Pub. online:1 Jan 2013Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 24, Issue 3 (2013), pp. 485–503
The aim of this paper is to investigate intuitionistic fuzzy multiple attribute group decision making problems where the attribute values provided by experts are expressed in intuitionistic fuzzy numbers, and the weight information about the experts is to be determined. We present a new method to derive the weights of experts and rank the preference order of alternatives based on projection models. We first derive the weights of the decision makers according to the projection of the individual decision on the ideal decision. The expert has a large weight if his evaluation value is close to the ideal decision, and has a small weight if his evaluation value is far from the ideal decision. Then, based on the weighted projection of the alternatives on the intuitionistic fuzzy ideal solution (IFIS), we develop a straightforward and practical algorithm to rank alternatives. Furthermore, we extend the developed model and algorithm to the multiple attribute group decision making problems with interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy information. Finally, an illustrative example is given to verify the developed approach and to demonstrate its practicality and effectiveness.