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The interface with decision makers and some experimental results in interactive multiple objective programming methods. (English) Zbl 0589.90049
Summary: We discuss the basic concepts of interactive methods in multiple objective linear programming. The underlying mathematical formulation is investigated. It turns out that these methods are all based on three different types of scalarization. This explains the exchange of information - the interface - between the decision makers and the model. Problems in designing this interface will be investigated using results from psychology concerning the ability of a human being to oversee a large number of stimuli. We present the results of some practical experiments with a model of the energy system in the Netherlands, and finally we draw some conclusions concerning the possible use of interactive methods in long-term planning.

MSC:
90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
90C31 Sensitivity, stability, parametric optimization
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
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