Need for decision support systems

Pekka J. Korhonen*, Jyrki Wallenius

*Corresponding author for this work

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When facing complex multi-criteria decision problems, there is a need to support decision-makers. In this chapter we outline several computer-based decision support systems, which heavily use computer-graphics. At the time they each represented state-of-the-art technology. We describe the VICO system based on harmonious houses, and the VIMDA system based on line graphs. Both systems support decisions, where we can list all alternatives. The third system, which we describe, is called VIG. It is targeted for supporting decision-making in Multiple Objective Linear Programming environments, where the alternatives are implicitly defined via constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Better Decisions
Subtitle of host publicationBalancing Conflicting Criteria
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-49459-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
ISSN (Print)0884-8289
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7934


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