Professor Jian-Bo Yang

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Conference Papers

1.           M. Darvizeh, J. B. Yang and S. Eldridge, “Self- performance Assessment of Manufacturing Companies on Dynamic Capabilities (DC)”, R&D Management Conference 2018, Milan, Italy, 30th June – 4th July, 2018.

2.           S. Sachan, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, “Intelligent Automation of Common Sense Mortgage Lending”, OR60, Lancaster, UK, 11-13 September 2018.

3.           J. B. Yang, T. Wu and D. L. Xu, “Performance modelling, impact assessment and decision analysis of multi-vector decentralised energy systems”, OR60, Lancaster, UK, 11-13 September 2018.

4.           F. Almaghrabi, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Healthcare Applications Assessing and Improving Trauma Outcomes Prediction", OR60, Lancaster, UK, 11-13 September 2018.

5.           L. Rivadeneira, M. Lopez-Ibanez and J. B. Yang, “Forecasting Nowcasting Electoral Behaviour with Social Media”, OR60, Lancaster, UK, 11-13 September 2018.

6.           J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, Y. W. Chen and J. Liu, “Transparent Machine Learning and Decision Making via Evidential Reasoning”, Workshop for the 13th International FLINS Conference on Data Science and Knowledge Engineering for Sensing Decision Support (FLINS2018), Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, 21-24 August 2018.

7.           F. Almaghrabi, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, “Improving trauma outcome prediction models using patients’ vital signs”, the 29th European Conference on Operational Research – EURO2018, Valencia, 8-11 July 2018.

8.           D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Evidential reasoning rule for sequential machine learning - an application to fault detection” , the 29th European Conference on Operational Research – EURO2018, Valencia, 8-11 July 2018.

9.           J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Probabilistic inference and evidence-based decision making with incomplete data” , the 29th European Conference on Operational Research – EURO2018, Valencia, 8-11 July 2018.

10.        S. Sachan, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, “A hybrid belief rule based decision support system for assessing credit risk for mortgage lending” , the 29th European Conference on Operational Research – EURO2018, Valencia, 8-11 July 2018.

11.        José M. Merigó and J. B. Yang. “A bibliometric study of leading countries in operations research and management science” XIX Latin-Iberoamerican Conference on Operations Research – CLAIO 2018, Lima, Perú, 24-27 September 2018.

12.        J. B. Yang, “Business analysis’s and artificial intelligence decision systems”, the Third Conference of China Society of Management Science and Engineering on Big Data and Business Analytics, Dalian, China, 19-20, May 2018.

13.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “An Evaluation of Missing Data Handling Mechanisms of Evidential Reasoning Rule for Data Classification”, the Third Conference on Business Analytics in Finance and Industry - BAFI 2018, Santiago, Chile, 17-19 January 2018.

14.        S. C. Lim, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Application of Evidential Reasoning Rule for Data Classification: An Evaluation of Missing Data Handling Mechanisms”, the Third Conference on Business Analytics in Finance and Industry - BAFI 2018, Santiago, Chile, 17-19 January 2018.

15.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “MAKER - Maximum Likelihood Evidential Reasoning for Probabilistic Inference and Decision Making under Uncertainty”, the Second International workshop on Evidential Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence, Haikou, Hainan, China, 3rd January 2018.

16.        S. C. Lim, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Evaluation of Missing Data Handling Capability of Evidential Reasoning Rule”, the Second International workshop on Evidential Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence, Haikou, Hainan, China, 3rd January 2018.

17.        J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and X. B. Xu, “Inferential modelling and decision making under uncertainty”, 2017 IFORMS Annual Meeting and conference, Houston, USA, 20-26 October 2017.

18.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Evidential reasoning rule for probabilistic inference and machine learning with ambiguous data”, 2017 IFORMS Annual Meeting and conference, Houston, USA, 20-26 October 2017.

19.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Inferential modelling and decision making with data”, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing, Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017.

20.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Data-driven system analysis and inferential modelling”, 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Quebec, Canada, 17-21 July 2017.

21.        S. Y. Yao, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and P Dark, “New evidential reasoning modelling approach for data-driven system analysis and prediction”, 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Quebec, Canada, 17-21 July 2017.

22.        F. Almaghrabi, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Assessing and improving trauma outcomes prediction models”, 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Quebec, Canada, 17-21 July 2017.

23.        W. Ouyang and J. B. Yang, “DEA model with future performance for regional eco-efficiency analysis”, 21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Quebec, Canada, 17-21 July 2017.

24.        D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and L. Yang, “Data-driven multiple criteria analysis of human life satisfaction”, 24th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Ottawa, Canada, 10-14 July 2017.

25.        A. Jamalnia, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “A novel stochastic nonlinear multi-objective decision model to aggregate production planning under uncertainty”, 24th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Ottawa, Canada, 10-14 July 2017.

26.        Y. Yang, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Classification of consumer complaints in mobile telecommunications using the evidential reasoning rule”, 24th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Ottawa, Canada, 10-14 July 2017.

