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Utility functions provide a natural and advantageous framework for achieving self-optimization in distributed autonomic computing… Expand A survey of current continuous nonlinear multi-objective optimization (MOO) concepts and methods is presented. It consolidates… Expand Ease of use and usefulness are believed to be fundamental in determining the acceptance and use of various, corporate ITs. These… Expand The field of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) - also sometimes termed multiple criteria decision aid, or multiple… Expand Two core meanings of "utility" are distinguished. "Decision utility" is the weight of an outcome in a decision. "Experienced… Expand Three studies examined preferences for outcomes to self and a codisputant. Studies I and 2 estimated social utility functions… Expand This paper introduces a class of robust estimators of the parameters of a stochastic utility function. Existing maximum… Expand All digitizing methods, as a general rule, record lines with far more data than is necessary for accurate graphic reproduction or… Expand In the theory of preferences underlying utility theory i t is generally assumed that the indifference relation is transitive, and… Expand A. G. E. Pearse is a relative newcomer to the field of histochemistry. He holds an M.D. degree from the University of Cambridge… Expand