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On the application ELECTRE III to the analysis of rail freight options: Advances in assessing the sensitivity of rankings.

Hedel, Ralf and Vance, Colin (2005) On the application ELECTRE III to the analysis of rail freight options: Advances in assessing the sensitivity of rankings. In: 2005 MCDA62 Workshop. 2005 MCDA62: 62nd Meeting of the European Working Group on "Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding", 2005-09-22 - 2005-09-23, Borlänge (SE).

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Official URL: http://www.mcda62.org/system/abstracts/Vance_Hedel_abstr.pdf

Abstract

This paper explores the application of the ELECTRE III multicriteria decision-making tool to evaluate alternative policy strategies for promoting seamless freight transport along a rail corridor connecting the Nordic region with Central and Southeastern Europe. ELECTRE III is based on successive pairwise comparisons of two alternatives to establish outranking relations with respect to a pre-determined set of criteria. Among the advantages of the method is its flexibility in: (1) simultaneously incorporating both quantitative (e.g. monetized) and qualitative outcome indicators; (2) handling uncertainty in the data; and (3) allowing for indifference, preference and veto thresholds with respect to each of the indicators. We explore these advantages through an analysis that focuses on the economic, social, and environmental effects that would emerge from a rebalancing of freight traffic from road to rail. The paper moves beyond the existing literature on ELECTRE III in two respects. First, we develop an automated tool that allows the analyst to systematically vary key parameters (e.g. preference weights) and thereby test the sensitivity of the results. Second, we demonstrate how the findings of the sensitivity analysis can be presented by means of an intuitive graphical depiction of shifts in the rankings that can be readily interpreted by decision-makers. As the research for this paper is conducted under the auspices of a recently launched international consortium, REORIENT, which is funded by the European Commission, we are currently reliant on the use of hypothetical data to demonstrate the results.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:On the application ELECTRE III to the analysis of rail freight options: Advances in assessing the sensitivity of rankings.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hedel, RalfUNSPECIFIED
Vance, ColinUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2005
Journal or Publication Title:2005 MCDA62 Workshop
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:MCDA, ELECTRE, multicriteria evaluation, ELECTRE III
Event Title:2005 MCDA62: 62nd Meeting of the European Working Group on "Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding"
Event Location:Borlänge (SE)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2005-09-22 - 2005-09-23
Organizer:Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität (old), V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SM - Sicherung der Mobilität, V UR - Schonung von Umwelt und Ressourcen
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - WiVSiM (old), V - Systemanalyse (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Deposited By: Ralf Hedel
Deposited On:22 Aug 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:09

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