Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas

Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University · Institute of Sustainable Construction

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Introduction
1.Hybrid group fuzzy multi-criteria and cost-effective decision making model foe strategy selection. 2.A Sustainability of Buildings Assessed by the Single Valued Neutrosophic MAMVA Method
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - present
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Position
  • Senior Researcher
September 2011 - August 2014
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Position
  • Senior Researcher
September 2001 - April 2016
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Position
  • Head of Department

Publications

Publications (890)
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Studies related to transportation planning and development have been in the center of activities of many researchers in the past decades. Road congestions issues, economic problems, health problems and environmental problems are some examples of complex problems that can be caused by urban and public transportation in big cities. Evaluating urban a...
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Today, most of the issues and challenges faced by managers and decision makers are complex and multifaceted. More clearly, due to the developments of technologies, emerging trends in various industries, competitive markets, and rapid and transformative changes in the business environment, managers and decision makers have faced an uncertain environ...
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Solid-state data storage is becoming a widely accepted technology and is looking for new ways to provide cost-effective solutions across various information systems. Solid-state drives (SSDs), existing in different types and models, have several sustainable features: storage, dimensions, volume, etc. Due to the wide range of attributes, designing a...
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Integrating green approaches and digital marketing strategies for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which reduce environmental risks to desired levels by eliminating emissions and pollution, is considered one of the most promising solutions for logistics companies. The study strives to bring a practical and applicable solution to t...
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Stakeholders in hospitality and tourism industries are involved in many decision-making scenarios. Multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods have been widely used in hospitality and tourism industries. Although some articles summarised the applications of MCDM models in hospitality and tourism industries, they ignored the fuzziness of individua...
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Order-picking process management is one of the most demanding tasks within the operations of a warehouse system. It is especially evident in companies that have a high intensity of product flows, so the question of increasing the productivity of order picking arises. In this paper, a novel integrated fuzzy MCDM (Multicriteria Decision-Making) model...
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There are many cases in the construction industry when decision making related to the specific elements of the single-family houses is left to the property owners. The choice of the internal stairs design is one of them. While stair-related injuries are among the most common reasons for children’s accidents at home, stair safety awareness in differ...
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This paper proposes a new multi-criteria group decision-making (MCGDM) method utilizing q-rung orthopair fuzzy (qROF) sets, improved power weighted operators and improved power weighted Maclaurin symmetric mean (MSM) operators. The power weighted averaging operator and power weighted Maclaurin symmetric mean (MSM) operator used in the existing MCGD...
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Due to today's competitive environment and information boom, companies are concerned about production planning in uncertain conditions. This paper integrates decision-making method with production scheduling model by considering limited resources. In this paper, a new mathematical model is extended for production project scheduling with multiple ex...
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One of the essential factors of project success is selecting the proper delivery method. This study aimed to provide a new hybrid decision-making framework to assist project stakeholders in evaluating and selecting the most appropriate Project Delivery System (PDS) and documenting the decision process. For this purpose, the selection factors of PDS...
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Bridge management includes all actions in the life cycle of the bridge, to ensure its safety, stability, and functionality. Numerous problems have been identified that are primarily related to the organization of planning and the role of decision-making in the reconstruction of the historic pedestrian bridges. The planning process for the reconstru...
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One of the most remarkable subjects in multi-criteria group decision-making (MCGDM) is determining the weight and importance of criteria. The weighting methods based on inputs are categorized in the manifold group. This paper presents a novel method for weighting the criteria in a network structure. This approach, namely MOWSCER, is used when the r...
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The process of production, consumption, and final disposal of electrical and electronic equipment usually leads to harmful waste to the environment called e-waste. Eliminating and decreasing this type of waste could be considered as an essential goal for many enterprises working toward sustainable management systems. In this paper, we aim at introd...
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A generalized orthopair fuzzy set can express uncertain information easier than most other processes, which gives us more space for decision-making. In recent times, the selection of healthcare waste treatment (HCWT) technology can be considered as multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem due to the involvement of multiple conflicting criteria...
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Construction is one of the most developed industries of this century, especially thanks to the high rate of urbanization, mobility, and the tendency to fulfill global goals. A very important component of civil engineering is adequate and modern equipment which depends on the efficiency of execution of operations and processes in construction. A nov...
