Title: A building's refurbishment knowledge-based decision support system

Authors: Arturas Kaklauskas, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Birute Galiniene

Addresses: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania. ' Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania. ' Vilnius University, Sauletekio al. 9, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract: The need to effectively integrate decision-making tasks, together with knowledge representation and visualisation tasks, inference procedures that model an expert|s thinking process, has strained research attempts to integrate Decision Support Systems (DSS) with Knowledge Systems (KS) and multimedia in the direction of the development of knowledge-based DSS. The authors of this paper participated in the programme Framework 6 project BRITA in PuBs. One of the project|s goals was to develop a Building Refurbishment Knowledge-based Decision Support System (BR-KDSS). In order to demonstrate the integration of knowledge and DSS, a BR-KDSS will be considered as an example.

Keywords: building refurbishment; knowledge-based DSS; intelligent DSS; decision support systems; facilities management; environment; knowledge representation; visualisation; inference; multimedia; decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2008.021358

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2008 Vol.35 No.2/3/4, pp.237 - 249

Published online: 20 Nov 2008 *

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