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Title: A review of the application of fuzzy cognitive maps in the policy decision-making life cycle
Authors: Andreou, Andreas S. 
Neophytou, Haris 
Stylianou, Constantinos 
Keywords: Fuzzy cognitive maps;FCM modeling
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IGI Global
Source: Handbook of Research on Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling, 2014, pp. 129-148
Abstract: Fuzzy cognitive maps are a qualitative modeling technique that uses expert knowledge to attempt to represent the interactions between problem-specific factors aiming to simulate how these interactions alter the factors and drive the current state of a problem to a different state. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of research attempts that propose the adoption of Fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) as a means to forecast the effect of a policy in a number of interesting domains, including land use, urban (re)development, and other social, political, or economic issues or to simulate the current state of affairs to pinpoint possible hotspots for creating a policy. This chapter presents an overview of these research attempts where fuzzy cognitive maps have been employed as a simulation tool in order to support decision makers in their assessment of the impact of policies and help them adopt the most suitable policy to implement.
ISBN: 978-146666239-1
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6236-0.ch008
Rights: © 2014, IGI Global
Type: Book Chapter
Appears in Collections:Κεφάλαια βιβλίων/Book chapters

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