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Jožef Stefan
International
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10
Email: info@mps.si

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Course Description

Systems and Techniques of Decision Support

Program

Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Marko Bohanec

Goals:

The aim of this course is to learn methods, techniques and systems for supporting complex real-life decision-making tasks. Special emphasis is on learning and mastering methods of decision analysis and multi-criteria modeling, and their practical applications for solving complex decision problems.

Content:

Introduction:
decision making and decision support, decision process, components of decision making, taxonomy of decisions, disciplines related to decision making

Decision analysis:
modeling methods and techniques of decision analysis, decision making under risk and strict uncertainty, decision tables

Decision models:
decision trees, influence diagrams, multi-criteria models, MAUT (Multi-Attribute Utility Theory) methods, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), qualitative multi-criteria modeling (method DEX)

Decision modeling software:
MS Excel, Web-HIPRE, DEXi and alike

Practical training:
practical use of selected decision support techniques and tools

Course literature:

• J. Figueira, S. Greco, and M. Ehrgott, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: State of the Art Surveys. Springer, 2005. ISBN 0-387-23067-X
• A. Ishizaka, and P. Nemery, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis: Methods and Software. Wiley, 2013. ISBN 978-1-119-97407-9
• M. Bohanec, Odločanje in modeli [Decision-Making and Models]. 1. ponatis. DMFA - založništvo, 2012. ISBN 961-212-190-7
• D. Mladenić, N. Lavrač, M. Bohanec, and S. Moyle, Eds. Data Mining and Decision Support: Integration and Collaboration. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. ISBN 978-1-4615-0286-9
• M. Bohanec: DEXi: Program for Multi-Attribute Decision Making, User's Manual, Version 4.01. IJS Report DP-11739. Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, 2014.

Significant publications and references:

• D. Mladenić, N. Lavrač, M. Bohanec, and S. Moyle, Eds. Data mining and decision support: Integration and collaboration. Kluwer 2003. ISBN 1-4020-7388-7
• M. Bohanec, Odločanje in modeli [Decision-Making and Models]. 1. ponatis. DMFA - založništvo, 2012. ISBN 961-212-190-7
• M. Bohanec, Decision making: A computer-science and information-technology viewpoint. Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems 7(2), 22-37, 2009.
• M. Bohanec et al: The Co-Extra decision support system: A model-based integration of project results. Genetically modified and non-genetically modified food supply chains: Co-existence and traceability (ed. Bertheau, Y.), 461-489, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
• M. Bohanec, V. Rajkovič, I. Bratko, B. Zupan, and M. Žnidaršič, DEX methodology: Three decades of qualitative multi-attribute modelling. Informatica 37, 49-54, 2013.

Examination:

Seminar work with oral defense (100%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work with oral defense

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