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Information management is a common paradigm in modern decisionmaking. A wide range of decisionmaking techniques have been proposed in the literature to model complex business and engineering processes. In this Special Issue, 16 selected and peerreviewed original research articles contribute to business information management in various current realworld problems by proposing crisp or uncertain multiplecriteria decisionmaking (MCDM) models and techniques, mostly including multiattribute decisionmaking (MADM) approaches, in addition to a single paper proposing an interactive multiobjective decisionmaking (MODM) approach. Particular attention is devoted to information aggregation operators; 65% of papers dealt with this item. The topics of this Special Issue gained attention in Europe and Asia. A total of 48 authors from seven countries contributed to this Issue. The papers are mainly concentrated in three application areas: supplier selection and rational order allocation, the evaluation and selection of goods or facilities, and personnel selection/partner selection. A number of new approaches are proposed that are expected to attract great interest from the research community.
multicriteria decisionmaking  group decisionmaking  subcontractor evaluation  MCDM  MADM  fuzzy sets  fuzzy EDAS  multiattribute decision making  projection model  bidirectional projection model  Pythagorean uncertain linguistic variable  rough number  rough weighted aggregated sum product assessment (WASPAS)  rough analytical hierarchical process (AHP)  multiple criteria decision making (MCDM)  supplier  supplier selection  order allocation  multiobjective optimization  interactive approach  desirability function  Pythagorean fuzzy set  Muirhead mean  multiple criteria group decisionmaking  multiple attributes decisionmaking  group decisionmaking  unbalanced linguistic set  prioritized average operator  maximizing deviation model  Pythagorean fuzzy set  Muirhead mean  interaction operational laws  multiattribute group decisionmaking  green supplier  rough ANP  trapezoidal fuzzy number  rough boundary interval  evidence theory  trust interval  multiple attribute decision making  linguistic cubic variable  Dombi operations  linguistic cubic variable Dombi weighted arithmetic average (LCVDWAA) operator  linguistic cubic variable Dombi weighted geometric average (LCVDWGA) operator  singlevalued linguistic neutrosophic interval linguistic number  score function  weighted aggregation operator  decision making  multiple attribute decision making  nonnegative normal neutrosophic number  aggregation operator  multicriteria decisionmaking  multihesitant fuzzy sets  aggregation operators  hesitant probabilistic fuzzy element (HPFE)  Einstein operations  hesitant probabilistic fuzzy Einstein aggregation operators  multiple attribute decision making (MADM).  ANFIS  warehouse  queuing systems  logistics  uncertain group decisionmaking support systems  multiple criteria decisionmaking  reliable group decisionmaking  interval multiplicative preference relations  rough sets  binary discernibility matrices  deterministic finite automata  multiplecriteria decisionmaking (MCDM)  multiattribute decisionmaking (MADM)  fuzzy sets  neutrosophic sets  rough sets  aggregation operators  adaptive neurofuzzy inference system (ANFIS)
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A topic of utmost importance in civil engineering is finding optimal solutions throughout the life cycle of buildings and infrastructural objects, including their design, manufacturing, use, and maintenance. Operational research, management science, and optimization methods provide a consistent and applicable groundwork for engineering decisionmaking. These topics have received the interest of researchers and, after a rigorous peerreview process, eight papers have been published in this Special Issue. The articles in this Printed Edition demonstrate how solutions in civil engineering, which bring economic, social, and environmental benefits, are obtained through a variety of methodologies and tools. Usually, decisionmakers need to take into account not just a single criterion, but several different criteria and, therefore, multicriteria decisionmaking (MCDM) approaches have been suggested for application in five of the published papers; the rest of the papers apply other research methods. Most approaches suggested decision models under uncertainty, proposing hybrid MCDM methods in combination with fuzzy or rough set theory, as well as Dnumbers. The application areas of the proposed MCDM techniques mainly cover production/manufacturing engineering, logistics and transportation, and construction engineering and management. We hope that a summary of the Special Issue as provided here will encourage a detailed analysis of the papers included in the Printed Edition.
