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Equity, fairness and multicriteria optimization

Włodzimierz Ogryczak


Recently on ca notice an increasing interest in equity of fairness issues in the area of Operational Research. Several research publication dealing with this issue in various application areas have appeared. Some of them directly relate the fairness and equity concepts to the multiple criteria optimization methodology. Multiple criteria optimization traditionally starts with an assumption that the criteria are incomparable. However, many applications arise from situations which present equitable criteria. Moreover, some aggregations of criteria are often applied to select efficient solutions in multiple criteria analysis. The latter enforces comparability of criteria (possibly rescaled). Finally, the novel and distinct mathematical approach denoted by equitable efficiency has been developed to provide solutions to these examples of multiple criteria optimization. The concept of equitable multiple criteria techniques is a specific refinement of the Pareto-optimality. Hence, equitable multiple criteria techniques focus on a selection of Pareto-optimal solutions. It turns out, however that the techniques are often applied to select efficient solution in general multiple criteria optimization. The paper Equity, Fairness and Multicriteria Optimization (W. Ogryczak) deals with generation techniques for equitably efficient solutions of multiple criteria optimization problems.

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Włodzimierz Ogryczak, (2006), Equity, fairness and multicriteria optimization, Multiple Criteria Decision Making (1), pp. 185-200

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