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Recent Patents on Computer Science
ISSN (Print): 2213-2759
ISSN (Online): 1874-4796
VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 2
DOI: 10.2174/2213275911003020081









Recent Patents Using Group Decision Support Systems: A Short Review

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Author(s): Suzana F.D. Daher and Adiel T. de Almeida
Pages 81-90 (10)
Abstract:
Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) form a sub-field of Decision Support Systems (DSS) where information technology and decision models are combined to facilitate the effective and efficient working of groups. Using online patent databases, this study identified that researchers and professionals produced few GDSS patents between 2005 and 2009. Selected GDSS patents are sorted and presented according to five categories that are used to identify the main objective of a GDSS: collaborative decision, negotiation, GDSS for social networks, group consensus and design of group preferences. For each of these categories, a sample of patents is presented in order to illustrate what has been tackled with regard to this subject.
Keywords:
Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), group decision models, group decision systems, multicriteria decision support systems, multicriteria decision methods (MCDM), negotiation
Affiliation:
Federal University of Pernambuco, Cx. Postal 7462, Recife, PE, 50.630-970, Brazil.