Interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy CODAS method and its application to wave energy facility location selection problem

Bolturk E., Kahraman C.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.35, no.4, pp.4865-4877, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jifs-18979
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4865-4877
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets (IFSs) have extensively been employed in multi-criteria decision making (MCDM). COmbinative Distance-based Assessment (CODAS) method, which is relatively a new MCDM technique, aims to select the alternative having the largest Euclidean and Taxicab (Hamming) distances to the negative-ideal point. This paper develops an intuitionistic fuzzy CODAS method, namely Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy CODAS (IVIF-CODAS), and introduces it to the literature first time. The objective of our paper is to make a multi-criteria decision under intuitionistic fuzzy uncertainty by taking the hesitancy of decision makers into consideration based on both Euclidean and Taxicab distances according to the negative-ideal point. To show the effectiveness of the developed method, an application is given for wave energy facility location selection in Turkey and the obtained results are compared with crisp CODAS method's.