airplane turn time  boarding/deboarding strategies  seat preference  experimental test  internal transport  rough Best–Worst Method (BWM)  rough Simple Additive Weighting (SAW)  logistics  railway wagon  construction  rough number  EDAS  DEMATEL  MCDM  supply chain  image processing  flexible manufacturing  toolflankwear monitoring  artificial neural networks  cost estimation  shovel machine  neural network  multivariate regression  hybrid model  performance evaluation  oil and gas well drilling projects  StepWise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis (SWARA)  intervalvalued fuzzy Additive Ratio Assessment  Additive Ratio Assessment (ARAS)  D number  analytical network process (ANP)  multiattributive border approximation area comparison (MABAC)  multicriteria decisionmaking (MCDM)  consistent fuzzy preference relation (CFPR)  construction project risk  risk management  civil engineering  architecture  conceptual design  parametric design  structural analysis  Grasshopper  optimisation  finite element method (FEM)  ruled surface  roof shell  multi criteria decision making  multiplecriteria decisionmaking (MCDM)  hybrid MCDM  fuzzy sets  rough sets  D numbers  3D modelling  image processing  experimental testing  civil engineering  manufacturing engineering  transportation  logistics
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This Special Issue covers symmetry and asymmetry phenomena occurring in reallife problems. We invited authors to submit their theoretical or experimental research presenting engineering and economic problem solution models dealing with the symmetry or asymmetry of different types of information. The issue gained interest in the research community and received many submissions. After rigorous scientific evaluation by editors and reviewers, nine papers were accepted and published. The authors proposed different MADM and MODM solution models as integrated tools to find a balance between the components of sustainable global development, to find a symmetry axis concerning goals, risks, and constraints to cope with the complicated problems. Most approaches suggested decision models under uncertainty, combining the usual decisionmaking methods with intervalvalued fuzzy or rough sets theory, also Z numbers. The application fields of the proposed models involved both problems of technological sciences and social sciences. The papers cover three essential areas: engineering, economy, and management. We hope that a summary of the Special Issue as provided here will encourage a detailed analysis of the papers included in the Printed Edition.
multicriteria decisionmaking (MCDM)  group decisionmaking  interval type2 fuzzy set (IT2FS)  subjective weights  criteria weights  Stepwise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis (SWARA)  multiple attribute decision making (MADM)  neutrosophic numbers  2tuple linguistic neutrosophic numbers set (2TLNNSs)  Bonferroni mean (BM) operator  generalized Bonferroni mean (GBM) operator  dual generalized Bonferroni mean (DGBM) operator  dual generalized geometric Bonferroni mean (DGGBM) operator  green supplier selection  green supply chain management  Pythagorean fuzzy set  normal cloud  MCGDM  backward cloud transformation  MCDM  the criteria of the weights  Bayes’ theorem  combining the weights  symmetry of the method  IDOCRIW  FAHP  evaluating the quality of distant courses  optimal dividend  capital injection  salvage value  transaction cost  excessofloss reinsurance  thrust  data logger  sensor  quadcopter  measurement  control system  stability  data envelopment analysis  Znumbers  full fuzzy environment  fuzzy efficiency  rough ARAS  transport  performance  logistics  MCDM  probabilistic systems analysis  nonlinear dynamics  public management  pattern formation  resources distribution  population sizes  information theory  oscillations  hybrid problem solution models  multiplecriteria decisionmaking (MCDM)  hybrid MCDM  criteria weight assessment  fuzzy sets  rough sets  Znumbers  neutrosophic numbers  Bonferroni mean (BM) operator  engineering problems  economic decisions
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Neutrosophy (1995) is a new branch of philosophy that studies triads of the form (,
