A Goal Programming model with satisfaction function for long-run sustainability in the United Arab Emirates

Raja Jayaraman, Danilo Liuzzi, Cinzia Colapinto, Davide La Torre

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    Abstract

    Goal Programming (GP) is a relevant and simple technique in Operations Research that helps Decision Makers in solving problems involving conflicting and competing criteria and objectives. A GP program is a distance-based model that involves the minimization of the difference between the achievement level of a certain criterion and its goal. GP models when combined with the notion of satisfaction or utility function provide practical advantage to the decision maker to include a system of preferences. In this paper, we present a GP model with satisfaction function that concurrently incorporates criteria on number of employees across various economic sectors and multiple sustainability goals on GDP growth, electricity consumption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The presented model offers critical inputs in planning and implementation of amenable strategies towards sustainable development. We validate the proposed model with data on vital economic sectors of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards achieving year 2030 goals.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationIEEM 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages249-253
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467380669
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 18 Jan 2016
    EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
    Volume2016-January
    ISSN (Print)2157-3611
    ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2015
    Country/TerritorySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period6/12/159/12/15

    Keywords

    • goal programming
    • multi-criteria decision analysis
    • satisfaction function
    • sustainable development

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