INTERNET, GIS and INTERACTIVE DECISION MAPS
A.V.Lotov, V.A.Bushenkov, A.V.Chernov, D.V.Gusev, and G.K.Kamenev
Published on Internet in the
Journal of Geographical Information and Decision Analysis,
v.1, N 2
Abstract. A new approach to negotiation and decision support
in computer networks is described. Information on a decision situation
is displayed in a simple graphic form by the
Interactive Decision Maps (IDM) technique which provides fast display
of a myriad of
virtual decision maps generated by request. Negotiators or decision
makers receive information on feasible combinations of three to
seven performance indicators (choice criteria) and on tradeoffs
among them. In a decision process, this information helps to indicate
a preferable feasible goal in a decision map by a simple mouse click.
Then, a strategy resulting in the feasible goal is computed immediately
FEASIBLE GOALS method.
It can be displayed by GIS, virtual reality and other feasible
multimedia tools. In negotiation procedures, the IDM technique is
nothing more than a navigation on decision maps. The IDM-based
negotiation support procedures accomplish the main idea of Principled
Negotiations developed at Harvard University: strategies are computed
after a balanced combination of interests has been negotiated.
Since the interaction among user and computer in the IDM technique
is very simple, it can be easily implemented via computer networks.
Here, we restrict ourselves to open networks (actually, INTERNET).
Being implemented in INTERNET, the IDM technique may help any
computer-literate person to develop independent strategies solving
various important problems. An INTERNET demo providing an
opportunity to develop a strategy for a regional environmentally
sound economic problem was established in Web pages (see
Concept of IDM-based negotiations via INTERNET devoted to collaborative
decision making on local and regional problems (like locally undesirable land
use) is outlined.
Keywords: computer networks/ decision and negotiation support/
interactive decision maps/ tradeoffs/ feasible goals/ reasonable
goals/ independent strategies/ principled negotiations
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