Lexicographic Methods for Fuzzy Linear Programming
MetadataShow full item record
AuthorPérez Cañedo, Boris; Verdegay Galdeano, José Luis; Concepción Morales, Eduardo René; Rosete, Alejandro
Fuzzy linear programmingFully fuzzy linear programmingFully fuzzy multi-objective linear programmingFuzzy linear assignment problemFuzzy numberFuzzy inequality constraintLexicographic ranking criteria
Pérez-Cañedo, B.; Verdegay, J.L.; Concepción-Morales, E.R.; Rosete, A. Lexicographic Methods for Fuzzy Linear Programming. Mathematics 2020, 8, 1540. [doi:10.3390/math8091540]
SponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; European Union (EU) TIN2017-86647-P
Fuzzy Linear Programming (FLP) has addressed the increasing complexity of real-world decision-making problems that arise in uncertain and ever-changing environments since its introduction in the 1970s. Built upon the Fuzzy Sets theory and classical Linear Programming (LP) theory, FLP encompasses an extensive area of theoretical research and algorithmic development. Unlike classical LP, there is not a unique model for the FLP problem, since fuzziness can appear in the model components in different ways. Hence, despite fifty years of research, new formulations of FLP problems and solution methods are still being proposed. Among the existing formulations, those using fuzzy numbers (FNs) as parameters and/or decision variables for handling inexactness and vagueness in data have experienced a remarkable development in recent years. Here, a long-standing issue has been how to deal with FN-valued objective functions and with constraints whose left- and right-hand sides are FNs. The main objective of this paper is to present an updated review of advances in this particular area. Consequently, the paper briefly examines well-known models and methods for FLP, and expands on methods for fuzzy single- and multi-objective LP that use lexicographic criteria for ranking FNs. A lexicographic approach to the fuzzy linear assignment (FLA) problem is discussed in detail due to the theoretical and practical relevance. For this case, computer codes are provided that can be used to reproduce results presented in the paper and for practical applications. The paper demonstrates that FLP that is focused on lexicographic methods is an active area with promising research lines and practical implications.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.