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Sorting and performance evaluation with qualitative / ordinal information using multiple criteria

QUORUM is a research project at the Institute for Computers and Systems Engineering at Coimbra (INESC Coimbra), financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology for the period 2005-2008.

The QUORUM project intends:

  • To advance the state-of-the-art in decision-aiding methods working with qualitative/ordinal information.

  • To confront ordinal information methods for multi-criteria evaluation with cardinal ones.

  • To find new bridges between multi-criteria sorting problems and efficiency measurement.

  • To find new bridges between multi-criteria sorting problems and task assignment problems.

  • To develop the state-of-the-art in efficiency and performance evaluation methods that consider multiple evaluation factors and the evaluator’s judgement.

  • To propose methods for sorting and performance evaluation problems with multiple evaluators (e.g., juries, teams).

  • To develop prototypes of innovative Decision Support Systems (DSS) based on typical personal computers, and Group DSS that make use of the Internet.

  • To foster the use of decision-aiding methods in organizations, by making them easier to understand and apply.

  • To develop knowledge that may be transferred to companies developing DSS.



Project POCI/EGE/58371/2004