Decision-Maker`s Preferences Modeling in the Goal Programming
Decision-Maker’s Preferences Modeling in
the Goal Programming Model
Belaid Aouni1 , Amal Hassaine2 and Jean-Marc Martel3
Decision Aid Research Group, School of Commerce and Administration,
Laurentian University, Sudbury (Ontario) P3E 2C6 Canada.
2 Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, Université de Tlemcen,
Tlemcen (13000), Algeria.
3 Faculté des Sciences de l’administration, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy
(Québec) G1K 7P4 Canada.
The Goal Programming (GP) is one of the well known multiple
objectives programming models. The GP model was applied in quite
large number of fields. It was qualified as easy to understand and to
use by the practitioners. The diﬀerent GP formulations consider the
goals associated to the objectives as deterministic, imprecise, fuzzy or
stochastic. It is worth to note that the literature shows that these
formulations deal diﬀerently with the decision-maker’s preferences. In
fact, many ways are proposed for modeling the decision-maker’s preferences in GP. Moreover, in some GP variants the decision-maker’s
preferences are totally absent. The aim of this work is precisely to
examine how the decision-maker’s preferences are taken into account
in the diﬀerent variants of the GP model.