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Decision making process and factors routing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research studies the decision-making process and the factors that affect truck routing. The data collection involved intercept interviews with truck drivers at three rest area and truck stops along major highways in ...

Sun, Yichen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive decision making processes and outcomes : structure and robustness  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Uncertainty in the decision making environment complicates the decision making process because future events may change the effect of a particular decision or series of decisions. This thesis explores the possibility of ...

Chacon, Vince

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USE OF THE BELIEF THEORY TO FORMALIZE AGENT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO CROPPING PLAN DECISION-MAKING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

USE OF THE BELIEF THEORY TO FORMALIZE AGENT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO CROPPING PLAN to define the agent decision making process. This formalism is based on the belief theory, which is a formal the belief theory. This theory allows to formalize reasoning. It can be used to make a decision between

Boyer, Edmond

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Professor Nick Sahinidis1 Center for Advanced Process Decision Making  

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processes, product and process design, engineering design, and automatic control. Since commercial versionsProfessor Nick Sahinidis1 Center for Advanced Process Decision Making & Department of Chemical companies in the automotive, financial, and chemical process industries. His research activities have been

Lin, Xiaodong

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ANGEL INVESTMENT DECISION MAKING AS A LEARNING PROCESS  

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ANGEL INVESTMENT DECISION MAKING AS A LEARNING PROCESS Donald J. Smith*, Colin M. Mason** and Richard T. Harrison*** *Discovery Investment Fund Limited, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Email: DJSmith31@aol for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XH Scotland, UK November 2010 #12;#12;ANGEL INVESTMENT

Mottram, Nigel

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New Solutions for Substation Sensing, Signal Processing and Decision Making M. Kezunovic, Fellow IEEE  

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New Solutions for Substation Sensing, Signal Processing and Decision Making M. Kezunovic, Fellow describes a new solution for integrating substation sensing, signal processing and decision making for more. Introduction The existing substation designs for sensing, signal processing and decision-making have been

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To understand the cognitive processes involved with probability judgment, decision making, and choice, to explore the implications these processes for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, and choice, to explore the implications these processes for understanding real-world decision makingObjective To understand the cognitive processes involved with probability judgment, decision making at understanding the cognitive processes underlying diagnostic hypothesis generation and human judgment

Dougherty, Michael

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Decision Making for a Sustainable Chemical Process Xun Jin and Karen A. High  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Decision Making for a Sustainable Chemical Process Xun Jin and Karen A. High School of Chemical-744-5280, Fax:405-744-6338 xun.jin@okstate.edu, high@okstate.edu ABSTRACT Decision-making for sustainability condition and various techniques. The different features in characterizing sustainability oriented decision

High, Karen

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Climate Change Scenario Planning in Alaska's National Parks: Stakeholder Involvement in the Decision-Making Process  

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This article studies the participation of stakeholders in climate change decision-making in Alaska s National Parks. We place stakeholder participation within literatures on environmental and climate change decision-making. We conducted participant observation and interviews in two planning workshops to investigate the decision-making process, and our findings are three-fold. First, the inclusion of diverse stakeholders expanded climate change decision-making beyond National Park Service (NPS) institutional constraints. Second, workshops of the Climate Change Scenario Planning Project (CCSPP) enhanced institutional understandings of participants attitudes towards climate change and climate change decision-making. Third, the geographical context of climate change influences the decision-making process. As the first regional approach to climate change decision-making within the NPS, the CCSPP serves as a model for future climate change planning in public land agencies. This study shows how the participation of stakeholders can contribute to robust decisions, may move climate change decision-making beyond institutional barriers, and can provide information about attitudes towards climate change decision-making.

Ernst, Kathleen M [ORNL] [ORNL; Van Riemsdijk, Dr. Micheline [University of Tennessee (UT)] [University of Tennessee (UT)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How brains make decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This chapter, dedicated to the memory of Mino Freund, summarizes the Quantum Decision Theory (QDT) that we have developed in a series of publications since 2008. We formulate a general mathematical scheme of how decisions are taken, using the point of view of psychological and cognitive sciences, without touching physiological aspects. The basic principles of how intelligence acts are discussed. The human brain processes involved in decisions are argued to be principally different from straightforward computer operations. The difference lies in the conscious-subconscious duality of the decision making process and the role of emotions that compete with utility optimization. The most general approach for characterizing the process of decision making, taking into account the conscious-subconscious duality, uses the framework of functional analysis in Hilbert spaces, similarly to that used in the quantum theory of measurements. This does not imply that the brain is a quantum system, but just allows for the simple...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change scenario planning in Alaska's National Parks: Stakeholder involvement in the decision-making process  

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This article studies the participation of stakeholders in climate change decision-making in Alaska s National Parks. We place stakeholder participation within literatures on environmental and climate change decision-making. We conducted participant observation and interviews in two planning workshops to investigate the decision-making process, and our findings are three-fold. First, the inclusion of diverse stakeholders expanded climate change decision-making beyond National Park Service (NPS) institutional constraints. Second, workshops of the Climate Change Scenario Planning Project (CCSPP) enhanced institutional understandings of participants attitudes towards climate change and climate change decision-making. Third, the geographical context of climate change influences the decisionmaking process. As the first regional approach to climate change decision-making within the NPS, the CCSPP serves as a model for future climate change planning in public land agencies. This study shows how the participation of stakeholders can contribute to robust decisions, may move climate change decision-making beyond institutional barriers, and can provide information about attitudes towards climate change decision-making.

Ernst, Kathleen M [ORNL] [ORNL; Van Riemsdijk, Dr. Micheline [University of Tennessee (UT)] [University of Tennessee (UT)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An evidential game theory framework in multi-criteria decision making process  

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Abstract Multi-criteria decision making process is a widely concerned issue. In traditional studies, it is assumed that a decision makers behaviors are not affected by others. However, competitive environment is more general in real world where everybody maximizes his benefits and each people is inevitably influenced by others behaviors. In this paper, an evidential game theory framework is proposed in order to address the multi-criteria decision making process in the competitive environment. The proposed framework includes five stages, namely game analysis, decision-making analysis, strategies evaluations, fusion of evaluations, decision based on equilibrium, respectively. Within the proposed framework, a representation form of uncertain information called belief structure derived from DempsterShafer theory is employed to model the uncertainty involving experts subjective evaluations. The game theory is used to find the optimal combination of strategies in the interactive decision situations. The application of the proposed evidential game theory framework is given by an illustrative example.

Xinyang Deng; Xi Zheng; Xiaoyan Su; Felix T.S. Chan; Yong Hu; Rehan Sadiq; Yong Deng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Political-economic processes and collective decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

model of the political economic process? There is a preciseto model a political-economic process. We point out that in1994 Economic~ POLITICAL ECONOMIC PROCESSES AND COLLECTIVE

Rausser, Gordon C.; Simon, Leo K.; van 't Veld, Klaas T.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Decision-Making Process of Genetically At-Risk Couples Considering Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Initial Findings from a Grounded Theory Study  

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Decision Making; Decision Theory; Family Planning; In VitroDecision-Making Process of Genetically At-Risk Couples Considering Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Initial Findings from a Grounded Theory

Hershberger, Patricia E.; Gallo, Agatha M.; Kavanaugh, Karen; Olshansky, Ellen; Schwartz, Alan; Tur-Kaspa, Ilan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MultiCriteria Decision Making for Sustainability-Oriented Chemical Process Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

MultiCriteria Decision Making for Sustainability-Oriented Chemical Process Design Xun Jin and Karen), Sustainability, Multi-Objective Programming (MOP), Williams-Otto (WO) process, Multiobjective Evolutionary, sustainability has more than ever been elaborated in a wide variety of contexts, including chemical process

High, Karen

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Contributions to risk-informed decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Risk-informed decision-making (RIDM) is a formal process that assists stakeholders make decisions in the face of uncertainty. At MIT, a tool known as the Analytic Deliberative Decision Making Process (ADP) has been under ...

Elliott, Michael A. (Michael Alfred)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Supported Decision Making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.S. Navy Nuclear Program · Decades of dynamic operations of hundreds of nuclear power plants withoutSimulation Supported Decision Making Gene Allen Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division SI: TO PASS ON WHAT I KNOW on SIMULATION · CAREER FOCUS: HOW TO USE COMPUTERS TO DO HELP MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

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A study of decision making in the power plant permitting process in Appalachia. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Results of prior work and prevalent opinion in both private and public sectors suggested that an improved permitting process that assures better communications among decision-making bodies, utility companies and regulating agencies, and which removes inefficiencies could shorten this time lag. Four recently-permitted Appalachian power stations were selected for detailed analysis: Pleasants Power Station, Pleasants County, West Virginia; Miller Steam Plant, Jefferson County, Alabama; Cherokee Power Station, Cherokee County, South Carolina; Homer City Power Station, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

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1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designating marine protected areas in the United States and Ecuador: understanding the decision-making process  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

are central federal agencies and field bureaucracies, producer interests, consumer interests and occasionally Congress. Examples of producer interests in marine policy would be commercial fisheries, and the hydrocarbon industry. Examples of consumer... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences DESIGNATING MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ECUADOR: UNDERSTANDING THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS A Thesis by AMRIT WORK KENDRICK A...

Kendrick, Amrit Work

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-process theories of decision-making: A selective survey  

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Abstract Brain modularity is a key concept in neuroscience. It challenges the common view of the single coherent self adopted in many disciplines, including economics. Multi-process theories of decision-making rely on the existence of several brain systems interacting with each other to revisit standard paradigms of choice, propose choices that fit the behavioral data better, and offer testable predictions. In this paper, we present a selective review of our recent research in this area. We focus on constrained optimization models rather than the computational models extensively used in neuroscience.

Isabelle Brocas; Juan D. Carrillo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Social Decision-making Processes in Local Contexts: An STS Case Study on Nuclear Power Plant Siting in Japan  

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This is an STS case study of the social decision-making process on the siting of a nuclear power plant in Japan, from the point of view of a ... and the phase involving introduction into society. Nuclear power te...

Kohta Juraku; Tatsujiro Suzuki; Osamu Sakura

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asian real estate investment : data utilization for the decision making process  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Many investors in developed countries believe the Asian emerging market to be highly risky due to numerous uncertainties including limited market information to make sound investment decisions. However, still successful ...

Huh, Keun, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-energy in the United States: Socioeconomic factors and the decision-making process  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion with energy recovery, commonly called waste-to-energy (WTE), was adopted by many US communities during the 1980s to manage their growing quantities of MSW. Although less than one percent of all US MSW was burned to retrieve its heat energy in 1970, WTE grew to account for 16 percent of MSW in 1990, and many experts forecasted that WTE would be used to manage as much as half of all garbage by the turn of the century. However, the growth of WTE has been reduced in recent years by project cancellations. This study takes an in-depth look at the socioeconomic factors that have played a role in the decisions of communities that have considered WTE as a component of their solid waste management strategies. More specifically, a three-pronged approach is adopted to investigate (1) the relationships between a municipality`s decision to consider and accept/reject WTE and key socioeconomic parameters, (2) the potential impacts of recent changes in financial markets on the viability of WTE, and (3) the WTE decision-making process and the socioeconomic parameters that are most important in the municipality`s decision. The first two objectives are met by the collection and analysis of aggregate data on all US WTE initiatives during the 1982 to 1990 time frame. The latter objective is met by way of four in-depth case studies -- two directed at communities that have accepted WTE and two that have cancelled WTE projects.

Curlee, T.R.; Schexnayder, S.M.; Vogt, D.P.; Wolfe, A.K.; Kelsay, M.P.; Feldman, D.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Review Judgment and decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and social factors that shape and complement the cognitive processes of decision making. The decision shifted its emphasis from predicting choices, which can be successful without theoretical insight, to understanding the processes shaping them. Those processes are often revealed through biases that suggest non

Fischhoff, Baruch

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Socially responsible investment in Malaysia: behavioral framework in evaluating investors' decision making process  

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Abstract Socially responsible investment (SRI) is the method of investment decisions on social, ethics, and/or environment within the context of rigorous financial analysis. This study aims to examine the role of intention, attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control and moral norms in explaining SRI behavior by investors in Malaysia. The underlying framework is the Theory of Planned Behavior (TpB) that has been modified to incorporate moral norms as an additional explanatory variable. Studies that apply TpB in their measurement of behavior indicate a mix of explanations for the relationship of constructs that influence behavior through intention which warrant further examinations. The results based on a questionnaire survey of Malaysian investors suggest that attitude, subjective norms and moral norms have positive effect on intention which in turn positively affects behavior towards SRI. The relationship for attitude, subjective norms, and moral norms to behavior is improved significantly by intention as a mediator. Based on squared multiple correlations (R2), it is found that the final structural model could explain 46% of the variance in intention and 50% of the variance in behavior. SRI providers and policy makers should also consider the influence of social pressure from investors' friends and relatives in their SRI decision-making. Investors' personal standards are also found to influence the intention and behavior to invest in SRI.

Ainul Azreen Adam; Elvia R. Shauki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three essays in decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This dissertation is composed of three essays about consumer judgment and decision making. In Essay 1, I develop a novel explanation for the well-known endowment effect - the tendency for owners to value goods more than ...

Weaver, Ray, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Participation in crisis decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

that included: departmental secretaries, under secretaries, military officers, and presidential staff. Actions that these indi- viduals pursued that were classified as participation in crisis decision making included: meeting attendance, presenting policy... positions, presenting alternative courses of action, and informing other decision makers of the nature oi a crisis. The data suggest that various patterns of participation occur in different types of crises, and that actors may tend to participate more...

Marsico, Dale Joseph

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revised process for work zone decision-making based on quantitative performance measures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Work zones create one of the most challenging environments for drivers. Implementing work zones on urban freeways creates many issues, especially with respect to mobility. Decisions made regarding the work zone should be informed by quantitative...

Hartmann, Thomas Wayne

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Brief 1 Retail Buyer Decision Making Retail Buyer Decision Making  

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Research Brief 1 Retail Buyer Decision Making Retail Buyer Decision Making Pamela J. Brown, Ph prepared to acquaint extension agents with the process and responsibilities of buying for a retail business, current research topics concerning retail buyers, and specifically with apparel buying. This research

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Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)); Wolfe, A.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); Wolfe, A.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Effective Is a Virtual Consultation Process in Facilitating Multidisciplinary Decision-Making for Malignant Epidural Spinal Cord Compression?  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of a virtual consultation (VC) process in determining treatment strategy for patients with malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC). Methods and Materials: A prospective clinical database was maintained for patients with MESCC. A virtual consultation process (involving exchange of key predetermined clinical information and diagnostic imaging) facilitated rapid decision-making between oncologists and spinal surgeons. Diagnostic imaging was reviewed retrospectively (by R.R.) for surgical opinions in all patients. The primary outcome was the accuracy of virtual consultation opinion in predicting the final treatment recommendation. Results: After excluding 20 patients who were referred directly to the spinal surgeon, 125 patients were eligible for virtual consultation. Of the 46 patients who had a VC, surgery was recommended in 28 patients and actually given to 23. A retrospective review revealed that 5/79 patients who did not have a VC would have been considered surgical candidates. The overall accuracy of the virtual consultation process was estimated at 92%. Conclusion: The VC process for MESCC patients provides a reliable means of arriving at a multidisciplinary opinion while minimizing patient transfer. This can potentially shorten treatment decision time and enhance clinical outcomes.

Fitzpatrick, David [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada) [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); St Luke's Hospital, Dublin (Ireland); Grabarz, Daniel [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada) [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); Centro Oncologia Mendel and Associados, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Wang, Lisa [Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Department of Biostatistics, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); Bezjak, Andrea [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); Fehlings, Michael G. [Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Neuroscience Center, Spinal Program, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Neuroscience Center, Spinal Program, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); Fosker, Christopher [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); Rampersaud, Raja [Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Krembil Neuroscience Center, Spinal Program, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada)] [Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Krembil Neuroscience Center, Spinal Program, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada); Wong, Rebecca K.S., E-mail: rebecca.wong@rmp.uhn.on.ca [Palliative Radiation Oncology Program and Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto (Canada)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative Analysis of Group Decision Making for Complex Engineered Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Understanding group decision-making processes is crucial for design or operation of a complex system. Unfortunately, there are few experimental tools that might contribute to the development of a theory of group decision-making ...

Broniatowski, David Andre

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Interactions between learning and decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We quantify the effects of learning and decision making on each other in three parts. In the first part, we look at how knowledge about decision making can influence learning. Let the decision cost be the amount spent by ...

Tulabandhula, Theja

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Finance capital markets and corporate decision-making processes: The case of W. T. Grant Company's bankruptcy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The effect of capital markets on corporate decision making has been a focus of scholarly attention for more than a century. The existing literature has remained sparse, however, in detailed analyses of the proces...

Davita Silfen Glasberg

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of human decision making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for computer emulation of human decision making defines a plurality of concepts related to a domain and a plurality of situations related to the domain, where each situation is a combination of at least two of the concepts. Each concept and situation is represented in the computer as an oscillator output, and each situation and concept oscillator output is distinguishable from all other oscillator outputs. Information is input to the computer representative of detected concepts, and the computer compares the detected concepts with the stored situations to determine if a situation has occurred.

Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Sabina E. (Albuquerque, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating online decision-making styles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As one of the factors influencing consumers purchase behavior, decision-making styles are crucial for understanding consumer shopping behavior and for developing successful marketing strategies. Decision-making styles have been mainly viewed as a...

Park, Young A

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Using knowledge in a complex decision-making process Evidence and principles from the Danish Houting project's ecosystem-based management approach  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In ecosystem-based management (EBM), the use of knowledge is considered an important means to reach sound decisions. However, EBM approaches typically entail complex decision-making processes, involving multiple actors and policy levels. Hence, it is questionable whether and how knowledge can be used as a means to reach sound decisions. This paper explores and evaluates the knowledge governance employed by decision-makers to successfully implement EBM in a complex setting. Conclusions are drawn from a case study based on 30 qualitative interviews, document analysis, and observational participation in Denmark's second largest river restoration project, the Houting project. Our findings suggest that disjointed knowledge governance, knowledge bases acknowledging different values and interests, and the use of experiments were crucial to the success, but at the same time partly restricted the quality, of decision-making in the project. Several suggestions are made on how to compensate for the shortcomings identified.

Diana Giebels; Arwin van Buuren; Jurian Edelenbos

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2 3 4 Julia Trommershäuser1 decision theory, expected utility theory35 #12;2 36 Abstract37 We discuss behavioral studies directed the behavioral39 tasks in the language of statistical decision theory, we can compare performance in40 equivalent

Maloney, Laurence T.

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Proposing a decision-making model using analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy expert system for prioritizing industries in installation of combined heat and power systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Restructuring electric power and increasing energy cost encourage large energy consumers to utilize combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In addition to these two factors, the gradual exclusion of subsidies is the third factor intensifying the utilization ... Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process, Combined heat and power, Decision making, Fuzzy expert system, Industry

Mehdi Piltan; Erfan Mehmanchi; S. F. Ghaderi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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November 2009 Can Intuitive Decision Making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ramifications for educational, personal, medical, and organizational decision-making; personnel selection and assessment; team dynamics; training; and organizational development. Some evidence suggests that individuals, in the decisions of firefighters, military commanders, emergency room surgeons, and corporate executives operating

McShea, Daniel W.

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Tank Farm Area Cleanup Decision-Making  

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Area Cleanup Decision-Making Groundwater Vadose Zone Single Shell Tank System Closure (tanks, structures and pipelines) * Washington State Hazardous Waste Management Act (Resource...

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Enhancing management decision making in global enterprises using GIS principles  

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Business organisations are increasing their influence and presence throughout the world as domestic economies become oversaturated. Organisations increasingly turn to international commerce to discover new markets. Globalisation requires that firms adapt their management and decision-making practices to recognise localised cultural, political, legal, social, and security requirements. In response, organisations are revamping their decision processes, tailoring them as cultures evolve, political assumptions and realities change, laws are enacted, social issues come to the forefront, and security requirements mature. Traditional decision support systems (DSS) are incapable of readily incorporating localised variables into decision-making processes and must be enhanced. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), have the potential to enhance traditional management decision-making (DSS) tools by adapting them for use in global environments. This paper proposes the melding of GIS and DSS toolsets to create a new framework, hereinafter referred to as Geographically-Enhanced Decision Support Systems (GEDSS), for enhanced management and decision-making for businesses.

A. James Wynne; Harry L. Reif; Chandrashekar D. Challa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment  

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Speaker(s): Vineeta Pal Date: July 26, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney To make informed decisions about the design, construction and operation of a building, it is necessary to predict and evaluate the impact of these decisions on the performance of the building. Each of these decisions impacts the performance of the building in a number of different and inter-related ways. Therefore, a computational environment that seeks to support this decision-making process needs to enable the prediction and evaluation of different aspects of building performance. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available, each of which addresses a particular aspect of the building performance. The Building Design

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Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Experimental Assessment of Decision Models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

designed to enable researchers to examine the ways decision makers choose from among three categories of antiterrorism technologies or do nothing under different conditions of certainty and framing. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION The poliheuristic theory... of decision making was used as the basis for the study. The poliheuristic theory incorporates the conditions surrounding policy decisions, as well as the cognitive processes associated with these surroundings. It posits that decision makers employ a two...

Vedlitz, Arnold; Mintz, Alex; Redd, Steven B.; Liu, Xinsheng; Alston, Letitia T.

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing Information in Quantum Decision Theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A survey is given summarizing the state of the art of describing information processing in Quantum Decision Theory, which has been recently advanced as a novel variant of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intended actions. The theory characterizes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference. The self-consistent procedure of decision making, in the frame of the quantum decision theory, takes into account both the available objective information as well as subjective contextual effects. This quantum approach avoids any paradox typical of classical decision theory. Conditional maximization of entropy, equivalent to the minimization of an information functional, makes it possible to connect the quantum and classical decision theories, showing that the latter is the limit of the former under vanishing interference terms.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Compressed Air System Decisions  

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. Today, modern, high quality manufacturing facilities require a more scientific approach. Many manufacturing processes require strict controls over compressed air pressure, temperature and purity levels. Competitive pressures also force manufacturers...-lubricated cylinder designs. Reciprocating compressor designs remained the standard for industry until the mid 1970s. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, material and manufacturing advances led to the development of 219 Ingersoll-Rand Co. Davidson, N...

Porri, R. E.

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Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models  

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Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models David Grace Lehigh University Eugene Perevalov Lehigh University Report: 12T-003 #12;Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models Draft Abstract The optimal decision making problem in situations characterized

Snyder, Larry

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An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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process and (b) as an economic process (Groover,and (b) as an economic process (Groover, 2001) CHAPTER 2.overhead charges, process waste, economic, and human safety.

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar - Making Decision in...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Management Across Multiple Agencies Using Structured Decision Making Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar - Making Decision in Complex Landscapes: Headwater Stream Management...

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Capital expenditure decision making in small firms  

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A number of studies have been conducted to determine the extent to which large firms utilize sophisticated techniques in capital expenditure decision making. This research effort focuses on financial decision making procedures of small firms, exploring the techniques utilized to evaluate investment opportunities, methods employed to adjust for risk, purposes of expenditures and concern for profitability, and the source and cost of funds. In light of the recent debate on the capital shortage issue, small firms were also asked what type of tax reform they deemed most desirable to stimulate capital investments.

L.R. Runyon

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

52

Manipulating decision making of typical agents  

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We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and it can be either positive or negative depending on the relative attraction of the competing choices. The most efficient way of varying the decision makers choice is realized by influencing the attraction factor. This can be done in two ways. One method is to arrange in a special manner the payoff weights, which induces the required changes of the values of attraction factors. We show that a slight variation of the payoff weights can invert the sign of the attraction factors and reverse the decision preferences, even when the prospect utilities remain unchanged. The second method of influencing the decision makers choice is by providing information to decision makers. The methods of influencing decision making are illustrated by several experiments, whose outcomes are compared quantitatively with the predictions of our approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

53

An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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Sustainable manufacturing - green technology for processes,of Process Trade-off Analysis tool and Sustainableof Process Trade-off Analysis tool and Sustainable Minds

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

54

Implications for decision making: Government perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in three areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from a governmental perspective. The first area involves issues related to the apportionment of risk. The second concerns the standard to be applied in evaluated costs. The third encompasses the international equity issues raised by policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

Gruenspecht, H. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of science, stakeholder engagement, and decision making process design in advancing innovation around water management in Massachusetts  

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The Sustainable Water Management Initiative is a multi-stakeholder process that the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs convened in early 2010 to seek advice on how to more sustainably manage ...

Corson-Rikert, Tyler Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

Evidence-based Decision Making: Influences on Central-Office Administrators' Decision-Making Practices  

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through rigorous, scientifically-based research. This mandate required central office administrators who managed federal budgets to make evidence-based decisions when purchasing interventions and programs with federal funds. In this study, central office...

Haecker, Bonnie Minnia

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications for decision making: Auto industry perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the auto industry. Two methods of reducing fuel use are discussed: increasing fuel efficiency of automobiles and reducing vehicle fuel use by other methods. Regulatory and market-driven control of fuel consumption are discussed. It is concluded that the automobile industry would prefer market-driven control of fuel consumption to regulatory control of fuel efficiency.

Leonard, S.A. [General Motors Technical Center, Warren, MI (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications for decision making: Industrial sector perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the industrial sector. Industry is presented as supportive of energy conservation measures in spite of the large uncertainties in the global warming issue. Perspectives of developed and developing countries are contrasted, and carbon dioxide emissions are compared. Socioeconomic implications of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the form of higher prices for goods and services, are outlined.

Mangelsdorf, F.E. [Texaco, Inc., Beacon, NY (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

59

Context-dependent incremental decision making scrutinizing the intentions of others via Bayesian network model construction  

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Decision making about which are the scrutinized intentions of others, usually called intention reading or intention recognition, is an elementary basic decision making process required as a basis for other higher-level decision making, such as the intention-based ... Keywords: Bayesian Network Combination, Elder Care, Evolutionary Game Theory, Intention Recognition, Logic Programming, Plan Corpora

The Anh Han; Lus Moniz Pereira

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

60

Decision Making Based on a Nonparametric Shape-Preserving ...  

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Nov 25, 2013 ... This paper develops a robust optimization based decision-making ... investigations in economics and decision theory have systemized utili-.

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attribute decision making Sample Search...  

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Disciplines Decision Making Decision SystemsDecision Sciences Who... or what is making decisions? computerman decision theory utility theory ... ... Source: Bohanec, Marko...

62

A decision making framework for cruise ship design  

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This thesis develops a new decision making framework for initial cruise ship design. Through review of effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making, a uniform philosophy is created to articulate a framework ...

Katsoufis, George P. (George Paraskevas)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Decision-making processes for risk-reducing surgery used by women at risk for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC)  

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...listed their choice (have, not have, undecided) for RRO and RRM. These decisions were interpreted using conditions of Decision Theory (Resnik, 1987): decision under certainty, decision under risk, and decision under uncertainty. A decision...

Lois Loescher; Kyung Hee Lim; and April O'Connor

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

An Update on Proposed Changes to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

After receiving numerous comments about a proposed procedural change to the Energy Department's liquified natural gas export decision-making process, the Department is finalizing its decision to implement the change.

65

An experimental test of the poliheuristic theory of foreign policy decision making using military leaders  

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This is a study in foreign policy decision making which assesses the impact of dynamic choice sets (where new alternatives appear during the decision process), on strategy selection and choice in international politics. The hypotheses tested involve...

Carnes, Amy Elizabeth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Elite Decision Making  

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focuses on two groups of decision makers, candidates running for office and public managers, and the effect of their decisions on the electorate and organization, respectively. The dissertation explores the impact of candidates' decisions regarding...

Johansen, Morgen S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

67

Small Manufacturer Strategic Decision Making Assistance Tool (SMSDM): a Case Study of a Small Oklahoma Manufacturer.  

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??The propose was to design an informative analytical tool for small Oklahoma manufacturing firms that would assist in their strategic planning and decision making processes. (more)

Robertson, William D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

68

Sustainable Transportation Decision-Making: Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) and Total Cost Analysis  

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is to develop a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that will lead to more balanced decision-making in transportation investment and optimize the most sustainable high-speed rail (HSR) route. The decision support system developed here explicitly elaborates...

Kim, Hwan Yong

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

69

Eventological theory of decision making for stock markets  

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The eventological theory of decision-making, the theory of eventfull decision-making is a theory of decision-making based on eventological principles and using results of mathematical eventology; a theoretical basis of the practical eventology. The beginnings of this theory which have arisen from eventfull representation of the reasonable subject and his decisions in the form of eventological distributions (E-distributions) of sets of events and which are based on the eventological H-theorem are offered. The illustrative example of the eventological decision-making by the reasonable subject on his own eventfull behaviour in the financial or share market is considered.

Oleg Yu. Vorobyev; Joe J. Goldblatt; Rebecca Finkel

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

70

Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the  

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1 Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the Maritime Environment Fred S. Roberts Director of CCICADA Rutgers University #12;2 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·Today's decision makers speeds and quantities 2 #12;3 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·These tools and resources will enable better

71

Manipulating decision making of typical agents  

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We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and ...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Declaring that "Compliance with [NEPA] is a pre-requisite to successful implementation of DOE programs and projects," the Secretary has signed a memorandum on "Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance." The memo urges better use of existing tools and guidance, and highlights principles for strengthening NEPA compliance - for example, through Field

73

Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary...

74

Revision Moment for the Retail Decision-Making System.  

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?? In this work we address to the problems of the loan origination decision-making systems. In accordance with the basic principles of the loan origination (more)

Juszczuk, Agnieszka Beata

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making:...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Applying Climate...