generalized aggregation operators  interval neutrosophic set (INS)  multiattribute decision making (MADM)  Choquet integral  fuzzy measure  clustering algorithm  neutrosophic association rule  data mining  neutrosophic sets  big data  analytic hierarchy process (AHP)  SWOT analysis  multicriteria decisionmaking (MCDM) techniques  neutrosophic set theory  neutrosophic clustering  image segmentation  neutrosophic cmeans clustering  region growing  dermoscopy  skin cancer  neutosophic extended triplet subgroups  neutrosophic triplet cosets  neutrosophic triplet normal subgroups  neutrosophic triplet quotient groups  shopping mall  photovoltaic plan  decisionmaking trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL)  intervalvalued neutrosophic set  extended ELECTRE III  symmetry  single valued neutrosophic set (SVNS)  neutrosophic multiset (NM)  single valued neutrosophic multiset (SVNM)  cosine measure  multiple attribute decisionmaking  LNGPBM operator  LNGWPBM operator  Linguistic neutrosophic sets  generalized partitioned Bonferroni mean operator  multiple attribute group decisionmaking (MAGDM)  pseudoBCI algebra  hesitant fuzzy set  neutrosophic set  filter  action learning  school administrator  SVM  neutrosophic classification  neutrosophic set  soft set  totally dependentneutrosophic set  totally dependentneutrosophic soft set  generalized De Morgan algebra  complex neutrosophic set  complex neutrosophic graph  fuzzy graph  matrix representation  neutrosophic triplet groups  semigroup  semineutrosophic triplets  classical group of neutrosophic triplets  Ssemigroup of neutrosophic triplets  pseudo primitive elements  neutrosophic sets (NSs)  interval neutrosophic numbers (INNs)  exponential operational laws of interval neutrosophic numbers  interval neutrosophic weighted exponential aggregation (INWEA) operator  multiple attribute decision making (MADM)  typhoon disaster evaluation  simplified neutrosophic linguistic numbers  cloud model  Maclaurin symmetric mean  multicriteria decisionmaking  neutrosophy  DSmT  decisionmaking algorithms  robotic dexterous hands  grasping configurations  grasp type  generalized group  neutrosophic triplet set  neutrosophic triplet group  group  neutrosophic cubic set  neutrosophic cubic graphs  applications of neutrosophic cubic graphs  singlevalued neutrosophic multisets  medical diagnosis  probabilistic rough sets over two universes  threeway decisions  similarity measures  neutrosophic cubic set  decisionmaking  soft sets  support soft sets  interval valued neutrosophic support soft sets  sustainable supplier selection problems (SSSPs)  analytic network process  interdependency of criteria  TOPSIS  neutrosophic set  2inglevalued neutrosophic set  Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS)  integrated weight  maximizing deviation  multiattribute decisionmaking (MADM)  neutrosophic triplet set (NTS)  partial metric spaces (PMS)  fixed point theory (FPT)  neutrosophic triplet  quasi neutrosophic triplet loop  quasi neutrosophic triplet group  BEalgebra  CIalgebra  fuzzy time series  forecasting  twofactor fuzzy logical relationship  multivalued neutrosophic set  Hamming distance  neutrosophic set  prioritized operator  Muirhead mean  multicriteria decisionmaking  aggregation operators  dual aggregation operators  neutrosophic triplet group (NTG)  NTsubgroup  homomorphism theorem  weak commutative neutrosophic triplet group  neutrosophic rough set  MGNRS  dual domains  inclusion relation  decisionmaking  neutromonomorphism  neutroepimorphism  neutroautomorphism  fundamental neutrohomomorphism theorem  first neutroisomorphism theorem  and second neutroisomorphism theorem  linear and nonlinear neutrosophic number  deneutrosophication methods  neutrosophic set  bipolar fuzzy set  neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy set  neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy weighted averaging operator  similarity measure  algorithm  multiple attribute decision making problem  neutrosophic duplets  semigroup  neutrosophic triplet groups  neutrosophic set  fault diagnosis  normal distribution  defuzzification  simplified neutrosophic weighted averaging operator  (commutative) ideal  generalized neutrosophic set  generalized neutrosophic ideal  