27.        J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and X. B. Xu, “Data-driven inferential modelling for condition monitoring in engineering systems”, Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017, Glasgow, 20-21 June 2017.

28.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “ER Rule for Bayes inference with imperfect data”, Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017, Glasgow, 20-21 June 2017.

29.        A. Jamalnia, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Appraising the effectiveness of aggregate production planning policies in presence of uncertainty”, OR58 Annual Conference, Portsmouth, 6 – 8 September 2016.

30.        H. Y. Zhu, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Application of evidential reasoning rules to identification of asthma control steps in children”, IEEE Conference on Automation and Computing, Essex, 7 – 8 September 2016.

31.        J. B. Yang, G. L. Yang, D. L. Xu and M Knoveyni, “A hybrid linear programming and minimax reference point approach for weight assignment in MADM”, 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland for 2nd - 7th July 2016.

32.        H. Y. Zhu, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and C. Xu, “Management of a Large Proportion of Missing Data for Scientific Inference on the Basis of the Evidential Reasoning Rule”, 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland for 2nd - 7th July 2016.

33.        M. Darvizeh, J. B. Yang and S. Eldridge, “Dynamic capabilities in new product development and its effects on firm performance”, 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland for 2nd - 7th July 2016.

34.        S. Y. Yao, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Early Rapid Prognostic System for Sepsis”, 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland for 2nd - 7th July 2016.

35.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Data-Driven Inference and Decision Making under Uncertainty”, 2016 International Conference of Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America ( BAASANA) in New York, USA, 17-19 August 2016.

36.        D. L. Xu, Y. Zhang and J. B. Yang, “Probability of Natural Disasters Forecasting Model Based on Data and Evidential Reasoning Rule”, 2016 International Conference of Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America ( BAASANA) in New York, USA, 17-19 August 2016.

37.        P. Sureeyatanapas and J. B. Yang, “Multi-criteria evaluation of sustainable manufacturing”, the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, November 2015.

38.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Recent development and applications of evidential reasoning approach for decision making”, the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, November 2015.

39.        Q. J. Gao, D. M. J. Wu, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Application of Evidential Reasoning Rule to Decision Making in Financial Investment”, MCDM 2015, Hamburger, Germany, 2-7 August 2015.

40.        E. E. Savan, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and Y. W. Chen, “Consumer preference prediction to support new product development”, MCDM 2015, Hamburger, Germany, 2-7 August 2015.

41.        J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, X. B. Xu and P. Stachow, “Evidential reasoning and decision making under uncertainty”, the Second GOSS Private Equity Forum and Ninth RMI Annual Risk Management Conference, Singapore, 30-31 July 2015.

42.        G. L. Kong, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, R. Body, X. F. Yin, T. B. Wang, B. G. Jiang, J. Wang and Y. H. Hu “Identifying severe trauma in the ED with a RIMER methodology”, HIMS'15 - International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems, Las Vegas, USA, 27-30 July 2015.

43.        L. J. S. Rosales, J. B. Yang, Y. W. Chen, “Estimation of uncertain unscheduled activities in aircraft maintenance using ER Rule”, 3rd International Conference on Transformation Information and Safety, Wuhan, China, 25-28 June 2015.

44.        R. S. Khan, J. Handl, J. B. Yang, “Interactive multi-objective vehicle routing via GA-based dynamic programming”, 3rd International Conference on Transformation Information and Safety, Wuhan, China, 25-28 June 2015.

45.        J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and X. B. Xu, “Fault diagnosis of railway track using evidential reasoning”, Symposium on Mathematical Methods in Reliability – Condition Monitoring, Salford, UK, 16th June 2015.

46.        L. S. Rosales, J. B. Yang and Y. W. Chen, “Analysing delays and disruptions in Aircraft Heavy Maintenance”, the 32nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Delft, Netherlands, 20-24 July 2014.

47.        E. E. Savan, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and Y. W. Chen, “Bi-objective modelling approach for New Product Development using the Belief Rule-Based methodology: A case study from the pastry and confectionary specialties industry”, The 20th IFORS Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Barcelona, Spain, 13-18 July 2014.

48.        R. Khan, J. B. Yang and J. Handl, “Optimisation of inter-depot trunking with heterogeneous fleet and semi-trailer swap option”, The 20th IFORS Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Barcelona, Spain, 13-18 July 2014.

49.        F. Liu, W. D. Zhu, J. B. Yang and D. P. Wang, “Research project evaluation and selection based on the evidential reasoning approach”, The 20th IFORS Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research, Barcelona, Spain, 13-18 July 2014.

50.        J. M. Merigó, D. Palacios-Marqués, J. B. Yang, “Aggregation systems in pricing research”, the Third Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) Conference, Valencia, July 2014.

51.        P. Sureeyatanapas, J. B. Yang and D. Bamford, “Evaluation of Corporate Sustainability”, 2014 ICEST International Conference on Engineering Science and Technology, Beijing, China, 1st- 3rd June 2014.

