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Dominance and ranking issues applying interval techniques in pre-negotiations for services

Tsvetinov, Petco, Underwood, Alan D., & Chan, Taizan (2006) Dominance and ranking issues applying interval techniques in pre-negotiations for services. In Haddad, Hisham, Wainwright, Roger, & Liebrock, Lorie (Eds.) The 21st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Apri 23-27, 2006, Dijon, France.

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Abstract

The study looks at the application of preference programming approaches and techniques for decision support during prenegotiations over services. In hierarchical decision analysis models the need for multi-attribute evaluation techniques that may incorporate uncertainties directly in the modeling phase has resulted in the use of the ‘interval’ approach. With such an approach, preference judgments are presented as ranges including all possible value estimates. This paper reports the results of applying an interval preference programming approach and technique in decision support scenarios for reasoning during pre-negotiations over services. The aim has been to critically evaluate the approach and establish its applicability for ranking multi-dimensional service offers. Our experimental results using interval SMART, in pre-negotiation decision making scenarios, showed that while the dominance relations among alternatives remained unchanged following the introduction of uncertainty intervals, the rank order and dominance relations of the alternatives may vary as a result of the addition or dropping of new alternatives with inferior values.

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ID Code: 4360
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: ad.underwood@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: E, commerce, Services, Pre, negotiation, Decision support, Preference programming
DOI: 10.1145/1141277.1141482
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 ACM Press
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:32

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