76

DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Declaring that "Compliance with [NEPA] is a pre-requisite to successful implementation of DOE programs and projects," the Secretary has signed a memorandum on "Improved Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance." The memo urges better use of existing tools and guidance, and highlights principles for strengthening NEPA compliance - for example, through Field

77

Information Theory and Observational Limitations in Decision Making  

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#12;Information Theory and Observational Limitations in Decision Making David H. Wolpert Santa Fe: Hedonic utility, risk attitudes, S-shaped utility, decision theory, constrained obser- vation, bounded for formalizing and analyzing the problem faced by a Decision Maker (DM) working under information

78

Experiments on decision making and auctions  

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Theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995). The basic premise behind Case-Based Decision Theory (henceforth CBDT) is that a DM uses her past experience to help evaluate current choices, rather than constructing beliefs about certain states of the world...

Watson, Elizabeth Ann

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

79

Total cost model for making sourcing decisions  

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This thesis develops a total cost model based on the work done during a six month internship with ABB. In order to help ABB better focus on low cost country sourcing, a total cost model was developed for sourcing decisions. ...

Morita, Mark, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making: An Overview and Future Course  

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Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making: An Overview and Future Course Mica R. Endsley SA Technologies Robert Hoffman Institute for Human-Machine Cognition David Kaber North Carolina State University Emilie Roth Roth Cognitive Engineering ABSTRACT: The field of cognitive engineering and decision making

Kaber, David B.

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81

Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making1 Vania Peneva, Ivan Popchev  

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vary in time. Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic are powerful mathematical tools for modeling and control- ling1 6 Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making1 Vania Peneva, Ivan Popchev Institute of Information- searching of models for decision making support in multicriteria problems under uncertainties from fuzzy

Borissova, Daniela

82

Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Answer David Grace  

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Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Answer Depth David Grace Lehigh University Eugene Perevalov Lehigh University Report: 12T-002 #12;Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Answer Depth and in the presence of information sources is considered in a general setting. This brings about the need

Snyder, Larry

83

Environmental laws regulating chemicals: Uses of information in decision making under environmental statutes  

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Three areas are addressed in this paper: generic issues that arise simply in the process of decision-making under environmental statutes; different decision-making standards under various environmental statutes; and efforts to legislate a {open_quotes}safe{close_quotes} or {open_quotes}acceptable{close_quotes} risk from exposure to carcinogenic chemicals.

Gaba, J.M. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

84

English summary "Ethics in Economic Decision-Making (Marijke C. Leliveld) 1 Summary of "Ethics in Economic Decision-making"  

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English summary "Ethics in Economic Decision-Making (Marijke C. Leliveld) 1 Summary of "Ethics on ethics in economic decision-making. Ethics refer to standards of what people believe is morally the right or wrong thing to do. There are many ethical standards to which we can adhere in distributive settings

van den Brink, Jeroen

85

Supporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution  

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be acceptable. Moreover, we have shown that it is not always possible to mitigate all process risks. For exampleSupporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution Raffaele Conforti1 participants in making risk-informed decisions, with the aim to reduce the process risks. Risk reduction

van der Aalst, Wil

86

Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and  

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Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector: Climate Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.beta.undp.org/content/dam/aplaws/publication/en/publications/envir Language: English Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Screenshot This guidance document intends to provide countries with a practical tool on using climate information in their decision-making processes. This guide addresses these issues of adaptation planning under uncertainty of observed

87

Helping Utilities Make Smart Solar Decisions Utility Barriers  

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Solar DecisionsSource: SEPA 2010 1,717 MW of utility scale solar or 63 % · Nevada & New Mexico 659 MW for utilities so utilities have cost recovery and return #12;Utility Solar Business Models Ownership Energy Purchases 14Helping Utilities Make Smart Solar Decisions Energy Purchases Financing #12;Utility Financing

Homes, Christopher C.

88

Improving customer order visibility to enable improved planning and decision making  

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The General Purpose Drives organization of ABB Switzerland does not capture sufficient data on the movement of customer orders through the production process to make efficient decisions on where to allocate improvement ...

Krause, Karla M. (Karla Margarete)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation The nation's electricity system is regional in nature, because of the operation of the interconnected grids and the markets defined by them. Over the years, many regional organizations of utilities and governments have formed to manage and oversee these markets. Electric System Decision Making in Other Regions: A Preliminary Analysis Prepared for Western Interstate Energy Board Committee on Regional Electric Power Cooperation More Documents & Publications

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Improving enterprise decision-making : the benefits of metric commonality  

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The objective of this research is to identify a new approach in managing, and making internal program-level decisions from, externally tracked performance metrics. Industry observations indicate the increasing challenge ...

Friedman, Alissa H. (Alissa Heather)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Economics and Decision-Making for Climate Change and Sustainability  

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Economics and Decision-Making for Climate Change and Sustainability Subtitle: Climate Change is an Economic Problem� source and solutions lie in realm of social science Susan M. Capalbo Professor and Head, Applied Economics (formerly

Schmittner, Andreas

92

Memory and Decision Making: Determining Action when the Sirens Sound  

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Memories, both semantic, or learned knowledge, and episodic, or personal experiences, play an important role in an individuals decision making under risk. In addition, varying levels of knowledge and experience exist in each individual. These ...

Robert Drost

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Promoting decision making through a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM)  

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This paper describes the steps taken in a decision making process through a Sustainable Remediation Assessment Matrix (SRAM). The development of the SRAM deals with Complex, Large-scale Interconnected, Open, and Socio-technical System (CLIOS). For both large and small contaminated areas, considers potential impacts on neighbouring areas, the contribution to air emissions from the materials of the proposed project and the energy to be consumed. Along this line, the research focused on setting up a model under a systems perspective. A systemigram, from remedial investigation to project closeout, has been developed. For each stage of the remediation project, the process to identify stakeholders has been outlined. Moreover, and as an illustrative example, environmental, social, and economic aspects of remedial operations have been addressed on a specific case using the US Air Force Sustainable Remediation Tool (SRT).

Aspasia Kalomoiri; Washington Braida

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Practical risk-based decision making: Good decisions made efficiently  

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The Robotics and Process Systems Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Westinghouse Savannah River Company have teamed with JBF Associates, Inc. to address risk-based robotic planning. The objective of the project is to provide systematic, risk-based relative comparisons of competing alternatives for solving clean-up problems at DOE facilities. This paper presents the methodology developed, describes the software developed to efficiently apply the methodology, and discusses the results of initial applications for DOE. The paper also addresses current work in applying the approach to problems in other industries (including an example from the hydrocarbon processing industry).

Haire, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Guthrie, V.; Walker, D. [JBF Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Singer, R. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A naturalistic decision making model for simulated human combatants  

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The authors describe a naturalistic behavioral model for the simulation of small unit combat. This model, Klein's recognition-primed decision making (RPD) model, is driven by situational awareness rather than a rational process of selecting from a set of action options. They argue that simulated combatants modeled with RPD will have more flexible and realistic responses to a broad range of small-scale combat scenarios. Furthermore, they note that the predictability of a simulation using an RPD framework can be easily controlled to provide multiple evaluations of a given combat scenario. Finally, they discuss computational issues for building an RPD-based behavior engine for fully automated combatants in small conflict scenarios, which are being investigated within Sandia's Next Generation Site Security project.

HUNTER,KEITH O.; HART,WILLIAM E.; FORSYTHE,JAMES C.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Modeling designers' color decision processes through emotive choice mapping  

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Color selection support systems require a quantitative model of the color design decision-making process in order to support color selection strategies that further the specified goals of the designer without obstructing the unspecified goals. The system ...

Eric W. Cooper; Yuko Ishida; Katsuari Kamei

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework  

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Commercialization of new carbon capture simulation initiative (CCSI) technology will include two key elements of risk management, namely, technical risk (will process and plant performance be effective, safe, and reliable) and enterprise risk (can project losses and costs be controlled within the constraints of market demand to maintain profitability and investor confidence). Both of these elements of risk are incorporated into the risk analysis subtask of Task 7. Thus far, this subtask has developed a prototype demonstration tool that quantifies risk based on the expected profitability of expenditures when retrofitting carbon capture technology on a stylized 650 MW pulverized coal electric power generator. The prototype is based on the selection of specific technical and financial factors believed to be important determinants of the expected profitability of carbon capture, subject to uncertainty. The uncertainty surrounding the technical performance and financial variables selected thus far is propagated in a model that calculates the expected profitability of investments in carbon capture and measures risk in terms of variability in expected net returns from these investments. Given the preliminary nature of the results of this prototype, additional work is required to expand the scope of the model to include additional risk factors, additional information on extant and proposed risk factors, the results of a qualitative risk factor elicitation process, and feedback from utilities and other interested parties involved in the carbon capture project. Additional information on proposed distributions of these risk factors will be integrated into a commercial implementation framework for the purpose of a comparative technology investment analysis.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Metacognition in human decision-making: confidence and error monitoring  

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...some 20 cm away. This design allowed the researchers...information in the processing pipeline drives the DV across...detected as successive crossings of decision boundaries...31,32] or as double crossings of a single decision...paths at a fork in the road. However, most of our...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Risk and Cleanup Decision Making Presentation by Mark Gilbertson  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

AND CLEANUP DECISION MAKING AND CLEANUP DECISION MAKING www.em.doe.gov 1 Mark Gilbertson Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration Office of Environmental Management May 31, 2012 Presented to Environmental Management Advisory Board Topics * How we got to where we are * Existing environment and health risk www.em.doe.gov 2 * Existing environment and health risk analysis to support decision-making * Considerations going forward The Past Five Years * FY2008 budget assumed ~$6 billion escalated for inflation over the following four years * Re-baselined the program and in some cases renegotiated milestones and contracts to align with the budget profile * Milestones were negotiated in good faith (~40 agreements/~200 major milestones/year) * Recognition that approximately 50% of the EM budget is "min safe"

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Cache Decision Making: The Effects of Competition on Cache Decisions in Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami)  

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Cache Decision Making: The Effects of Competition on Cache Decisions in Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami) Stephanie D. Preston and Lucia F. Jacobs University of California, Berkeley Caching food the risk of pilferage. However, little is known about how food-storing animals determine the risk

Jacobs, Lucia

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Risk Analysis and Decision Making FY 2013 Milestone Report  

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Risk analysis and decision making is one of the critical objectives of CCSI, which seeks to use information from science-based models with quantified uncertainty to inform decision makers who are making large capital investments. The goal of this task is to develop tools and capabilities to facilitate the development of risk models tailored for carbon capture technologies, quantify the uncertainty of model predictions, and estimate the technical and financial risks associated with the system. This effort aims to reduce costs by identifying smarter demonstrations, which could accelerate development and deployment of the technology by several years.

Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.; Dale, Crystal; Jones, Edward; Thompson, J.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Doodle around the world: online scheduling behavior reflects cultural differences in time perception and group decision-making  

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Event scheduling is a group decision-making process in which social dynamics influence people's choices and the overall outcome. As a result, scheduling is not simply a matter of finding a mutually agreeable time, but a process that is shaped by social ... Keywords: cross-cultural, decision-making, doodle, event scheduling

Katharina Reinecke; Minh Khoa Nguyen; Abraham Bernstein; Michael Nf; Krzysztof Z. Gajos

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Making Replant Decisions in Cotton SCS-2007-08  

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Making Replant Decisions in Cotton SCS-2007-08 Extension AgronomyExtension Agronomy Department Agronomist ­ Cotton Lubbock, TX Dr. Robert Lemon Texas Cooperative Extension Agronomist ­ Cotton College phase of cotton production. Cool temperatures, excessive moisture, hard, packing rains, wind and sand

Mukhtar, Saqib

104

Geovisual evaluation of public participation in decision making: The grapevine  

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This article reports on a three-dimensional (time-space) geovisual analytic called a ''grapevine.'' People often use metaphors to describe the temporal and spatial structure of online discussions, e.g., ''threads'' growing as a result of message exchanges. ... Keywords: Decision making, Geovisual analytics, Grapevine, Human-computer-human interaction, Public participation, Spatio-temporal events

Robert Aguirre; Timothy Nyerges

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Integration of distributed spatial data in a decision making context  

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Integration of distributed spatial data in a decision making context Christelle Pierkot LIRMM, D deployment of communication networks has facilitated the sharing and exchange of spatial data between sites neither belong to the same organizations, but must cooperate. Spatial data is used to help user

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Developing a Framework to Support Shared Decision Making for Youth Mental Health Medication Treatment  

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Abstract Medical shared decision making has demonstrated success in increasing collaboration between clients and practitioners for various health decisions. As the importance of a shared decision making approach becomes ...

Crickard, Elizabeth L.; O'Brien, Megan S.; Rapp, Charles A.; Holmes, Cheryl L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process to make structured particles  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a process for making a composite material that contains structured particles. The process includes providing a first precursor in the form of a dry precursor powder, a precursor liquid, a precursor vapor of a liquid and/or a precursor gas. The process also includes providing a plasma that has a high field zone and passing the first precursor through the high field zone of the plasma. As the first precursor passes through the high field zone of the plasma, at least part of the first precursor is decomposed. An aerosol having a second precursor is provided downstream of the high field zone of the plasma and the decomposed first material is allowed to condense onto the second precursor to from structured particles.

Knapp, Angela Michelle; Richard, Monique N; Luhrs, Claudia; Blada, Timothy; Phillips, Jonathan

2014-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

108

Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed  

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Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Distributed Intelligent Agents for Decision Making at Local Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Levels Speaker(s): David Cohen Date: June 3, 2005 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Our goals are to develop and commercialize a system of adaptive, intelligent software components which run at distributed locations (DER-level) on the energy network to improve the reliability, efficiency, and security of the U.S. electrical distribution network. We are developing GridAgents, an enabling software technology framework and platform using a distributed multi-agent systems approach for advanced communications and control capabilities (large- scale automated demand response, distribution automation control, and Microgrid control applications). For more

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A Framework for Making Sustainable Cleanup Decisions Using the KONVERGENCE Model  

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The effects of closure decisions for used nuclear facilities can extend centuries into the future. Yet, the longevity of decisions made over the past half century has been poor. Our goal is an improved decision framework for decommissioning, stewardship, and waste management. This paper describes our overall framework. Companion papers describe the underlying philosophy of the KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions1 and implications for a class of intractable decision problems.2 Where knowledge, values, and resources converge (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision a decision that works over time. Our approach clarifies what is needed to make and keep decisions over relevant time periods. The process guides participants through establishing the real problem, understanding the universes of knowledge, values, resources, and generating alternatives. We explore three classes of alternatives reusable (e.g. greenfield), closed (e.g. entombed structures), and adaptable. After testing for konvergence of alternatives among knowledge, values, resources, we offer suggestions to diagnose divergence, to reduce divergence by refining alternatives to address identified weaknesses, and to plan to keep konvergence over the life of the decision. We believe that decisions made via this method will better stand the test of time because it will be either acceptable to keep them unchanged or possible to adapt them as knowledge, values, and resources change.

Piet, Steven James; Dettmers, Dana Lee; Dakins, Maxine Ellen; Eide, Steven Arvid; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Kerr, Thomas A; Nitschke, Robert Leon; Oswald, Kyle Blaine; Reisenauer, John Phillip

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision making model using soft set and rough set on fuzzy approximation spaces  

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In modern era of computing, there is a need of development in data analysis and decision making. Most of our tools are crisp, deterministic and precise in character. But general real life situations contains uncertainties. To handle such uncertainties many theories are developed such as fuzzy set, rough set, rough set on fuzzy approximation spaces etc. But all these theories have their own limitations. To overcome the limitations, the concept of soft set is introduced. But, soft set also fails if the attributes in the information system are almost identical rather exactly identical. In this paper, we propose a decision making model that consists of two processes such as preprocess and postprocess to mine decisions. In preprocess we use rough set on fuzzy approximation spaces to get the almost equivalence classes whereas in postprocess we use soft set techniques to obtain decisions. The proposed model is tested over an institutional dataset and the results show practical viability of the proposed research.

T.K. Das; D.P. Acharjya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Using the PROMETHEE Multi-Criteria Decision Making Method to Define New Exploration Strategies for Rescue  

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the environment. The aim of the exploration process is to cover the whole environment in a minimum period of timeUsing the PROMETHEE Multi-Criteria Decision Making Method to Define New Exploration Strategies University CNRS, UMR 6072 GREYC F-14032 Caen, France serge.stinckwich@ird.fr Abstract -- The exploration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

112

Dynamic Decision Making for Graphical Models Applied to Oil Exploration  

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We present a framework for sequential decision making in problems described by graphical models. The setting is given by dependent discrete random variables with associated costs or revenues. In our examples, the dependent variables are the potential outcomes (oil, gas or dry) when drilling a petroleum well. The goal is to develop an optimal selection strategy that incorporates a chosen utility function within an approximated dynamic programming scheme. We propose and compare different approximations, from simple heuristics to more complex iterative schemes, and we discuss their computational properties. We apply our strategies to oil exploration over multiple prospects modeled by a directed acyclic graph, and to a reservoir drilling decision problem modeled by a Markov random field. The results show that the suggested strategies clearly improve the simpler intuitive constructions, and this is useful when selecting exploration policies.

Martinelli, Gabriele; Hauge, Ragnar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Implications for decision making: The electric utilities` perspective  

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Implications for decision making in three areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the electric industry. The first area addresses economic factors in the electric industry. The second concerns the interrelationship of energy, electricity and the environment, and the global climate change issue. The third addresses the global context of the issue. It is concluded that a comprehensive examination of international implications of governmental policy should be made before implementation of carbon emissions limitations, and that limiting electricity demand could negatively affect economic growth and the environment.

Fang, W.L. [Edison Electric Inst., Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

114

Group decision making based autonomous control system for street lighting  

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Most traditional street lighting systems do not have the function of autonomous control. Inspired by social animals and insects, an autonomous control system for street lighting is presented in this paper. All the lamp nodes compose a wireless sensor network (WSN) based lamp group in which there are a lamp leader, a succeeding leader, and some lamp members. All the lamp members communicate with the lamp leader by forming a tree topology. The lamp member collects ambient illumination using a light sensor periodically. When finding the illumination is under the preset threshold, the lamp member will send a turning-on vote to the lamp leader. The lamp leader counts the number of votes received from the members. When the number of the votes is larger than the preset threshold, the lamp leader will send a turning-on command to all the lamp members. Just like the succession behavior in social animals, the succeeding leader in the proposed system can automatically take the place of the current lamp leader when it is disabled. A failure message can be sent to the remote street lighting maintenance center by a GPRS network. Leader switching and group decision making tests have been carried out for validating these proposed methods. The experimental results show that the proposed system can automatically response to ambient light changes. The method of group decision making improves the anti-interference capability and the intelligence level of the lighting control system.

Jun Zhang; Guifang Qiao; Guangming Song; Hongtao Sun; Jian Ge

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Towards A Theory-Of-Mind-Inspired Generic Decision-Making Framework Mihai Polceanu, Cedric Buche  

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Towards A Theory-Of-Mind-Inspired Generic Decision-Making Framework Mihai Polceanu, C´edric Buche of simulation as a decision-making technique, we propose a generic framework based on theory of mind, which the framework are discussed. 1 Introduction When attempting to make a suitable decision within an en- vironment

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making | Open Energy  

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FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Agency/Company /Organization: Federal Transit Administration, United States Department of Transportation Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual User Interface: Other Website: www.nbrti.org/docs/pdf/Characteristics_BRT_Decision-Making.pdf Cost: Free Language: English FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Screenshot References: FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making[1] "The Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT) report was prepared to provide transportation planners and decision makers with

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An expandable software model for collaborative decision making during the whole building life cycle  

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Decisions throughout the life cycle of a building, from design through construction and commissioning to operation and demolition, require the involvement of multiple interested parties (e.g., architects, engineers, owners, occupants and facility managers). The performance of alternative designs and courses of action must be assessed with respect to multiple performance criteria, such as comfort, aesthetics, energy, cost and environmental impact. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available that address specific performance issues during various stages of a building's life cycle. Some of these tools support collaboration by providing means for synchronous and asynchronous communications, performance simulations, and monitoring of a variety of performance parameters involved in decisions about a building during building operation. However, these tools are not linked in any way, so significant work is required to maintain and distribute information to all parties. In this paper we describe a software model that provides the data management and process control required for collaborative decision making throughout a building's life cycle. The requirements for the model are delineated addressing data and process needs for decision making at different stages of a building's life cycle. The software model meets these requirements and allows addition of any number of processes and support databases over time. What makes the model infinitely expandable is that it is a very generic conceptualization (or abstraction) of processes as relations among data. The software model supports multiple concurrent users, and facilitates discussion and debate leading to decision making. The software allows users to define rules and functions for automating tasks and alerting all participants to issues that need attention. It supports management of simulated as well as real data and continuously generates information useful for improving performance prediction and understanding of the effects of proposed technologies and strategies.

Papamichael, K.; Pal, V.; Bourassa, N.; Loffeld, J.; Capeluto, G.

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Process for making carbon foam  

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The process obviates the need for conventional oxidative stabilization. The process employs mesophase or isotropic pitch and a simplified process using a single mold. The foam has a relatively uniform distribution of pore sizes and a highly aligned graphic structure in the struts. The foam material can be made into a composite which is useful in high temperature sandwich panels for both thermal and structural applications.

Klett, James W. (Knoxville, TN)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Enriching Sustainable Transport Decisions: Inputs from Operations Research and the Management Sciences  

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to decision processes involving sustainable transportused to enrich sustainable transport decision processes andthe process of making decisions about sustainable transport

Wellar, Barry; Garrison, William

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Risk-Quantified Decision-Making at Rocky Flats  

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Surface soils in the 903 Pad Lip Area of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) were contaminated with {sup 239/240}Pu by site operations. To meet remediation goals, accurate definition of areas where {sup 239/240}Pu activity exceeded the threshold level of 50 pCi/g and those below 50- pCi/g needed definition. In addition, the confidence for remedial decisions needed to be quantified and displayed visually. Remedial objectives needed to achieve a 90 percent certainty that unremediated soils had less than a 10 percent chance of {sup 239/240}Pu activity exceeding 50-pCi/g. Removing areas where the chance of exceedance is greater than 10 percent creates a 90 percent confidence in the remedial effort results. To achieve the stipulated goals, the geostatistical approach of probability kriging (Myers 1997) was implemented. Lessons learnt: Geostatistical techniques provided a risk-quantified approach to remedial decision-making and provided visualizations of the excavation area. Error analysis demonstrated compliance and confirmed that more than sufficient soils were removed. Error analysis also illustrated that any soils above the threshold that were not removed would be of nominal activity. These quantitative approaches were useful from a regulatory, engineering, and stakeholder satisfaction perspective.

Myers, Jeffrey C. [Washington Safety Management Solutions, Aiken, South Carolina (United States)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the relation between evidence and decision-making A political-administrative approach to health impact assessment  

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Like any policy-relevant research, HIA faces the risk of not being used by decisions-makers. This article addresses the questions: 'How do policy decisions come about?' and 'How does this affect HIA?' Current literature in political-administrative sciences identifies three ways for decision-making: rational, incremental and mixed model. These models define the relationship between the policy process at stake and the HIA. In incremental or mixed model decision-making, use of HIA evidence by policy-makers is heavily dependent on their values in the context, which may result in conceptual utilization or may extend to strategic utilization. In rational decision-making, HIA provides information independent from the context, which results in instrumental utilization. HIA practitioners need to optimise utilization and produce an appropriate HIA by mapping the policy process. They can do this by asking the questions 'What? How? Who? and What context? and by maintaining continuous communication with the decision-makers. An appropriate HIA is policy-, time- and place-specific: reflecting the decision-making of the policy at stake. Furthermore, HIA concerns two policy fields with two different contexts and, in some cases, two different decision-making models. The administrative requirements for an appropriate HIA need further exploration.

Bekker, Marleen P.M.; Putters, Kim; Grinten, Tom E.D. van der

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

A Consensus Reaching Model for Collaborative Decision Making in Web 2.0 Communities  

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Collaborative decision making has been studied widely. However, there is relatively little research as to how to reach consensus among group experts in the web 2.0 environment. This study provides a consensus reaching model for collaborative decision ... Keywords: collaborative decision making, web 2.0, concensus reaching model, dynamiclly alternatives generation, delegation

Xiaojie Li, Huili Zhang, Rui Mao, Xiaoyan Wang

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

A Theory of Travel Decision-Making with Applications for Modeling Active Travel Demand  

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A Theory of Travel Decision-Making with Applications for Modeling Active Travel Demand by Patrick interdisciplinary framework for a theory of travel decision-making with applications for travel demand modeling behavior that have a large influence on the development of the theory of travel decision

Bertini, Robert L.

124

AHP and Uncertainty Theories for Decision Making using the ER-MCDA Methodology  

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AHP and Uncertainty Theories for Decision Making using the ER-MCDA Methodology Jean-Marc Tacnet are discussed in the conclusion. II. INFORMATION IMPERFECTION AND UNCERTAINTY THEORIES Any decision is clo-criteria decision-making based on imperfect information coming from more or less reliable and conflicting sources

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

125

Public Discourse in Energy Policy Decision-Making: Final Report  

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The ground is littered with projects that failed because of strong public opposition, including natural gas and coal power plants proposed in Idaho over the past several years. This joint project , of the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho has aimed to add to the tool box to reduce project risk through encouraging the public to engage in more critical thought and be more actively involved in public or social issues. Early in a project, project managers and decision-makers can talk with no one, pro and con stakeholder groups, or members of the public. Experience has shown that talking with no one outside of the project incurs high risk because opposition stakeholders have many means to stop most (if not all) energy projects. Talking with organized stakeholder groups provides some risk reduction from mutual learning, but organized groups tend not to change positions except under conditions of a negotiated settlement. Achieving a negotiated settlement may be impossible. Furthermore, opposition often arises outside pre-existing groups. Standard public polling provides some information but does not reveal underlying motivations, intensity of attitudes, etc. Improved methods are needed that probe deeper into stakeholder (organized groups and members of the public) values and beliefs/heuristics to increase the potential for change of opinions and/or out-of-box solutions. The term heuristics refers to the mental short-cuts, underlying beliefs, and paradigms that everyone uses to filter and interpret information, to interpret what is around us, and to guide our actions and decisions. This document is the final report of a 3-year effort to test different public discourse methods in the subject area of energy policy decision-making. We analyzed 504 mail-in surveys and 80 participants in groups on the Boise State University campus for their preference, financial support, and evaluations of eight attributes for energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, and renewable energy. All participants saw a 7-person diverse energy expert panel. Some participants attended deliberation sessions; some received a 35-page briefing document that included pros and cons of the different energy options.

Idaho Citizen; Eileen DeShazo; John Freemuth; Tina Giannini; Troy Hall; Ann Hunter; Jeffrey C. Joe; Michael Louis; Carole Nemnich; Jennie Newman; Steven J. Piet; Stephen Sorensen; Paulina Starkey; Kendelle Vogt; Patrick Wilson

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

A tunable algorithm for collective decision-making  

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...can rise markedly with its energy budget (17), and a decision-maker's relative valuation of speed and accuracy...use different behavioral tools, their collective decision...brood-rearing, and food storage at their nest. Because...

Stephen C. Pratt; David J. T. Sumpter

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Decentralized Decision-making and Protocol Design for Recycled ...  

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by a single decision maker to optimize the total system performance. ..... Net selling price offered per standard unit of material to downstream site j;. ( ) ..... previous price actions and determines its best move in price decision based on its own...

ihong

2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

128

Decision making on the sole basis of statistical likelihood  

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This paper presents a new axiomatic decision theory for choice under uncertainty. Unlike Bayesian decision theory where uncertainty is represented by a probability function, in our theory, uncertainty is given in the form ...

Giang, Phan H.; Shenoy, Prakash P.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Process for making ceramic insulation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method is provided for producing insulation materials and insulation for high temperature applications using novel castable and powder-based ceramics. The ceramic components produced using the proposed process offers (i) a fine porosity (from nano-to micro scale); (ii) a superior strength-to-weight ratio; and (iii) flexibility in designing multilayered features offering multifunctionality which will increase the service lifetime of insulation and refractory components used in the solid oxide fuel cell, direct carbon fuel cell, furnace, metal melting, glass, chemical, paper/pulp, automobile, industrial heating, coal, and power generation industries. Further, the ceramic components made using this method may have net-shape and/or net-size advantages with minimum post machining requirements.

Akash, Akash (Salt Lake City, UT); Balakrishnan, G. Nair (Sandy, UT)

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

130

16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2003  

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This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, ...

Williams, Brian C.

131

Modeling and analysis of affective influences on human experience, prediction, decision making, and behavior  

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Subjective and affective elements are well-known to influence human decision making. This dissertation presents a theoretical and empirical framework on how human decision makers' subjective experience and affective ...

Ahn, Hyungil, 1976-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

16.410 / 16.413 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2005  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, ...

Williams, Brian

133

Delegation in Tourism Decision Making: Toward an Understanding of the Role of Social Surrogate  

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components of decision delegation. A second model revealed that high purchase involvement, desire to control others, relinquishing control, and propensity to make risky decisions led to the desire to choose. A desire to relinquish control led to deferring...

Stone, Matthew John

2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

134

Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

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The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical information for their decision making is often not readily available or accessible to them, or not presented in a usable form. It has been suggested that scientists need to produce more usable information with enhanced credibility, legitimacy, and saliency to ensure the adoption of research results. In basin-scale management of coupled human-water systems, water resources managers, like other decision makers, are frequently confronted with the need to make major decisions in the face of high system complexity and uncertainty. The integration of useful and relevant scientific information is necessary and critical to enable informed decision-making. This paper describes the main aspects of what has been learned in the process of supporting sustainable water resources planning and management in the semi-arid southwestern United States by means of integrated modeling. Our experience indicates that particular attention must be paid to the proper definition of focus questions, explicit conceptual modeling, a suitable modeling strategy, and a formal scenario analysis approach in order to facilitate the development of usable scientific information. We believe that these lessons and insights can be useful to other scientific efforts in the broader area of linking environmental science with decision making.