52.        J. M. Merigo and J. B. Yang, “Bibliometric Analysis in Financial Research”, 2014 IEEE Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics, London, 27-28 March 2014

53.        J. M. Merigó and J. B. Yang, “A bibliometric analysis of operations research & management science”, 26th European Conference on Operational Research, Rome, July 2013.

54.        P. Sureeyatanapas, D. Bamford, J. B. Yang, “The derivation of weights for sustainability criteria: a framework for corporate assessment in sugar manufacturing”, the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Malaga, Spain, June 2013.

55.        Y. W. Chen, Y. Chen, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Application of an intelligent decision system to assess students' academic performance in university early admission”, the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Malaga, Spain, June 2013.

56.        E. E. Savan, Y. W. Chen, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Multi-objective modelling and simulation in new product development (NPD) using the belief rule-based (BRB) methodology”, the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Malaga, Spain, June 2013.

57.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Evidential reasoning rule for criteria combination in MCDM”, the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Malaga, Spain, June 2013.

58.        J. M. Merigó, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Decision making with fuzzy moving averages and OWA operators”, The International Conference on Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management, Castellón de la Plana, Spain, Jun 2013.

59.        Y. W. Chen, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Uncertain nonlinear system modelling and identification using belief rule-based systems”, the 3rd International Symposium on Integrated Uncertainty in Knowledge Modelling and Decision Making, Beijing, July 2013.

60.        J. M. Merigó, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Modelling the demand according to the decision makers attitude”, INBAM 2013 conference, Lisbon, June 2013.

61.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Interactive multiobjective optimisation for performance planning”, the 25th European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania, 8-11 July 2012.

62.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Introduction to a new evidential reasoning rule for decision analysis”, the 25th European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania, 8-11 July 2012.

63.        Y. W. Chen, D. L. Xu, and J. B. Yang, “Interval identification of uncertain nonlinear systems using belief rule-based systems”, the 10th International FLINS Conference on Uncertainty Modeling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making (FLINS 2012), Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 August 2012.

64.        J. B. Yang, “Evidential Reasoning Theory: Modelling and Decision”, Keynote Speech for System Engineering and Control Theory at the 31st Chinese Control Conference, Hefei, China, July 25-27, 2012.

65.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Interactive multiple objective linear programming for performance planning”, the 4th International Workshop on Innovation and Performance Management (IWPM2012), Beijing, China, 19-20 October 2012.

66.        D. W. Tan, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Different attribute aggregation patterns in Multiple Attribute Decision Making”, the 4th International Workshop on Innovation and Performance Management (IWPM2012), Beijing, China, 19-20 October 2012.

67.        D. W. Tang, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, D. Bamford, M. Waugh, J. Bamford and S. L. Zhang, “Application of the ER approach to risk management in national health service in UK”, the IASTED International Conference on Management Science and Risk, Beijing, October 2011.

68.        D. L. Xu, Y. W. Chen, S. L. Yang and J. B. Yang, “Complex system modelling using belief rule based (BRB) systems”, IFORS 2011 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 2011.

69.        D. W. Tang, D. L. Xu, S. L. Yang and J. B. Yang, “Evaluation based resource allocation to improve security in container line supply chain”, IFORS 2011 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, July 2011.

70.        D. W. Tang, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Different aggregation patterns in multi criteria decision making with application in security evaluation for container supply chains”, the 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 2011.

71.        A. K. Maddulapalli, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Estimation, modelling, and aggregation of missing survey data for prioritizing customer voices”, the 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 2011.

72.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Supporting nuclear safety culture assessment using intelligent decision system”, 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in MCDM, Paris, April 2011.

73.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Evidence based decision analysis and support”, 2011 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in MCDM, Paris, April 2011.

74.        J. B. Yang, D. W. Tang, D. L. Xu and K. S. Chin, “Project risk modelling and assessment in new product development”, 2008 GM Workshop and Symposium on the Art and Science of Product Development, Bangalore, India, 6-8 December 2010.

75.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “The evidential reasoning approach for evidence based evaluation and decision”, Workshop on the Theory of Belief Functions, Brest, France, 1-2 April 2010.

76.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Hybrid minimax reference point – DEA approach for integrated bank performance assessment and planning”, 3rd International Workshop on Innovation and Performance Management, Kent, UK, 1-4 July 2010.

77.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Business Innovation Assessment and Improvement - Supported by Intelligent Decision System”, 3rd International Workshop on Innovation and Performance Management, Kent, UK, 1-4 July 2010.

78.        D. W. Tang, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and Y. W. Chen, “A model for security evaluation of a port storage area against theft in a Container Line Supply Chain”, Joint Conference of the 4th International Conference of Operations and Supply Chain Management and The 15th Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Hong Kong & Guangzhou, China, 25 – 31 July 2010.

79.        Y. W. Chen, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, and D. W. Tang, “Fire and explosion safety assessment of container line supply chain”, Joint Conference of the 4th International Conference of Operations and Supply Chain Management and The 15th Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Hong Kong & Guangzhou, China, 25 – 31 July 2010.

