Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

7-2011

Abstract

Solution pluralism is an approach to problem solving and deliberation. It employs a plurality of distinct solutions for a decision problem for aiding decision making. The concept is well established in existing practice, although perhaps not recognized as such. This paper: (1) presents the concept as a generalization of established practice, (2) briefly describes successful uses of the concept in practice, and (3) presents several areas that appear would benefit from application of the concept. Throughout, the role of metaheuristics in finding the pluralities of solutions is emphasized.

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Computer Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

Metaheuristics International Conference 9th MIC 2011, July 25-28, 2011

Publisher

PATAT

City or Country

Udine, Italy

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/~sok/sokpapers/2011/MIC2011/solution-pluralism-position-MIC.pdf

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