commutative generalized neutrosophic ideal  linguistic neutrosophic sets  multicriteria group decisionmaking  power aggregation operator  extended TOPSIS method  probabilistic singlevalued (interval) neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy set  multiattribute decision making  aggregation operator  quasigroup  loop  BCIalgebra  BolMoufang  quasi neutrosophic loops  Fenyves identities  Gmetric  neutrosophic Gmetric  neutrosophic sets  clustering  neutrosophic big data  neutrosophic logic  aggregation operator  complement  intersection  membership  neutrosophic soft set  NC power dual MM operator (NCPDMM) operator  NCPMM operator  MADM  MM operator  Neutrosophic cubic sets  PA operator  interval neutrosophic sets  Bonferroni mean  power operator  multiattribute decision making (MADM)  multiple attribute group decision making (MAGDM)  2tuple linguistic neutrosophic sets (2TLNSs)  TODIM model  2TLNNs TODIM method  construction project  MCGDM problems  triangular fuzzy neutrosophic sets (TFNSs)  VIKOR model  TFNNs VIKOR method  potential evaluation  emerging technology commercialization  Qlinguistic neutrosophic variable set  vector similarity measure  cosine measure  Dice measure  Jaccard measure  decision making  inclusion relation  neutrosophic rough set  multiattribute group decisionmaking (MAGDM)  multigranulation neutrosophic rough set (MNRS)  two universes  single valued trapezoidal neutrosophic number  multicriteria group decision making  possibility degree  power aggregation operators  LAsemihypergroups  neutrosophic triplet set  neutrohomomorphism  algorithm  decision making  expert set  generalized neutrosophic set  neutrosophic sets  Qneutrosophic  soft sets  simplified neutrosophic sets (SNSs)  interval number  dependent degree  multicriteria group decisionmaking (MCGDM)  computability  oracle Turing machines  neutrosophic sets  neutrosophic logic  recursive enumerability  oracle computation  criterion functions  neutrosophic computation  neutrosophic logic  quantum computation  computation  logic
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Neutrosophy (1995) is a new branch of philosophy that studies triads of the form (,
generalized aggregation operators  interval neutrosophic set (INS)  multiattribute decision making (MADM)  Choquet integral  fuzzy measure  clustering algorithm  neutrosophic association rule  data mining  neutrosophic sets  big data  analytic hierarchy process (AHP)  SWOT analysis  multicriteria decisionmaking (MCDM) techniques  neutrosophic set theory  neutrosophic clustering  image segmentation  neutrosophic cmeans clustering  region growing  dermoscopy  skin cancer  neutosophic extended triplet subgroups  neutrosophic triplet cosets  neutrosophic triplet normal subgroups  neutrosophic triplet quotient groups  shopping mall  photovoltaic plan  decisionmaking trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL)  intervalvalued neutrosophic set  extended ELECTRE III  symmetry  single valued neutrosophic set (SVNS)  neutrosophic multiset (NM)  single valued neutrosophic multiset (SVNM)  cosine measure  multiple attribute decisionmaking  LNGPBM operator  LNGWPBM operator  Linguistic neutrosophic sets  generalized partitioned Bonferroni mean operator  multiple attribute group decisionmaking (MAGDM)  pseudoBCI algebra  hesitant fuzzy set  neutrosophic set  filter  action learning  school administrator  SVM  neutrosophic classification  neutrosophic set  soft set  totally dependentneutrosophic set  totally dependentneutrosophic soft set  generalized De Morgan algebra  complex neutrosophic set  complex neutrosophic graph  fuzzy graph  matrix representation  neutrosophic triplet groups  semigroup  semineutrosophic triplets  classical group of neutrosophic triplets  Ssemigroup of neutrosophic triplets  pseudo primitive elements  neutrosophic sets (NSs)  interval neutrosophic numbers (INNs)  exponential operational laws of interval neutrosophic numbers  interval neutrosophic weighted exponential aggregation (INWEA) operator  multiple attribute decision making (MADM)  typhoon disaster evaluation  simplified neutrosophic linguistic numbers  cloud model  Maclaurin symmetric mean  multicriteria decisionmaking  neutrosophy  DSmT  decisionmaking algorithms  robotic