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Making Business Process Implementations Flexible and Robust  

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in coping with errors and exceptional situations. In particular, we focus on new error handling proceduresMaking Business Process Implementations Flexible and Robust: Error Handling in the AristaFlow BPM on process management technology one fundamental goal is to ensure robustness of the realized process

Pfeifer, Holger

136

New Process of Making Plate Glass  

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... , Lancashire, have just announced the successful development of a new process of making plate glass. In the new process the plate ... . In the new process the plate glass is produced with a fire-polished finish, so that the lengthy grinding and polishing ...

1959-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

137

Innovative decision-making methods for the preliminary design and operations of air-cushion and other marine vehicles  

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Ship design is a large-scale, multi-level, complex problem that requires decision-making at every stage of the design process. As such, it requires a great deal of time and resources. The evolution of the process of ship ...

Gougoulidis, Georgios

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Two Axiomatic Approaches to Decision Making Using Possibility Theory  

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. Uncertainty about which possible state will occur is represented by a possibility distribution that is a mapping ? : S ? V such that max s?S ?(s) = 1. The possibility of a subset A ?S, ?(A) def =max s?A ?(s). Let X = {x 1 ,x 2 ,...x n } denote a ?nite set... of consequences or prizes. To avoid trivialities, X is assumed to have at least two distinct elements, i.e., n ? 2. A decision is a mapping d : S ? X. That is, decision d results in con- sequence d(s) if state s occurs. Notice that each decision d induces a pos...

Giang, Phan H.; Shenoy, Prakash P.

2005-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

139

Perceptual decision processes flexibly adapt to avoid change-of-mind motor costs  

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Perceptual decision processes flexibly adapt to avoid change- of-mind motor costs Jeff Moher dynamically adjust perceptual decision-making processes to avoid high motor costs incurred by a change of mind flexibly adapt to avoid change-of-mind motor costs. Journal of Vision, 14(8):1, 1­13, http

Song, Joo-Hyun

140

EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS  

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EXPLORING DECISION-MAKING METHODS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS by Paz Arroyo for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings Copyright 2014 by Paz Arroyo #12;1 ABSTRACT Exploring Decision-Making Methods for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings by Paz Arroyo Doctor

Tommelein, Iris D.

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141

Multicriteria decision making in electricity demand management: the case of Kuwait  

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Electricity demand in Kuwait has substantially increased over the years and this increase is attributed to population growth, increase in the number of buildings, and the extensive use of air-conditioning system during the very hot weather in the summer. The amount of electrical energy generated reached 48 444 308 megawatt hour (MWH) in 2007. Such growth calls for extensive investment in the continuous expansion of the existing power plants and constructing new ones. To rationalise the consumption of electricity, several conservation policies have to be implemented. In this work, we have attempted to diagnose such problem and solicit expert opinions in order to provide the proper remedies. Because the problem comprises several criteria that are subjective in nature, multicriteria decision-making approaches were suggested. The Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used as a decision tool to assess the different policies that could be used to bring about electricity conservation.

Mohammed Hajeeh

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Data mining: support for making decisions in public institutions  

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The investment of public institutions in wind power plants or in any type of power plants implies the necessity to justify their financial feasibility. This is done by estimating all the benefits and costs during the life cycle. In order to estimate ... Keywords: data mining (DM), decision support systems (DSS), measured weather parameters, wind power forecast, wind power plant (WPP)

Bra Adela; Lungu Ion; Oprea Simona Vasilica

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Decision-Making to Reduce Manufacturing Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Making: Transportation and Electricity GHG Tradeoffs 5.1generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GHG emissions of aresults for SolFocus . . . SolFocus GHG breakdown using CEDA

Reich-Weiser, Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

MOIRA: A decision support system for decision making on aquatic ecosystems contaminated by radioactive fallout  

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Interventions to restore radionuclide contaminated aquatic ecosystems may reduce individual and collective radiation doses, but may also result in detrimental ecological, social and economic effects. Decision ...

D. Ros Insua; E. Gallego; A. Mateos; S. Ros-Insua

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

1 Decision Making Key Question: "Are you Rational?"  

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%) $6. c) (02%) An inferior pen (makes Cross pen look relatively better). #12;9 Sunk Costs Anybody walk've paid, you can't get your $ back (sunk costs), so you might as well do whatever makes you happiest.. 10

O'Reilly, Randall C.

146

Process for making transition metal nitride whiskers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for making metal nitrides, particularly titanium nitride whiskers, using a cyanide salt as a reducing agent for a metal compound in the presence of an alkali metal oxide. Sodium cyanide, various titanates and titanium oxide mixed with sodium oxide react to provide titanium nitride whiskers that can be used as reinforcement to ceramic composites. 1 fig., 1 tab.

Bamberger, C.E.

1988-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

147

Decision-Making to Reduce Manufacturing Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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to incorporate energy storage into Solar LCA: Most large-solar, wind, other renewables or electricity technologies, and energy storagesolar at night). However, the growth of renewables will make the inclusion of energy storage

Reich-Weiser, Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Smarter Cropping: Internet program helps farmers make decisions about crops  

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cotton. This Web-based decision support system, the Crop Weather Program for South Texas (CWP), is stationed out of the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi. The program provides easy access to his- torical and current... weather data as well as cal- culators and other tools that generate useful field-specific information about the crop and its environment, said Dr. Carlos J. Fern?ndez, associate professor and the Plant Physiology and Cropping Systems Program?s leader...

Wythe, Kathy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Making Weighty Decisions: Do Pre-Service Teachers Understand the Impact of Data-Driven Decisions?  

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that students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) are in critical need of best practice or evidence based instruction, behavioral interventions, and classroom management strategies selected and implemented with teacher use of data-based decision...

Williams, Lauren E.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

150

A Graphical Framework for Spectrum Modeling and Decision Making in Cognitive Radio Networks  

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1 A Graphical Framework for Spectrum Modeling and Decision Making in Cognitive Radio Networks occupancies in cognitive radio networks. It is known that there exist correlations of spectrum occupancies for the inference and decision problems related to spectrum ac- tivities in cognitive radio networks. Bayesian

Qiu, Robert Caiming

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Decision making in fuzzy discrete event systems F. Lin a,c,*, H. Ying a  

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includes a FDES decision model, a fuzzy objective generator for generating optimal control objectives Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Discrete event systems; Fuzzy logic; Decision making; HIV ``good'' to ``bad''. For such applications, we need to introduce fuzzy logic to DES. In a conference

Lin, Feng

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Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao  

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Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao Department}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract One of the challenges a decision maker faces is choos- ing a suitable rough set model to use for data analysis. The traditional algebraic rough set model classifies objects into three regions, namely

Yao, JingTao

153

A method for analysis of expert committee decision-making applied to FDA medical device panels  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Committees of experts are critical for decision-making in engineering systems. This is because the complexity of these systems requires that information is pooled from across multiple specialties and domains of knowledge. ...

Broniatowski, David Andr, 1982-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

The Use of Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Decision Making in Unilever  

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...Use of Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Decision Making in Unilever...investment and withdrawal problems. Systems analysis helps us to study the long-term...current information and we have computer based financial models to enable...

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Dynamic Cost-Loss Ratio Decision-making Model with an Autocorrelated Climate Variable  

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A dynamic decision-making problem is considered involving the use of information about the autocorrelation of a climate variable. Specifically, an infinite horizon, discounted version of the dynamic cost-loss ratio model is treated, in which only ...

Richard W. Katz

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

The real rules of the budget game : minority fiscal decision making in the United States Senate  

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This study examines the consequences of the Gramm-Rudman super-majority budget rules on fiscal decision making in the Senate. It attempts to determine the efficacy of these rules as defined by those who advocate them, ...

Simon, Marsha Jean

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Commissioning Aid and Decision Making Assistance Tool 'Implementation & Assessment' - Case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The precedent paper, published in ICEBO 2005 presented the approach and methodology for information flow management in the commissioning of low energy buildings. Within this methodology, commissioning and decision making are included in the low...

Belkadi-Hannachi, N.; Jandon, M.; Nejad, H. V.; Guena, F.; Diab, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

The Role of Financial Services Advertising on Investors' Decision-Making.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The present study assesses the effect of financial services advertising on investors decision-making by adopting a two-sided approach: a stimulus-side analysis to document the nature (more)

Lee, Tae Jun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Irrational decision-making in an amoeboid organism: transitivity and context-dependent preferences  

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...exposing the food patch to ambient laboratory light from fluorescent bulbs mounted approximately 5 m above the laboratory bench...current research. Recent work on rationality in ants has led to the suggestion that organisms using collective decision-making...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

New information technologies in public participation : a challenge to old decision-making institutional frameworks  

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Given the progress in information technology (IT) in the past 30 years, I hypothesized that new conditions exist for considerable improvements in public participation in decision-making. In order to test my hypothesis, I ...

Ferraz de Abreu, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Truth or Consequences: A Study of Critical Issues and Decision Making in Accounting  

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This study applies a theoretical framework, the theory of reasoned action, to the examination of unethical decision making in job-related situations encountered by CPAs. A survey methodology was employed in wh...

Annetta M. Gibson; Albert H. Frakes

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Critical Issues for Psychiatric Medication Shared Decision Making With Youth and Families  

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The primary aims of this article are to describe the current context for youth shared decision making (SDM) within the U.S. childrens mental health system and to identify important considerations for the development of ...

O'Brien, Megan S.; Crickard, Elizabeth L.; Rapp, Charles A.; Holmes, Cheryl L.; McDonald, Thomas P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Decision-making of biomass ethanol fuel policy based on life cycle 3E assessment  

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To evaluate the environmental, economic, energy performance of biomass ethanol fuel in China and to support the decision-making of biomass ethanol energy policy, an assessment method of life cycle 3E (economy, en...

Ru-bo Leng PhD; Du Dai; Xiao-jun Chen

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

d. zonta decision making for smart structures value of information (VoI)  

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, deck=post-tensioned concrete, arch=weathering steel · Approaching legs: curved post-tensioned concrete continuous girders supported on weathering steel columns d. zonta · decision making for smart structures

165

A Decision-Making Model for the Asian Intelligent Building Index  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The paper presents a multi-criteria decision-making model to evaluate the sustainable performances of intelligent buildings based on the Asian IB index, which is recommended by the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings. To undertake this task...

Hong, J.; Chen, Z.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

InterTwinkles : online tools for non-hierarchical, consensus-oriented decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Non-hierarchical, participatory, consensus-based decision making has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. The traditional techniques of formal consensus, however, are limited to face-to-face meetings, which can ...

DeTar, Charles (Charles Frederick)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

International relations, covert action and secret detention: The perceptual theory of legitimacy and government decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Governments are driven by a desire by to maintain their legitimacy, and so must take public perception into account in its decision making. We present four studies using the Perceptual Theory of Legitimacy (Crandall & ...

Cox, Owen

2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

168

Intelligent decision-making system with green pervasive computing for renewable energy business in electricity markets on smart grid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper is about the intelligent decision-making system for the smart grid based electricity market which requires distributed decision making on the competitive environments composed of many players and components. It is very important to consider ...

Dong-Joo Kang; Jong Hyuk Park; Sang-Soo Yeo

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Where are all the white kids?: the effects of race in juvenile court decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

WHERE ARE ALL THE WHITE KIDS? THE EFFECTS OF RACE IN JUVENILE COURT DECISION MAKING A Dissertation by PAUL KETCHUM Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2008 Major Subject: Sociology WHERE ARE ALL THE WHITE KIDS? THE EFFECTS OF RACE IN JUVENILE COURT DECISION MAKING A Dissertation by PAUL KETCHUM Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

Ketchum, Paul Robert

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

170

Utilization of extended bayesian networks in decision making under uncertainty  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Bayesian network tool (called IKE for Integrated Knowledge Engine) has been developed to assess the probability of undesirable events. The tool allows indications and observables from sensors and/or intelligence to feed directly into hypotheses of interest, thus allowing one to quantify the probability and uncertainty of these events resulting from very disparate evidence. For example, the probability that a facility is processing nuclear fuel or assembling a weapon can be assessed by examining the processes required, establishing the observables that should be present, then assembling information from intelligence, sensors and other information sources related to the observables. IKE also has the capability to determine tasking plans, that is, prioritize which observable should be collected next to most quickly ascertain the 'true' state and drive the probability toward 'zero' or 'one.' This optimization capability is called 'evidence marshaling.' One example to be discussed is a denied facility monitoring situation; there is concern that certain process(es) are being executed at the site (due to some intelligence or other data). We will show how additional pieces of evidence will then ascertain with some degree of certainty the likelihood of this process(es) as each piece of evidence is obtained. This example shows how both intelligence and sensor data can be incorporated into the analysis. A second example involves real-time perimeter security. For this demonstration we used seismic, acoustic, and optical sensors linked back to IKE. We show how these sensors identified and assessed the likelihood of 'intruder' versus friendly vehicles.

Van Eeckhout, Edward M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Leishman, Deborah A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gibson, William L [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Social setting, intuition, and experience in lab experiments interact to shape cooperative decision-making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Recent studies suggest that cooperative decision-making in one-shot interactions is a history-dependent dual process: promoting intuition versus deliberation has typically a positive effect on cooperation (duality) among people living in a cooperative setting and with no previous experience in economic games on cooperation (history-dependence). Here we report a large experiment exploring how these findings transfer to a non-cooperative setting. We find three major results: (i) promoting intuition versus deliberation has no effect on cooperative behavior among inexperienced subjects living in a non-cooperative setting; (ii) experienced subjects are much more cooperative than inexperienced subjects; and (iii) experience has a U-shaped effect on cooperation: subjects with little experience cooperate the least. We also find evidence that the behavioral transition between little experienced subjects and experienced subjects is primarily driven by intuitive responses. These results suggest that cooperation is a slo...

Capraro, Valerio

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Efficient Transportation Decision Public Web Site: Bridging the Gap Between Transportation Planning and the Public  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for accomplishing transportation planning and projectprocess the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (Process - is to make transportation decisions more quickly

Roaza, Ruth

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Clinical decision-making and therapeutic approaches in osteopathy A qualitative grounded theory study  

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Abstract There is limited understanding of how osteopaths make decisions in relation to clinical practice. The aim of this research was to construct an explanatory theory of the clinical decision-making and therapeutic approaches of experienced osteopaths in the UK. Twelve UK registered osteopaths participated in this constructivist grounded theory qualitative study. Purposive and theoretical sampling was used to select participants. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews which were audio-recorded and transcribed. As the study approached theoretical sufficiency, participants were observed and video-recorded during a patient appointment, which was followed by a video-prompted interview. Constant comparative analysis was used to analyse and code data. Data analysis resulted in the construction of three qualitatively different therapeutic approaches which characterised participants and their clinical practice, termed; Treater, Communicator and Educator. Participants' therapeutic approach influenced their approach to clinical decision-making, the level of patient involvement, their interaction with patients, and therapeutic goals. Participants' overall conception of practice lay on a continuum ranging from technical rationality to professional artistry, and contributed to their therapeutic approach. A range of factors were identified which influenced participants' conception of practice. The findings indicate that there is variation in osteopaths' therapeutic approaches to practice and clinical decision-making, which are influenced by their overall conception of practice. This study provides the first explanatory theory of the clinical decision-making and therapeutic approaches of osteopaths.

Oliver P. Thomson; Nicola J. Petty; Ann P. Moore

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

The Impact of Delegating Decision Making to IT on the Sunk Cost Effect  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this research, we investigate the impact of delegating decision making to information technology (IT) on an important human decision bias - the sunk cost effect. To address our research question, we use a unique and very rich dataset provided by an auction website containing actual market transaction data for approximately 7,000 pay-per-bid auctions. We analyze direct buy decisions of auction participants who did not plan to exercise the direct buy option prior to the beginning of the auction, but who, after failing to win the auction, did buy the product directly because of their normatively irrelevant sunk investments. Not surprisingly, participants with a higher monetary investment have an increased likelihood of violating the assumption of rationality due to the sunk cost effect. Interestingly, after controlling for monetary investments, participants who delegate their decision making to IT and, consequently, have comparably lower behavioral investments (e.g., emotional attachment, effort, time) are le...

Herrmann, Philipp N; Rahman, Mohammad S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Sport fishery management in East Matagorda Bay (Texas): an analysis of decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

insight into an appropriate means of gathering and interpreting sociological and economic data and the importance of considering these aspects (in addition to ecological concerns) in decision making. Second, it provides a basic This thesis follows... Bay case. Agency decisions are often met with charges of bias, data manipulation and falsification of data (Heffernan and Kemp 1982). Furthermore, agencies are expected to provide expertise in sociology and economics in addition to ecology...

Ritter, Mary Christine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

176

Midterm decision-making framework for an electricity retailer based on Information Gap Decision Theory  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In midterm planning, the objective of an electricity retailer is to manage a portfolio of different contracts and to determine the selling price offered to its clients. This paper provides a novel technique based on Information Gap Decision Theory (IGDT) to assess different strategies for a retailer under unstructured pool price uncertainty. This method can be used as a tool for assessing the risk levels, considering whether a retailer is risk-taking or risk-averse regarding its midterm strategies. Supply sources include forward contracts, a limited self-generating facility, and the pool. It is shown that in robust strategy, procurement from sources with uncertain prices decreases. Also, the selling price offered to the consumers rises, decreasing the actual demand of the retailer, and consequently the expected profit is decreased. A case study is used to illustrate the proposed technique.

Mansour Charwand; Zeinab Moshavash

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

A case study of optimization in the decision process: Siting groundwater monitoring wells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Optimization is one of the tools available to assist decision makers in balancing multiple objectives and concerns. In a case study of the siting decision for groundwater monitoring wells, we look at the influence of the optimization models on the decisions made by the responsible groundwater specialist. This paper presents a multi-objective integer programming model for determining the location of monitoring wells associated with a groundwater pump-and-treat remediation. After presenting the initial optimization results, we analyze the actual decision and revise the model to incorporate elements of the problem that were later identified as important in the decision-making process. The results of a revised model are compared to the actual siting plans, the recommendations from the initial optimization runs, and the initial monitoring network proposed by the decision maker.

Cardwell, H.; Huff, D.; Douthitt, J.; Sale, M.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Gains and losses in the eyes of the beholder: a comparative study of foreign policy decision making under risk  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains vs. losses domains...

Yang, Yi

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

179

Distributed Smart-home Decision-making in a Hierarchical Interactive Smart Grid  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Distributed Smart-home Decision-making in a Hierarchical Interactive Smart Grid Architecture Ding develop a comprehensive real-time interactive framework for the Utility and customers in a smart grid complicated smart grid architectures beyond the assumed abstract model. Index Terms--Bayesian Nash equilibria

Jayaweera, Sudharman K.

180

Abstract B67: Role of social support in Pap test decision making among Pacific Islander women  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Abstract B67: Role of social support in Pap test decision making among Pacific Islander...anticipated consequences of getting a Pap test. Items also assessed female participants...participants (49.9%) had received a Pap test within the past three years. A logistic...

Sora Park Tanjasiri; Jie Wu Weiss; Michele Mouttapa; Lola Sablan Santos; Jasmine Lacsamana DeGuzman; Vanessa Tuione May; Lourdes Quitugua; Dorothy Vaivao

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Decision-Making Authority, Team Efficiency and Human Worker Satisfaction in Mixed Human-Robot Teams  

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Decision-Making Authority, Team Efficiency and Human Worker Satisfaction in Mixed Human-Robot Teams@csail.mit.edu Abstract-- In manufacturing, advanced robotic technology has opened up the possibility of integrating highly autonomous mobile robots into human teams. However, with this capability comes the issue of how

Reif, Rafael

182

"Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on heat [3], alcohol [4], or phosphorescent glowing paint [5]. In the proposed method, every robot has its"Can ants inspire robots?" Self-organized decision making in robotic swarms Arne Brutschy.scheidler@iwes.fraunhofer.de In swarm robotics, large groups of relatively simple robots cooperate so that they can perform tasks

Libre de Bruxelles, Université

183

Approximate Decision Making in Large-Scale Distributed Systems Minos Garofalakis Anthony D. Joseph  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

envision two open problems: efficiently performing on- line decision making with low communication overhead and optimiz- ing the behaviors of the underlying systems (e.g., datacenter design, network resource learning community should now focus on the design of algorithms that function well with limited data. We

Garofalakis, Minos

184

Paternal Genetic Effects on Foraging Decision-Making Under the Risk of Predation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

- cific. Less attention has been given to other factors that may affect foraging decision-making such as conversion efficiency. Conversion efficiency is a measure of an individ- ual's ability to convert food differences in conversion efficiency. Ethology Ethology 112 (2006) 963­970 ª 2006 The Authors Journal

Neff, Bryan D.

185

As sustainability becomes integrated into public policy decision making,comprehensive and easily accessible sustainability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As sustainability becomes integrated into public policy decision making,comprehensive and easily accessible sustainability information will be needed to assist policy analysis.As visual analytics emerges as a major tool of policy analysis,sustainability information,particularly sustainability indicators

Hall, Sharon J.

186

Neutrosophic soft sets and neutrosophic soft matrices based on decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Maji\\cite{maj-13}, firstly proposed neutrosophic soft sets can handle the indeterminate information and inconsistent information which exists commonly in belief systems. In this paper, we have firstly redefined complement, union and compared our definitions of neutrosophic soft with the definitions given by Maji. Then, we have introduced the concept of neutrosophic soft matrix and their operators which are more functional to make theoretical studies in the neutrosophic soft set theory. The matrix is useful for storing an neutrosophic soft set in computer memory which are very useful and applicable. Finally, based on some of these matrix operations a efficient methodology named as NSM-decision making has been developed to solve neutrosophic soft set based group decision making problems.

Irfan Deli; Said Broumi

2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

187

A Multiscale Framework for Markov Decision Processes using Diffusion Wavelets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A Multiscale Framework for Markov Decision Processes using Diffusion Wavelets Mauro Maggioni Program in Applied Mathematics Department of Mathematics Yale University New Haven, CT 06511 mauro Diffusion Wavelets Mauro Maggioni mauro.maggioni@yale.edu Program in Applied Mathematics Department

Mahadevan, Sridhar

188

Economic Decision Making Model for Geothermal Sludge Disposal alternatives (EDM-GSD): Version 1. 0  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Economic Decision Making Model for Geothermal Sludge Disposal Alternatives-Version 1.0'' (EDM-GSD 1.0) is a microcomputer-based dynamic model developed to assist in determining the benefits and costs of various geothermal solid waste treatment procedures. It is intended for use by geothermal managers in dealing with geothermal waste and treatment process issues as a means to assist in overcoming the technical and economic barriers to expanded geothermal energy utilization. The model is based on a 50MW flash plant. However, it is designed to provide the user with sufficient flexibility when inputing data to analyze all types of geothermal plants. Default values for economic and technical parameters can be overridden by the user through the input of specific data. In addition, data can be changed for any year of an analysis to account for desired changes in input parameters such as costs and distance to disposal sites. The results of the model will allow the user to: Determine current geothermal plant disposal costs; Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of alternative treatment techniques; and Evaluate the economic effects of changes in disposal regulations.

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1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Global patent filing strategies: an application of multi-criteria decision-making model  

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This paper adopts the Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) model to study global patent filing strategies of Taiwanese companies in seven targeted countries ?? USA, China, Japan, UK, Sweden, Germany, and Taiwan. Ten criteria were identified and classified into four first tier criteria through the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The opinions of 29 experts, with engineering, marketing, and academia backgrounds, were surveyed. Patent filing of Micro Gas Turbine (MGT) technologies was selected as an exemplified case for this study. The results indicated that the USA was ranked #1 in MGT's patent filing priority, followed by Japan, Taiwan, Germany, UK, Sweden, and China. The first tier marketing consideration had the highest weight value of 40.7%, followed by legal consideration (31.5%), management consideration (18.4%), and R&D consideration (9.4%). Out of the ten second-tier evaluation criteria, patent protection and enforcement had the highest weight of 20.11%. The duration of a patent had the least weight of 4.69%. The policy implications, strategies, negotiation guidelines, and R&D investments for global patent filing were discussed.

Nien-Chu Wu; Hsiao-Cheng Yu; Tenpao Lee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Comparison between statistical and fuzzy approaches for improving diagnostic decision making in patients with chronic nasal symptoms  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper compares a fuzzy model, expressed in rule-form, with a well known statistical approach (i.e. logistic regression model) for diagnostic decision making in patients with chronic nasal symptoms. The analyses were carried out using a database ... Keywords: Approximate reasoning, Diagnostic decision making, Fuzzy inference systems, Fuzzy model, Fuzzy relations, Logistic regression model, Nasal symptoms, Skin prick test

Valerio Lacagnina; Maria S. Leto-Barone; Simona La Piana; Gaia La Porta; Giuseppe Pingitore; Gabriele Di Lorenzo

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Induction slag reduction process for making titanium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Continuous process for preparing titanium comprising fluorinating titanium ore, and reducing the formed alkaline earth fluotitanate with an alkaline earth metal in an induction slag reactor.

Traut, Davis E. (Corvallis, OR)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Technology Development Transition Process: Decision-Making Guide and Checklist  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This document supports right-sizing documentation needs with technology development and deployment projects.

Schaeffer, Michael L.; Ace, Mary H.; Martin, Steven W.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Financial evaluation and decision making processes for environmental technology projects  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The convergence of the information age with an improved understanding of the effects humans have on the environment provides exciting new opportunities to improve our impact on the world. Though modem companies collect and ...

Dreher, Jonathan J. (Jonathan Jacob)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Signal processing and decision making in single cells  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cells are not simple passive observers oblivious to their environment, but sense and adapt to environmental changes in order to thrive. In addition to sensing the presence of signals in the environment, cells can extract ...

Mettetal, Jerome Thomas, II

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Ignacio E. Grossmann Center for Advanced Process Decision-making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

.E. Grossmann, "Global Optimization for Scheduling Refinery Crude Oil Operations," in preparation (2007). Crude Continuous Variables Boolean Variables Logic Propositions OR operator Disjunction Fixed Charges Constraints

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

196

A decision process framework: selecting strategies for rehabilitation of rigid pavements subjected to high traffic volumes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

framework for selecting strategies for MRR. The factors, steps, and information involved in the MRR decision process were identified. A decision analysis tool, IDEF0, was used to model the decision process framework. The IDEF0 model is hierarchical...

Valls, Marc Edouard Josep

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

197

Risk-based decision making method for maintenance policy selection of thermal power plant equipment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study presents a decision-making method for maintenance policy selection of power plants equipment. The method is based on risk analysis concepts. The method first step consists in identifying critical equipment both for power plant operational performance and availability based on risk concepts. The second step involves the proposal of a potential maintenance policy that could be applied to critical equipment in order to increase its availability. The costs associated with each potential maintenance policy must be estimated, including the maintenance costs and the cost of failure that measures the critical equipment failure consequences for the power plant operation. Once the failure probabilities and the costs of failures are estimated, a decision-making procedure is applied to select the best maintenance policy. The decision criterion is to minimize the equipment cost of failure, considering the costs and likelihood of occurrence of failure scenarios. The method is applied to the analysis of a lubrication oil system used in gas turbines journal bearings. The turbine has more than 150MW nominal output, installed in an open cycle thermoelectric power plant. A design modification with the installation of a redundant oil pump is proposed for lubricating oil system availability improvement.

F.G. Carazas; G.F.M. Souza

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

An integrated information fusion approach based on the theory of evidence and group decision-making  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

DempsterShafer theory of evidence has been employed as a major method for reasoning with multiple evidence. The Dempsters rule of combination is however incapable of managing highly conflicting evidence coming from different information sources at the normalization step. Extending current rules, we incorporate the ideas of group decision-making into the theory of evidence and propose an integrated approach to automatically identify and discount unreliable evidence. An adaptive robust combination rule that incorporates the information contained in the consistent focal elements is then constructed to combine such evidence. This rule adjusts the weights of the conjunctive and disjunctive rules according to a function of the consistency of focal elements. The theoretical arguments are supported by numerical experiments. Compared to existing combination rules, the proposed approach can obtain a reasonable and reliable decision, as well as the level of uncertainty about it.

Yee Leung; Nan-Nan Ji; Jiang-Hong Ma

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

A forecasting decision on the sales volume of printers in Taiwan: An exploitation of the Analytic Network Process  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study applies the Analytic Network Process (ANP) to forecast the sales volume of printers in Taiwan for adjusting the recycling and treatment fee as an incentive for recycling industries. When historical data are lacking and when a broad spectrum ... Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process, Analytic Network Process, Dependence and feedback, Forecasting-related applications, Judgmental forecasting, Management decision making

Hsu-Shih Shih; E. Stanley Lee; Shun-Hsiang Chuang; Chiau-Ching Chen

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Application of the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to the lead-free equipment selection decision  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

After 1 July 2006, a major challenge that the manufacturing industry has to confront now is the effect of the lead-free equipment system selection process on companies' capital expenditure decision. With capital investment, the criteria may be financial (e.g. expected cash flows) and non-financial (e.g. product quality). We use a systems approach with the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) method as the decision support system to help decision makers making better choices both in relation to tangible criteria and intangible criteria. Fuzzy set theory will be utilised to provide an effective way of dealing with the uncertainty of human subjective interpretation of tangible and intangible criteria.

Yu-Cheng Tang; Thomas W. Lin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunity cost principles for life cycle assessment: toward strategic decision making in agriculture  

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly used for products that require natural resources as important inputs. Relating environmental impacts to the whole production chain makes the method often interpreted as holistic and useful for environmental policy and strategic decision-making. The authors of this paper argue that there are limitations of using LCA for such purposes in food production. Using a product context as basis for the functional unit and the system boundaries may result in false indications of total environmental impacts. Therefore, we suggest that opportunity cost (OC) principles should be included into the LCA method. The significance of the OC principles is shown by using a published case study comparing a conventional and an organic milk production system. The LCA-OC assessment shows that extensive organic farming may result in higher outputs of greenhouse gases than more intensive conventional methods when related effects of alternative land use are considered.