80.        J. B. Yang, “Optimization, Scheduling and Decision Making”, Pre-conference Workshop, CCC2010, Beijing, 28 July 2010.

81.        A. Taroun and J. B. Yang, “An innovative deployment of D-S theory of evidence within a MCDA framework fro better risk assessment in construction industry”, OR52, London, 7-9 September 2010.

82.        Y. W. Chen, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, “ Effective learning of belief rule based systems with sequential linear programming”, the 16th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’10), Birmingham, 11 September 2010.

83.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Public acceptance assessment of two nuclear waste repository options”, European Conferences on Evaluation of Sustainability (EASY-ECO), Budapest, 16-18 October 2009.

84.        D. L. Xu, C. Foster and J. B. Yang, “Impact assessment of product carbon labelling – A comparison study among different product groups”, European Conferences on Evaluation of Sustainability (EASY-ECO), Budapest, 16-18 October 2009.

85.        J. B. Yang, “Belief rule based system modelling, simulation and optimisation via evidential reasoning”, 20th China Process Control Conference, Hefei, China, 2-4th August 2009.

86.        G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “An evidence-adaptive belief rule-based clinical decision support system for clinical risk assessment in emergency care”, 23rd European Conference on Operational Research, Bonn, Germany, 5–8 July 2009.

87.        J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, X. L. Xie and A. K. Maddulapalli, “Prioritising voice of customer by multicriteria analysis and evidential reasoning”, 20th International Conference on MCDM, Chengdu, China, 21–26 June 2009.

88.        J. B. Yang, “IDS – decision support software for customer voice prioritisation”, 1st World Conference on Software for the Textile and Clothing Industries and ICIC/ICMS, Manchester, UK, 21–22 May 2009.

89.        D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Multiple objective optimisation for performance and efficiency analysis”, MOPGP08: 8th International Conference on Multiple Objective and Goal Programming, 24-26 September 2008, Portsmouth, UK.

90.        G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Modelling domain knowledge with belief rule base and inference with the evidential reasoning approach in a clinical decision support system”, FLINS 2008 conference, Madrid, Spain, 21-24 September 2008.

91.        D. W. Tang, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and K. S. Chin, “A Bayesian network model with a probability generation approach to evaluate risks in new product development project”, the 14th International Conference on Automation and Computing, Brunel, England, 6 September 2008.

92.        G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “A Prototype Online Group Clinical Decision Support System with Belief Rule-base Inference Methodology”, the 14th International Conference on Automation and Computing, Brunel, England, 6 September 2008.

93.        D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, X. L. Xie and A. K. Maddulapalli, “Evidence based decision analysis - identifying key voices of consumer through data analysis and evidential reasoning”, The 18th IFORS Triennial Conference, Sandton, South Africa, 13-18 July 2008.

94.        J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Performance assessment and planning: the hybrid DEA-MOLP approach for output-oriented DEA models”, the 18th IFORS Triennial Conference, Sandton, South Africa, 13-18 July 2008.

95.        J. B. Yang, M. Guo, K. S. Chin and H. W. Wang, “The evidential reasoning approach for multi-attribute decision analysis under both fuzzy and interval uncertainty”, International Workshop on Interval and Probabilistic Uncertainty in Knowledge Representation and Decision Making, JAIST, Nomi, Japan, 25-28 March 2008.

96.        D. L. Xu, X. L. Xie, J. B. Yang and A. K. Maddulapalli, “An investigation into multiple criteria evaluation of consumer preferences under uncertainty”, 19th International Conference on MCDM, Auckland, New Zealand, 7-12 January 2008.

97.        M. Zhou, X. B. Liu and J. B. Yang, “Evidence-based multicriteria performance assessment of R&D projects in car manufacturing industry”, the International Workshop on Innovation and Performance Management, Beijing, China, October, 2007.

98.        G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Clinical decision support systems”, the 13th International Conference on Automation and Computing, Stafford, England, September 2007.

99.        J. Ren, J. Wang, I. Jenkinson, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “A methodology to model human and organisational errors on offshore risk analysis", the IEEE CASE 2006 Conference, Shanghai, China, October 2006.

100.    D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, B. Carlé, F. Hardeman and D. Ruan, “Application of intelligent decision system to nuclear waste depository option analysis", FLINS 2006 Conference, Genova, Italy, August 2006.

101.    J. B. Yang, and D. L. Xu, “Generating efficient frontiers for efficiency and trade-off analyses”, EURO XXI Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2006.

102.    D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Modelling and analysis of uncertainties in multi-criteria decision making problems using the evidential reasoning approach”, EURO XXI Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2006.

103.    D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang, I. Jenkinson and J. Ren “ Aggregation of group opinions on nuclear waste repository options using evidential reasoning approach”, the 18th International Conference on System Research, Informatics & Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2006.

104.    J. B. Yang, Y. M. Wang and D. L. Xu, “Multiple criteria decision analysis using interval beliefs and numerical data”, IFORS Triennial 2005 Conference, Hawaii, USA, 11-15 July, 2005.

