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An Environmental Decision Support System Based on a Multidimensional Prototype

Georgakellos Dimitrios and Macris Aristomenis

Abstract

The present study utilizes the principles and data provided by the Environmental Priority Strategies (EPS) methodology in order to create a multidimensional prototype, which intends to assist the damage assessment process in this kind of projects. The EPS system, based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, is developed to help designers and product developers in finding which one of two or more product concepts has the least impact on the environment. In this context, the multidimensional model combines the dimensions: (i) Damage Categories, further analyzed to Impact Categories, (ii) Pollutants, (iii) Effected Media and (iv) Products, in order to present the knowledge built into the EPS system from various angles. The main advantages of the proposed model are its simplicity and flexibility. Specifically, the samples presented give an indication of the capabilities of the model that is an Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS). When using the model environmental experts can come to very useful conclusions by manipulating any combination of dimensions and measures.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 2, 2005, 225-231

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2005.225.231

Submitted On: 17 December 2004 Published On: 30 June 2005

How to Cite: Dimitrios, G. & Aristomenis, M. (2005). An Environmental Decision Support System Based on a Multidimensional Prototype. Journal of Computer Science, 1(2), 225-231. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2005.225.231

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Keywords

  • Environmental Decision Support System
  • Multidimensional Database
  • Damage Assessment
  • Environmental Priority Strategies