dexterous hands  grasping configurations  grasp type  generalized group  neutrosophic triplet set  neutrosophic triplet group  group  neutrosophic cubic set  neutrosophic cubic graphs  applications of neutrosophic cubic graphs  singlevalued neutrosophic multisets  medical diagnosis  probabilistic rough sets over two universes  threeway decisions  similarity measures  neutrosophic cubic set  decisionmaking  soft sets  support soft sets  interval valued neutrosophic support soft sets  sustainable supplier selection problems (SSSPs)  analytic network process  interdependency of criteria  TOPSIS  neutrosophic set  2inglevalued neutrosophic set  Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS)  integrated weight  maximizing deviation  multiattribute decisionmaking (MADM)  neutrosophic triplet set (NTS)  partial metric spaces (PMS)  fixed point theory (FPT)  neutrosophic triplet  quasi neutrosophic triplet loop  quasi neutrosophic triplet group  BEalgebra  CIalgebra  fuzzy time series  forecasting  twofactor fuzzy logical relationship  multivalued neutrosophic set  Hamming distance  neutrosophic set  prioritized operator  Muirhead mean  multicriteria decisionmaking  aggregation operators  dual aggregation operators  neutrosophic triplet group (NTG)  NTsubgroup  homomorphism theorem  weak commutative neutrosophic triplet group  neutrosophic rough set  MGNRS  dual domains  inclusion relation  decisionmaking  neutromonomorphism  neutroepimorphism  neutroautomorphism  fundamental neutrohomomorphism theorem  first neutroisomorphism theorem  and second neutroisomorphism theorem  linear and nonlinear neutrosophic number  deneutrosophication methods  neutrosophic set  bipolar fuzzy set  neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy set  neutrosophic bipolar fuzzy weighted averaging operator  similarity measure  algorithm  multiple attribute decision making problem  neutrosophic duplets  semigroup  neutrosophic triplet groups  neutrosophic set  fault diagnosis  normal distribution  defuzzification  simplified neutrosophic weighted averaging operator  (commutative) ideal  generalized neutrosophic set  generalized neutrosophic ideal  commutative generalized neutrosophic ideal  linguistic neutrosophic sets  multicriteria group decisionmaking  power aggregation operator  extended TOPSIS method  probabilistic singlevalued (interval) neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy set  multiattribute decision making  aggregation operator  quasigroup  loop  BCIalgebra  BolMoufang  quasi neutrosophic loops  Fenyves identities  Gmetric  neutrosophic Gmetric  neutrosophic sets  clustering  neutrosophic big data  neutrosophic logic  aggregation operator  complement  intersection  membership  neutrosophic soft set  NC power dual MM operator (NCPDMM) operator  NCPMM operator  MADM  MM operator  Neutrosophic cubic sets  PA operator  interval neutrosophic sets  Bonferroni mean  power operator  multiattribute decision making (MADM)  multiple attribute group decision making (MAGDM)  2tuple linguistic neutrosophic sets (2TLNSs)  TODIM model  2TLNNs TODIM method  construction project  MCGDM problems  triangular fuzzy neutrosophic sets (TFNSs)  VIKOR model  TFNNs VIKOR method  potential evaluation  emerging technology commercialization  Qlinguistic neutrosophic variable set  vector similarity measure  cosine measure  Dice measure  Jaccard measure  decision making  inclusion relation  neutrosophic rough set  multiattribute group decisionmaking (MAGDM)  multigranulation neutrosophic rough set (MNRS)  two universes  single valued trapezoidal neutrosophic number  multicriteria group decision making  possibility degree  power aggregation operators  LAsemihypergroups  neutrosophic triplet set  neutrohomomorphism  algorithm  decision making  expert set  generalized neutrosophic set  neutrosophic sets  Qneutrosophic  soft sets  simplified neutrosophic sets (SNSs)  interval number  dependent degree  multicriteria group decisionmaking (MCGDM)  computability  oracle Turing machines  neutrosophic sets  neutrosophic logic  recursive enumerability  oracle computation  criterion functions  neutrosophic computation  neutrosophic logic  quantum computation  computation  logic  n/a
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