105.    J. B. Yang, M. Guo, K. S. Chin and H. W. Wang, “Handling interval weights in ER-based multiple attribute decision analysis”, IFORS Triennial 2005 Conference, Hawaii, USA, 11-15 July, 2005.

106.    Y. H. Wong and J. B. Yang, “Interactive multiobjective programming and data envelopment analysis incorporating individual and group preferences”, OR 47, Chester, 13-15 September, 2005.

107.    Z. F. Chen and J. B. Yang, “ Business process modelling and performance assessment in pharmaceutical global supply chain management”, CACSUK Annual Conference, Sheffield, 10 September 2005.

108.    Y. Dong and J. B. Yang, “Effective supplier base management”, CACSUK Annual Conference, Sheffield, 10 September 2005.

109.    J. B. Yang, J. Liu, J. Wang, G. P. Liu and H. W. Wang, “An optimal learning method for constructing belief rule bases”, the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), The Hague, Netherlands, 10-13 October 2004.

110.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Making decisions under uncertainties using the evidential reasoning approach”, the 15th Mini EURO Conference on “Managing Uncertainty in Decision Support Models”, Portugal, 22-24 September 2004.

111.    D. Ruan, D. Maes, H. Aït Abderrahim, J. Liu, and J. B. Yang, “Cost estimations for large scale engineering projects under various uncertainties --case study for the Myrrha machine with intelligent decision systems”, The IAEA Technical Meeting on “Increasing Instrument Calibration Interval through On-Line Monitoring Technologies” Halden, Norway, Sept. 27-29, 2004, CD-ROM Proceedings pp.1-12.

112.    Z. L. Yang, J. Wang, S. Bonsall, Q. Fang and J. B. Yang, “A subjective risk analysis approach for container supply chains”, Proceeding of CACSUK 2004 Annual Conference, Liverpool, September 2004, ISBN: 0 9533890 7 3 (Given the Best Paper Award by the Conference Programme Committee).

113.    B. Y. H. Wong Brandon, M. Luque and J. B. Yang, “Using interactive MOLP methods to solve DEA problems with value judgements”, the OR46 Conference, York, September 2004.

114.    J. B. Yang and B. Y. H. Wong, “An interactive MOLP method using the gradient projection approach in locating the most preferred solution in DEA and efficiency analysis”, DEA2004, Aston Business School, Birmingham, 5-6 September 2004.

115.    J. Liu, L. Martinez, J. B. Yang and J. Wang, “Self-tuning method for fuzzy rule base with belief structure”, Proceeding of the 6th International FLINS Conference on Applied Computational Intelligence (FLINS 2004), 1-3 September, 2004, Duinse Polder, Blankenberge, Belgium.

116.    B. Y. H. Wong, J. B. Yang and R. Greatbanks, “Using DEA and the ER approach for performance measurement of UK retail banks”, MCDM 2004, Whistler, B. C. Canada, 6-11 August 2004.

117.    D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and Y. M. Wang, “Multiple criteria decision analysis under interval assessments using the evidential reasoning approach”, MCDM 2004, Whistler, B. C. Canada, 6-11 August 2004.

118.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Supplier Pre-Qualifiation Assessment Using The ER Approach And Intelligent Decision System”, MCDM 2004, Whistler, B. C. Canada, 6-11 August 2004.

119.    Eleye-Datubo A. G., Sii H. S., Wang J., Liu J., J. B. Yang, “A subjective risk assessment approach incorporating approximate reasoning algorithms”, The 7th Biennial ASME Conference Engineering System Design and Analysis, Manchester, UK, 19-22 July 2004.

120.    L. Martínez, Jun Liu, J. B. Yang, F. Herrera, “A Linguistic Hierarchical Decision Making Model for Evaluating Engineering Systems”, IPMU 2004, Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, Perugia, Italy, 4-9 July 2004.

121.    S. French, K. N. Papamichail, B. Snowdon and J. B. Yang, “Formulating problems in decision conferences”, the EURO XX Conference, in Rhodes, Greece, 4-7 July, 2004.

122.    Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “The Evidential Reasoning Approach for Multiple Attribute Decision Analysis Using Interval Belief Degrees”, the EURO XX Conference, in Rhodes, Greece, 4-7 July, 2004.

123.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Intelligent Decision System for Supplier Assessment”, DSS2004: The 2004 IFIP Conference on Decision Support Systems, Prato, Tuscany, Italy, 1-3 July 2004.

124.    E. Maistralis, J. Wang, J. B. Yang and S. Bonsall, “A novel decision making approach in marine operations”, Proceedings of MIMAR 2004 – 5th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability “Impacting on Practice”, 5-7 April 2004, University of Salford, UK.

125.    J. B. Yang, J. Liu, J. Wang and H. S. Sii, “The evidential reasoning approach for inference in rule-based systems”, the 2003 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, Hyatt Regency, Washington, D.C., USA, 5-8 October 2003.