Daniel Berlin; Hans-Erik Uhlin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

A case study of an expert mathematics teacher's interactive decision-making system using physiological and behavioral time series data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this exploratory case study was to describe an expert teacher?s decision-making system during interactive instruction using teacher self-report information, classroom observation data, and physiological recordings. Timed recordings...

Jensen, Deborah Larkey

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

203

Supporting Event-based Unified Data Access/query over Integrated Data-views for Decision Making in Geographic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Systems (GIS) increasingly relies on analyses of spatial data in map- based formats. Maps are complex, GIS, federation, Web Services, information rendering, Service Oriented Architecture. Abstract-warning systems. Decision making in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) increasingly relies on analyses

204

On-Board Fuel Processing Go No-Go Decision, August 2004  

Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

DOE Decision Report on Go/No-go decision on on-board fuel processing task for fuel cell vehicles. Revised report published August 2004.

205

Risk Analysis and Decision-Making Software Package (1997 Version) User Manual  

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This manual provides instructions for using the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) risk analysis and decision making software (1997 version) developed at BDM Petroleum Technologies by BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. for DOE, under contract No. DE-AC22-94PC91OO8. This software provides petroleum producers with a simple, handy tool for exploration and production risk analysis and decision-making. It collects useful risk analysis tools in one package so that users do not have to use several programs separately. The software is simple to use, but still provides many functions. The 1997 version of the software package includes the following tools: (1) Investment risk (Gambler's ruin) analysis; (2) Monte Carlo simulation; (3) Best fit for distribution functions; (4) Sample and rank correlation; (5) Enhanced oil recovery method screening; and (6) artificial neural network. This software package is subject to change. Suggestions and comments from users are welcome and will be considered for future modifications and enhancements of the software. Please check the opening screen of the software for the current contact information. In the future, more tools will be added to this software package. This manual includes instructions on how to use the software but does not attempt to fully explain the theory and algorithms used to create it.

Chung, F.T.H.

1999-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-support tools for the assessment process  

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A new software system is under development that provides a framework to link disparate assessment software and databases for site-specific, regional, or national analyses. This system represents the merger of the Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems (FRAMES), which performs site-specific assessments, and Multi-media, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Risk Assessment (3MRA) methodology, which performs regional and national assessments. This Merged System is an icon-driven, site-layout platform, which represents an interactive means by which the user graphically constructs a conceptualization of the problem by visually expressing the assessment, indicating sources of contamination, contaminant travel pathways through the environment, linkages between contamination and people or wildlife, and impacts associated with the contamination. It processes data as part of a systems-based assessment and is an open-architecture, object-oriented framework, which contains ''sockets'' for a collection of databases and computer codes that will transparently simulate elements of transport, exposure, and risk assessment, including contaminant source and release to and through overland soils, vadose and saturated zones, air, surface water, food supply, intake human health impacts, sensitivity/uncertainty, ecological impacts, with the ability to expand into areas including Geographical Information System (GIS), remediation technology, cost analysis, Data Quality Objectives, life-cycle management, and conceptual site design. A user can choose from a list of models, and the assessment path forward can be visually presented, which describes the models and their linkages from source through receptor to the decision-making endpoint.

Whelan, Gene; Pelton, Mitch A.; Dorow, Kevin E.

2004-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Valuing Place through Resources: Incorporating Multi-dimensional Values in Decision Processes  

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monetary. Third, the environmental decision process literature describes decision processes that institutions typically use such as cost-benefit analysis and NEPA processes. Fourth, literature dealing with group formation, specifically in respect...

Bardenhagen, Eric Karsten

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Decision Making- Improving Petroleum Refining Performance through Better Economic Performance Analysis  

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for Performance Making product from crude oil is a very much more complicated process than the foregoing simple example cited. One of the major complications results from the fact that when making salable product by converting crude oil, the results produce a... volumetric gain. That is, for every 100 barrels of crude oil processed, the outtum may be 110 or 115 equivalent barrels of products ( see figure 1). This looks too good to be true! The reason this anomaly occurs is that in the conversion of crude oil...

Mergens, E. H.

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Process for making unsaturated hydrocarbons using microchannel process technology  

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The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting a feed composition comprising one or more hydrocarbons to a product comprising one or more unsaturated hydrocarbons, the process comprising: flowing the feed composition and steam in contact with each other in a microchannel reactor at a temperature in the range from about 200.degree. C. to about 1200.degree. C. to convert the feed composition to the product, the process being characterized by the absence of catalyst for converting the one or more hydrocarbons to one or more unsaturated hydrocarbons. Hydrogen and/or oxygen may be combined with the feed composition and steam.

Tonkovich, Anna Lee (Dublin, OH); Yuschak, Thomas (Lewis Center, OH); LaPlante, Timothy J. (Columbus, OH); Rankin, Scott (Columbus, OH); Perry, Steven T. (Galloway, OH); Fitzgerald, Sean Patrick (Columbus, OH); Simmons, Wayne W. (Dublin, OH); Mazanec, Terry (Solon, OH) Daymo, Eric (Dublin, OH)

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of neural networks to monitoring and decision making in the operation of nuclear power plants  

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Application of neural networks to monitoring and decision making in the operation of nuclear power plants is being investigated under a US Department of Energy sponsored program at the University of Tennessee. Projects include the feasibility of using neural networks for the following tasks: (1) diagnosing specific abnormal conditions or problems in nuclear power plants, (2) detection of the change of mode of operation of the plant, (3) validating signals coming from detectors, (4) review of noise'' data from TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant, and (5) examination of the NRC's database of Letter Event Reports'' for correlation of sequences of events in the reported incidents. Each of these projects and its status are described briefly in this paper. This broad based program has as its objective the definition of the state-of-the-art in using neural networks to enhance the performance of commercial nuclear power plants.

Uhrig, R.E. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States) Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

External audit of clinical practice and medical decision making in a new Asian oncology center: Results and implications for both developing and developed nations  

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Purpose: The external audit of oncologist clinical practice is increasingly important because of the incorporation of audits into national maintenance of certification (MOC) programs. However, there are few reports of external audits of oncology practice or decision making. Our institution (The Cancer Institute, Singapore) was asked to externally audit an oncology department in a developing Asian nation, providing a unique opportunity to explore the feasibility of such a process. Methods and Materials: We audited 100 randomly selected patients simulated for radiotherapy in 2003, using a previously reported audit instrument assessing clinical documentation/quality assurance and medical decision making. Results: Clinical documentation/quality assurance, decision making, and overall performance criteria were adequate 74.4%, 88.3%, and 80.2% of the time, respectively. Overall 52.0% of cases received suboptimal management. Multivariate analysis revealed palliative intent was associated with improved documentation/clinical quality assurance (p = 0.07), decision making (p 0.007), overall performance (p = 0.003), and optimal treatment rates (p 0.07); non-small-cell lung cancer or central nervous system primary sites were associated with better decision making (p = 0.001), overall performance (p = 0.03), and optimal treatment rates (p = 0.002). Conclusions: Despite the poor results, the external audit had several benefits. It identified learning needs for future targeting, and the auditor provided facilitating feedback to address systematic errors identified. Our experience was also helpful in refining our national revalidation audit instrument. The feasibility of the external audit supports the consideration of including audit in national MOC programs.

Shakespeare, Thomas P. [North Coast Cancer Institute, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, NSW (Australia) and Cancer Institute (Singapore)]. E-mail: ThomasShakespeare@gmail.com; Back, Michael F. [Cancer Institute (Singapore); Lu, Jiade J. [Cancer Institute (Singapore); Lee, Khai Mun [Cancer Institute (Singapore); Mukherjee, Rahul K. [Cancer Institute (Singapore)

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development and testing of a nonconsequentialist decision-making model  

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, the current study had participants discuss the "biggest" decision they are currently facing in their lives. Data was collected regarding indecisiveness, nonconsequentialist dysfunctional decisional coping behavior, and decision difficulty. The findings show...

Elaydi, Raed Saber

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for making boron nitride using sodium cyanide and boron  

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This a very simple process for making boron nitride by mixing sodium cyanide and boron phosphate and heating the mixture in an inert atmosphere until a reaction takes place. The product is a white powder of boron nitride that can be used in applications that require compounds that are stable at high temperatures and that exhibit high electrical resistance.

Bamberger, Carlos E. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

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The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

215

Evaluation of the Atmospheric Transport Model in the MACCS2 Code and its Impact on Decision Making at DOE Sites  

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the Atmospheric the Atmospheric Transport Model in the MACCS2 Code and its Impact on Decision Making at Department of Energy Sites John E. Till and Arthur S. Rood June 5, 2012 RAC Historical Dose Reconstruction Projects Environmental Risk Assessment "Understanding and communicating the movement of radionuclides and chemicals released to the environment, resulting exposure to humans, and the subsequent dose or risk from exposure." Types of Dose/Risk  Medical  Occupational  Public Dose/Risk Can Be Estimated for  Real people  Hypothetical people Purpose of Assessments  Compliance  Decision making  Epidemiology  Emergency response Approaches to Estimating Risk  In certain situations, and depending upon the decisions to be made, if the results of relatively

216

A Life-Cycle Approach To Technology, Infrastructure, And Climate Policy Decision Making: Transitioning To Plug-In  

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A Life-Cycle Approach To Technology, Infrastructure, And Climate Policy Decision Making: Transitioning To Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles And Low-Carbon Electricity A Dissertation Submitted in partial) and energy security (petroleum displacement) benefits. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which use

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Economics is the study of choice and decision-making in the face of scarce resources, both at the individual  

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Economics is the study of choice and decision-making in the face of scarce resources, both or entire industries such as manufacturing. Economics graduates are in high demand by many different on the Economics Department web site under the alumni section. A national survey for the Class of 2012 shows

Saldin, Dilano

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Imprecise Reliability Assessment and Decision-Making when the Type of the Probability Distribution of the Random Variables is  

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1 Imprecise Reliability Assessment and Decision-Making when the Type of the Probability Distribution of the Random Variables is Unknown Efstratios Nikolaidis Department of Mechanical Industrial@oakland.edu First ISSMO Internet Conference on Reliability-based Structural Optimization Keywords: Imprecise

Nikolaidis, Efstratios

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E-Print Network 3.0 - applied decision making Sample Search Results  

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FOR DECISION RULES 12;5. STRICT ... Source: Chen, Yiling - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University Collection: Computer Technologies and Information...

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Status Update on the NCRP Scientific Committee SC 5-1 Report: Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Incidents - 13450  

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In August 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final Protective Action Guide (PAG) for radiological dispersal device (RDD) and improvised nuclear device (IND) incidents. This document specifies protective actions for public health during the early and intermediate phases and cleanup guidance for the late phase of RDD or IND incidents, and it discusses approaches to implementing the necessary actions. However, while the PAG provides specific guidance for the early and intermediate phases, it prescribes no equivalent guidance for the late-phase cleanup actions. Instead, the PAG offers a general description of a complex process using a site-specific optimization approach. This approach does not predetermine cleanup levels but approaches the problem from the factors that would bear on the final agreed-on cleanup levels. Based on this approach, the decision-making process involves multifaceted considerations including public health, the environment, and the economy, as well as socio-political factors. In an effort to fully define the process and approach to be used in optimizing late-phase recovery and site restoration following an RDD or IND incident, DHS has tasked the NCRP with preparing a comprehensive report addressing all aspects of the optimization process. Preparation of the NCRP report is a three-year (2010-2013) project assigned to a scientific committee, the Scientific Committee (SC) 5-1; the report was initially titled, Approach to Optimizing Decision Making for Late- Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incidents. Members of SC 5-1 represent a broad range of expertise, including homeland security, health physics, risk and decision analysis, economics, environmental remediation and radioactive waste management, and communication. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011, and guided by a recent process led by the White House through a Principal Level Exercise (PLE), the optimization approach has since been expanded to include off-site contamination from major nuclear power plant accidents as well as other nuclear or radiological incidents. The expanded application under the current guidance has thus led to a broadened scope of the report, which is reflected in its new title, Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Incidents. The NCRP report, which is due for publication in 2013, will substantiate the current DHS guidance by clarifying and elaborating on the processes required for the development and implementation of procedures for optimizing decision making for late-phase recovery, enabling the establishment of cleanup goals on a site-specific basis. The report will contain a series of topics addressing important issues related to the long-term recovery from nuclear or radiological incidents. Special topics relevant to supporting the optimization of the decision-making process will include cost-benefit analysis, radioactive waste management, risk communication, stakeholder interaction, risk assessment, and decontamination approaches and techniques. The committee also evaluated past nuclear and radiological incidents for their relevance to the report, including the emerging issues associated with the Fukushima nuclear accident. Thus, due to the commonality of the late-phase issues (such as the potential widespread contamination following an event), the majority of the information pertaining to the response in the late-phase decision-making period, including site-specific optimization framework and approach, could be used or adapted for use in case of similar situations that are not due to terrorism, such as those that would be caused by major nuclear facility accidents or radiological incidents. To ensure that the report and the NCRP recommendations are current and relevant to the effective implementation of federal guidance, SC 5-1 has actively coordinated with the agencies of interest and other relevant stakeholders throughout the duration of the project. The resulting report will be an important resource to guide those involved

Chen, S.Y. [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)] [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Muzzi marsh: a case study and analysis of wetland restoration decision-making in San Francisco Bay  

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THE MUZZI MARSH: A CASE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF WETLAND RESTORATION DECISION-MAKING IN SAN FRANCISCO SAY A Thesis by WILLIAM JOSEPH RRAH Subm1tted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University i n part1 al fulf11 l ment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1982 Major Subject: Management THE NUZ71 NPRSH: A CASF STUDY AND ANALYSIS UF ~WETLAND RESTORATION DECISION-NP, KIN( IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY A Thesis hy blI L LIAM JOSEPH BRAH Approved as to style and content hy: C...

Brah, William Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for making propenyl ethers and photopolymerizable compositions containing them  

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Propenyl ether monomers of formula A(OCH{double_bond}CHCH{sub 3}){sub n} (V) wherein n is an integer from one to six and A is selected from cyclic ethers, polyether, and alkanes are disclosed. The monomers are readily polymerized in the presence of cationic photoinitiators, when exposed to actinic radiation, to form poly(propenyl ethers) that are useful for coatings, sealants, varnishes and adhesives. Compositions for preparing polymeric coatings comprising the compounds of formula V together with particular cationic photoinitiators are also disclosed, as are processes for making the monomers from allyl halides and readily available alcohols. The process involves rearranging the resulting allyl ethers to propenyl ethers.

Crivello, J.V.

1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Iron-carbon compacts and process for making them  

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The present invention includes iron-carbon compacts and a process for making them. The process includes preparing a slurry comprising iron powder, furfuryl alcohol, and a polymerization catalyst for initiating the polymerization of the furfuryl alcohol into a resin, and heating the slurry to convert the alcohol into the resin. The resulting mixture is pressed into a green body and heated to form the iron-carbon compact. The compact can be used as, or machined into, a magnetic flux concentrator for an induction heating apparatus.

Sheinberg, Haskell (Santa Fe, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

An Intelligent Policy Simulator for Supporting Strategic Nuclear Policy Decision Making  

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One of the biggest challenges for strategic nuclear policy decision-makers is to discern nuclear proliferation intentions of nation states despite information ... . This chapter suggests a new computationally int...

Suman Rao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

AN ECONOMIC EXPLORATION OF PREVENTION VERSUS RESPONSE IN ANIMAL RELATED BIOTERRORISM DECISION MAKING  

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AN ECONOMIC EXPLORATION OF PREVENTION VERSUS RESPONSE IN ANIMAL RELATED BIOTERRORISM DECISION Major Subject: Agricultural Economics #12;AN ECONOMIC EXPLORATION OF PREVENTION VERSUS RESPONSE of Department) December 2004 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics #12;iii ABSTRACT An Economic Exploration

McCarl, Bruce A.

226

Small livestock farmer participation in the making of agricultural policy decisions in Trinidad and Tobago  

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and their choice of communication method to foster participation was also measured. Three decision models were developed. The results provided evidence which government can use to share power with small farmers through participation. The findings showed...

La Borde Grant, Patricia

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

GIS-Supported Decision Making for Low-Temperature Geothermal Energy in Central Italy  

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The project specifications of a geospatial decision support system are described in this chapter. The system is dedicated to the low-temperature geothermal energy, and it allows to build spatial models of the res...

Alberto Gemelli; Adriano Mancini

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Process to make core-shell structured nanoparticles  

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Disclosed is a process for making a composite material that contains core-shell structured nanoparticles. The process includes providing a precursor in the form of a powder a liquid and/or a vapor of a liquid that contains a core material and a shell material, and suspending the precursor in an aerosol gas to produce an aerosol containing the precursor. In addition, the process includes providing a plasma that has a hot zone and passing the aerosol through the hot zone of the plasma. As the aerosol passes through the hot zone of the plasma, at least part of the core material and at least part of the shell material in the aerosol is vaporized. Vapor that contains the core material and the shell material that has been vaporized is removed from the hot zone of the plasma and allowed to condense into core-shell structured nanoparticles.

Luhrs, Claudia; Phillips, Jonathan; Richard, Monique N

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Design Decisions Laboratory develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision-making in design and product development. The group is  

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The Design Decisions Laboratory develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision design tradeoff decisions as well as the impact of those decisions on public and private stakeholders of economics and public policy on design decisions and the resulting environmental impact of those decisions

Michalek, Jeremy J.

230

Statistical Decision Theory: Concepts, Methods and Applications  

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Statistical Decision Theory: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Special topics in Probabilistic Mazumder 950116380 #12;Part I: Decision Theory ­ Concepts and Methods 1 Part I: DECISION THEORY - Concepts and Methods Decision theory as the name would imply is concerned with the process of making decisions

Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.

231

Towards value-based pricing--An integrative framework for decision making  

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re- search by McKinsey & Company has shown that less than 15% of companies do any systematic research involving the pricing decision for a major product launch at a global chemical company. D 2003 Elsevier Inc Fortune 500 Company. Tel.: +43-173-39-14-064. E-mail address: andreas@hinterhuber.org (A. Hinterhuber). 1

Muðan, Uðurhan

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Multitiered Supply Chain Networks: Multicriteria DecisionMaking under Uncertainty June Dong and Ding Zhang  

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University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 Appears in Annals of Operations Research (2005) 135 the demands associated with the product are random. We derive the optimality conditions for the decision for production loading planning for a textile company under a quick response requirement. In this paper, we

Nagurney, Anna

233

Use (and abuse) of expert elicitation in support of decision making for public policy  

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...water small modular reactors . Proc Natl Acad Sci USA...1998 ) Uncertainty analysis in risk assessment...from experts in risk analysis . Risk Anal 19 ( 2...Advances in Decision Analysis: From Foundations to Applications...Cheng CH ( 2009 ) The reliability of aggregated probability...

M. Granger Morgan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATE AND TRAIT ANXIETY EFFECTS ON DECISION-MAKING: PREDICTING HEURISTIC VERSUS ANALYTIC STRATEGY ADOPTION  

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design and decision framing when working with individuals high in anxiety. v Table of Contents A. Acknowledgements .. iii B. Abstract . iv C. Table of Contents... , 21 b. Results .. 27 H. Discussion . 43 I. References .. 56 J. Appendices .. 62 vi List of Tables Table...

O'Hare, Aminda Jo

2010-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

235

Local environmental decision-making with the California environmental quality act: a Santa Barbara case study  

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). The ERC and staff review projects, hold public hearings, and certify environmental documents. Staff support is provided through the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. Decisions on the need for an EIR may be appealed to the City..., it appears that hotel projects generated the most controversy and comments, followed by residential projects. This holds true for both agencies. Commercial projects in the City were also controversial. Since the City projects were often in 30 areas...

Karstadt, Kent Leonard

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safe Exploration in Markov Decision Processes Teodor Mihai Moldovan moldovan@cs.berkeley.edu  

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Safe Exploration in Markov Decision Processes Teodor Mihai Moldovan moldovan@cs.berkeley.edu Pieter for safe exploration methods in Markov decision processes. We first pro- pose a general formulation reinforcement learning algorithms provide strong exploration guar- antees, but they tend to rely on an ergod

Abbeel, Pieter

237

Optimal threshold probability in undiscounted Markov decision processes with a target set  

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We consider risk minimizing problems in undiscounted Markov decisions processes with a target set. We formulate the problem as an infinite horizon case with a recurrent class. We show that an optimal value function is a unique solution to an optimality ... Keywords: Existence of optimal policy, Markov decision process, Minimizing risk model, Policy improvement method, Value iteration

Yoshio Ohtsubo

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

TRELLIS: An Interactive Tool for Capturing Information Analysis and Decision Making  

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TRELLIS provides an interactive environment that allows users to add their observations, opinions, and conclusions as they analyze information by making semantic annotations about on-line documents. TRELLIS includes a vocabulary and markup language for ...

Yolanda Gil; Varun Ratnakar

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

A Force-Field Analysis on the Organizational Landscape Influencing Presidential Decision-Making at Small, Private, Liberal Arts Colleges in Iowa  

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This study serves the purpose of understanding presidential leadership and the forces that either restrain or influence their decision-making for change and adaptability at six small, private, liberal arts colleges (SPLACs) in Iowa. By utilizing a...

Parker, Gerald Coleman

2013-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

240

Radiation protection and decision-making on cleanup of contaminated urban environments  

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--4000 Roskilde,4000 Roskilde, DenmarkDenmark NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas-making NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas, Risø National Laboratory, 7 - 9 May 2003Justification of cleanup NKS Conference on Radioactive Contamination in Urban Areas, Risø National Laboratory, 7 - 9 May

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Flexible modelling and support of interrelated decisions  

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Decision problems often consist of numerous smaller decisions that are aggregated and interrelated while spanning multiple domains, paradigms, and/or perspectives. Therefore, the decision making process should be structured in such a flexible and iterative manner that enables a range of structured to unstructured decisions to be considered, built and solved in an appropriate manner. We propose and implement a framework and architecture that uses the three pillars of flexibility in decision making (sequential, parallel, convergence, and interwoven), versatility (of paradigm and/or domain), and independence of components (value, dimension, and purpose) to support the decision making process and the entire modelling lifecycle.

Angela Liew; David Sundaram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Knowledge Integration to Make Decisions About Complex Systems: Sustainability of Energy Production from Agriculture  

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A major bottleneck for improving the governance of complex systems, rely on our ability to integrate different forms of knowledge into a decision support system (DSS). Preliminary aspects are the classification of different types of knowledge (a priori or general, a posteriori or specific, with uncertainty, numerical, textual, algorithmic, complete/incomplete, etc.), the definition of ontologies for knowledge management and the availability of proper tools like continuous simulation models, event driven models, statistical approaches, computational methods (neural networks, evolutionary optimization, rule based systems etc.) and procedure for textual documentation. Following these views at University of Udine, a computer language (SEMoLa, Simple, Easy Modelling Language) for knowledge integration has been developed. SEMoLa can handle models, data, metadata and textual knowledge; it implements and extends the system dynamics ontology (Forrester, 1968; Jrgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled by the concepts of material, group, state, rate, parameter, internal and external events and driving variables. As an example, a SEMoLa model to improve management and sustainability (economical, energetic, environmental) of the agricultural farms is presented. The model (X-Farm) simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yield, oil seeds, milk, calves and wastes can be sold or reused. X-Farm is composed by integrated modules describing fields (crop and soil), feeds and materials storage, machinery management, manpower management, animal husbandry, economic and energetic balances, seed oil extraction, manure and wastes management, biogas production from animal wastes and biomasses.

Francesco Danuso

2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Knowledge Integration to Make Decisions About Complex Systems: Sustainability of Energy Production from Agriculture  

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A major bottleneck for improving the governance of complex systems, rely on our ability to integrate different forms of knowledge into a decision support system (DSS). Preliminary aspects are the classification of different types of knowledge (a priori or general, a posteriori or specific, with uncertainty, numerical, textual, algorithmic, complete/incomplete, etc.), the definition of ontologies for knowledge management and the availability of proper tools like continuous simulation models, event driven models, statistical approaches, computational methods (neural networks, evolutionary optimization, rule based systems etc.) and procedure for textual documentation. Following these views at University of Udine, a computer language (SEMoLa, Simple, Easy Modelling Language) for knowledge integration has been developed. SEMoLa can handle models, data, metadata and textual knowledge; it implements and extends the system dynamics ontology (Forrester, 1968; Jrgensen, 1994) in which systems are modelled by the concepts of material, group, state, rate, parameter, internal and external events and driving variables. As an example, a SEMoLa model to improve management and sustainability (economical, energetic, environmental) of the agricultural farms is presented. The model (X-Farm) simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yield, oil seeds, milk, calves and wastes can be sold or reused. X-Farm is composed by integrated modules describing fields (crop and soil), feeds and materials storage, machinery management, manpower management, animal husbandry, economic and energetic balances, seed oil extraction, manure and wastes management, biogas production from animal wastes and biomasses.

Francesco Danuso

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactive computer simulation of dairy farm systems as a method for making energy management decisions  

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To facilitate management decisions an analytical model was developed to predict energy and labor requirements and costs for milking and feed handling systems. The Dairy Farm Simulation Model was based on detailed time and motion studies, and energy audits of 21 dairy farms in Michigan. Data included labor hours and energy consumption per month for each operation required for milking and feed handling and charges based on Detroit Edison electrical rate schedules. The result of optimizing the electrical rate charges for simulated milking systems is indicated by the Time-of-Day Rate Schedule which provides the lowest cost to farm operators willing to adjust milking times. Simulation of mobile and stationary feeding systems for six herd sizes includes calculations of capital investment and operating costs in addition to labor and energy cost. Results indicate that mobile systems required a lower investment cost while stationary systems realize lower energy costs. Labor requirements per cow decreased as herd size increased for mobile systems, but remained the same for stationary systems regardless of herd size. The energy required to operate each system, based on the number of oil barrel equivalents, indicates the stationary system required less energy for herd sizes up to and including 150 cows, while mobile systems indicate a lower energy requirement for herd sizes greater than 150 cows. In general, no single system emerged as the best, rather it depended on the operator's personal preference.

Hewett, E.J. III

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-criteria decision making on the energy supply configuration of autonomous desalination units  

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Abstract The important energy requirements for the desalination process impose especially in autonomous and decentralized plants supplied by Renewable Energy Sources (RES). In this paper, five alternative energy generation topologies of Reverse Osmosis desalination process are evaluated. The proposed topologies assessed in terms of economic, environmental, technological and societal indices are compared using multi-criteria analysis, namely the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment of Evaluations (PROMETHEE). Ranking of topologies resulted in the selection of direct connection and hybrid configuration as optimum solutions. In case economic priorities prevail diesel generation should also be considered.

Dimitris Georgiou; Essam Sh. Mohammed; Stelios Rozakis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engaging CitizensinEnvironmental Decision Making 95 Engaging Citizens in Environmental  

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public processes in many aspects of public policy and program development. Journal of Urban Technology of Burlington desired. Legacy,part ofthebroader SustainableCommunities move- ment, has four interrelated themes

Vermont, University of

247

Other people's kids: community decision-making and the birth control debate  

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or Aristotle (Hohr, 1978). As medical science advanced doctors came to realize that the process of fetal development was a continual process of development and not a mysterious, instant formation of a baby; thus the idea of quickening was attacked because... Margaret aside and in a trembling voice told Margaret that another baby would finish her. Margaret went to the doctor and told him of Nrs. Sacks concern of having another baby and wanted to know what to do to prevent getting pregnant. The doctor laughed...

Legg, Nina Anderson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed leadership and adaptive decision-making in the ant Tetramorium caespitum  

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...obtained for 5000 simulations illustrating...Stochastic model - Matlab (r) code...to perform simulations of an ant...sources Adobe PDF - rspb20091976supp1.pdf Distributed...foragers follow a chemical trail. Since...whole foraging process, we investigated...

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Konio Pathway: An Instinctive Visual Mechanism for Survival and Decision Making?  

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,2,3 , Thierry Vi´eville1,2 and Fr´ed´eric Alexandre1,2 1 Inria, Mnemosyne Team, Bordeaux Sud-Ouest Research if these are unconsciously made. In the visual system, interactions between conscious and unconscious processing have been of the rest of the system accordingly. When examining the model's responses to static inputs, we observe

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Applications of neural networks to monitoring and decision making in the operation of nuclear power plants. Summary  

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Application of neural networks to monitoring and decision making in the operation of nuclear power plants is being investigated under a US Department of Energy sponsored program at the University of Tennessee. Projects include the feasibility of using neural networks for the following tasks: (1) diagnosing specific abnormal conditions or problems in nuclear power plants, (2) detection of the change of mode of operation of the plant, (3) validating signals coming from detectors, (4) review of ``noise`` data from TVA`s Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant, and (5) examination of the NRC`s database of ``Letter Event Reports`` for correlation of sequences of events in the reported incidents. Each of these projects and its status are described briefly in this paper. This broad based program has as its objective the definition of the state-of-the-art in using neural networks to enhance the performance of commercial nuclear power plants.

Uhrig, R.E. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial neural network based decision-making fault diagnosis in a normalised DC motor system  

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The aim of this write up is to deal with the identification of parameter deviations using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). The diagnostic approach is accomplished in two steps: In Step 1, the system is identified using a series of input/output variables through an identification algorithm. In Step 2, the fault is diagnosed comparing the Markov parameters of faulty and non-faulty systems. The ANN is trained using predetermined faulty conditions serves to classify the unknown fault. In Step 1, the identification is done by first formulating a Hankel matrix out of input/output variables and then decomposing the matrix via singular value decomposition technique. For identifying the system online, sliding window approach is adopted wherein an open slit slides over a subset of 'n' input/output variables. The faults are introduced at arbitrary instances and the identification is carried out online. Fault residues are extracted making a comparison of the first five Markov parameters of the faulty and non-faulty systems. The proposed diagnostic approach is illustrated on a normalised DC motor system with encouraging results.

