A novel intuitionistic fuzzy DEMATEL - ANP - TOPSIS integrated methodology for freight village location selection

KARAŞAN A., Kahraman C.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.36, no.2, pp.1335-1352, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jifs-17169
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1335-1352
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Location selection for a freight village is extremely important since it has strong impacts on quality of life such as reduction of traffic congestion, reduction of carbon emission, and effective use of lands. The inclusion of such criteria in a location selection requires the fuzzy sets to be used in the decision making methodology. In this paper, we propose a novel integrated fuzzy decision model for the location selection of freight villages. In this integrated methodology, we use DEMATEL for determining the most effective criteria and their inner and outer dependencies; ANP for weighting the determined criteria; and TOPSIS for finding the best location alternative. The proposed model is applied to a case study for the city of Istanbul in Turkey.