126.    J. Liu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang and H. S. Sii, “Safety analysis framework using fuzzy rule-based evidential reasoning approach”, Proceedings of the 9th CACSUK Annual Conference (ISBN 0 9533890 6 5), University of Luton, 20 September 2003, pp.305-310.

127.    J. Liu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang and H. S. Sii, “Safety analysis and synthesis using fuzzy rule-based evidential reasoning approach”, the 2003 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, University of Bristol, 3-4 September 2003.

128.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “An intelligent decision system based on the evidential reasoning approach and its applications”, III International Conference on Decision Support for Telecommunications and Information Society, Warsaw, Poland, 3-6 September 2003.

129.    Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, "The use of interval utility for aggregating preference”, the OR45 Conference, Keele, 2-3 September 2003.

130.    D. F. Li and J. B. Yang, “Two-level linear programming approach to solve fuzzy matrix games with fuzzy payoffs”, the OR45 Conference, Keele, 2-3 September 2003.

131.    D. F. Li and J. B. Yang, “Fuzzy linear programming technique for multidimensional analysis of preferences in multiattribute group decision making under fuzzy environments”, EURO/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-10 July 2003.

132.    J. B. Yang, Y. M. Wang and D. L. Xu, “Evidential reasoning based preference ranking using mixed 0-1 programming”, EURO/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-10 July 2003.

133.    J. B. Yang, Y. M. Wang and D. L. Xu, “Handling both probabilistic and fuzzy uncertainties in MCDA – the fuzzy evidential reasoning approach”, EURO/INFORMS Joint International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-10 July 2003.

134.    J. Liu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang and H. S. Sii, “A review of three uncertainty handling methodologies for maritime risk assessment”, the 15th ARTS: Advances In Reliability Technology Symposium, Loughborough University, April, 2003.

135.    H. S. Sii, J. Wang, J. B. Yang and J. Liu. “Application of approximate reasoning in collision risk analysis of FPSO-tanker offloading operation”, the 15th ARTS: Advances In Reliability Technology Symposium, Loughborough University, April, 2003.

136.    D. F. Li and J. B. Yang, “On stability of multiobjective dynamic programming with fuzzy numbers”, the sixteenth triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, 8 - 12 July, 2002.

137.    Y. Ge, J. B. Yang, N. Proudlove and S. Martin, “System Dynamics Modelling and Controller Design for a Supermarket Chain in the UK”, Proceedings of the 2002 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Beijing, China, September 2002.

138.    J. Whidborne and J. B. Yang, “Multiobjective design of low complexity digital controllers”, Proceeding of the CACSD2002 Conference, Glasgow, July 2002.

139.    Y. Ge, J. B. Yang, N. Proudlove and S. Martin, “Controller design for the system dynamics model of a UK supermarket supply chain”, Proceedings of the 6th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002), Orlando, USA, in July 14-18, 2002.

140.    D. Li and J. B. Yang, “On stability of multiobjective dynamic programming with fuzzy numbers”, The sixteenth triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Edinburgh, 8-12 July, 2002.

141.    Y. Ge, J. B. Yang, N. Proudlove and S. Martin, “System dynamics modelling for supply chain management—a case study on tesco/p&g supply chain”, The sixteenth triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Edinburgh, 8 - 12 July, 2002.

142.    D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “The intelligent decision system and its applications in supplier assessment”, The sixteenth triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Edinburgh, 8 - 12 July, 2002.

143.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Multiple criteria decision analysis and organisational self-assessment”, The sixteenth triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Edinburgh, 8 - 12 July, 2002.

144.    G. McCarthy, R. Greatbanks and J. B. Yang, “Making self-assessment work for your organisation”, Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Total Quality Management, Verona, Italy, 25-27 June 2002.

145.    J. Wang J. H. S. Sii, A. Pillay, A. Saajedi, J. B. Yang, and J. Liu, "Some novel risk modelling and decision making approaches", Proceeding of the 21 International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Oslo, Norway, 23-28 June, 2002

146.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Application of the evidential reasoning approach to organizational self-assessment”, Presented at 12th Mini Euro Conference, Brusseels, 2-5 April 2002.

147.    J. Y. C. Tsai, K. S. Chin, and J. B. Yang, “Development of a hybrid quality function deployment framework”, Proceedings of the ICIT 2002 International Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, April 2002, pp.315-321.

148.    D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Introduction to IDS and its application in business excellence assessment based on the beta model for SEMs”, the MCDM Winter Conference in Semmering, Austria, February 18-22, 2002.

149.    D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “A MCDM analysis using IDS on whether UK should join the Euro”, the MCDM Winter Conference in Semmering, Austria, February 18-22, 2002.

150.    J. B. Yang, M. Deng and D. L. Xu, “Nonlinear regression to estimate both weights and utilities via evidential reasoning for MADM”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Optimisation: Techniques and Applications, Hong Kong, December 15-17, 2001.

