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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 407-419
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.407.419
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Web Support System for Group Collaborative Decisions

George Rigopoulos, John Psarras and Dimitrios Th. Askounis

In this research, we present a Group Decision Support System (GDSS) based on web technology, which can be used in asynchronous mode from group members. It supports small collaborative groups in classification decisions, implementing a supervised multicriteria methodology. A facilitator, who defines necessary parameters and initiates the procedure, coordinates the entire operation. Next, members evaluate the proposed parameter set and express their preferences in numeric format. Aggregation of individuals` preferences is executed at the parameter level by utilization of OWA operator and a group parameter set is produced which is used as input for the classification algorithm. A multicriteria classification algorithm is used for the classification of actions (people, projects etc.). Finally, group members evaluate results and consensus as well as satisfaction indexes are calculated. In case of low acceptance level, parameters are redefined and aggregation phase is repeated. The system has been utilized effectively to solve group classification problems in business environment. The overall architecture as well the methodology is presented, along with a sample application. Empirical findings from GDSS application and the methodology provide evidence that it is a valid approach for similar decision problems in numerous business environments, including production, human resources and operations.
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George Rigopoulos, John Psarras and Dimitrios Th. Askounis, 2008. Web Support System for Group Collaborative Decisions. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 407-419.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.407.419






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