V. Manikandan; N. Devarajan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Household energy use: Applying behavioural economics to understand consumer decision-making and behaviour  

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Abstract Household energy conservation has emerged as a major challenge and opportunity for researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Consumers also seem to be gaining greater awareness of the value and need for sustainable energy practices, particularly amid growing public concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Yet even with adequate knowledge of how to save energy and a professed desire to do so, many consumers still fail to take noticeable steps towards energy efficiency and conservation. There is often a sizeable discrepancy between peoples self-reported knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions, and their observable behaviourexamples include the well-known knowledge-action gap and value-action gap. But neither is household energy consumption driven primarily by financial incentives and the rational pursuit of material interests. In fact, people sometimes respond in unexpected and undesirable ways to rewards and sanctions intended to shift consumers costbenefit calculus in favour of sustainable behaviours. Why is this so? Why is household energy consumption and conservation difficult to predict from either core values or material interests? By drawing on critical insights from behavioural economics and psychology, we illuminate the key cognitive biases and motivational factors that may explain why energy-related behaviour so often fails to align with either the personal values or material interests of consumers. Understanding these psychological phenomena can make household and community responses to public policy interventions less surprising, and in parallel, can help us design more cost-effective and mass-scalable behavioural solutions to encourage renewable and sustainable energy use among consumers.

Elisha R. Frederiks; Karen Stenner; Elizabeth V. Hobman

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support tools for environmentally conscious chemical process design  

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The environment has emerged as an important determinant of the performance of the modern chemical industry. Process engineering in the 21st century needs to evolve to include environmental issues as part of the design ...

Cano Ruiz, Jos Alejandro, 1969-

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision support systems for tool reuse and EOL processes  

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Intel is a manufacturing company that concentrates on the fabrication process of computer chips. Over the years and into the future, Intel has gone through multiple and advanced generations of manufacturing technology ...

Gan, Jyeh J

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Altering Design Decisions to Better Suit Facilities Management Processes  

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Research work reported in this paper tackles the communication between processes of both facilities management (FM) and design, showing the effect of such communication on the capability of newly built facilities in supporting organizations...

Jawdeh, H. B.; Abudul-Malak, M. A.; Wood, G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advancing theory and application of cognitive research in sport: Using representative tasks to explain and predict skilled anticipation, decision-making, and option-generation behavior  

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AbstractObjectives Three main goals were addressed in this research. First, we tested the claims of two cognitive mechanisms that have been proposed to explain expert performance. This was done during assessment and intervention phases of decision making. Second, we tested the validity of an online test of perceptual-cognitive skill in soccer: The Online Assessment of Strategic Skill In Soccer (OASSIS). Third, we compared the OASSIS to other predictors of skill in soccer. Design Over the course of a three-part experiment, participants completed an updated version of the option-generation paradigm employed by Ward, Ericsson, and Williams (2013), the OASSIS, and a battery of other cognitive tests. Performance on these tests was used to inform theory and validate the OASSIS as an applied tool for domain professionals. Methods NCAA Division 1 and recreational-level soccer players completed a battery of tests, both using paper/pencil (see Ward etal., 2013) and online. Results Support for Long Term Working Memory theory (LTWM; see Ericsson & Kintsch, 1995) was observed during both phases of decision making, though the prescriptions of the Take-The-First heuristic (see Johnson & Raab, 2003) tend to hold, particularly within intervention phase. When used to predict skill-group membership, the OASSIS accounted for more variance than domain-general tests of cognition. Furthermore, scores on the OASSIS correlated with other measures of perceptual-cognitive skill in soccer and the process-level predictions made by LTWM. Conclusions Updates to our theoretical understanding of expert performance are provided and the validity of the OASSIS is demonstrated.

Patrick K. Belling; Joel Suss; Paul Ward

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for making solid-state radiation-emitting composition  

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The invention provides a process for loading an aerogel substrate with tritium and the resultant compositions. According to the process, an aerogel substrate is hydrolyzed so that surface OH groups are formed. The hydrolyzed aerogel is then subjected to tritium exchange employing, for example, a tritium-containing gas, whereby tritium atoms replace H atoms of surface OH groups. OH and/or CH groups of residual alcohol present in the aerogel may also undergo tritium exchange.

Ashley, C.S.; Brinker, C.J.; Reed, S.; Walko, R.J.

1993-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High density electronic circuit and process for making  

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High density circuits with posts that protrude beyond one surface of a substrate to provide easy mounting of devices such as integrated circuits. The posts also provide stress relief to accommodate differential thermal expansion. The process allows high interconnect density with fewer alignment restrictions and less wasted circuit area than previous processes. The resulting substrates can be test platforms for die testing and for multi-chip module substrate testing. The test platform can contain active components and emulate realistic operational conditions, replacing shorts/opens net testing.

Morgan, William P. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Decision Making  

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Domestic industrial investment has declined due to unfavorable energy prices, and external markets. Investment behavior has changed over the past few years, and will continue due to high labor costs, tight markets and an unstable U.S. economy...

Elliott, R. N.; McKinney, V.; Shipley, A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mutant strain of C. acetobutylicum and process for making butanol  

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A biologically pure asporogenic mutant of Clostridium acetobutylicum is produced by growing sporogenic C. acetobutylicum ATCC 4259 and treating the parent strain with ethane methane sulfonate. The mutant which as been designated C. acetobutylicum ATCC 55025 is useful in an improved ABE fermentation process, and produces high concentrations of butanol and total solvents.

Jain, Mahendra K. (Okemos, MI); Beacom, Daniel (East Lansing, MI); Datta, Rathin (Chicago, IL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hot compression process for making edge seals for fuel cells  

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A hot compression process for forming integral edge seals in anode and cade assemblies wherein the assemblies are made to a nominal size larger than a finished size, beads of AFLAS are applied to a band adjacent the peripheral margins on both sides of the assemblies, the assemblies are placed in a hot press and compressed for about five minutes with a force sufficient to permeate the peripheral margins with the AFLAS, cooled and cut to finished size.

Dunyak, Thomas J. (Blacksburg, VA); Granata, Jr., Samuel J. (South Greensburg, PA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resource assessment using numerical weather prediction models and multi-criteria decision making technique: case study (Masirah Island, Oman)  

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The Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman has recently announced the implementation of a 500 kW wind farm pilot project in Masirah Island. Detailed wind resource assessment is then required to identify the most suitable location for this project. This paper presents wind resource assessment using nested ensemble numerical weather prediction (NWP) model's approach at 2.8 km resolution and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique. A case study based on the proposed approach is conducted over Masirah Island, Oman. The resource assessment over the island was based on the mean wind speed and wind power distribution over the entire island at different heights. In addition, important criteria such as turbulence intensity and peak hour matching are also considered. The NWP model results were verified against the available 10 m wind data observations from the meteorological station in the northern part of the island. The resource assessment criteria were evaluated using MCDM technique to score the locations over the island based on their suitability for wind energy applications. Two MCDM approaches namely equally weighted and differently weighted criteria were implemented in this paper.

Sultan Al-Yahyai; Yassine Charabi; Abdullah Al-Badi; Adel Gastli

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Better Strategic Decisions,Making Better Strategic Decisions, by Asking If It Is Going To Get Better or Worseby Asking If It Is Going To Get Better or Worse  

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intelligence to provide strategic decision support. · see:see: http://ontolog.cim3.netBedford, PatCassidy, KenBaclawski, DuaneNickull & JerryGlenn (v 1.26) NASA-Ontolog-KMWG "OKMDS" mini-series Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS) #12;2 AbstractAbstract · Simply ask "If

Baclawski, Kenneth B.

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Web tool for energy policy decision-making through geo-localized LCA models: A focus on offshore wind farms in Northern Europe  

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1 Web tool for energy policy decision-making through geo-localized LCA models: A focus on offshore-dependent life cycle assessment (LCA) taking into ac- count geographical issues is of high interest for different configurations has been developed. Based on a modular LCA model and on collaborative works made

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Mini Symposium The future is uncertain. Still, we have to make decisions, e.g. on how we want to develop  

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Management How science can support decision making under uncertainty? Mini Symposium #12;Location and Route delta management ­ what do we need from science? by drs. Pieter Bloemen, Delta Programme 10.50-11.10 Adaptive management approaches by prof. Pavel Kabat, IIASA 11.10-11.30 Coffee / tea break 11

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

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The marketing programme includes an all-important introduction to man-agement decision-making, as well as a set of business functions. Market-  

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The marketing programme includes an all-important introduction to man- agement decision-making, as well as a set of business functions. Market- ing is indispensable in top management's choice of markets to each of the following marketing policy areas: innovation and channel management, product/market

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Cross-cultural effects of casualties on foreign policy decision making: South Korea and the United States  

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AND METHOD............................................................29 What Is the Cognitive Calculus Model? ....................................................29 The Information Context... ..............................................................................................................................158 xiii LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 3-1 Cognitive Calculus Decision Model...

Park, Nam Tae

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision Processes  

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Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision Processes Wesam H. Al-Sabban, Luis F. Gonzalez and Ryan N. Smith Abstract-- Exploiting wind-energy is one possible way to extend the flight duration of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Wind-energy can also be used

Smith, Ryan N.

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Decision Making about Cancer Screening: An Assessment of the State of the Science and a Suggested Research Agenda from the ASPO Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Communication Special Interest Group  

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...of spirituality in testing decisions. Although spirituality has...about its effects on medical decision making or on genetic testing...particular. However, research and theory on coping with illness suggests...implicated in BRCA1/2 testing decisions. Perceived risk and cancer-specific...

Marc T. Kiviniemi; Jennifer L. Hay; Aimee S. James; Isaac M. Lipkus; Helen I. Meissner; Michael Stefanek; Jamie L. Studts; John F.P. Bridges; David R. Close; Deborah O. Erwin; Resa M. Jones; Karen Kaiser; Kathryn M. Kash; Kimberly M. Kelly; Simon J. Craddock Lee; Jason Q. Purnell; Laura A. Siminoff; Susan T. Vadaparampil; and Catharine Wang

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of decision-making approaches to handle uncertainty and risk in adaptive forest management under climate change  

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This review paper provides an overview of approaches to which we may resort for handling the complex decision problems involving uncertainty and risk that climate change implies for forest managers. Modelling ...

Rasoul Yousefpour; Jette Bredahl Jacobsen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A. Kusiak, Data Mining and Decision Making, in B.V. Dasarathy (Ed.), Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Theory, Tools, and Technology IV, Vol. 4730, SPIE, Orlando, FL, April 2002, pp. 155-165.  

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A. Kusiak, Data Mining and Decision Making, in B.V. Dasarathy (Ed.), Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: Theory, Tools, and Technology IV, Vol. 4730, SPIE, Orlando, FL, April 2002, pp. 155-165. Data Mining and Decision Making Andrew Kusiak Department of Mechanical

Kusiak, Andrew

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The use of management science techniques to improve decision making in poultry processing facilities  

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as data filey YES Input dele file name USER DEFTREO DATA FILE NO Whle date file, sppeno name to 'nle est DATA FILE LIST Close Flook dale file maker REFER TO FIG 1 Fig 2. Creation of a new flock data file. 20 maximum weight... final products list that corresponds to the current weight range. It then appends a user defined number of birds that is less than or equal to the total number of birds in the weight range to the currently searched product. By this, the MS...

Conrad, Kenneth Allen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergency management: does it have a sufficiently comprehensive understanding of decision-making, process and context?  

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......in the socio-political area. This reflected...post-accident management. Risk assessment and risk management was...cases, social and political issues dominate...in the socio-political area. This re...post-accident management. Risk assessment and......

Carmen Niculae; Simon French; Emma Carter

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is planning failing? : the impacts of decision making processes on the Green Line Extension  

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Research was conducted on the proposed Green Line Extension, a light rail corridor from Cambridge through Somerville and Medford, Massachusetts. The project is being undertaken by the Massachusetts Executive Office of ...

Ciborowski, Matthew A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hazardous Waste Management: The Role of Journalists in Decision Making Process  

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The journalists are crucial for informing and education of general public about facts related to hazardous and radioactive waste management. Radio programs, TV and newspapers are daily reporting on relevant facts and news. In general, it is true that the majority of journalists are interested more in so called daily politics than in educating general public on certain technical or scientific topics. Therefore, hazardous and radioactive waste management was introduced to Croatian general public in last ten years mainly through various news on site selection of radioactive waste disposal facilities and some problems related to hazardous waste management. This paper presents APO's experience with journalists in last ten years includes program and activities referring informing and educating of journalists from all media.

Eerskov-Klika, M.; Lokner, V.; Subasiae, D.; Schaller, A.

2002-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Measures Constituting Risk Metrics for Decision Making in the Chemical Process Industry  

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and losses should entail the analysis of the overall results of all possible incident scenarios. Value-at-Risk (VaR) is most suitable as an overall measure for many scenarios and for large number of portfolio assets. FN-curves and F$-curves can be correlated...

Prem, Katherine

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Transitivity vs. Intransitivity in decision making process. (An example in quantum game theory)  

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We compare two different ways of quantization a simple sequential game Cat's Dilemma in the context of the debate on intransitive and transitive preferences. This kind of analysis can have essential meaning for the research on the artificial intelligence (some possibilities are discussed). Nature has both properties transitive and intransitive and maybe quantum models can be more able to capture this dualism than classical one. We also present electoral interpretation of the game.

Marcin Makowski

2009-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A DECISION-MAKING TOOL TO MILITARY PLANNING PROCESS BASED IN DYNAMIC-COST MATRICES  

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Dona Castorina, 110 Rio de Janeiro, RJ ­ 22460-320 ­ Brazil Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 Rio de Corps Almirante Sylvio de Camargo Instruction Center ­ CIASC Rua Magno Martins, s/n ­ Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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A rough set-based game theoretical approach for environmental decision-making: A case of offshore oil and gas operations  

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Environmental decision-making in offshore oil and gas (OOG) operations can be extremely complex due to conflicting objectives or criteria, availability of vague and uncertain information, and interdependency among multiple decision-makers. Most existing studies ignore conflicting preferences and strategic interactions among decision-makers. This paper presents a game theoretical approach to solve multi-criteria conflict resolution problem under constrained and uncertain environments. Uncertainties in the quantification of imprecise data are expressed using rough numbers. A multi-criteria game is developed to model a decision problem in which three groups of decision-makers (i.e., operators, regulators and service engineers) are involved. This game is solved using the generalized maximin solution concept. With the solution (i.e., optimal weights of the criteria), the rough numbers can be aggregated to an expected payoff for each alternative. Finally, the weights of upper and lower limits of a rough number are employed to transform the expected payoff into a crisp score, based on which all alternatives are ranked to identify the best one. A numerical example is outlined to demonstrate the application of the proposed method to the selection of management scenarios of drilling wastes.

Ming Yang; Faisal I. Khan; Rehan Sadiq; Paul Amyotte

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multicriteria decision analysis based on analytic hierarchy process in GIS environment for siting nuclear power plant in Egypt  

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Abstract Due to increasing demand of electrical energy and freshwater in Egypt, it is safe to assume that the decision makers will turn to nuclear power as the feasible alternative for energy. However, as time goes by, fewer sites will be available and suitable for nuclear power plant development. Site selection is a key phase of the siting process of a nuclear plant and may significantly affect the safety and cost of the facility during its entire life cycle. The siting of nuclear power plants is one of multi-criteria problems, which makes it complex. Many interrelated factors affect the process. Six constraints and twenty-two factors corresponding to safety, environment and socio-economy were considered in the siting study presented in this paper. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis was applied during the selection of nuclear power plants site using GIS software. Three spatial decision making models were applied in this paper during site selection stage. The binary overlay (Boolean logic) with Low Risk approach in which the logical OR operator is used to determine the candidate areas. All constraints were represented in binary maps, combined and a masking layer was created to eliminate the lands considered as constraints in Arc GIS Software. The 22 factors were represented in normalized maps after unifying all of them to 01 score scales based on the philosophy of suitability criteria (factors) using the Weighted Linear Combination (WLC) method. The relative scores and weight of factors which were used in the maps conducted by pairwise comparison were fed into Expert choice software that runs the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Final composite map of potential site priorities were represented by several polygons produced in MCDA add-in as an open source tool in Arc GIS 10.1. Four sites, all located along the North western and the Red Sea coasts were chosen as Candidate sites after eliminating the lowest scoring sites The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to select a suitable site by pairwise comparison and by calculating eigenvectors using Expert Choice software. The sites were ranked to determine the most desirable site. The El Dabaa site was found to be most suitable, followed by the East El Negila site on the Mediterranean Sea.

A.M. Abudeif; A.A. Abdel Moneim; A.F. Farrag

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulatory decision-making under uncertainty: Are costs proportionate to benefits when restricting dangerous chemicals on European markets?  

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Abstract Since 2007 regulation 1907/2006/EC concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is in force in Europe to reduce the adverse effects of hazardous chemical substances on human health and the environment. Implementation of the regulation by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is supported by a Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA) Committee, consisting of European experts who help prepare ECHAs opinion on proposals for either restricting or authorizing dangerous substances. This paper presents the outcomes of the SEA underlying the first restriction proposals. Member states proposing a restriction have to show that it will reduce the risks to an acceptable level at a cost which is proportionate to the avoided risk. What is considered proportionate is not clearly defined in REACH. The opinion making process is characterized by many uncertainties: the expert group had no previous experiences to fall back on and limited information about the expected costs and benefits of the proposed restrictions. The study provides insight into expert opinions on environmental and health risks under uncertainty in the specific context of REACH. Particular attention is paid to the confidence experts place on the estimated socio-economic benefits of the avoided risks compared to the estimated compliance costs.

Roy Brouwer; Jonathan Cauchi; Julia Verhoeven

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meeting Decisions and Documents  

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Meeting Notices Meeting Decisions & Documents Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Meeting Decisions and Documents Print E-mail This page summarizes the decisions made by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and the documents the committee has adopted in association with those decisions. The documents and decisions concern the operation of the committee, the content of the synthesis report(s), the sustained assessment process, and other important guidance and responsibilities. The full and official meeting records of the NCADAC are available on a dedicated NOAA page. To view the Federal Register notices announcing the meetings of the NCADAC, please click here.

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EPA - GUIDE ON CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION WITH INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS AND TRIBAL MEMBERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING  

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GUIDE ON GUIDE ON CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION WITH INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS AND TRIBAL MEMBERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SUBCOMMITTEE A FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL November 22, 2000 Ms. Carol Browner, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 401 M Street, SW Washington, DC 20460 RE: Guide on Tribal Consultation and Public Participation Dear Administrator Browner: The Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee, of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), created the enclosed "Guide on Consultation and Collaboration with Indian Tribal

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Most modern wastewater treatment systems rely on microbial processes to remove contaminants. This makes wastewater  

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Most modern wastewater treatment systems rely on microbial processes to remove contaminants. This makes wastewater treatment one of the largest biotechnology industries in the world. In New Zealand alone, about 1.5 billion litres of treated domestic wastewater is discharged each day

Auckland, University of

285

A comparison of legislation about wine-making additives and processes  

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A comparison of legislation about wine- making additives and processes Vashti Christina Galpin Assignment submitted in partial requirement for the Cape Wine Master Diploma February 2006 #12;Abstract between legislation about quality and that about oenological practices, regimes that limit additive use

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Analysis of park-and-ride decision behavior based on Decision Field Theory  

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Park and ride is a kind of traffic management solution to the traffic congestion problem in urban cities. This paper analyzes the decision making behavior of Park and Ride from a psychological point of view. Decision Field Theory is used to establish the decision model of Park and Ride. The proposed decision model is calibrated using real-life experimental survey data and has proved to be able to account for the complex decision behavior processes observed in the experimental survey data. The model demonstrates the psychological decision processes of individual travelers and the decision characteristics, such as simple decision, indecision and preference reversal. The effects of factors, e.g. deliberation time, deliberation threshold and initial preference, for mode choice are also examined. The proposed model demonstrates its capability of analyzing park-and-ride decision behavior and providing policy makers with useful information for future promotion and planning for park-and-ride facilities.

Huanmei Qin; Hongzhi Guan; Yao-Jan Wu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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With the support of the Advanced Decision Architectures Collaborative Technology Alliance sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (DAAD19-01-2-0009) and the Office of Naval Research  

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economic decision making. Economic decision making should be modeled as a learning process, involving more in human-like behavior representation, they have rarely been used to study economic decision making decision situations, like economic settings. This chapter will demonstrate the potential of ACT-R to model

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A Parametric Mixed-Integer Optimization Algorithm for Multiobjective Engineering Problems Involving Discrete Decisions  

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When the multiobjective problem involves continuous and discrete decisions, as is usually the case in process decision making, it can be formulated as follows: ... The parametric programming theory has mostly focused on linear problems (Gal, 1979). ...

Katerina P. Papalexandri; Theodora I. Dimkou

1998-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Changing How Earth System Modeling is Done to Provide More Useful Information for Decision Making, Science, and Society  

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New details about natural and anthropogenic processes are continually added to models of the Earth system, anticipating that the increased realism will increase the accuracy of their predictions. However, perspectives differ about whether this approach ...

Matthew J. Smith; Paul I. Palmer; Drew W. Purves; Mark C. Vanderwel; Vassily Lyutsarev; Ben Calderhead; Lucas N. Joppa; Christopher M. Bishop; Stephen Emmott

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tacnet, J.M et al., 2010. International Snow Science Workshop Squaw Valley, USA (ISSW 2010) APPLYING NEW UNCERTAINTY RELATED THEORIES AND MULTICRITERIA DECISION  

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) APPLYING NEW UNCERTAINTY RELATED THEORIES AND MULTICRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS METHODS TO SNOW AVALANCHE decision making and existing theories attempting to represent and propagate information imperfections decision analysis (MCDA) to model the decision-making process and fuzzy sets theory, possibility theory

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Decision making in coastal fisheries conflict: the case of red drum and spotted seatrout legislation in Texas  

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Stricter Measures Called For The TPWD Increases Regulations on Red and Spotted Seatrout Illegal Netting 61 65 66 Drum TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) IV CASE FINDINGS (continued) The Opposition Increases The Legislative Process Economic Impact... of the controversial House B i 1 1 1000 in the Texas Legislature. H B. 1000 was signed into law in May, 1981 and prohibits the possession or transportation for the purpose of sale red drum or spotted seatrout taken from waters under the jurisdiction of the state...

Christian, Richard Travis

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel technique for assessing the coking potential of coals/coal blends for non-recovery coke making process  

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Abstract In an effort to broaden the scope of coal selection, the authors have developed a novel procedure based on a coefficient, named as Composite Coking Potential (CCP). CCP value assesses the suitability of a coal/coal blend for producing coke of desired quality; measured by the parameter coke strength after reaction (CSR). The coking potential takes into account of various properties of the coals and their proportions in a given coal blend and convert them into a single value. This technique is having advantage since each of these parameters represents different aspects of the coking phenomena along with inter dependence of some of these parameters also exists. This makes the coal selection process extremely difficult and in majority of the cases, decision is taken based on experience. In this investigation, CCP model has been used for selecting the least expensive coal blends which will comply with the minimum coke quality requirements of blast furnace. The study confirms the inter relations between the CCP and the hot strength of coke i.e. CSR. Actual plant data of a non-recovery coke oven have been used for developing and validation of the model. The technique was successfully used in identifying cheaper coals for producing coke with desired quality.

H.P. Tiwari; P.K. Banerjee; V.K. Saxena

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Tracing early breccia pipe studies, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, southeastern New Mexico: A study of the documentation available and decision-making during the early years of WIPP  

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Breccia pipes in southeastern New Mexico are local dissolution-collapse features that formed over the Capitan reef more than 500,000 years ago. During early site studies for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the threat to isolation by these features was undetermined. Geophysical techniques, drilling, and field mapping were used beginning in 1976 to study breccia pipes. None were found at the WIPP site, and they are considered unlikely to be a significant threat even if undetected. WIPP documents related to breccia pipe studies were assembled, inspected, and analyzed, partly to present a history of these studies. The main objective is to assess how well the record reflects the purposes, results, and conclusions of the studies from concept to decision-making. The main record source was the Sandia WIPP Central File (SWCF). Early records (about 1975 to 1977) are very limited, however, about details of objectives and plans predating any investigation. Drilling programs from about 1977 were covered by a broadly standardized statement of work, field operations plan, drilling history, and basic data report. Generally standardized procedures for peer, management, and quality assurance review were developed during this time. Agencies such as the USGS conducted projects according to internal standards. Records of detailed actions for individual programs may not be available, though a variety of such records were found in the SWCF. A complete written record cannot be reconstructed. With persistence, a professional geologist can follow individual programs, relate data to objectives (even if implied), and determine how conclusions were used in decision-making. 83 refs.

Power, D.W. [HC 12, Anthony, TX (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Social Psychology-based Microscopic Model of Driver Behavior and Decision-making: Modifying Lewin's Field Theory  

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Abstract Central to effective roadway design is the ability to understand how drivers behave as they traverse a segment of roadway. While simple and complex microscopic models have been used over the years to analyse driver behaviour, most models: 1.) incorporate separate car-following and lane-changing algorithms, and thus do not capture the interdependencies between lane-changing and car-following vehicle; 2.) do not capture differences in the drivers cognitive and physical characteristics; and 3.) are constructed from observed vehicle movements and make no attempt to model the discrete differences between how each roadway element alters each driver's behaviour. This paper employs field theory to construct a conceptual framework for a new microscopic model. In field theory, an agent (e.g. the driver) views a field (i.e. the area surrounding the vehicle) filled with stimuli and perceives forces associated with each stimuli once these stimuli are internalized. Based on this theory, the resulting model would be designed to directly incorporate drivers perceptions to roadway stimuli along with vehicle movements for drivers of different cognitive and physical abilities. It is postulated that such a model would more effectively reflect reality, and if this model were accurately calibrated, could potentially model the effects of external stimuli such as innovative geometric configurations, lane closures, and technology applications such as variable message boards. A modified field theory could potentially capture and model hot topics in traffic engineering, such as the distracted drivers, road rage, the incorporation of ITS elements, and driver behaviour through a work zone.

Andrew Leo Berthaume; Matthew R.E. Romoser; John Collura; Daiheng Ni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiconductor nanocrystal probes for biological applications and process for making and using such probes  

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A semiconductor nanocrystal compound and probe are described. The compound is capable of linking to one or more affinity molecules. The compound comprises (1) one or more semiconductor nanocrystals capable of, in response to exposure to a first energy, providing a second energy, and (2) one or more linking agents, having a first portion linked to the one or more semiconductor nanocrystals and a second portion capable of linking to one or more affinity molecules. One or more semiconductor nanocrystal compounds are linked to one or more affinity molecules to form a semiconductor nanocrystal probe capable of bonding with one or more detectable substances in a material being analyzed, and capable of, in response to exposure to a first energy, providing a second energy. Also described are processes for respectively: making the semiconductor nanocrystal compound; making the semiconductor nanocrystal probe; and treating materials with the probe.

Weiss, Shimon; Bruchez, Marcel; Alivisatos, Paul

2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

296

Processes for making dense, spherical active materials for lithium-ion cells  

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Processes are provided for making dense, spherical mixed-metal carbonate or phosphate precursors that are particularly well suited for the production of active materials for electrochemical devices such as lithium ion secondary batteries. Exemplified methods include precipitating dense, spherical particles of metal carbonates or metal phosphates from a combined aqueous solution using a precipitating agent such as ammonium hydrogen carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate, or a mixture that includes sodium hydrogen carbonate. Other exemplified methods include precipitating dense, spherical particles of metal phosphates using a precipitating agent such as ammonium hydrogen phosphate, ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium phosphate, sodium hydrogen phosphate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, or a mixture of any two or more thereof. Further provided are compositions of and methods of making dense, spherical metal oxides and metal phosphates using the dense, spherical metal precursors. Still further provided are electrodes and batteries using the same.

Kang, Sun-Ho (Naperville, IL); Amine, Khalil (Downers Grove, IL)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy FlowSort: An integration of the FlowSort method and Fuzzy Set Theory for decision making on the basis of inaccurate quantitative data  

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Abstract Nowadays, most real-life decision problems can be modeled as sorting problems although it is difficult to quantitatively express the evaluation criteria precisely or precise values are inadequate to model the criteria. For these situations, multicriteria methods can be extended by using fuzzy theory, thereby providing mathematical methods able to deal with decision processes in a fuzzy environment. In this context, we propose a sorting method called Fuzzy FlowSort (F-FlowSort) based on Fuzzy Set Theory and FlowSort, which is a Promethee-based sorting method. To demonstrate the usefulness and applicability of this new method, an illustrative numerical example is presented. The result confirms the potential and the applicability of associating fuzzy logic with the FlowSort method for processing imprecise data. Comparisons are made between the results provided by Fuzzy FlowSort and FlowSort and also between Fuzzy FlowSort and another algorithm based on FlowSort that deals with the imprecision of data when they are defined by intervals. In addition, the association between the results obtained with the F-FlowSort and FlowSort methods and Promethee and F-Promethee methods is investigated.

Ana Carolina Scanavachi Moreira Campos; Bertrand Mareschal; Adiel Teixeira de Almeida

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer-Aided Decision Support  

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intelligence technology to help teams achieve remarkable group collaboration and enhance organizational brainstorming and decision-making. The electronic decision analysis...

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Use of hazard assessments to support risk-based decision making in the US Department of Energy Stockpile Stewardship (SS-21) Program  

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This paper summarizes the nuclear explosive hazard assessment activities performed to support the US Department of Energy (DOE) Stockpile Stewardship (SS-21) Integrated Safety or ``Seamless Safety`` program. Past practice within the DOE Complex dictated the use of a significant number of post-design/ fabrication safety reviews to analyze the safety associated with operations on nuclear explosives and to answer safety questions. These practices have focused on reviewing-in or auditing-in safety vs incorporating safety in the design process. SS-21 was proposed by the DOE as an avenue to develop a program to ``integrate established, recognized, verifiable safety criteria into the process at the design stage rather than continuing the reliance on reviews, evaluations and audits.`` The cornerstone of the SS-21 design process is the hazard assessment, which is performed concurrently with process and tooling design. The hazard assessment is used as the key management tool to guide overall risk management associated with the nuclear explosive activity through supporting risk-based decisions made with respect to process design.

