Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering
Multiple criteria decision analysis, multiple criteria ranking, DEA, TOPSIS, emergency management
A hybrid approach of DEA (data envelopment analysis) and TOPSIS (technique for order performance (preference) by similarity to ideal solution) is proposed for multiple criteria decision analysis in emergency management. Two DEA-based optimization models are constructed to facilitate identifying parameter information regarding criterion weights and quantifying qualitative criteria in TOPSIS. An emergency management case study utilizing data from the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) Disasters Database is provided to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed analysis procedure.
Chen, Ye; Li, Kevin W. Dr.; Xu, Haiyan; and Liu, Si-feng. (2009). A DEA-TOPSIS method for multiple criteria decision analysis in emergency management. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 18 (4), 489-507.