Department of Artificial Complex Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
Academic Editor: Walter J. Gutjahr
Copyright © 2009 Masatoshi Sakawa and Kosuke Kato. This is an open access article distributed under the
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We focus on multiobjective nonlinear integer programming problems with block-angular structures which are often seen as a mathematical model of large-scale discrete systems optimization. By considering the vague nature of the decision maker's judgments, fuzzy goals of the decision maker are introduced, and the problem
is interpreted as maximizing an overall degree of satisfaction with the multiple fuzzy goals. For deriving a satisficing solution for the decision maker, we develop an interactive fuzzy satisficing method. Realizing the block-angular structures that can be exploited in solving problems, we also propose genetic algorithms with decomposition
procedures. Illustrative numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed method.