Fischer, S.R.; Konkel, H.; Rainbolt, M.

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Theory Mendoza, M.  

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1 MS 1319 Decision Theory Mendoza, M. Dept. Statistics, ITAM Rio Hondo 1, San Angel. México 01000 D of Decision Theory, the literature offers an account of the ways people actually make decisions and a discussion on the mechanisms underlying this behavior. This is called a "descriptive" decision theory

Mendoza Ramírez, Manuel

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Human centered processes and decision support systems J.P. Barthelemy a,b,*, R. Bisdor c  

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d ra ft d ra ft Human centered processes and decision support systems J.P. Barthelemy a,b,*, R: jp.barthelemy@enst-bretagne.fr (J.P. Barthelemy), bisdor@cu.lu (R. Bisdor), gilles trust in it). For over thirty years, the quest, for the Holy Grail of opti- mality has been criticized

Bisdorff, Raymond

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Investigation of Public Discourse Methods in Energy Policy Decision-Making: A Summary of What You Told Us and What We Learned  

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The ground is littered with projects that failed because of strong public opposition, including natural gas and coal power plants proposed in Idaho over the past several years. This joint project , of the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho has aimed to add to the tool box to reduce project risk through encouraging the public to engage in more critical thought and be more actively involved in public or social issues. Early in a project, project managers and decision-makers can talk with no one, pro and con stakeholder groups, or members of the public. Experience has shown that talking with no one outside of the project incurs high risk because opposition stakeholders have many means to stop most (if not all) energy projects. Talking with organized stakeholder groups provides some risk reduction from mutual learning, but organized groups tend not to change positions except under conditions of a negotiated settlement. Achieving a negotiated settlement may be impossible. Furthermore, opposition often arises outside pre-existing groups. Standard public polling provides some information but does not reveal underlying motivations, intensity of attitudes, etc. Improved methods are needed that probe deeper into stakeholder (organized groups and members of the public) values and beliefs (sometimes called /heuristics) to increase the potential for change of opinions and/or out-of-box solutions. The term heuristics refers to the mental short-cuts, underlying beliefs, and paradigms that everyone uses to filter and interpret information, to interpret what is around us, and to guide our actions and decisions. This document is the final report of a 3-year effort to test different public discourse methods in the subject area of energy policy decision-making. We analyzed 504 mail-in surveys and 80 participants in groups on the Boise State University campus for their preference, financial support, and evaluations of eight attributes for energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, and renewable energy. All participants saw a 7-person diverse energy expert panel. Some participants attended deliberation sessions; some received a 35-page briefing document that included pros and cons of the different energy options.

Analysis Team; Eileen DeShazo; John Freemuth; Tina Giannini; Troy Hall; Ann Hunter; Jeffrey C. Joe; Michael Louis; Carole Nemnich; Jennie Newman; Steven J. Piet; Stephen Sorensen; Paulina Starkey; Kendella Vogt; Patrick Wilson

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Training Adaptive Decision-Making.  

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Adaptive Thinking has been defined here as the capacity to recognize when a course of action that may have previously been effective is no longer effective and there is need to adjust strategy. Research was undertaken with human test subjects to identify the factors that contribute to adaptive thinking. It was discovered that those most effective in settings that call for adaptive thinking tend to possess a superior capacity to quickly and effectively generate possible courses of action, as measured using the Category Generation test. Software developed for this research has been applied to develop capabilities enabling analysts to identify crucial factors that are predictive of outcomes in fore-on-force simulation exercises.

Abbott, Robert G.; Forsythe, James C.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communication (Oral & Written) Decision Making  

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-Law is not an official major, most Pre-Law students choose a major that interest them. Lawyers interpret the law through, counsel, or some other law-related positions. These individuals usually like to be in positions offer part- time programs which take 4 years. During the first year of law school students generally

Jiang, Huiqiang

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A multiple objective decision making model for energy generation portfolio under fuzzy uncertainty: Case study of large scale investor-owned utilities in Florida  

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Abstract The objective of this paper is to present a methodology to evaluate the viability of developing solar photovoltaic projects for large investor-owned utilities. By taking into account the trade-off between the cost per kWh of electricity generation and total risk for an investor-owned utility, a multi-objective model of the energy generation portfolios is developed. The decision making model can determine the proportion of different energy generation sources in an investor-owned utility portfolio that reduces risk while providing the lowest cost per kWh of electricity generation possible. In order to measure the risk of the investor-owned utility for energy portfolio selection, an investigation of possible dangers and failures of energy generation portfolios is made and 9 main failure modes are identified. The failure mode and effects analysis is employed to calculate the risk priority numbers for each risk. To deal with the uncertainties of the levelized cost of electricity and risk levels of failure modes, the fuzzy method is introduced and an equivalent crisp model is derived which is then solved by employing a multiple objective particle swarm optimization algorithm. The analysis for four large scale investor-owned utilities in Florida is presented to highlight the performance of the developed optimization method.

Ziqiang Zeng; Ehsan Nasri; Abdol Chini; Robert Ries; Jiuping Xu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cermet anode with continuously dispersed alloy phase and process for making  

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Cermet electrode compositions and methods for making are disclosed which comprise NiO--NiFe.sub.2 O.sub.4 --Cu--Ni. Addition of an effective amount of a metallic catalyst/reactant to a composition of a nickel/iron/oxide, NiO, copper, and nickel produces a stable electrode having significantly increased electrical conductivity. The metallic catalyst functions to disperse the copper and nickel as an alloy continuously throughout the oxide phase of the cermet to render the electrode compositon more highly electrically conductive than were the third metal not present in the base composition. The third metal is preferably added to the base composition as elemental metal and includes aluminum, magnesium, sodium and gallium. The elemental metal is converted to a metal oxide during the sintering process.

Marschman, Steven C. (Richland, WA); Davis, Norman C. (Richland, WA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

When and how to end shelter-in-place protection from a release of airborne hazardous material : report on a decision-making concept and methodology.  

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Shelter-in-place (SIP) is considered a credible alternative to immediate evacuation to protect the population on and around Army chemical warfare agent stockpile storage sites from accidental agent releases of short duration. To be effective, this strategy requires immediate SIP to minimize initial exposure to agent vapor, followed by timely and appropriate termination of SIP to minimize additional exposure to agent vapor accumulations in the shelter when the air outside becomes less hazardous. However, a major challenge facing emergency managers has been how to decide the best time and way to end SIP to obtain this ideal. This report describes a concept to make this decision, and suggests a methodology to apply the concept as a site-specific response tool. The major conditions that influence the exposure of a population are the source term values of the agent that is released, meteorological conditions, shelter air change rates, the distance of the shelter from the source, and th e dose-response relationship of the hazardous material. The circumstances that contribute to overall exposure associated with a SIP strategy involve exposure during the time before taking shelter, exposure while sheltered due to vapor infiltration, and additional exposure (if any) following the termination of SIP. Options to end SIP are to resume normal activities with no restrictions, to ventilate the shelter but remain indoors, to exit from the shelter and remain nearby, or to relocate to a designated facility. The optimal time and way to end SIP involves examining the relationships among the conditions and circumstances listed above to find the combination of these variables that gives the smallest area where a sheltered population might receive a certain level of toxic effect. For example, find the combination of times, conditions, and circumstances that produce the smallest area where fatalities are possible. In this case, the best time and action to end SIP to minimize fatalities is that combination of variables which produces the smallest area where this level of effect is expected. The methodology to apply the concept is to use a computer model to examine the relationships among these conditions and circumstances (many of which are pre-planned default inputs), and display the best time and action to end SIP quickly, in a user-friendly format. A computer model that was developed to prove the concept and demonstrate the methodology (called the TSIP Model) is described in the report, and the use of the TSIP Model is illustrated in a case study in an appendix to the report. The report also discusses public education and emergency instructions essential for implementing this concept, and makes recommendations for agreements, plans, and exercises relevant to deciding when and how to end SIP. This concept and methodology is independent of the atmospheric dispersion model used, and is not limited to chemical warfare agent vapor hazards. Thus it can help make decisions on when and how to end SIP following the accidental release of many other non-flammable non-reactive hazardous vapors if sufficient information is available about the characteristics of the material and the circumstances of the release.

Yantosik, G.; Lerner, K.; Maloney, D.; Wasmer, F.

2002-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Economics is the study of how people make decisions to spend their incomes and time, and how people interact in a social setting to produce and to distribute goods and services. Economics  

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Economics is the study of how people make decisions to spend their incomes and time, and how people interact in a social setting to produce and to distribute goods and services. Economics examines of development of institutions from diverse technical realities and historical experiences. Economics explains

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision Processes  

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Wind-Energy based Path Planning For Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Markov Decision wind-energy is one possible way to ex- tend flight duration for Unmanned Arial Vehicles. Wind-energy sources of wind energy available to exploit for this problem [5]: 1) Vertical air motion, such as thermal

Smith, Ryan N.

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One more time: does a computer-based decision support system improve managerial decisions?  

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The literature contains a number of studies dealing with the effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS). The results from these studies have been inconclusive in providing an answer to the question: does a computer-based DSS improve decision effectiveness? These studies have suggested a number of methods to provide a clearer answer to the question. The research reported in this paper has built on the previous research by incorporating a number of recommendations into the design. A highly restrictive design of a decisional guidance decision support system was tested in a laboratory setting. The results support the notion that DSS can enhance managerial decision making. More specifically, the experiments indicate that decision makers perform better with computer-based support that directs a change in the decision process toward a normative decision model.

Donald H. Hammond; Thomas D. Clark; Sandra J. Hartman; Stephen M. Crow

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision SupportDecision Support JoJozzef Stefanef Stefan International Postgraduate SchoolInternational Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Ljubljana  

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or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive = )()( buauba > Decision TheoryDecision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant

Bohanec, Marko

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Co-planning among science and special education teachers: How do different conceptual lenses help to make sense of the process?  

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how do different conceptual lenses help to make sense of thehow do different conceptual lenses help to make sense of theconceptual lenses to help make sense of this process: (1)

Swanson, Lauren H; Bianchini, Julie A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of the KONVERGENCE Model for Difficult Cleanup Decisions  

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AbstractSome cleanup decisions, such as cleanup of intractable contaminated sites or disposal of spent nuclear fuel, have proven difficult to make. Such decisions face high resistance to agreement from stakeholders possibly because they do not trust the decision makers, view the consequences of being wrong as too high, etc. Our projects goal is to improve sciencebased cleanup decision-making. This includes diagnosing intractable situations, as a step to identifying a path toward sustainable solutions. Companion papers describe the underlying philosophy of the KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions,1 and the overall framework and process steps.2 Where knowledge, values, and resources converge (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision a decision that works over time. For intractable cases, serious consideration of the adaptable class of alternatives is warranted if properly implemented and packaged.

Piet, Steven James; Dakins, Maxine Ellen; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Kerr, Thomas A; Nitschke, Robert Leon

2002-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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AQUAmundi (2010) -Am01006: 037 -044 DOI 10.4409/Am-002-10-0006 Abstract: Decision making related to the interaction between water  

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; economics; politics etc.). We propose a conceptual Decisions Sup- port System for establishing an Integrated (e.g. pumping/injection protocols and/ or desalinization/purification degrees). The model following

Sorek, Shaul

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RSCN/EVST 379W Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions  

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1 Syllabus RSCN/EVST 379W Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions Spring 2009 Instructors: Jim-based settings, collaborative natural resource planning and decision-making may have implications beyond to effective multi-party engagement have kept collaborative processes on the margin of standard operating

Vonessen, Nikolaus

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Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

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Participatory modeling has become an important tool in facilitating resource decision making and dispute resolution. Approaches to modeling that are commonly used in this context often do not adequately account for important human factors. Current techniques provide insights into how certain human activities and variables affect resource outcomes; however, they do not directly simulate the complex variables that shape how, why, and under what conditions different human agents behave in ways that affect resources and human interactions related to them. Current approaches also do not adequately reveal how the effects of individual decisions scale up to have systemic level effects in complex resource systems. This lack of integration prevents the development of more robust models to support decision making and dispute resolution processes. Development of integrated tools is further hampered by the fact that collection of primary data for decision-making modeling is costly and time consuming. This project seeks to develop a new approach to resource modeling that incorporates both technical and behavioral modeling techniques into a single decision-making architecture. The modeling platform is enhanced by use of traditional and advanced processes and tools for expedited data capture. Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a proof of concept for a new technical approach to resource modeling that combines the computational techniques of system dynamics and agent based modeling, (2) Develop an iterative, participatory modeling process supported with traditional and advance data capture techniques that may be utilized to facilitate decision making, dispute resolution, and collaborative learning processes, and (3) Examine potential applications of this technology and process. The development of this decision support architecture included both the engineering of the technology and the development of a participatory method to build and apply the technology. Stakeholder interaction with the model and associated data capture was facilitated through two very different modes of engagement, one a standard interface involving radio buttons, slider bars, graphs and plots, while the other utilized an immersive serious gaming interface. The decision support architecture developed through this project was piloted in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to examine how these tools might be utilized to promote enhanced understanding and decision-making in the context of complex water resource management issues. Potential applications of this architecture and its capacity to lead to enhanced understanding and decision-making was assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants who represented key stakeholders in the basin.

Siirola, John; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Benz, Zachary O.; Stansbury, Melanie; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Galisteo Consulting); Warrender, Christina E.; Morrow, James Dan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of Science-Based Information on Climate Change in Decision Making and the Public Policy Process - Phase 2  

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The national public survey was conducted from April 3, 2007 through July 18, 2007 and included a total of 935 completed samples. Out of 935 completes, 833 completes were obtained from the general population of the US and 102 completes were obtained... of information for residents of the Gulf Coast about climate change and global warming were television news and newspapers. The internet and radio were also cited as important sources of information. Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy...

Vedlitz, Arnold; Lindquist, Eric; Liu, Xinsheng; Zahran, Sammy; Wood, B. Dan; Alston, Letitia T.; North, Gerald

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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aspect of the three pillars of sustainability economic,a holistic view of sustainabilitys three pillars, and has a

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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made: 95% automation, 2-arm robot, 43% uptime for manualSustainable Minds), 1-arm robot (more common), CO 2 emission

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corporate social responsibility and its impact on the corporate decision-making process for university undergraduate research fellows  

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, vastly different academic theories on CSR. The framework that exists groups thoughts on CSR into three categories, which are as follows: normative stakeholder theory, shareholder wealth maximization theory, and strategic stakeholder theory. Proponents...

Bain, Joseph E

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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to the region and energy mix. The user can customize thebased on the local energy mix of a facilitys electricityFor example, Frances energy mix includes a large portion of

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of Science-Based Information on Climate Change in Decision Making and the Public Policy Process - Phase 1  

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Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy #1; The Bush School #1; Texas A&M University 1 Acknowledgements Research Support #1;#2;#3;#4;#5;#6;#7;#8; #3;#7;#11;#5;#3;#4;#5;#12;#7;#4; #5;#14;#15;#16;#17;#5; #4; #7; #18;#2;#5...;#4;#14;#15;#15;#16; #8; #5;#12;#19;#5;#8;#2; #5;#20;#17;#4;#8;#3;#8;#14;#8; #5;#21;#16; #5;#22;#18;#3; #17;#18; #23;#5;#1; #18;#2;#17;#16;#11;#16;#24;#19;#5;#7;#17; #5;#25;#14;#12;#11;#3;#18;#5; #25;#16;#11;#3;#18;#19;#5;#3;#17;#5;#1;#2; #5;#26;#14;#4;#2;#5;#22;#18;#2...

Vedlitz, Arnold; Alston, Letitia T.; Wood, B. Dan; North, Gerald R.; Lindquist, Eric

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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An Environmental and Economic Trade-off Analysis of Manufacturing Process Chains to Inform Decision Making for Sustainability  

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and Additive Calculation and Cost .. 169 6.8.16 Solid Waste 169 6.9 Validation of Welding Building Block .. 170 6.9.1 Comparison to Manufacturing

Robinson, Stefanie L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substantive and Procedural Rationality in Decisions under Uncertainty  

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Income Inequality and Decision Theory Resolving the Allaisthe classical theory of decision making under uncertainty.1979) Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk,

Choi, Syngjoo; Fisman, Raymond; Gale, Douglass; Kariv, Sachar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective and Automatic Processes in Health Care Professional Behaviour: a Dual Process Model Tested Across Multiple Behaviours  

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Clinicians behaviours require deliberate decision-making in complex contexts and may involve both impulsive (automatic) and reflective (motivational and volitional) processes.

Justin Presseau Ph.D.; Marie Johnston PhD

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling decision processes of a green supply chain with regulation on energy saving level  

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Abstract In this study, we first investigate the impact policy makers have when they set a threshold value of energy saving levels. We examine the impact on energy saving level and price of environmentally friendly products (EFP) decided by green supply chains within two different structures, i.e. vertical integration and a decentralized setting. Then, considering the tradeoff between energy savings and profits made by supply chains, we analyze decisions of the policy makers. In addition, we investigate the coordination of a supply chain by using the common wholesale pricing and profit sharing (WPPS) schemes and a lump sum transfer contract. A numerical example is used to illustrate the related issues. Observations are made, and managerial insights are indicated for the policy maker in setting threshold values of energy saving levels.

Gang Xie

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Carbon Nanotube-Containing Structures, Methods Of Making, And Processes Using Same  

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Carbon nanotube structures are disclosed in which nanotubes are disposed over a porous support such as a foam, felt, mesh, or membrane. Techniques of making these structures are also disclosed. In some of these techniques, a support is pretreated with a templated surfactant composition to assist with the formation of a nanotube layer.

Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Chin, Ya-Huei (Richland, WA); Gao, Yufei (Blue Bell, PA); Aardahl, Christopher L. (Richland, WA); Stewart, Terri L. (Richland, WA)

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

328

Carbon nanotube-containing structures, methods of making, and processes using same  

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Carbon nanotube structures are disclosed in which nanotubes are disposed over a porous support such as a foam, felt, mesh, or membrane. Techniques of making these structures are also disclosed. In some of these techniques, a support is pretreated with a templated surfactant composition to assist with the formation of a nanotube layer.

Wang, Yong (Richland, WA); Chin, Ya-Huei (Richland, WA); Gao, Yufei (Blue Bell, PA); Aardahl, Christopher L. (Richland, WA); Stewart, Terri L. (Richland, WA)

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

329

Federal Energy Decision Screening (FEDS) process at Fort Drum, New York  

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The federal energy manager has been directed by the Comprehensive Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) to reduce energy consumption by 20% from 1985 levels, by the year 2000. However, the tools and funding to capture this resource in a cost-effective manner have not been provided. In an effort to assist federal agencies in meeting EPAct requirements, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) has been tasked by the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) to identify, evaluate, and acquire all cost-effective energy projects at selected federal facilities. PNL has developed and applied the Federal Energy Decision Screening (FEDS) methodology at the Fort Drum FORSCOM facility near Watertown, New York. The FEDS methodology is a systematic approach to evaluating energy opportunities that result in a roadmap to significantly reduce energy use in a planned, rational, cost justified fashion over a 5 to 10 year period. At Fort Drum, the net present value (NPV) of the installed cost of all cost-effective energy resource opportunities (EROS) is over $16 million (1992 $). The NPV of the savings associated with this investment is nearly $47 million (1992 $), for an overall NPV of approximately $31 million. By implementing all the cost-effective EROS, Fort Drum will reduce annual energy use by over 230,000 MBtu, or 15%. Annual energy expenditures will decrease by over $2.4 million, or a 20% reduction.

Dixon, D.R.; Daellenbach, K.K. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Rowley, S.E. [Directorate of Engineering & Housing, Ft. Drum, NY (United States); Gillespie, A.H. [Army Forces Command, Ft. McPherson, GA (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Process for making a titanium diboride-chromium diboride-yttrium titanium oxide ceramic composition  

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A ceramic composition composition is described. The ceramic composition consists essentially of from about 84 to 96 w/o titanium diboride, from about 1 to 9 w/o chromium diboride, and from about 3 to aobut 15 w/o yttrium-titanium-oxide. A method of making the ceramic composition is also described. The method of making the ceramic composition comprises the following steps: Step 1--A consolidated body containing stoichiometric quantities of titanium diboride and chromium diboride is provided. Step 2--The consolidated body is enclosed in and in contact with a thermally insulated package of yttria granules having a thickness of at least 0.5 inches. Step 3--The consolidated body enclosed in the thermally insulated package of yttria granules is heated in a microwave oven with microwave energy to a temperature equal to or greater than 1,900 degrees centigrade to sinter and uniformly disperse yttria particles having a size range from about 1 to about 12 microns throughout the consolidated body forming a densified body consisting essentially of titanium diboride, chromium diboride, and yttrium-titanium-oxide. The resulting densified body has enhanced fracture toughness and hardness.

Holcombe, Cressie E. (Knoxville, TN); Dykes, Norman L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Process for making a titanium diboride-chromium diboride-yttrium titanium oxide ceramic composition  

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A ceramic composition is described. The ceramic composition consists essentially of from about 84 to 96 w/o titanium diboride, from about 1 to 9 w/o chromium diboride, and from about 3 to about 15 w/o yttrium-titanium-oxide. A method of making the ceramic composition is also described. The method of making the ceramic composition comprises the following steps: Step 1--A consolidated body containing stoichiometric quantities of titanium diboride and chromium diboride is provided. Step 2--The consolidated body is enclosed in and in contact with a thermally insulated package of yttria granules having a thickness of at least 0.5 inches. Step 3--The consolidated body enclosed in the thermally insulated package of yttria granules is heated in a microwave oven with microwave energy to a temperature equal to or greater than 1,900 degrees centigrade to sinter and uniformly disperse yttria particles having a size range from about 1 to about 12 microns throughout the consolidated body forming a densified body consisting essentially of titanium diboride, chromium diboride, and yttrium-titanium-oxide. The resulting densified body has enhanced fracture toughness and hardness. No Drawings

Holcombe, C.E.; Dykes, N.L.

1992-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

332

In-Situ Real Time Monitoring and Control of Mold Making and Filling Processes: Final Report  

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This project presents a model for addressing several objectives envisioned by the metal casting industries through the integration of research and educational components. It provides an innovative approach to introduce technologies for real time characterization of sand molds, lost foam patterns and monitoring of the mold filling process. The technology developed will enable better control over the casting process. It is expected to reduce scrap and variance in the casting quality. A strong educational component is integrated into the research plan to utilize increased awareness of the industry professional, the potential benefits of the developed technology, and the potential benefits of cross cutting technologies.

Mohamed Abdelrahman; Kenneth Currie

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

333

Coated graphite articles useful in metallurgical processes and method for making same  

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Graphite articles including crucibles and molds used in metallurgical processes involving the melting and the handling of molten metals and alloys that are reactive with carbon when in a molten state and at process temperatures up to about 2000.degree. C. are provided with a multiple-layer coating for inhibiting carbon diffusion from the graphite into the molten metal or alloys. The coating is provided by a first coating increment of a carbide-forming metal on selected surfaces of the graphite, a second coating increment of a carbide forming metal and a refractory metal oxide, and a third coating increment of a refractory metal oxide. The second coating increment provides thermal shock absorbing characteristics to prevent delamination of the coating during temperature cycling. A wash coat of unstabilized zirconia or titanium nitride can be applied onto the third coating increment to facilitate release of melts from the coating.

Holcombe, Cressie E. (Knoxville, TN); Bird, Eugene L. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

An AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process)/ANP (Analytic Network Process)-based multi-criteria decision approach for the selection of solar-thermal power plant investment projects  

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Abstract In this paper the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) and the ANP (Analytic Network Process) are applied to help the managing board of an important Spanish solar power investment company to decide whether to invest in a particular solar-thermal power plant project and, if so, to determine the order of priority of the projects in the company's portfolio. Project management goes through a long process, from obtaining the required construction permits and authorizations, negotiating with different stakeholders, complying with complex legal regulations, to solving the technical problems associated with plant construction and distribution of the energy generated. The whole process involves high engineering costs. The decision approach proposed in this paper consists of three phases. In the first two phases, the managing board must decide whether to accept or reject a project according to a set of criteria previously identified by the technical team. The third phase consists of establishing a priority order among the projects that have proven to be economically profitable based on project risk levels and execution time delays. This work analyzes the criteria that should be taken into account to accept or reject proposals for investment, as well as the risks used to prioritize some projects over others.

Pablo Aragons-Beltrn; Fidel Chaparro-Gonzlez; Juan-Pascual Pastor-Ferrando; Andrea Pla-Rubio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Risks of Risk Decisions  

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...manuscript. 17. B. Fischhoff, P. Slovic, S. Lichtenstein, S. Read, B. Combs, Policy Sci...Perspectives on Benefit-Risk Decision Making...20. P. Slovic, B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, in So-cietal Risk Assessment: How Safe...

Chauncey Starr; Chris Whipple

1980-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

336

PROCESS AUTOMATION CRITERIA IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION: A CASE STUDY IN A PAYROLL COMPANY.  

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??This research is intended to provide insights to managers making decisions on automation. With the objective of investigating criteria for business process automation, the research (more)

Yi, Fuyu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Decision Support Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana  

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Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerhuman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences · social sciences ... Decision Support = )()( buauba > Decision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant parameters have

Bohanec, Marko

338

Keywords: Excrow service, online C2C auctions, Internet fraud, perceived risk, system dynamics, decision making. 2001 --Twenty-Second International Conference on Information Systems 1  

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1 Keywords: Excrow service, online C2C auctions, Internet fraud, perceived risk, system dynamics markets for protecting online traders from Internet fraud. Although the process of online escrow services (OES) ensures its effectiveness i blocking Internet frauds, its adoption rate is still surprisingly low

Lin, Zhangxi

339

Decision Summaries  

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oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 http://energy.gov/oha/articles/summary-decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014 decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014" class="title-link">Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

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Estimation of expected human attention weights based on a decision field theory model  

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Abstract Modeling human decision making behavior is of great interest in understanding how a decision maker weights different decision attributes when making a decision. Such knowledge is critically important in helping predict future decisions, evaluating human decision performance, and improving the design of human and machine interface systems. Decision field theory (DFT) provides a psychological representation of the cognitive deliberation process, which is driven by the fluctuations of a persons attention among decision attributes. In this research area, the most common use of a DFT model is to estimate or predict the human decisions by using a set of pre-specified expected attention weights (EAWs) in the DFT model. Unlike other research, this paper extends the capabilities of DFT in a complementary direction, showing how to fit or train a DFT model by estimating the EAW based on sequentially obtained samples of decision trials. Furthermore, the inherent connection between the EAW and the decision choice uncertainty is investigated. The proposed modeling method is discussed in detail for a two-alternative decision scenario based on two attributes. Both simulations and a case study are conducted in the paper to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed modeling approach.

Andres G. Abad; Jionghua (Judy) Jin; Young-Jun Son

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How does participation in the framing, review, and incorporation of scientific information affect stakeholder perspectives on resource management decisions?  

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The conventional environmental impact statement (EIS) decision-making process, governed by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), represents the prevailing practice with regard to public involvement in science-intensive ...

Peyser, Jennifer Leigh

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Decision management for the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

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The Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project is in the process of developing estimates for the radiation doses that individuals and population groups may have received as a result of past activities at the Hanford Reservation in Eastern Washington. A formal decision-aiding methodology has been developed to assist the HEDR Project in making significant and defensible decisions regarding how this study will be conducted. These decisions relate primarily to policy (e.g., the appropriate level of public participation in the study) and specific technical aspects (e.g., the appropriate domain and depth of the study), and may have significant consequences with respect to technical results, costs, and public acceptability.

Roberds, W.J.; Haerer, H.A. (Golder Associates, Inc., Redmond, WA (United States)); Winterfeldt, D.V. (Decision Insights, Laguna Beach, CA (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Making coastal research useful Cases from practice  

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Summary Coastal research deals with that part of the sea, which is significantly affected by the land, and the part of the land, which is significantly affected by the sea. Coasts are in most cases densely populated, and the activities of people are shaping and changing the land/seascape of the coast. Thus, coast encompasses the coastal sea, the coastal land, coastal flora and fauna, and people. Since peoples economic and political preferences change and compete, the human impact on the coast changes is contested and subject to societal decision making processes. While some coastal research can help informing and constraining such decisions, many legitimate scientific efforts have little bearing on society. All decision making processes are political, so that scientific knowledge is not the dominant driver in such processes. Using cases from the Institute of Coastal Research of Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, we describe some of these potentially useful parts of science, and discuss under which circumstances the potential usefulness transform into real utility. These cases do not span the full range of coastal science. Important issues are the recognition of alternative knowledge claims, the inevitableness of uncertainties and incompleteness of scientific analysis, the acceptance of the political nature of decisions and the ubiquitous presence of social values. Modesty, self-reflexivity and skepticism are needed on the side of science and an organized exchange with stakeholders and public through designated border services.

Hans von Storch; Kay Emeis; Insa Meinke; Andreas Kannen; Volker Matthias; Beate M.W. Ratter; Emil Stanev; Ralf Weisse; Kai Wirtz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0286: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision Record of Decision EIS-0286: Record of Decision Solid Waste Program, Hanford Site, Richland, WA: Storage and Treatment of Low-Level Waste and Mixed Low-Level Waste; Disposal of Low-Level Waste and Mixed Low-Level Waste, and Storage, Processing, and Certification of Transuranic Waste for Shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is making decisions regarding low-level radioactive waste (LLW), mixed low-level waste (MLLW), which contains both radioactive and chemically hazardous components, and transuranic (TRU) waste (including mixed TRU waste) at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. Record of Decision for the Solid Waste Program, Hanford Site, Richland, WA: Storage and Treatment of Low-Level Waste and Mixed Low-Level Waste;

345

TANDBERG CUSTOMER PROFILE ACCELERATING DECISION MAKING  

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more than 100 miles east in the Imperial Valley. "We do a lot of video conferencing with the two campuses in Imperial Valley, in particular with the School of Nursing," explains Dr. Frazee. "There is a huge need for nurses in the rural Imperial Valley where the economy is heavily based on agriculture

Ponce, V. Miguel

346

Bayesian decision-making in inventory modelling  

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......by means of a Bayesian approach with a suitably chosen...demand distribu- tion. Management Science 31, 1150-1160. AZOURY...non-Bayesian inventory models. Management Science 30,993-1003...K. 1990 A Bayesian approach to the two-period style-goods......

