Online social networks (OSNs) provide services targeting multifarious types of users in order to attract and retain them. For this purpose, developing new services according to user preferences has recently been under focused by various researchers. Most of present studies focus only on extracting the behavioral patterns of users, and neglect users’ interactions, which is the main part of the social activities in OSNs. To cope with this issue, this paper proposes a new methodology to bring both dimensions of data, the extracted behavioral patterns of users and their social interactions, in order to reach a better analysis. Moreover, the idea provides a basis for considering other dimensions efficiently. In order to evaluate the performance of the methodology, this paper performs a case study, and conducts a set of experiments on the computer-generated datasets. The results indicates the great performance of the methodology.
The evaluation and selection of energy technologies involve a large number of attributes whose selection and weighting is decided in accordance with the social, environmental, technical and economic framework. In the present work an integrated multiple attribute decision making methodology is developed by combining graph theory and analytic hierarchy process methods to deal with the evaluation and selection of energy technologies. The energy technology selection attributes digraph enables a quick visual appraisal of the energy technology selection attributes and their interrelationships. The preference index provides a total objective score for comparison of energy technologies alternatives. Application of matrix permanent offers a better appreciation of the considered attributes and helps to analyze the different alternatives from combinatorial viewpoint. The AHP is used to assign relative weights to the attributes. Four examples of evaluation and selection of energy technologies are considered in order to demonstrate and validate the proposed method.
Manufacturing industries are consistently working on improving their operational performance to remain competitive in the market. LM is a well-recognized approach for improving the overall performance. It contains several elements covered under a few lean attributes. This paper presents the application of Graph Theory and Matrix Approach (GTMA) for the identification of relative importance of different lean attributes in a lean environment using qualitative and quantitative factors. The Lean Manufacturing Attributes (LMA’s), affecting the overall LM environment, of a manufacturing industry were identified and analyzed for the implications on the managerial decisions. .In this proposed study, The GTMA approach is applied to prioritize the LMA’s based on their relative importance.
Location Allocation is one of the most important decision making problems, which attracted many operational researchers during recent decades and many solution procedures are developed so far to cope with this problem. This paper proposes a new graph theory based method to cope with small size capacitated location allocation problems. Additionally, a genetic algorithm is utilized to solve medium and large scale problems. Finally, through some computational experiments, the quality and capability of these algorithms are shown.