Multiple-attribute group decision making using a modified TOPSIS method in the presence of interval data

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1 Department of Mathematics, Mobarakeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran


TOPSIS is a well-known technique in multiple criteria decision
making and has found several applications in recent years.
However, as mentioned in literature TOPSIS has several
shortcomings. In this paper, we present an extension of TOPSIS
method to determine the weight of decision makers (DMs) in
multiple attribute group decision making problems with interval
information. Our method is based on the concept that the best
alternative is closer to the positive ideal solution and far away
from the negative ideal solution, simultaneously. The contribution
of the proposed method is that while it overcomes the shortcomings
of the TOPSIS method it can be used to weight the decision making
team and ranking
the alternatives, as well. The method is illustrated through two examples


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