ROGER M. HILL

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Bayesian decision-making in inventory modelling  

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......The mean aggregate demand is E(Xn+i...of the left-hand side with respect to R...probability of negative demand is zero, then the left hand side is E(Xn+i) when...models under unknown demand distribu- tion. Management Science 31, 1150-1160......

ROGER M. HILL

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Environmental decision making: supply-chain considerations  

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2007). France Energy Mix Fact Sheet. http://Commission (2007). Germany Energy Mix Fact Sheet. availability, and energy mix are discussed. Finally, a tool

Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Dornfeld, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

The Case for Distributed Decision Making Systems  

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......Manager team three Foreman plumber Foreman electrician 1 Project 1 Projea Figure 1. Divisional...Director. The actual labour used (electricians, plumbers, etc.) is, however...A. C. D. Smith, APL--A Design Handbook for Commercial Systems. Wiley, Chichester......

R. C. Thomas; A. Burns

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Stocking Rate Decisions  

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to predict potential forage shortfalls, determine the im- pact of the decision on finances and other ranch re- sources, and make any necessary adjustments before the forage resource is harmed or financial problems occur. Through adequate planning and periodic... rates with limited knowledge of future forage and market conditions. But they can use past records, experience and range surveys to make realistic projections of forage and market conditions (Figure 3). Then, the planned stock- ing rate should...

White, Larry D.; McGinty, Allan

1999-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

351

Anthropic decision theory  

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This paper sets out to solve the Sleeping Beauty problem and various related anthropic (self-locating belief) problems, not through the calculation of anthropic probabilities, but through finding the correct decision to make. Given certain simple assumptions, it turns out to be possible to do so without knowing the underlying anthropic probabilities. Most common anthropic problems are underspecified from the decision perspective, and this can explain some of the differing intuitions in the subject: selfless and selfish agents, total and average utilitarians, will all reach different decisions in the same problem. These results are formalised into an anthropic decision theory, that is then used to solve many anthropic problems and paradoxes, such as the Presumptuous Philosopher, Adam and Eve, and Doomsday problems.

Stuart Armstrong

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

352

Solar Site Screening Decision Tree  

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The solar site screening decision tree guides users through a process for screening sites for their suitability for future redevelopment with solar photovoltaic energy. EPA encourages the...

353

Fuzzy decision support software for crisis management in gas transmission networks  

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In this work, a new software for fuzzy decision support system, with a new decision making structure, to control the crisis conditions in the gas transmission network is developed. This system after receiving both functional variables of the gas transmission ... Keywords: Decision support system, Fuzzy decision making, Gas transmission network, Multicriteria decision making, Software development

Hoda Nokhbeh Foghahaayee, Mohammad Bagher Menhaj, Hasan Montazer Torbati

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

counselor to the student, the advisor is the primary counselor. Communication between the advisor and the student is necessary to make advising a meaningful and productive process.  

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8 counselor to the student, the advisor is the primary counselor. Communication between the advisor and the student is necessary to make advising a meaningful and productive process. C. Project Advisor Research projects are completed under the direction of a project advisor. The selection of this individual is based

355

Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants  

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Investment Decisions for Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants January 29, 2010 402/012910 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United

356

Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Development  

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Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Development Decisions Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Development Decisions July 16, 2013 - 4:52pm Addthis Workshop guest speaker Bill Cornelius of Oneida Seven Generations Corporation discussed the tribal renewable energy project development and finance process in action. Photo by John De La Rosa, NREL Workshop guest speaker Bill Cornelius of Oneida Seven Generations Corporation discussed the tribal renewable energy project development and finance process in action. Photo by John De La Rosa, NREL Workshop guest speaker Rebecca Kauffman outlined the roles Tribes can play in renewable energy projects, as well as lessons learned based on her experience working on projects for the Southern Ute Tribe. Photo by Amy Glickson, NREL

357

A Decision Support System for Optimum Use of Fertilizers  

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The Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) is an expert system being developed by the Site-Specific Technologies for Agriculture (SST4Ag) precision farming research project at the INEEL. DSS4Ag uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science technologies to make spatially variable, site-specific, economically optimum decisions on fertilizer use. The DSS4Ag has an open architecture that allows for external input and addition of new requirements and integrates its results with existing agricultural systems infrastructures. The DSS4Ag reflects a paradigm shift in the information revolution in agriculture that is precision farming. We depict this information revolution in agriculture as an historic trend in the agricultural decision-making process.

Hoskinson, Reed Louis; Hess, John Richard; Fink, Raymond Keith

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

A Decision Support System for Optimum Use of Fertilizers  

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The Decision Support System for Agriculture (DSS4Ag) is an expert system being developed by the Site-Specific Technologies for Agriculture (SST4Ag) precision farming research project at the INEEL. DSS4Ag uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and computer science technologies to make spatially variable, site-specific, economically optimum decisions on fertilizer use. The DSS4Ag has an open architecture that allows for external input and addition of new requirements and integrates its results with existing agricultural systems' infrastructures. The DSS4Ag reflects a paradigm shift in the information revolution in agriculture that is precision farming. We depict this information revolution in agriculture as an historic trend in the agricultural decision-making process.

R. L. Hoskinson; J. R. Hess; R. K. Fink

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Bayesian Decision Theory and Climate Change  

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Abstract A discussion of how Bayesian decision theory has been and could be used to analyze climate change decision making with a focus on the interactions between (i) deep uncertainties, (ii) potential climate thresholds, (iii) low-probability high-impact events, (iv) learning, and (v) decision criteria.

K. Keller

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Formative processes with applications to the decision problem in set theory: II. Powerset and singleton operators, finiteness predicate  

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Abstract In this paper we solve the satisfiability problem for the quantifier-free fragment of set theory MLSSPF involving in addition to the basic Boolean set operators of union, intersection, and difference, also the powerset and singleton operators, and a finiteness predicate. The more restricted fragment obtained by dropping the finiteness predicate has been shown to have a solvable satisfiability problem in a previous paper, by establishing for it a small model property. We exploit the latter decision result for dealing also with the finiteness predicate (and therefore with the infiniteness predicate too) and prove a small witness-model property for MLSSPF, asserting that any model for a satisfiable formula ? with m distinct variables of the fragment of our interest admits a finite representation bounded by c ( m ) , where c is a suitable computable function. Since such candidate representations are finitely many, their number does not exceed a known bound, and it can be recognized algorithmically whether they indeed represent a(n infinite) model for the input formula, the decidability of the satisfiability problem for MLSSPF follows.

Domenico Cantone; Pietro Ursino

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource-Limited Multiattribute Value Analysis of Alternatives for Immobilizing Radioactive Liquid Process Waste Stored in Saluggia, Italy  

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This large Italian public works project started with the development of engineering data to support the evaluation of three alternatives for processing nuclear waste. After an analysis of the alternatives' performance from an engineering perspective ... Keywords: EUREX, Sogin, alternatives, applications, decision analysis, decision making, decision theory, energy, environment, multiattribute value analysis, nuclear waste

Alan J. Brothers; Shas V. Mattigod; Denis M. Strachan; Gordon H. Beeman; Paul K. Kearns; Angelo Papa; Carlo Monti

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

A successful effort to involve stakeholders in a facility siting decision using LIPS with stakeholder involvement  

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Local public opposition to federal bureaucratic decisions has resulted in public agencies rethinking the role of stakeholders in decision making. Efforts to include stakeholders directly in the decision-making process are on the increase. Unfortunately, many attempts to involve members of the public in decisions involving complex technical issues have failed. A key problem has been defining a meaningful role for the public in the process of arriving at a technical decision. This paper describes a successful effort by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in New Mexico to involve stakeholders in an important technical decision associated with its Environmental Restoration (ER) Project. The decision was where to locate a Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), a facility intended to consolidate and store wastes generated from the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. A formal priority setting process known as the Laboratory Integration Prioritization System (LIPS) was adapted to provide an approach for involving the public. Although rarely applied to stakeholder participation, the LIPS process proved surprisingly effective. It produced a consensus over a selected site and enhanced public trust and understanding of Project activities.

Merkhofer, L. [Applied Decision Analysis, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Conway, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Anderson, B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

363

Neutron Capture in the r-Process -- Do We Know Them And Does It Make Any Difference?  

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The r-process involves neutron-rich nuclei far off stability for which no experimental cross sections are known. Therefore, one has to rely on theory which might be prone to considerable uncertainties far off stability. To investigate the impact of such uncertainties, nucleosynthesis in hot bubble models followed completely from high-temperature NSE to low-temperature neutron capture freeze-out were calculated with largely varied rates. Due to the (n,gamma)-(gamma,n) equilibrium established at the onset of the r-process, only late-time neutron captures are important which mainly modify the abundances around the third r-process peak.

T. Rauscher

2004-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

364

Titanium diboride-chromium diboride-yttrium titanium oxide ceramic composition and a process for making the same  

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A ceramic composition is described. The ceramic composition consists essentially of from about 84 to 96 w/o titanium diboride, from about 1 to 9 w/o chromium diboride, and from about 3 to about 15 w/o yttrium-titanium-oxide. A method of making the ceramic composition is also described. The method of making the ceramic composition comprises the following steps: Step 1--A consolidated body containing stoichiometric quantities of titanium diboride and chromium diboride is provided. Step 2--The consolidated body is enclosed in and in contact with a thermally insulated package of yttria granules having a thickness of at least 0.5 inches. Step 3--The consolidated body enclosed in the thermally insulated package of yttria granules is heated in a microwave oven with microwave energy to a temperature equal to or greater than 1,900 degrees centigrade to sinter and uniformly disperse yttria particles having a size range from about 1 to about 12 microns throughout the consolidated body forming a densified body consisting essentially of titanium diboride, chromium diboride, and yttrium-titanium-oxide. The resulting densified body has enhanced fracture toughness and hardness.

Holcombe, Cressie E. (Knoxville, TN); Dykes, Norman L. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Decision Theory and Real Decisions:  

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Decision theory has been extremely successful in various ways. As a theory per se..., it has provided interesting research opportunities stemming from an elegant central core. It has served as a basis for identif...

Kenneth R. MacCrimmon

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Random sets lotteries and decision theory  

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Abstract We apply random sets theory to decision making under risk. This leads to a unifying concept which is compatible with some types of behavior like the Choquet Expected Utility and MaxMin Expected Utility. We show that the expected utility of a random set lottery is easy to calculate. Hence a decision making model with random sets is actually very tractable.

Marc-Arthur Diaye; Gleb Koshevoy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Work process analysis: a necessary step in the development of decision support systems. An aviation safety case study  

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......needs identified? A review of the literature [1...human perspective. A review of the literature also...systematically analyze, plan and organize processes...considerations, legal or regulatory compliance, or potential...of this approach is a review of the as-is state......

H.W Allen; M.L Abate

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Quantum decision theory as quantum theory of measurement  

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We present a general theory of quantum information processing devices, that can be applied to human decision makers, to atomic multimode registers, or to molecular high-spin registers. Our quantum decision theory is a generalization of the quantum theory of measurement, endowed with an action ring, a prospect lattice and a probability operator measure. The algebra of probability operators plays the role of the algebra of local observables. Because of the composite nature of prospects and of the entangling properties of the probability operators, quantum interference terms appear, which make actions noncommutative and the prospect probabilities non-additive. The theory provides the basis for explaining a variety of paradoxes typical of the application of classical utility theory to real human decision making. The principal advantage of our approach is that it is formulated as a self-consistent mathematical theory, which allows us to explain not just one effect but actually all known paradoxes in human decision making. Being general, the approach can serve as a tool for characterizing quantum information processing by means of atomic, molecular, and condensed-matter systems.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

369

Nanotechnology Regulation: A Study in Claims Making  

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(1, 2) While such characterizations focus upon its impact on markets, this new technology is also disruptive in another way; it challenges risk governance in the United States, meaning the legal and institutional decision-making processes used in addressing risks facing society. ... Sociologists and political scientists in particular have examined how social problems come to be defined and addressed in policybe it legislative or administrative. ... Clearly, it has some influence; one need only observe the prevalence of insurance markets and the existence of risk-management departments and professionals within business firms to recognize that firms respond to the tort regime in structuring their organizations and operations. ...

Timothy F. Malloy

2011-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

370

Optimal Decision Trees Kristin P. Bennett \\Lambda  

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of all the decisions in the tree concurrently. Using Global Tree Optimization (GTO), we can optimize. Decisions are constructed recursively for each of the regions. This process is repeated until the points

Varela, Carlos

371

Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory  

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1 Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory Peter Hammerstein and Jeffrey R. Stevens made to understand decision making in the real world. Over the last decades, however, decision theory the increasingly empirical leanings of decision science, the explanatory power of evolutionary theory has been

372

Statistics 712: Applied Statistical Decision Theory Spring 1999 Syllabus  

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1 Statistics 712: Applied Statistical Decision Theory Spring 1999 Syllabus Robert Stine stine of many things (issues of multiplicity, Bonferroni) � Bayesian decision theory � Regression modeling of statistical methods and value of statistical perspectives in practical decision making. Some decisions

Stine, Robert A.

373

Decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set model and application  

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Abstract This article investigates the rough approximation of a fuzzy concept on a probabilistic approximation space. We propose the probabilistic rough fuzzy set by defining the conditional probability of a fuzzy event. Then we establish the model of probabilistic rough fuzzy set and discuss several properties in detail. Furthermore, three generalizations of probabilistic rough fuzzy set, namely, 0.5-probabilistic rough fuzzy set, variable precision probabilistic rough fuzzy set and Bayesian rough fuzzy set are reported. In order to give a systematic method of selecting parameters for the probabilistic rough fuzzy set, we propose a decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set. That is, we formulate a non-parametric definition of the probabilistic rough fuzzy set. Moreover, we illustrate the motivation and verify the validity of the decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set by using a credit card applicant decision-making problem. Furthermore, the interrelationship between the decision-theoretic rough fuzzy set and the probabilistic rough fuzzy set is explained. The main contribution of this paper is twofold. One is to extend the probabilistic rough set to fuzzy environment, i.e., the probabilistic rough fuzzy set model. Another is to present an approach to select parameters needed in probabilistic rough fuzzy set modeling by using the process of decision-making under conditions of risk.

Bingzhen Sun; Weimin Ma; Haiyan Zhao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

What makes end-user training successful? A mixed method study of a business process management system implementation  

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Under what conditions is end-user training (EUT) as part of the implementation of a business process management (BPM) system successful? This question is addressed in this paper. Based on the literature on EUT and implementation success, we first argue that user involvement with, and attitude towards, a BPM system, both have a conditional effect on the relationship between EUT and the implementation success of the system. Secondly, we investigated this expectation empirically, by measuring the practice of EUT as perceived by end-users. Using a mixed method approach, survey data was collected from 143 end-users of a BPM system in a large Dutch social insurance organisation, and by 49 additional semi-structured interviews. Regression analysis of the survey data shows that attitude variables indeed have a significant moderating influence on implementation success. In addition, the interviews revealed that specific attention must be paid to the arrangements for EUT when deploying BPM systems in this type of organisations. Arguments are given for a more comprehensive way of measuring and optimising EUT during the implementation of information systems/information technology in organisations.

Benny M.E. De Waal; Ronald Batenburg

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Dominance-based rough set approach and analytic network process for assessing urban transformation scenarios  

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The paper shows the contribution that two different multiple criteria decision aiding (MCDA) methods could provide in the field of strategic decisions and urban and territorial planning. In particular, the analytic network process and the dominance-based rough set approach have been considered and discussed in the work with reference to their role in supporting such decision-making processes, trying to compare the different contributions given by the two approaches in this specific domain of application.

Francesca Abastante; Marta Bottero; Salvatore Greco; Isabella M. Lami

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Optimal production and rationing policies of a make-to-stock production system with batch demand and backordering  

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In this paper, we consider the stock rationing problem of a single-item make-to-stock production/inventory system with multiple demand classes. Demand arrives as a Poisson process with a randomly distributed batch size. It is assumed that the batch demand ... Keywords: Batch demand, Inventory, Markov decision process, Production, Rationing

Jianjun Xu; Shaoxiang Chen; Bing Lin; Rohit Bhatnagar

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

America Makes  

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America Makes advances additive manufacturing technology and products, and serves as a nationally recognized additive manufacturing center of innovation excellence, working to transform the U.S. manufacturing sector and yield significant advancements throughout industry. America Makes was formerly called the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII).

378

Introduction to the Decision Analytics, Mobile and Service Science Track (DA/MS/SS)  

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The DA/MS/SS Track is concerned first and fore-most with emerging managerial and organizational decision-making strategies, processes, tools, technologies, services and solutions in the Digital Age. This track has 4 interrelated themes. First theme, ... Keywords: Analytics, Mobile Services, Service Science, Cloud Computing, Service Systems, Emerging Solutions

Christer Carlsson; Haluk Demirkan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

EIS-0183: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Long-Term Regional Dialogue Policy Long-Term Regional Dialogue Policy The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to adopt a policy on the agency's long- term power supply role after fiscal year (FY) 2011. This policy is intended to provide BPA's customers with greater clarity about their Federal power supply so they can effectively plan for the future and, if they choose, make capital investments in long-term electricity infrastructure. This Long-Term Regional Dialogue Policy (Policy), which is the result of a Regional Dialogue process that began in 2002, is described more fully in a separately issued Administrator's Record of Decision (ROD) that addresses the legal and policy rationale supporting the administrative decisions in the Regional Dialogue. DOE/EIS-0183, Bonneville Power Administration, Record of Decision,

380

The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions  

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The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions is a new way of viewing, developing, organizing, and evaluating alternatives for decisions that may affect a wide range of interests and that must factor in long timeframes, enduring hazards, and/or continuing responsibilities. It differs from other models in that it addresses the need for decisions to continue to "work" over long time periods in an ever-changing decision environment. The authors show that the model contains three major universes - knowledge, values, and resources (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE)- that interact and overlap throughout the effective lifetime of a decision. They discuss how decision-makers and decision participants can use the model to craft and analyze decisions and decision processes that stand the test of time. The authors use the U.S. moon-landing program as an example of a major decision process that was sustained over time. They use the model to explain why events unfolded in the way that they did - and why we are where we are today in that program. The authors believe that this model will be especially useful in long-term decision processes such as those that address contamination cleanup programs, long-term environmental stewardship, and the initial siting of facilities with long-term objectives. Companion papers describe the KONVERGENCE Model process steps and implications for intractable cleanup decisions.

Kerr, Thomas A; Dakins, Maxine; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Nitschke, Robert Leon; Piet, Steven James

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Advanced Process and Decision Systems  

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with evaluating fossil fuel alternatives such as liquefied natural gas, coal and oil shale gasification, tar and oil sands gasification, and coal-bed and coal mine methane...

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We investigate the role of risk perceptions in societal decision-making and as determinants of the social costs of alternative energy sources. Our point of departure is the internationally unique  

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-making and as determinants of the social costs of alternative energy sources. Our point of departure is the internationally in energy policy. The survey elicited explicitly the importance of subjective risks on preferences regarding

Utrecht, Universiteit

383

Barnyard politics : a decision rationale representation for the analysis of simple political situations  

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How can a computational system understand decisions in the domain of politics? In order to build computational systems that understand decisions in the abstract political space, we must first understand human decision-making ...

Shahdadi, Arian, 1980-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Performance Guarantee of a Sub-Optimal Policy for a Discrete Markov Decision Process and Its Application to a Robotic Surveillance Problem  

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This dissertation deals with the development and analysis of sub-optimal decision algorithms for a collection of robots that assist a remotely located operator in perimeter surveillance. The operator is tasked with the classification of incursions...

Park, Myoungkuk

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

385

Mapping the Space of API Design Decisions  

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When creating new application programming interfaces (APIs), designers must make many decisions. These decisions affect the quality of the resulting APIs in terms of performance (such as speed and memory usage), power (expressiveness, extensibility and evolvability) and usability (learnability, productivity and error prevention). Experienced API designers have written recommendations on how to design APIs, offering their opinions on various API design decisions. Additionally, empirical research has begun to measure the usability tradeoffs of specific design decisions. While previous work has offered specific suggestions, there has not been a clear description of the design space of all possible API design decisions, or the quality attributes that these decisions affect. This paper puts existing API design recommendations into context by mapping out the space of API design decisions and API quality attributes. 1.

Jeffrey Stylos; Brad Myers

386

Mathematical Structure of Quantum Decision Theory  

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One of the most complex systems is the human brain whose formalized functioning is characterized by decision theory. We present a "Quantum Decision Theory" of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to explain a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory describes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference of composite prospects. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle (disjunction effect) can be explained as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. We demonstrate that all known anomalies and paradoxes, documented in the context of classical decision theory, are reducible to just a few mathematical archetypes, all of which finding straightforward explanations in the frame of the developed quantum approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Evaluation of information bundles in engineering decisions  

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problems. In static insurance decisions, we analyze the case where the decision maker gathers information about the severity of the risk events and perform ranking of information bundles in a speci?c class. In dynamic insurance problems, we make a...

Bakir, Niyazi Onur

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

388

Stocking Rate: The Key Grazing Management Decision  

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Stocking rate is the most important grazing management decision a rancher makes. This publication covers all the factors involved in determining an appropriate stocking rate, including rainfall and forage production, range condition, and the forage...

Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V.

2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

389

LEARNING WITH DETERMINANTAL POINT PROCESSES John A. Kulesza  

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, and natural lan- guage processing. By making multiple interrelated decisions at once, these methods canLEARNING WITH DETERMINANTAL POINT PROCESSES John A. Kulesza A DISSERTATION in Computer, without whom nothing would be worthwhile. ii #12;ABSTRACT LEARNING WITH DETERMINANTAL POINT PROCESSES John

Plotkin, Joshua B.

390

Microsoft Word - Improved Interfaces and Decision Support_FINAL...  

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sets and performance of today's system operators. * Customer Decision Making - Demand Response (DR) systems will provide information to customers in easily understood formats...

391

Decision support software technology demonstration plan  

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The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download April 12, 1995 EIS-0082: Record of Decision Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision Stabilization of Plutonium Solutions Stored in the F- Canyon Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision

393

Technology roadmap development process (TRDP) for the service sector: A conceptual framework  

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This paper provides a decision making framework for development of technology roadmaps by integrating emerging technology intelligence with established decision making and product development methods. This paper integrates the following methods: technology mining, analytic hierarchy process, and technology roadmapping Specifically the emphasis is pointed towards service industry where research has indicated major differences exist when compared to the manufacturing industries. The framework is detailed in the paper providing a platform for practitioners to adopt for their own decisions to make and for researchers to expand by applying it to different service industries.

Hilary Martin; Tugrul U. Daim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Advertising: A Fusion Process between Consumer and Product  

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Abstract The study of consumer behavior explains how individuals make decision to spend the resources (time, money etc) available to them for purchasing an item for consumption. Many questions arise in the mind of the consumers before buying a product. It may be personal or product related. During the decision making process the consumer passes through five stages. The stages are (Need recognition ?Information search? Evaluation of Alternatives ?Purchase decision ?Post purchase Evaluation). Consumers search for information before buying any product or service. According to the decision making process consumers evaluate the alternatives available to him before purchasing the product. Advertising plays an important role during the phase of information search. A company in the market always looks for the prospective client to sell their goods or service they are offering in the market. Advertising serves the company as a medium of communication. The marketers can penetrate the untapped market. The number of prospects increases so as the revenue collection for the company. This empirical research paper tries to find out the effect of advertisement in the decision making process among the consumers. The objectives of the study are-1. Advertising influences the consumer decision making process. 2. Kind of product that consumers purchase on the basis of advertising information. 3. Previous knowledge about the product is more important than advertising or not. 4. Factors other than advertising influences the decision making process. Research is been dependent on primary data. Data has been collected from Kolkata metropolitan only. A closed questionnaire has been developed to collect the primary data. Data was collected from college students and office employees by the process of snowball sampling. By their reference data was collected from their colleagues and relatives also. Numbers of respondents were

Arijit Adhikary

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Scott Proper  

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681 Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes Scott Proper Oregon State University]. On the Cite as: Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes, Scott Proper and Prasad Tadepalli, Sierra and Castelfranchi (eds.), May, 10­15, 2009, Bu- dapest, Hungary, pp. XXX-XXX. Copyright c 2009

396

Neural-Network-Based Maintenance Decision Model for Diesel Engine  

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To decrease the fuzzy and uncertain factors in the maintenance decision models of diesel engine, a combination BP-neural-network-based maintenance decision model for diesel engine is presented in this paper. It can make the maintenance of diesel engine ... Keywords: Deterioration degree, Diesel engine, Maintenance decision, Neural network

Yingkui Gu; Juanjuan Liu; Shuyun Tang

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Mini-Review Neural Antecedents of Financial Decisions  

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for predicting choices and for building a physiologically constrained theory of decision-making. Key wordsMini-Review Neural Antecedents of Financial Decisions Brian Knutson1 and Peter Bossaerts2 1 of Finance, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 To explain investing decisions

Knutson, Brian

398

2000 Records of Decision  

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History Book Records of Decision Tribal Affairs 2000 Records of Decision Fourmile Hill Geothermal Development Project Power Purchase and Transmission Service Agreements -...

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Armstrong Process Group makes $9 million donation to IST Center for Enterprise Architecture Through the largest gift in kind in the history of Penn State's College of Information Sciences and  

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Armstrong Process Group makes $9 million donation to IST Center for Enterprise Architecture Through, Armstrong Process Group (APG), a leading enterprise architecture service provider, is contributing software, research collaboration and organizational guidance to the Center. "We are very happy to have the Armstrong

Petrick, Irene J.

400

R:\DECISION\0084.VBZ  

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September 24, 2003 September 24, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Order Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: June 11, 2003 Case Number: VBZ-0084 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 20, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Steven F. Collier (Collier or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Collier claims that Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), the prime contractor operating the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site and his former direct employer, Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), an FFI subcontractor, terminated him in retaliation for making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. The termination came

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Introducing new uncertainty theories into decision-aid methods: application to expert assessment of natural risks in  

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Introducing new uncertainty theories into decision-aid methods: application to expert assessment application cases using possibility, belief function theories and multicriteria decision making are described dam, information imperfection, reliability, expert assessment, multicriteria decision analysis, fuzzy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

402

Fuzzy decision support system for spread mooring system selection  

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Spread mooring systems are associated with high level uncertainties and risks during tanker loading/unloading operations. In addition, the design of such complex systems consists of many subjective and imprecise parameters. Therefore, in the present ... Keywords: AHP, Decision making, Fuzzy multiple attribute decision making, Fuzzy set theory, Spread mooring system, TOPSIS

Ayhan Mentes; Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Decision Analysis for EGS  

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Decision Analysis for EGS presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

404

Making Histograms  

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Histograms: Construction, Analysis and Understanding Histograms: Construction, Analysis and Understanding Conservation Laws - Data Analysis Using Graphs - Histograms - Units or Vectors in Particle Physics What is a Histogram? A histogram is "a representation of a frequency distribution by means of rectangles whose widths represent class intervals and whose areas are proportional to the corresponding frequencies." Online Webster's Dictionary Sounds complicated . . . but the concept really is pretty simple. We graph groups of numbers according to how often they appear. Thus if we have the set {1,2,2,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,6}, we can graph them like this: This graph is pretty easy to make and gives us some useful data about the set. For example, the graph peaks at 3, which is also the median and the mode of the set. The mean of the set is 3.27— not far from the peak. The shape of the graph gives us an idea of how the numbers in the set are distributed about the mean: the distribution of this graph is wide compared to size of the peak, indicating that values in the set are only loosely bunched round the mean.

405

Glass-Making  

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... director of Messrs. Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., on The Making of a Sheet of Glass. Major Weeks first gave a brief outline of some fundamental scientific considerations, with ... the raw materials are introduced at one end of a continuous furnace and the molten glass withdrawn at the other. The various processes necessary for the manufacture of sheet and ...

1933-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

406

Decision aid systems for evaluating sustainability: a critical survey  

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Assessing sustainability in compliance with the EU water framework directive is affected by numerous conflicting interests. As they can no longer be resolved by means of intuitive reasoning, some authors propose the integration of the major fragmented indicators into one common indicator of the overall sustainability by means of a codified multi-criteria decision support methodology (DSM). Practitioners in urban water management, however, usually object to the use of a codified DSM, as in the legal context (negotiations between the stakeholders, tendering procedure) it might jeopardize the feasibility of the decision making process (DMP). Here we show that a feasible implementation of a DSM into the DMP is possible. To this end, we design a cooperative approach, which by means of an axiomatic evaluation helps to select an appropriate DSM. We illustrate it by a hypothetical dialogue between the relevant authority and the developer. It will expose the inherent limitations of the DSM, which are due to their underlying mathematical features.