151.    H. S. Sii, J. Wang and J. B. Yang, “A fuzzy-logic-based composite structure methodology for design-decision support”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Optimisation: Techniques and Applications, Hong Kong, December 15-17, 2001.

152.    Y. Ge, J. B. Yang and N. Proudlove, “System dynamics modelling and analysis for an accident & emergence department”, Proceedings of the 2001 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Nottingham, September 2001.

153.    M. Sonmez and J. B. Yang, “Multiple Criteria Utility Estimation in the Evidential Reasoning Framework”, Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the UK Operational Research Society, Bath, September 2001.

154.    T. Ruxton, J. Wang, H. S. Sii, O. Kieran, J. B. Yang, G. Chamberlain, “The latest development in marine and offshore safety assessment”, the 5th International Conference on Reliability, Maintainability & Safety (ICRMS2001), Dalian, P. R. China, 27-31 August 2001.

155.    J. B. Yang and D. Li, “Use normal vector and gradient projection to support interactive tradeoff analysis in multiobjective optimisation”, Euro XVIII, the European Operational Research Conference, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 9-11, 2001.

156.    J. B. Yang and M. Sonmez, “Multiple criteria utility estimation using reference point approach in the evidential reasoning framework”, Proceedings of Euro XVIII, the European Operational Research Conference, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 9-11, 2001.

157.    F. Lamy, J. Bolte and J. B. Yang, “Integration of uncertainty analysis in decision-Making for watershed restoration planning”, 2001 AWRA/UCOWR Summer Specialty Conference on Decision Support System for Water Resources Management, Snowbird, Utah, USA, June 27-30, 2001.

158.    T. Ruxton, H. S. Sii, J. Wang, J. B. Yang, O. Kieran and G. Chamberlain, “A subjective safety based design evaluation framework using approximate reasoning and evidential reasoning approaches”, Proceedings of the OMAE 2001, Rio, Brazil, June 3-8, 2001.

159.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “A Study on Evidential Reasoning Algorithm for Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis”, Proceedings of International Conference on Multi-Criteria Decision Making: Theory and Applications in Technology, Business and Economics, Cairo, Egypt, May 27-30, 2001.

160.    D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and B G Dale, “Intelligent Decision System – A MCDA Software Package and Its Application”, Proceedings of International Conference on Multi-Criteria Decision Making: Theory and Applications in Technology, Business and Economics, Cairo, Egypt, May 27-30, 2001.

161.    A. Ahmed, J. B. Yang, R. Greatbanks and B. G. Dale, “Organisational self-assessment: a way forward for application of multiple criteria decision making”, Proceedings of International Conference on Multi-Criteria Decision Making: Theory and Applications in Technology, Business and Economics, Cairo, Egypt, May 27-30, 2001.

162.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “An introduction to an intelligent decision system: IDS”, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the UK Operational Research Society, Swansea, 12-14 September 2000.

163.    R. Zuniga-Saenz, J. B. Yang and N. Proudlove, “The Costa Rican power industry: a system dynamics approach”, Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Loughborough, September 2000, ISBN: 09533890 22.

164.    Y. Ge, J. B. Yang and N. Proudlove, “Discrete-event simulation and performance evaluation for an accident & emergency department”, Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Loughborough, September 2000, ISBN: 09533890 22.

165.    J. Wang, J. B. Yang, A. Pillay, H.S. Sii and S.W. Kim, “Marine and offshore risk assessment and its relation to control engineering”, Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Loughborough, September 2000, ISBN: 09533890 22.

166.    M. Sonmez; J. B. Yang and G. Graham, "Selecting the UK energy policy using the evidential reasoning approach", EURO XVII 17th European Conference on Operational Research, Budapest, Hungary, 16-19 July 2000.

167.    Y. L. Ge, J. B. Yang and N. Proudlove, “Discrete dynamic event simulation of an accident & emergency department”, Proceedings of the 1999 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Derby, September 1999, ISBN: 0 9533890 2 2.

168.    J. B. Yang, “Minimax goal programming for linear multiobjective optimisation”, Proceedings of the 15th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS’ 99) at Beijing in 16-20 August 1999.

169.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Knowledge based distributed modelling for multi-criteria assessment via evidential reasoning”, Proceedings of the 15th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS’ 99) at Beijing in 16-20 August 1999.

170.    J. G. Lin and J. B. Yang, “GA based optimisation for determining superplastic constitutive equations”, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications, Cancun, Mexico, 5-13 January 1999, pp.173-176, ISBN 0-9659463-1-2.

171.    M. Sonmez and J. B. Yang, “Multiple criteria contractor selection using the evidential reasoning approach”, Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the UK Operational Research Society, Edinburgh, 14-16 September 1999.

172.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Multiobjective optimisation based on minimax formulation and reference points”, Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Leicester, September 1998, pp.213-218.

173.    J. B. Yang, “An adaptive search based approach for scheduling in flexible manufacturing systems”, Proceedings of the Second World Congress on Intelligent Control and Intelligent Automation, Xi’an, P.R. China, June 23-27, 1997, pp.925-930, ISBN 7-5605-0922-3/Z.22.