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International laws and increasing consumer awareness have led to drastic changes in traditional supply chain network designs. Moreover, because of environmental and social requirements , traditional supply chain networks have changed to sustainable supply chain networks. On the other hand, reverse logistics can be effective in terms of environmenta...
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This paper aims to put forward an integrated decision approach, with generalized fuzzy information for the viable selection of zero- and low-carbon materials for construction. In countries such as India, the construction sector accounts for high pollution levels and high carbon emissions. To restore sustainability and eco-friendliness, the adoption...
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As governments seek renewable and more sustainable energy resources, wind energy has emerged as one of the most rapidly developing renewable power resources. The relevance of wind energy turbines has grown as more nations turn to renewable energy. A significant criterion that conduces to wind energy’s efficient production is the proper wind turbine...
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The existing score functions of Fermatean fuzzy number (FFN) show some defects. In addition, the evaluation information given by decision-makers in real decision-making processes may be several discrete values rather than single value, which cannot be represented by the classical Fermatean fuzzy set (FFS). The combined compromise solution (CoCoSo)...
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New energy vehicles can improve the environmental pollution and thus benefit people’s healthy life. As a core component of new energy vehicles, batteries play a crucial role in the performance of new energy vehicles. There are many factors to be considered when selecting the battery for a new energy vehicle, so it can be regarded as a MCDM problem....
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During the pandemic period, smart logistics applications have rapidly changed the way organizations do business in order to provide competitive products and services while still remaining flexible. Smart logistics applications and demand forecasting, which have an important place in ensuring customer satisfaction and increasing competitive advantag...
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The construction industry, as one of the most complex sectors, depends on using wasted and recycled materials, timely decision-making, and adequate execution of all activities in supply chains. This paper presents tests of mixtures for cold in-place recycling where existing material is used. In this research, we used cement and bitumen emulsion as...
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Policy-makers should focus on solar energy due to the increasing energy demand and adverse consequences such as global warming. Conflicting criteria influence choosing the most desirable place to construct a Solar Power Plant (SPP). Researchers have popularized multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) methods because of the potential. Although the simu...
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Cleaner production is certainly a challenge of our everyday life, and a lot of effort and energy is required to achieve it. This paper has created a model of five strategies for cleaner production in Libyan industry, which have been evaluated on the basis of eight criteria. In order to determine the significance of the criteria, a novel interval ro...
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The standard WISP method uses the max normalization procedure. In order to check its robustness, the use of theWISP method with square root and sum normalization procedures is discussed in this article. In order to check the similarityof the obtained results, several analyzes were performed using the Python programming language, where the similarit...
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Research background: The critical role of online games in e-commerce and the great competition among providers to enhance market share has significantly increased the need to use effective advertising patterns, techniques, and tools to attract users. There are two significant challenges to planning online media game selection. The first challenge i...
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VIKOR is a well-defined multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) method since it reflects different risk attitudes of decision-makers by measuring the overall performance of an alternative under all criteria as “group value” and the worst performance of the alternative under all criteria as “individual regret”, but it cannot deal with MCDM problems...
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In this article, we present a new extension of the Integrated Simple Weighted Sum-Product (WISP) method, adapted for intuitionistic numbers. The extension takes advantage of intuitionistic fuzzy sets for solving complex decision-making problems. The example of contractor selection demonstrates the use of the proposed extension.
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Process portfolio selection is an initial step organization take toward becoming process oriented. Usually, selecting a process as a subject of improvement is a multi-criteria problem. While there is a planetary of methods for process portfolio selection, in the current study, an extended hybrid fuzzy multi-criteria model is proposed. The main nove...
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Circular supply chain management is a recent innovation to save resources and reduce waste in the supply chain of any industry. The concept of circular supply chain management is more important these days due to environmental concerns, lack of resources, and increased waste. The main purpose of this study is to find the main issues and prioritize t...
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Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Journal of Civil Engineering and Management: editor’s introduction. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 28(1), 1–5.
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Nowadays fuzzy approaches gain popularity to model multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problems emerging in real-life applications. Modern modelling trends in this field include evaluation of the criteria information uncertainty and vagueness. Traditional neutrosophic sets are considered as the effective tool to express uncertainty of the informa...