Brunner, Norbert; Starkl, Markus

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Early election: How to complicate a seemingly simple decision  

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The Part 76 NO{sub x} Regulations provide the option of early election for Phase 2 Group 1 boilers which meet the Phase 1 NO{sub x} emission limitations. Should EPA revise the Group 1 limits for Phase 2 boilers, early election ``grandfathers`` those units until 2008. Eight years of delayed capital expense for anticipated retrofit (if the standards are revised, and the unit is unable to meet them) and probable advances in technology would seem to make the early election decision obvious. But, EPA is not obligated to revise the limits; the limits may be revised if EPA determines more effective low NO{sub x} burner technology is available. EPA could also revise one of the two Group 1 limits and not the other. So, why early elect if the limit for a specific unit is not revised? Part of the early election decision process for Salt River Project (SRP) involves the potential of an averaging plan. The SRP plan incorporates the tangentially fired boilers of a jointly owned plant which SRP operates and an SRP wholly owned and operated wall fired plant. SRP used a decision analytic approach to help answer questions and evaluate the uncertainties involved in the early election process. This paper explains that process and the value it added to the deliberations. Salt River Project (SRP) operates two coal fired power plants and is a participant in four others.

Witherspoon, G.L.; Ander, H.F.; Drost, B.D.; Hess, R.O. [Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

408

Decision Support and Risk Management  

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of a restoration model ­ for the repair of a ruptured natural gas pipeline. The nodes represent events (dots sets of steps required to accomplish a goal, such as repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline, whenDecision Support and Risk Management Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

409

Firm leverage decisions: Does industry matter?  

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Abstract We use a standard capital structure mode l to investigate the firm leverage decisions of 1620 companies listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) across a span of 13 years (20002012), dividing the sample into mining and other industries (non-mining). We also test for significant differences in leverage decisions between these two groups by applying a dummy variable approach. Our findings show that fundamental differences exist between mining and non-mining companies when making leverage decisions. We find evidence that mining firms are more sensitive to profitability and asset tangibility where neither profitability nor asset tangibility has significant association for non-mining firms. Overall results suggest that industry-type does matter for firms making leverage decisions.

Silvia Z. Islam; Sarod Khandaker

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Interference and inequality in quantum decision theory  

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The quantum decision theory is examined in its simplest form of two-condition two-choice setting. A set of inequalities to be satisfied by any quantum conditional probability describing the decision process is derived. Experimental data indicating the breakdown of classical explanations are critically examined with quantum theory using the full set of quantum phases.

Taksu Cheon; Taiki Takahashi

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

411

CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

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Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Risky Decisions in the Large and in the Small: Theory and Experiment  

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Risky Decisions in the Large and in the Small: Theory and Experiment By James C. Cox and Vjollca Sadiraj 1. INTRODUCTION Much of the literature on theories of decision making under risk has emphasized a different approach. Rather than emphasizing differences between theories of decision making under risk, we

Hickman, Mark

413

Speedaccuracy trade-offs during foraging decisions in the acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum  

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...effect of two stressors, light exposure and hunger, on the speed and accuracy of decision-making...interested in the effect of light exposure on the speed and accuracy of decision-making...bottom quartile of decision speeds (5 h in the light-exposure trials, 4...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

2007 Records of Decision  

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of Decision Tribal Affairs 2007 Records of Decision October 5, 2007 - Klondike III Wind Project Power Purchase ROD (PDF, 14 pages, 136 KB) July 19, 2007 - NEPA Long-Term...

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Decision Theory with Prospect Interference and Entanglement  

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We present a novel variant of decision making based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to describe a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory characterizes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle, known as the disjunction effect, can be explained quantitatively as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The disjunction effects, observed in experiments, are accurately predicted using a theorem on interference alternation that we derive, which connects aversion-to-uncertainty to the appearance of negative interference terms suppressing the probability of actions. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. A series of experiments are analysed and shown to be in excellent agreement with a priori evaluation of interference effects. The conjunction fallacy is also shown to be a sufficient condition for the disjunction effect and novel experiments testing the combined interplay between the two effects are suggested.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

416

NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration | Open Energy Information  

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NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Decision-Support Tools Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Presentation, Training materials Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/2/29/WIRE Decision-Support Tools Screenshot References: Decision-Support Tools [1] Logo: Decision-Support Tools "This is a short demonstration of three decision-support tools: GsT, HOMER, and JEDI. These tools can be used to make informed decisions regarding the application of renewable energy technologies." Summary

417

Learned Human-in-the-Loop Decision Making  

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Stabliization Job Shop Scheduling Motion Control Referencefrom server scheduling to air traffic control. The utilityair traffic control, power grid scheduling, FedEx, and

Basso, Brandon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Decision Making under Uncertainty: Reliability and Incentive Compatibility  

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and optimal scheduling control. Operations Research, 40:293of pricing, scheduling, and admission control policy shouldon pricing, scheduling, and admission control in queueing

Cui, Tingting

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Decision Making with Imprecise Probabilistic Information Thibault Gajdos  

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that there are 30 red balls and 60 black or yellow balls in the urn, the draw of a roulette wheel (with number from, subjects tend to choose to bet on the color of a ball drawn from an urn whose composition is known, say, 50 black balls and 50 white balls rather than on the color of a ball drawn from an urn that contains black

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

420

Extension Strategic Plan 1 GUIDELINES FOR DECISION-MAKING  

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education with organizational efficiency and accountability. In the changing and competitive global organizational capacity to reach these goals, but that we set the stage for the kind of transformative change and understanding. The Strategic Plan articulates a shared purpose that builds upon existing organizational

Netoff, Theoden

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Decision-Making to Reduce Manufacturing Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Installation of solar technology in Australia results in aused to evaluate solar technologies are insufficient forbeing replaced by the solar technology then we have reduced

Reich-Weiser, Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Use of Policy Risk Assessment Results in Political Decision Making  

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Notwithstanding the differences in scientific and political contexts, the discussion around risk assessment has been grown up during the...

Liliana Cori; Gabriel Guli; Joanna Kobza

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Smart customization : making evidence-based environmental decisions  

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This thesis examines the environmental benefits created by the manufacture, distribution, and consumer use of products that are mass customized (MC) or produced "on-demand" and tailored to individual end-user preferences. ...

Chin, Ryan C. C., 1974-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Virtual bargaining: a theory of social decision-making  

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...Boobytrap game and the standard Nash equilibrium in the...popular generalization standard Nash equilibrium is so-called...information, jointly plan how to react to that...require a much broader review of the experimental literature...perhaps complement, to standard economic accounts based...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Decision-Making to Reduce Manufacturing Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Bibliography LCA development for Solar . . . . . . .4 Iterative Financial Hybrid LCA 4.1diagram versus matrix representations of LCA . Metric design

Reich-Weiser, Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Decision making in the HIV/AIDS supply chain  

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During the first two decades of HIV/AIDS awareness, the U.S. and foreign governments responded slowly to the crisis. In contrast today, as the pandemic continues, initiatives of nonprofit organizations have dramatically ...

Cao, Elaine Phu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Identifying teacher expertise: An examination of researchers' decision-making  

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. Burdenski, Jr. Department of Psychology Adams State College Maricela Gonzales Department of Educational Psychology Texas A&M University This article reviews indicators used by researchers to select samples of expert teachers. Re- flecting initially... PALMER, STOUGH, BURDENSKI, GONZALES this construct have found that individual expertise is unique to a specific domain of activity and requires thousands of hours of dedicated practice within that domain (Berliner, 1994; Ericsson, 1996). Researchers also...

Stough, Laura

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Broader perspective on ecosystem sustainability: Consequences for decision making  

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...are dynamic, we explore sustainability assessments from three additional perspectives...could benefit from broader sustainability assessments. Understanding...the environmental pillar of sustainability but also to economic and...

Roy C. Sidle; William H. Benson; John F. Carriger; Toshitaka Kamai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

On Decision Making Following an Industrial Energy Audit  

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inversely with yearly energy costs. Finally, a clear correlation between the level of training of plant personnel and the sophistication of solutions to energy problems is clearly demonstrated....

Muller, M. R.; Barnish, T.; Polomski, P. P.

430

Cognition: Mental Representations, Problem Solving, and Decision Making  

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A related example of using multiple names for the same object leading to confusion happens with air travel from Dulles Airport. Its name is Dulles International Airport, and its code is IAD. It ... in Sterling, V...

Frank E. Ritter; Gordon D. Baxter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Low Stream Flows: Making Decisions in an Uncertain Climate  

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is an assessment method for water diversions needed by small-scale hydroelectric projects, I found that uncertainty-scale hydroelectric projects in BC may become more restricted in the future. Keywords: Instream flow needs; low-flow period; fish habitat; run-of-river hydroelectric generation; climate change; small streams; #12;v

432

Seasonality in communication and collective decision-making in ants  

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...compared across treatments using a Kruskal-Wallis test, followed by Siegel and...treatment removal (figure 1 d; Kruskal-Wallis test, chi 2 = 21.41, d...in cohesiveness (figure 1 e; Kruskal-Wallis test, chi 2 = 3.53, d.f...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Systems Medicine: An Integrated Approach with Decision Making Perspective  

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graph for the 3-gene Boolean network in Figure 1. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3 Two realizations of trajectories for the oriented graph in Figure 2. . 16 4 A schematic of transition in SM-ARN with two consecutive epoch times tk and tk+1. The inter... ? shown with a dashed-line box. Each marker indicates the instant in which the corresponding gene updates its value. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 13 Schematic of transitions in a hypothetical three-gene SM-ARN alongwith...

Faryabi, Babak

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

434

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Making Better Decisions  

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- quences. Too many ranchers hang on to all their live- stock even when rainfall is below normal, simply because it might rain. This destroys your pastures and pocket book. Even if it does rain, your pastures need rest to recover from the drought before you... resume normal stocking rates. Many ranchers and pastures never recover before the next drought occurs. 4) Be realistic about the value of your assets. It can be hard to let go of something in which you?ve invested money, time or effort. An example...

White, Larry D.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

A Composite Risk Measure Framework for Decision Making under ...  

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Article submitted to Operations Research; manuscript no. ...... In this section, we conduct numerical experiments to demonstrate the tractability and effectiveness.

2015-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

436

Invisible Risks, Emotional Choices Mammography and Medical Decision Making  

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...always be yes. The much harder question is how to balance that respect with our professional responsibility to use our expertise to translate clinical science into better population health. Defaulting to patient preference in the face of uncertainty has become the moral high ground. But it is as much our... A child's risk of getting cancer from asbestos insulation in a school building is about one third the chance of being struck by lightning. Nevertheless, in 1993, frightened New York City parents agitated for asbestos removal from schools. As often occurs, ...

Rosenbaum L.

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

437

Decision-Making to Reduce Manufacturing Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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of solar-thermal electricity generation, Solar Energy, vol.Energy payback time - a key number for the assessment of thermal solarenergy technology LCA results. Technology EPT (years) Si CdTe Concentrator PV Solar Thermal

Reich-Weiser, Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

The observatory : designing data-driven decision making tools  

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Creative usages of graphics to encode information date back to at least the beginnings of the industrial revolution. It is also around that same time that a gap between the wealthiest of nations and least begins to develop. ...

Simoes, Alexander James Gaspar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Decision-Making to Reduce Manufacturing Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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European Commission, France energy mix fact sheet, http://European Commission, Germany energy mix fact sheet, http://ways, including regional energy mix variations, resource

Reich-Weiser, Corinne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Short Communication The Anterior Midline Field: Coercion or decision making?  

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into an eventive meaning in order to match the semantic properties of the event-selecting verb (e.g., `the author encodes that activity meaning. Where does meaning come from when it does not come from the syntax of the coercing noun [Pylkkänen, L., & McElree, B. (2007). An MEG study of silent meaning. Journal of Cognitive

Pylkkänen, Liina

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ACES Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making Conference  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2014 Conference brings...

442

Giraffes, religion and conflict : essays in behavioral decision making  

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Essay 1: Objective Scale Anchoring in Sequential Judgments We explore the scope and boundary conditions for anchoring when respondents render sequential judgments in the absence of an explicit comparative standard. We show ...

Mochon, Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Making a Decision to Intervene: Adaptive Guidelines to Humanitarian Intervention  

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. Intervention in Kosovo must be dealt differently than the Somalia intervention. Cultures and customs, and familiarity with them are imperative. NATOs partnership with Qatar and the UAE in the Libya intervention is evident of this. 10 which leaves..., which is somewhat speculative many would state that it is self-interest that motivates countries. Buchanan and realist theorists would disagree; Iraq has oil and is too close to other major oil providers, Somalia is a haven for terrorists...

Ahmed, Ranya

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

444

GISness system for fast TSP solving and supporting decision making  

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This paper shows that geographic information system can successfully solve TSP (travelling salesman problem). It has been done using a module of the designed and implemented by authors GISness system. Three algorithms for solving TSP are available, including ...

Iwona Pozniak-Koszalka; Ireneusz Kulaga; Leszek Koszalka

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Improving the representation of terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models to increase the quality of climate model projections and inform DOE's energy decisions  

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Improving the representation of terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models to increase results are incorporated into Earth system models to improve climate projections. e overarching goal of TES is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models

446

Harnessing Smart Sensor Technology for Industrial Energy Efficiency- Making Process-Specific Efficiency Projects Cost Effective with a Broadly Configurable, Network-Enabled Monitoring Tool  

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types of wired and wireless sen- sors. In addition to providing a standard way to access data, this family of standards provides for Transducer Electronic Data Sheets (TEDS). These electronics data sheets make information about the connected sensor... continuously available in a stan- dardized electronic format. TEDS enhanced smart sensors have the added advantage of providing users with detailed sensor-specific information on-demand to help users better interpret sensor data. This in- formation...

Wiczer, J. J.; Wiczer, M. B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

J Med Ethics . Author manuscript Ethically complex decisions in the neonatal intensive care unit: impact of  

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J Med Ethics . Author manuscript Page /1 6 Ethically complex decisions in the neonatal intensive Personnel ; Decision Making ; ethics ; Euthanasia ; ethics ; legislation & jurisprudence ; psychology ; Female ; France ; Humans ; Infant, Newborn ; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal ; ethics ; legislation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

448

Agribusiness Faculty Members Perceptions of Importance and Inclusion of Decision Science Topics in Undergraduate Agribusiness Curricula  

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Agribusiness degree programs train managers to make decisions in complex business environments. Curriculum designers generally look to the offerings of peer institutions for guidance. Decision science (DS) topics are important parts...

Wolfskill, Lawrence Arthur

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

449

Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar- Making Decision in Complex Landscapes: Headwater Stream Management Across Multiple Agencies Using Structured Decision Making  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

There is growing evidence that headwater stream ecosystems are vulnerable to changing climate and land use, but their conservation is challenged by the need to address the threats at a landscape...

450

The Foundations of Causal Decision Theory, by James Joyce, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, Pp. xii + 268. H/b 45.00.  

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The Foundations of Causal Decision Theory, by James Joyce, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press of the recent philosophical literature, including rational decision making and probabilistic theories historical introduction to the topic of decision theory (including an incisive critical discussion of Leonard

Fitelson, Branden

451

Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using ...  

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Key words: OR in Energy, Stochastic Programming, Markov Decision Processes, Approximate ..... j ] as the allowed reservoir content range j (in metric tons),.

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

452

Characterizing Uncertainty for Regional Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Decisions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This white paper describes the results of new research to develop an uncertainty characterization process to help address the challenges of regional climate change mitigation and adaptation decisions.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Moss, Richard H.; Rice, Jennie S.; Scott, Michael J.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

453

DECISION MODELS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

widespread applications in civilian sectors, both in private companies and in the nonmilitary government. The majority of Fortune 500 companies have utilized O.R. inside to help them in their decision making, long.R. experience, created its DRAFT #12;own permanent O.R. group within the City's Office of Management and Budget

Wang, Hai

454

North Slope Decision Support for Water Resource Planning and Management  

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The objective of this project was to enhance the water resource decision-making process with respect to oil and gas exploration/production activities on Alaskas North Slope. To this end, a web-based software tool was developed to allow stakeholders to assemble, evaluate, and communicate relevant information between and amongst themselves. The software, termed North Slope Decision Support System (NSDSS), is a visually-referenced database that provides a platform for running complex natural system, planning, and optimization models. The NSDSS design was based upon community input garnered during a series of stakeholder workshops, and the end product software is freely available to all stakeholders via the project website. The tool now resides on servers hosted by the UAF Water and Environmental Research Center, and will remain accessible and free-of-charge for all interested stakeholders. The development of the tool fostered new advances in the area of data evaluation and decision support technologies, and the finished product is envisioned to enhance water resource planning activities on Alaskas North Slope.

Schnabel, William; Brumbelow, Kelly

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

455

RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Jump to: navigation, search Logo: RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Name RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Agency/Company /Organization Natural Resources Canada Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Pathways analysis Website http://www.retscreen.net/ang/h References Centre Overview [1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. "The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen

456

Quantum Decision Theory  

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We argue that, contrary to conventional wisdom, decision theory is not invariant to the physical environment in which a decision is made. Specifically, we show that a decision maker (DM) with access to quantum information resources may be able to do strictly better than a DM with access only to classical information resources. In this respect, our findings are somewhat akin to those in computer science that have established the superiority of quantum over classical algorithms for certain problems. We treat three kinds of decision tree (Kuhn [1950], [1953]): Kuhn trees in which the DM does or does not have perfect recall, and non-Kuhn trees.

Adam Brandenburger; Pierfrancesco La Mura

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

2002 Records of Decision  

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458

1996 Records of Decision  

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459

2005 Records of Decision  

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460

2012 Records of Decision  

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2010 Records of Decision  

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2013 Records of Decision  

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1999 Records of Decision  

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2011 Records of Decision  

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Department of Psychology -Spring 2012 Advising Procedures In an effort to make the advising process more efficient for you and your advisor, please  

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process more efficient for you and your advisor, please follow the procedures spelled out below. TIME the online version, go to the Office of Registrar web page. :: DO I HAVE TO SEE MY ADVISOR? NEW PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS: If this is your first registration as a psychology major you must meet with your faculty advisor

Kovalev, Leonid

466

Modeling techniques for extraction transformation and load processes: a critical review  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The use of Business Intelligence systems has been increased over the last fifteen years. Small and medium enterprises have seen the importance of this type of systems in supporting decision-making process. However, there is no consensus about standards ... Keywords: ETL process design, business intelligence, software engineering

Alexander Bustamante Martnez; Ernesto Amaru Galvis-Lista; Luis Carlos Gmez Florez

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Applications of Belief Functions in Business Decisions: A Review  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In this paper, we review recent applications of Dempster-Shafer theory (DST) of belief functions to auditing and business decision-making. We show how DST can better map uncertainties in the application domains than ...

Srivastava, Rajendra P.; Liu, Liping

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Statement of Secretary Steven Chu on President Obama's Decision...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

science is at the heart of decisions we make. From energy to environmental protection to health care reform, Americans will be well served by this approach. " Media contact(s):...

469

Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

from NREL technical experts on how to use a free online tool called the System Advisor Model to make informed decisions about renewable energy development. Photo by John De...

470

The neutron warhead decision  

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The neutron warhead decision ... Nuclear war moved a step closer last week with the U.S.'s decision to move ahead with production of so-called neutron warheads for use on short-range missiles and in artillery shells. ... And neutron weapons would be almost as effective on ... ...

MICHAEL HEYLIN

1981-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

471

A generalized decision model for naval weapon procurement: Multi-attribute decision making.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??For any given reason, every year many countries spend a lot of money purchasing at least one weapon. Due to the secret character of the (more)

Chang, Jin O

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Environmental Decision Analysis: Meeting the Challenges of Making Good Decisions at CALFED  

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Environmental Water Account, Drinking Water Quality, Watershed Management,environmental collaborations, formed with the express goal of improving ecological health and water management

Tomkins, Claire D

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Decision making with clinical diagnostic tests in terms of statistical decision theory and information theory  

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The value of a diagnostic test for an individual patient is expressed in terms of the tests ability to determine whether the patient does or does not have a disease. For diagnostic...

Schuchard, Ronald A; Massof, Robert W

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Decision Summaries Decision Summaries Decision Summaries RSS January 16, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Privacy Act Appeal January 10, 2014 Summary of Decisions - MM DD YYYY - MM DD YYYY Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 27, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 23, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 20, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 16, 2013 - December 20, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

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Amended Record of Decision for the Savannah River Site Salt Processing Alternatives (DOE/EIS-0082-S2) (1/24/06)  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

4 Federal Register 4 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2006 / Notices (f) Quality of Evaluation Plan (Total 15 Points). (g) Budget (Total 8 Points). 2. Review and Selection Process: Tiebreaker for Development Grants. In tie-breaking situations for development grants described in 34 CFR 606.23(b), the HSI Program regulations require that we award one additional point to an application from an IHE that has an endowment fund for which the market value per FTE student is less than the comparable average per FTE student at a similar type of IHE. We also award one additional point to an application from an IHE that had expenditures for library materials per FTE student that are less than the comparable average per FTE student at a similar type IHE.

476

Towards transition: resourcing socially learned decisions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This conceptual paper examines the need for deliberative public decision making to create a sustainable society, and the potential for social learning and public decision making in the online collective intelligence. Concepts and evidence are synthesised from studies of sustainability, decision-making, communication, deliberative democracy, knowledge management, and information and communication technology. The future of the relationship between humans, society, and nature is being co-constructed, and ICT may act to improve or to diminish the quality of this relationship. Further understanding of the potential of ICT to enable and support public/social learning and democratic decisions on courses of action will be a signpost to a pathway to a sustainable future. The synthesis of understandings from sustainable development, communication, knowledge management, and online web domains creates a meta-level appreciation of converging issues facing humans and society in relation to nature. This is a contribution to understanding online communication for building a pathway out of crisis into a sustainable society.

Terry Nolan; Richard J. Varey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Tanks Focus Area retrieval process development and enhancements FY96 technology development summary report  

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The Retrieval Process Development and Enhancements (RPD&E) activities are part of the Retrieval and Closure Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) EM-50 Tanks Focus Area. The purposes of RPD&E are to understand retrieval processes, including emerging and existing technologies, and to gather data on those processes, so that end users have the requisite technical basis to make retrieval decisions. Work has been initiated to support the need for multiple retrieval technologies across the DOE complex. Technologies addressed during FY96 focused on enhancements to sluicing, borehole mining, confined sluicing retrieval end effectors, the lightweight scarifier, and pulsed air mixing. Furthermore, a decision tool and database have been initiated to link retrieval processes with tank closure to assist end users in making retrieval decisions.

Rinker, M.W.; Bamberger, J.A.; Hatchell, B.K. [and others

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

: Record of Decision : Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

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Evaluating the Quality of Structured Environmental Management Decisions  

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Structured decision making (SDM) approaches have been advocated as a means of improving the quality of environmental and related risk management decisions based largely on the self-reported behavior of decision makers. ... The goal of such an approach is to improve the available knowledge base so that participants can make choices that are informed by detailed scientific data and is similar in intent to many of the science-based initiatives in decision making now being undertaken by the EPA (25). ... These results point to a disconnect between subjects' ranking of management objectiveswhich the self-reported findings would suggest was driven by thoughtful analysis of the information providedand the prioritizing of manage ment problems, which appeared to be driven by some other mode of judgment, possibly the use of an affect-based heuristic. ...

Robyn S. Wilson; Joseph L. Arvai

2006-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Negotiation of Multilateral Security Decisions for Grid Computing Li Zhou Clifford Neuman  

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Negotiation of Multilateral Security Decisions for Grid Computing Li Zhou Clifford Neuman Architecture that facilitates the collaboration in making security decisions for grid services. In particular security decisions according to the level of trust among grid service providers. 1. Introduction The grid

Hwang, Kai

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Mapping the Space of API Design Decisions Jeffrey Stylos and Brad Myers  

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Mapping the Space of API Design Decisions Jeffrey Stylos and Brad Myers Carnegie Mellon University { jsstylos, bam }@cs.cmu.edu Abstract When creating new application programming inter- faces (APIs), designers must make many decisions. These decisions affect the quality of the resulting APIs in terms

Myers, Brad A.

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Incorporation of decision, game, and Bayesian game theory in an emergency evacuation exit decision model  

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Abstract This paper explores the use of utility and game theory to model egress decisions for exit choices found in evacuations. These mathematically rigorous theories serve as a basis for individual exit decision making that captures interactions between evacuees. The model presented in this paper is fundamentally different from traditional evacuation simulators that capture the exit selection behaviour through simple heuristics or objective functions. A utility function based on energy consumption of exit alternatives is created that captures evacuee risk preferences and beliefs. Multiple game forms are created to allow for trade-offs between model fidelity and computational complexity. These models range from Bayesian games to simplified normal games. Multiple examples and validations are used to show that the decision analysis model developed here captures natural human tendencies and characteristics. This enables creation of a high fidelity exit decision model that simulates exit selection of evacuees.

Bryan L. Mesmer; Christina L. Bloebaum

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)...

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 7, 2012 Summary of Decisions - December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012 Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR...

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Decision Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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to develop and apply the critical decision support methods. Decision support tools help our nation plan our response to potential catastrophes. As a leading developer of these...

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Multi-Decision-Makers Equalizer: A Multiobjective Decision Support System for Multiple Decision-Makers  

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In this paper we present a decision support system that helps to solve multiobjective decision problems considering a multi decision-makers framework. By an iterative procedure this system looks for a single s...

Patricia Jaramillo; Ricardo A. Smith; Joaqun Andru

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

An information modeling framework for process planning  

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planning links design and manufacture and has been recog- nized as one of the key elements in Concurrent Engineering. It serves as a crucial integrator for Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Decomposition of the com- plex decision making in process... framework and its development methodology has potential uses in other aspects of CIM and Concurrent engineering. To My Parents. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to primarily, thank both Dr. Richard J. Mayer and Dr. Richard A. Wysk for their guidance...

Atreya, Dinesh S.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Focus groups: impact of quality and process capability factors on the silicon wafer slicing process  

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Silicon wafer slicing is a highly complex manufacturing process, complicating efforts to monitor individual product type process stability and quality control effectively. Specifically, silicon wafer slicing involves multiple quality characteristics that occur synchronously. However, quantitative methods, such as process capability indices (PCIs) and statistical process control (SPC) charts, for monitoring slicing problems are limited. Therefore, this study presents a focus group procedure that explores engineering knowledge and expertise. Organisations can use focus groups to create knowledge of stable processes, optimal settings and quality control. Interactive discussions indicate that focus groups can improve productivity and decision making effectiveness either by accelerating the decision making or by increasing decision quality. Moreover, the proposed procedure enables an engineer to rapidly adjust a manufacturing system to eliminate problems related to slicing process instability phenomena and improve slicing quality and process capability. Finally, the SPC chart and the exponential weighted moving average (EWMA) control chart are presented to demonstrate and verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed methods.

Chin-Tsai Lin; Che-Wei Chang; Chie-Bein Chen

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Why Markets Make Mistakes  

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Many models of markets are based on assumptions of rationality, transparency, efficiency, and homogeneity in various combinations. They assume, at least implicitly, that decision makers understand the structure of the ...

Weil, Henry Birdseye

2009-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau  

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau Wellcome Trust CentreFromstatisticalinferencetostatisticaldecision...... estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory (i) What do we do with posterior pdfs? (ii) How can we learn:Expectedutilitytheory: existenceofautilityfunctionexistenceofautilityfunction estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory hypothesis testing

Daunizeau, Jean

492

R:\DECISION\0061.VBA  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2003 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Name of Petitioner: Bernard Cowan Date of Filing: July 18, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0061 On July 18, 2002, Argonne National Laboratory-West ("ANL" or "the contractor") filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 CFR Part 708. Bernard Cowan, 28 DOE ¶ 87,023 (2002). The IAD found that the contractor retaliated against Bernard Cowan ("Cowan" or "the complainant"), an employee at ANL, for making disclosures protected under Part 708. The IAD ordered the contractor to reinstate Cowan, provide him with back pay, and reimburse him for the reasonable costs and expenses of prosecuting his

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CropIrri: A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CROP IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT  

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: A field crop irrigation management decision-making system (CropIrri) was developed based on the soil water management model. The irrigation plan is made through predicating of soil water content in root zone-sowing and real-time irrigation management decision-making support, simulation of soil water dynamics in the root

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EIS-0236: Record of Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management

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PROCESSING TIP . . . WATER CONSERVATION MAKES SENSE,  

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with an understanding of the concepts of Water Loss, Water Waste, Efficient Water Use, Intended Water Use and how each Water Use Total Water Use Intended Water Use Water Loss Efficient Water Use Water Waste Adapted from Use) can be further sub-divided into two categories: · Efficient Water Use, and · Water Waste. All

Navara, Kristen

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Insulation board and process of making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Insulation board capable of bearing a load without significant loss of insulating capacity due to compression, produced by a method wherein the board is made in compliance with specified conditions of time, temperature and pressure.

Nowobilski, Jeffert J. (Orchard Park, NY); Owens, William J. (Kenmore, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochromic materials, devices and process of making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Thin films of transition metal compositions formed with magnesium that are metals, alloys, hydrides or mixtures of alloys, metals and/or hydrides exhibit reversible color changes on application of electric current or hydrogen. Thin films of these materials are suitable for optical switching elements, thin film displays, sun roofs, rear-view mirrors and architectural glass.

Richardson, Thomas J. (Oakland, CA)

2003-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-EA-0183; Long-Term Regional Dialogue Policy Record of Decision, July 19, 2007  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

31 31 BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT RECORD OF DECISION Long -Term Regional Dialogue Policy SUMMARY The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to adopt a policy on the agency's long- term power supply role after fiscal year (FY) 2011. This policy is intended to provide BPA's customers with greater clarity about their Federal power supply so they can effectively plan for the future and, if they choose, make capital investments in long-term electricity infrastructure. This Long-Term Regional Dialogue Policy (Policy), which is the result of a Regional Dialogue process that began in 2002, is described more fully in a separately issued Administrator's Record of Decision (ROD) that addresses the legal and policy rationale supporting the administrative

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Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

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Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a...

Monroe, R. C.

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"LIFE OF FIELD" DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS, DOE-SUPPORTED SIMULATION SOFTWARE  

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, Polymer flooding, ASP or lower concentration flooding, and CO2). WHO SHOULD ATTEND Petroleum Engineers"LIFE OF FIELD" DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS, DOE-SUPPORTED SIMULATION SOFTWARE AS A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL, and ultimately enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. DOE-developed simulation software packages

Thompson, Anne