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About this Seminar Since their inception in 1980, the Linz Seminars on Fuzzy Sets have emphasized the development of mathematical aspects of fuzzy sets by bringing together researchers in fuzzy sets and established mathematicians whose work outside the fuzzy setting can provide direction for further research. The seminar is deliberately kept small and initimate so that informal critical discussion remains central. There are no parallel sessions and during the week there are several round tables to discuss open problems and promising directions for further work. linz2001 will be the 22nd seminar carrying on this tradition.

linz2001 will deal with the use of Valued Relations and Capacities in Decision Theory. It is the hope of the organizers that the talks will provide a mathematical setting for both the theory and the practice of decision under imprecision and uncertainty, multiple attribute decision making, group decision making and game theory.

This Seminar will consider, but not be limited to, the following topics in decision theory: 

  • fuzzy preference modelling 
  • fuzzy aggregation of numerical preferences 
  • fuzzy preference models in multiple criteria choice, ranking and sorting 
  • ordinal multiattribute decision making 
  • qualitative decision under uncertainty 
  • Choquet expected utility models 
  • group decision under fuzziness 
  • fuzzy game theory 
The total number of participants is usually bounded above by 40 with broad international representation and a mix of pure and applied interests. Invited talks are usually allowed an hour and a half and contributed talks 45 minutes. There are no parallel sessions. The Seminar will feature ample time for discussion of each presentation, a fundamental aspect of the "Linz" tradition. The schedule allows for daily round tables for discussion of open problems and issues raised by the day's talks.