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The journal Buildings was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to promoting advancements in building science, building engineering and architecture. Motivated by its 10th anniversary in 2021, this study aims to develop a bibliometric analysis of the publications of the journal between April 2011 and October 2021. This work analyzes bibliometric perfor...
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We would like to present a brief overview of the development of the Journal of Civil Engineering and Management (JCEM) due to two important facts that happened in 2021: (1) Looking from its origins, the Journal of Civil Engineering and Management has reached an important milestone this year, its 55th anniversary. (2) Considering a new stage in t...
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This issue of ther newsletter presents last year achievements, news and forthcoming events. Please visit the website of EWG-ORSDCE (The OR in Sustainable Development and Civil Engineering Working Group of EURO): https://www.euro-online.org/websites/orsdce/
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Path planning can be considered the most vital task of the autonomous robot. In this task, selecting an optimal route from the starting to the target position becomes an important problem that must be addressed when multiple competing optimization priorities are considered. Thus, a novel route assessment strategy based on a multi-criteria decision-...
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This Book is a Printed Edition of the Special Issue which covers sustainability as an emerging requirement in the fields of construction management, project management and engineering. We invited authors to submit their theoretical or experimental research articles that address the challenges and opportunities for sustainable construction in all it...
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This article presents a comparison of the results obtained using the newly proposed Simple Weighted Sum Product method and some prominent multiple criteria decision-making methods. For comparison, several analyses were performed using the Python programming language and its NumPy library. The comparison was also made on a real decision-making probl...
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Bridge management includes all actions in the life cycle of bridge, in order to insure its safety, stability and functionality. Numerous problems have been identified that are primarily related to the organization of planning and the role of decision-making in reconstruction planning of the historic pedestrian bridges. The planning process of recon...
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In order to avoid working in a constrained hazardous environment, manual spray painting operation is gradually being replaced by automated robotic systems in many manufacturing industries. Application of spray painting robots ensures defect-free painting of dissimilar components with higher repeatability, flexibility, productivity, reduced cycle ti...
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Over the last decade, supply chain finance (SCF) has gained popularity and increasing attention among academicians and stakeholders in the context of financial flows in the supply chain. However, some research gaps still exist that need to be explored to improve the sustainability of supply chains. Specifically, there is a critical research need to...
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Citation: Zavadskas, E.K.; Antucheviciene, J.; Hosseini, M.R.; Martek, I. Sustainable Construction Engineering and Management. Sustainability 2021, 13, 13028. Abstract: The Special Issue covers sustainability as an emerging requirement in the fields of construction management, project management and engineering. We invited authors to submit their...
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Given the accelerating pace of technological advances and environmental changes, technology-based companies are required to predict and understand future events in their environments. However, there is a wide range of forecasting methods creating confusion on which method to use. This paper demonstrates the selection of an appropriate technique for...
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Site selection is a multi-dimensional optimization problem that influences a wide variety of stakeholders from local communities and authorities to governments, environmental protection agencies, etc. Locating an energy project as well as transportation infrastructure projects, for instance, are of great strategic importance and are connected to th...
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Currently, construction projects have a significant share in environmental pollution. Usually , the employers and managers of construction projects pay attention to the project implementation with the shortest duration and the lowest cost, whereas less attention is paid to the environmental effects of the implementation of projects. Sustainable dev...
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Unknown environment exploration by an autonomous robot is a complex problem that requires robustness and reliability of the applied exploration strategy. Currently, a common approach to autonomous exploration is to incrementally increase the robot’s knowledge about the environment by directing it to the regions which border currently unexplored are...
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This manuscript aims to propose a new extension of the EDAS method, adapted for usage with single-valued neutrosophic numbers. By using single-valued neutrosophic numbers, the EDAS method can be more efficient for solving complex problems whose solution requires assessment and prediction, because truth-and falsity-membership functions can be used f...
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Cloud computing certainly represents an evolution in the field of computing technology and represents the new concept of computer science and business. Cloud computing is based on the concept of distributed computing which is entirely reliant on the Internet. An objective of this paper is to provide an efficient methodology for cloud computing tech...
