Recent Patents Using Group Decision Support Systems: A Short Review
Suzana F.D. Daher and Adiel T. de Almeida
Affiliation: Federal University of Pernambuco, Cx. Postal 7462, Recife, PE, 50.630-970, Brazil.
Keywords: Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), group decision models, group decision systems, multicriteria decision support systems, multicriteria decision methods (MCDM), negotiation
Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) form a sub-field of Decision Support Systems (DSS) where information technology and decision models are combined to facilitate the effective and efficient working of groups. Using online patent databases, this study identified that researchers and professionals produced few GDSS patents between 2005 and 2009. Selected GDSS patents are sorted and presented according to five categories that are used to identify the main objective of a GDSS: collaborative decision, negotiation, GDSS for social networks, group consensus and design of group preferences. For each of these categories, a sample of patents is presented in order to illustrate what has been tackled with regard to this subject.
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