Fuzzy integrated analytic hierarchy process approach for selecting strategic big-sized R&D programs in the sector of energy technology development

S. K. Lee, G. Mogi, M. Koike, K. S. Hui, J. W. Kim

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Energy environment has been changing rapidly such as the fluctuation of oil prices and the effect on UNFCCC (United nations framework convention on climate change). Korea is easily affected by the change of oil prices due to poor natural resources and large dependence of consumed energy resources in Korea. Energy technology development is a crucial key considering Korea's national energy security and environments. In this study, we establish the criteria list and prioritize relative weights of criteria and sub-criteria for assessing and selecting strategic Big-sized R&D programs in the sector of energy technology development. A fuzzy AHP approach, which integrates fuzzy theory into analytic hierarchy process (AHP) approach, reflects the vagueness of human thoughts and perception as making pairwise comparisons of criteria and alternatives. The fundamental data of this research results will support R&D planning phase for policy makers as selecting strategic R&D programs for producing well focused R&D outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
PublisherThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781424435975
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems - Jeju Island, South Korea
Duration: 20 Aug 200924 Aug 2009


Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
Country/TerritorySouth Korea
CityJeju Island

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