria, cardinal measures with associated uncertainties were obtained. For other criteria, only ordinal (ranking) information was available. The problem was analyzed using the SMAA-O (Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis with Ordinal criteria) multicriteria method, which is able to handle this kind of mixed data. The main results of the analysis are so-called acceptability indices for alternatives describing how large a variety of preferences support an alternative for the first rank or any given rank. The analysis also aided the decision makers in forming a new alternative as a combination of two original alternatives. This new alternative was identified as the preferred solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-389
Number of pages10
JournalLECTURE NOTES IN ECONOMICS AND MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS
Volume507
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventInternational Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making - Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 10 Jul 200014 Jul 2000
Conference number: 15

Keywords

  • DECISION-MAKING
  • ACCEPTABILITY ANALYSIS

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