Kybernetes: Volume 45 Issue 8


The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management sciences

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Emergency supplies requisition negotiation principle of government in disasters

Jia Liu, Kefan Xie

When disasters occur, the Chinese national or local government and their relevant departments (hereinafter referred to as the government) probably need to acquire…


A new algorithm for mutual funds evaluation based on multiple attribute decision making techniques

Reza Alibakhshi, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi Moghadam

The purpose of this paper is to consider compromise solutions of multiple attribute decision-making methods (TOPSIS, VIKOR, and similarity-based approach) in order to…

An extension on PROMETHEE based on the typical hesitant fuzzy sets to solve multi-attribute decision-making problem

Amin Mahmoudi, Soheil Sadi-Nezhad, Ahmad Makui, Mohammad Reza Vakili

The purpose of this paper is to extend the PROMETHEE method under typical hesitant fuzzy information for solving multi-attribute decision-making problem in which there is…

Comparative study on textual data set using fuzzy clustering algorithms

Rjiba Sadika, Moez Soltani, Saloua Benammou

The purpose of this paper is to apply the Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy model techniques in order to treat and classify textual data sets with and without noise. A comparative…

A nearest-neighbor algorithm for targeted interaction design in social outreach campaigns

Christopher Garcia

Organizations rely on social outreach campaigns to raise financial support, recruit volunteers, and increase public awareness. In order to maximize response rates…

The evaluation of affection in human-robot interaction

Hooman Samani

The purpose of this paper is to propose a novel method for evaluation of human-robot affection. The model is inspired by the scientific methods of human-human love…


Incremental kernel fuzzy c-means with optimizing cluster center initialization and delivery

Runhai Jiao, Shaolong Liu, Wu Wen, Biying Lin

The large volume of big data makes it impractical for traditional clustering algorithms which are usually designed for entire data set. The purpose of this paper is to…

Laughing bonds: A multidisciplinary inquiry into the social information processes of human laughter

Jorge Navarro, Raquel del Moral, Pedro C. Marijuán

The purpose of this paper is to present a new core hypothesis on laughter. It has been built by putting together ideas from several disciplines: neurodynamics…

Principles of management efficiency and organizational inefficiency

Yi Lin (Jeffrey Forrest), Bruce Orvis

The purpose of this paper is to introduce two important principles of efficiency, one on the management of a business entity and the other on the structure of employees 

Risk measurement and optimization model of coal generation contracts for the difference between prospect M-V and normal triangular fuzzy stochastic variables

Weiwei Li, Chong Wu, He Dong, Huan Wang, Mei Li

Coal and power generation are related upstream and downstream industries. Coal price marketization and electricity price regulation have caused the price of coal to be…

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