This chapter presents the support method for group decision making. A group decision is when a group of people has to make one joint decision. Each member of the group has his own assessment of a joint decision. The decision making of a group decision is modeled as a multicriteria optimization problem where the respective evaluation functions are the assessment of a joint decision by each member. The interactive analysis that is based on the reference point method applied to the multicriteria problems allows to find effective solutions matching the group’s preferences. Each member of the group is able to verify results of every decision. The chapter presents an example of an application of the support method in the selection of the group decision.
Part of the book: Optimization Algorithms