Journal of Computer Science

An Environmental Decision Support System Based on a Multidimensional Prototype

Georgakellos Dimitrios and Macris Aristomenis

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2005.225.231

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 225-231

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.

Copyright

© 2005 Georgakellos Dimitrios and Macris Aristomenis. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.