Designing a Generalized Multiple Criteria Decision Support System

39 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2008

See all articles by Mohamed Tawfik Jelassi

Mohamed Tawfik Jelassi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Matthias Jarke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Edward A. Stohr

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Date Written: June 1984

Abstract

Decision support systems are of many kinds depending on themodels and techniques employed in them. Multiple criteriadecision making techniques constitute an important class of DSSwith unique software requirements. This paper stresses theimportance of interactive MCDM methods since these facilitatelearning through all stages of the decision making process. Wefirst describe some features of Multiple Criteria Decision SupportSystems ( MCDSSs) that distinguish them from classical DSSs. Wethen outline a software architecture for a MCDSS which has threebasic components: a Dialog Manager, an MCDM Model Manager, and aData Manager. We describe the interactions that occur betweenthese three software components in an integrated MCDSS and outlinea design for the Data Manager which is based on a concept oflevels of data abstraction.

Suggested Citation

Tawfik Jelassi, Mohamed and Jarke, Matthias and Stohr, Edward A., Designing a Generalized Multiple Criteria Decision Support System (June 1984). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1984. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290124

Mohamed Tawfik Jelassi (Contact Author)

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Matthias Jarke

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Edward A. Stohr

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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