174.    J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Modelling industrial system dynamics for optimal control”, Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Manchester, 21-22 September, 1997, pp.23-28.

175.    J. Wang, J. B. Yang and P. Sen, "A risk and cost based modelling approach for marine and offshore system design and maintenance", Proceedings of SARSS 96: the Safety and Reliability Society Annual Conference, Swindon, November 9-10, 1996, Vol.3, pp.8/1-8/19.

176.    M. A. Monfared, S. J. Steiner and J. B. Yang, “Human intelligence versus machine intelligence”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent and Cognitive Systems (ICICS’96), Tehran, Iran, September, 23-26, 1996, Vol.3, pp.1-6.

177.    M. A. Monfared, J. B. Yang and S. J. Steiner, “The design of an intelligent manufacturing control system using an on-line self-optimisation approach”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent and Cognitive Systems (ICICS’96), Tehran, Iran, September 23-26, 1996, pp.1-7.

178.    J. B. Yang, “Scheduling in flexible manufacturing systems: an adaptive dynamic programming approach”, Proceedings of the 1996 Annual Conference of the CASUK, Oxford, 21-22 September, 1996, pp.87-92.

179.    J. B. Yang and P. Sen, "An interactive gradient projection approach for multiobjective optimisation", Proceedings of IFAC/IFORS/IMACS Symposium on Large Scale Systems: Theory and Applications, London, July 11-13, 1995, pp.463-468.

180.    P. Sen and J. B. Yang, "An investigation into the influence of preference modelling in ship design with multiple objectives", Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units, Seoul, Korea, September 17-22, 1995.

181.    J. B. Yang and P. Sen, "Multiple objective design optimisation by estimating local utility functions", Proceedings of the 20th ASME Design Automation Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 1994.

182.    P. Sen and J. B. Yang, "Combining objective and subjective factors in multiple criteria marine design", Proceedings of 5th International Marine Design Conference & Summer Meeting of the German Society of Naval Architects, Delft, The Netherlands, 1994, pp.505-519.

183.    P. Sen and J. B. Yang, "Preference modelling in multiple criteria design decisions", Proceedings of the Conference on Informing Technologies to Support Engineering Decision Making, London, November 1994, pp.133-142.

184.    P. Sen, J. B. Yang and Peter F. Meldrum, "Interactive trade-off analysis in multiple criteria preliminary design of a semi-submersible", Proceedings of ICMES 93 Marine System Design and Operation, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, September 1993, pp.10.9-10.19.

185.    P. Sen and J. B. Yang, "A multiple criteria decision support environment for engineering design", Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Engineering Design, Hague, The Netherlands, August 1993, pp.465-472.

186.    J. B. Yang and P. Sen, "An interactive MODM method for design synthesis with assessment and optimisation of local utility functions", the PEDC Seminar on Adaptive Search and Optimisation in Engineering Design, Plymouth University, December 1993.

187.    J. B. Yang, "The CODASID method and design selection", Proceeding of Multiple Attribute Decision Making Introductory Workshop, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1993.

188.    J. B. Yang, "MADM and a simple decision rule", Proceeding of Multiple Attribute Decision Making Introductory Workshop, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, February 1993.

189.    S. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and Z. M. Wu, “Model automatic generation and modification expert system in DSS”, Proceeding of the 6th Annual Conference of the Systems Engineering Society of China, 1990.  

190.    C. Chen, J. Yang and J. B. Yang, "The fuzzy inference method and its applications in preference degree analysis during multi-objective decision-making", Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., August, 1988.

191.    D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, "H-infinite optimal design theory and applications for control systems", Proceedings of 4th Conference of the Power Committee of China Institution for Aeronautics, Dayong, China, June 1988.

192.    J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, "An interactive fuzzy method for multiobjective decision making and its applications", Proceedings of International Academic Conference on Economics and Management, Shanghai, P.R. China, 1987.

193.    S. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and Z. M. Wu, "An expert system for semi-automatic construction of a large scale linear programming model for production planning", Proceedings of 6th National Academic Conference of China Systems Engineering Society, Beijing, 1990.

194.    H. Yan and J. B. Yang, "A method with equal preference degrees for multiobjective group decision making", Proceedings of 6th National Academic Conference of China Systems Engineering Society, Beijing, 1990.

195.    J. B. Yang, Z. J. Zhang and Y. J. Ou, "Several computational problems for the interactive nonlinear multiobjective decision making method (ISTM)", Proceedings of Academic Conference of the Information Systems Engineering Committee of China Systems Engineering Society, Beijing, China, 1989.

196.    J. Yang and J. B. Yang, "A model-base management approach and its applications in decision support systems", Proceedings of National Youth Conference on Computer Science and Applications, Dalian, China, May 1988.

197.    D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, "Introduction of a new frequency domain design method - H-infinite optimal method", Proceedings of 3rd National Youth Conference on Systems and Control Science, Lanzhou, China, August 1987.