Fuzzy multi-criteria decision making approach for transport projects evaluation in istanbul

KARSAK E. E., Sebnem Ahiska S.

International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2005, Singapore, 9 - 12 May 2005, vol.3483, pp.301-311 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3483
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.301-311
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes


Istanbul's current transport systems' capacity that stays inadequate faced with the uncontrolled growth of population has required the evaluation of several transport projects among which the construction of a new bridge, the construction of an under-water railway tunnel and the improvement of the current sea transport are cited as the most popular ones. This paper presents a robust two-phase fuzzy decision framework, which integrates the fuzzy Delphi method and a hierarchical distance-based fuzzy multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approach, for evaluating these transport alternatives based on a comprehensive list of quantitative and qualitative performance attributes. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.