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Although in line with the resource-based view (RBV), the impact of different HPWS practices on the innovation success of SMEs has been approved by researchers, investigating the previous studies indicates that the relation between these two areas has been more widely considered and less attention has been paid to the impact mechanism. Lack of real...
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This book is a Printed Edition of the Special Issue which covers research on symmetric and asymmetric data that occur in real-life problems. We invited authors to submit their theoretical or experimental research to present engineering and economic problem solution models that deal with symmetry or asymmetry of different data types. The Special Iss...
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A variety of fuzzy multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) models have been proposed to solve complicated decision-making problems. Many applications have been achieved, especially in the field of civil engineering. To analyze the developments about the fuzzy MCDM methods and their applications in civil engineering in recent years and further expl...
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Aspects of sustainable construction investment and real estate development (CIRED) and their interrelations during the period pre-, intra-, and post-COVID-19, are presented in the research. Applications of the topic model, environmental psychology theory, building life cycle method, and certain elements of bibliometrics, webometrics, article level...
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This article aims to propose an approach for determining reliability of information collected using questionnaires and bipolar neutrosophic sets. Bipolar neutrosophic sets use six membership functions that express the truth membership, the falsity membership, as well as the indeterminacy membership to the set and complementary set. Therefore, bipol...
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Purpose – In this study, a novel framework was proposed to assess the trust in e-government (e-Gov) services under an uncertain environment. The proposed framework was applied in Iranian municipality websites of e-Gov services to evaluate the readiness score of trust in e-Gov services. Design/methodology/approach – A unique hybrid research methodol...
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Fossil fuels as the primary energy source create career opportunities, provide industries with vital raw material and energy resources, have harmful emissions to the environment and are also related to finite natural resources. They rely on them as the main source of energy supply is unsustainable. Sustainability assessment tools may be useful in d...
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As the generalization of the fuzzy and similar sets based on Fuzzy sets, neutrosophic sets provide significant possibilities in the case of solving complex decision problems, often related to uncertainty and unreliability. Neutrosophic sets use three values named the truth degree, the indeterminacy degree and the falsity degree, which allow for a m...
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This Special Issue covers symmetric and asymmetric data that occur in real-life problems. We invited authors to submit their theoretical or experimental research to present engineering and economic problem solution models that deal with symmetry or asymmetry of different data types. The Special Issue gained interest in the research community and re...
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Applying any kind of manufacturing strategy requires evaluating the current situation of the system at the internal and external levels and providing strategies for improving the system performance. Hence, the study presents review and design the optimal manufacturing strategy for increasing the efficiency of the automotive industry. This article p...
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Due to the personalized and diversified expression habits, the evaluation information in multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) problems, especially those with multiple experts, may appear in heterogeneous forms. Converting heterogeneous expressions to a single representation would lead to information loss. To solve this challenge, this article a...
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Construction is a complex activity, characterized by high levels of capital investment, relatively long delivery durations, multitudinous risks and uncertainties, as well as requiring the integration of multiple skills delivering a huge volume of tasks and processes. All of these must be coordinated carefully if time, cost, and quality constraints...
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Every practice in supply chain management (SCM) requires decision making. However, due to the complexity of evaluated objects and the cognitive limitations of individuals, the decision information given by experts is often fuzzy, which may make it difficult to make decisions. In this regard, many scholars applied fuzzy techniques to solve decision...
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Evaluating the life cycle of buildings is a valuable tool for assessing sustainability and analyzing environmental consequences throughout the construction operations of buildings. In this study, in order to determine the importance of building life cycle evaluation indicators, a new combination method was used based on a quantitative-qualitative m...
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The best-worst method (BWM) is one of the most important methods for determining the weights of criteria or options in multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) and has attracted the attention of many researchers due to its advantages such as fewer numbers of comparisons and higher consistency rate. Given that real-world decision making is often associ...
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Aim: The aim of the research was to create an original model for assessing the efficiency of production lines for five agricultural products. The purpose was to determine, based on the developed model, which production lines are efficient and which are not efficient. Methods: An original integrated model was created that includes the Data Envelopme...
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The weights of criteria in multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problems are essential elements that can significantly affect the results. Accordingly, researchers developed and presented several methods to determine criteria weights. Weighting methods could be objective, subjective, and integrated. This study introduces a new method, called MEREC...