Customised DSS and decision conferences

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    This paper presents and exemplifies a combination of techniques for deriving and modelling decision-maker and/or stakeholder preferences using a decision conference process. The applied techniques are used for the development of customised decision support systems (C-DSS) which can be used for appraisals of large transport infrastructure projects. The paper exemplifies how the process at a decision conference can be effectively supported by a DSS customised using appropriate techniques for the specific task in hand. In this respect a conventional cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is combined with a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) featuring the REMBRANDT and the swing weights techniques. The approach is presented based on a case study, which concerns the interaction between stakeholders and decision-makers at a decision conference which was set up for the appraisal of proposals for the alignment of a high-speed railway line in Sweden.
    Keyword: Decision Conference, Decision Support Systems, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, REMBRANDT, Swing Weights
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of XIII Meeting of the European Working Group on Transportation : University of Padova - Italy
    Place of PublicationUniversity of Padova
    Publication date2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event13th Meeting of the European Working Group on Transportation - Padova, Italy
    Duration: 23 Sep 200925 Sep 2009


    Conference13th Meeting of the European Working Group on Transportation

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