Professor Jian-Bo Yang

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Journal Papers

1.        M. Guo, Y. W. Chen, H. W. Wang, J. B. Yang and K. Y. Zhang, “The single-period (newsvendor) problem under interval grade uncertainties”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.273, pp.198-216, 2019.

2.        G. L. Kong, L. Jiang, X. Yin, T. Wang, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, and Y. H. Hu, “Combining principal component analysis and the evidential reasoning approach for healthcare quality assessment”, Annals of Operations Research, 8 Feb 2018 (in press).

3.        G. L. Yang, Y. Y. Song, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Overall Efficiency and its Decomposition in Two-Stage Network DEA Model”, Journal of Management Science and Engineering, 2018 (in press).

4.        X. J. Xu,  X. P. Yan, C. X. Sheng, C. Q. Yuan, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “A Belief Rule Based Expert System for Fault Diagnosis of Marine Diesel Engines", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 2018 (in press).

5.        B. Yan, L. F. Liu, S. Liu & J. B. Yang, “Influencing factors in the application of RFID technology in the supply chain”, The Engineering Economist, Vol.63, No.1, pp.1-19, 2018.

6.        H. C. Liao, X. L. Wu, X. D. Liang, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and F. Herrera, “A continuous interval-valued linguistic ORESTE method for multi-criteria group decision making”, Knowledge-based Systems, Vol.153, pp.65-77, 2018.

7.        J. P. Liu, X. W. Liao, W. Huang and J. B. Yang, “A new decision-making approach for multiple criteria sorting with an imbalanced set of assignment examples”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.265, pp.598-620, 2018.

8.        M. Zhou, X. B. Liu and J. B. Yang, “Evidential reasoning approach for MADM based on incomplete interval value”, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, Vol.33, No.6, pp.3707-3721, 2017.

9.        A. Jamalnia, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and A. Feili, “A novel decision model based on mixed chase and level strategy for aggregate production planning under uncertainty: case study in beverage industry”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol.114, pp.54-68, 2017.

10.     F. Liu, F, W. D. Zhu; Y. W. Chen; D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang,, “Evaluation, ranking and selection of R&D projects by multiple experts: an evidential reasoning rule based approach”, Scientometrics, Vol. 111, No. 3, pp.1501-1519, 2017.

11.     B. Yan, Z.J. Jin, Y.P. Liu, J.B. Yang, “Decision on risk-averse dual-channel supply chain under demand disruption”, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Vol.55, pp.206-224, 2017.

12.     J. M. Merigo and J. B. Yang, “Accounting research: A bibliometric analysis", Australian Accounting Review, Vol.27, No.80, pp.71-100, 2017.

13.     G. L. Yang, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and M. Khoveyni, “A three-stage hybrid approach for weight assignment in MADM”, OMEGA – International Journal of Management Science, Vol.71, pp.93-105, 2017.

14.     J. M. Merigo and J. B. Yang, “A bibliometric analysis of operations research and management science”, OMEGA – International Journal of Management Science, Vol.73, pp.37 – 48, 2017.

15.     X.B. Xu, J. Zheng, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, Y. W. Chen, “Data classification using evidence reasoning rule”, Knowledge-based Systems, Vol.116, pp.144–151, 2017.

16.     G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, X. F. Yin, T. B. Wang, B. G. Jiang and Y. H. Hu, “Belief rule-based inference to predict trauma outcome”, Knowledge-based Systems, Vol.95, pp.35-44, 2016.

17.     Y. Z. Li, Q. H. Wu, L. Jiang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Optimal power system dispatch with wind power integrated using nonlinear interval optimization and evidential reasoning approach”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol.31, No.3, pp.2246-2254, 2016.

18.     J. M. Merigo, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Demand analysis with aggregation systems”, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol.31, pp.425–443, 2016.

19.     P. Sureeyatanapas, D. Bamford and J. B. Yang, “Variation of criteria weights for the assessment of corporate sustainability: a case study in sugar manufacturing”, KKU Engineering Journal, Vol.43 No.3, pp. 135-145, 2016.

20.     W. D. Zhu, F. Liu, Y. W. Chen, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and D. P. Wang, “Research project evaluation and selection: an evidential reasoning rule-based method for aggregating peer review information with reliabilities”, Scientometrics, 105:1469–1490, 2015.

21.     I. B. Torre, A. Riba and J. B. Yang, “Analytical tool adoption level: A case study based on an evidential reasoning approach”, International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Vol.4, No.1/2, pp.22-42, 2015.

22.     X. B. Xu, J. Zheng, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Information fusion method for fault diagnosis based on evidential reasoning rule”, Control Theory & Applications, Vol.32, No.9, pp.1170-1182, 2015.

23.     C. Fu, J. B. Yang, S. L. Yang, “A group evidential reasoning approach based on expert reliability”, European Journal of Operational Research, 246, pp.886-893, 2015.

24.     Y. Chen, Y. W. Chen, X. B. Xu, C. C. Pan, J. B. Yang and G. K. Yang, “A data-driven approximate causal inference model using the evidential reasoning rule”, Knowledge-based Systems, Vol.88, pp.264-272, 2015.

25.     Z. G. Zhou, F. Liu, L. L. Li, L. C. Jiao, Z. J. Zhou, J. B. Yang, Z. L. Wang, “A cooperative belief rule based decision support system for lymph node metastasis diagnosis in gastric cancer”, Knowledge-based Systems, Vol.85, pp.62-70, 2015.

26.     P. Sureeyatanapas, J. B. Yang and D. Bamford, “The sweet spot in sustainability: a framework for corporate assessment in sugar manufacturing”, Production Planning and Control, Vol.26, No.13, pp.1128-1144, 2015.

27.     G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and X. M. Ma, “Combined medical quality assessment using the evidential reasoning approach”, Expert Systems with Application, Vol.42, pp.5522–5530, 2015.

28.     J. P. Liu, X. W. Liao, J. B. Yang, “A group decision-making approach based on evidential reasoning for multiple criteria sorting problem with uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.246, No.3, pp.858-873, 2015.

29.     Y. W. Chen, J. B. Yang, C. C. Pan, D. L. Xu, Z. J. Zhou, “Identification of uncertain nonlinear systems: Constructing belief rule-based models”, Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol.73, pp.124–133, 2015.

30.     I. Barahona, J. Cavazosb and J. B. Yang, “Modelling the level of adoption of analytical tools. An implementation of multi-criteria evidential reasoning”, International Journal of Supply and Operations Management, Vol.1, No.2, pp.1-23, 2014.

31.     P. Sureeyatanapas, J. B. Yang and D. Bamford, “Evaluation of Corporate Sustainability”, Frontiers of Engineering Management, Vol.1, No.2, pp.176-194, 2014.

32.     D. L. Xu, C. Foster, Y. Hu and J. B. Yang, “Decision support system for evaluating impact of product carbon labelling scheme”, Frontiers of Engineering Management, Vol.1, pp.1-16, 2014.

33.     J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Interactive minimax optimisation for integrated performance analysis and resource planning”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol.46, pp.78–90, 2014.

34.     J. M. Merigσ, M. Casanovas, J. B. Yang, “Group decision making with expertons and uncertain generalized probabilistic weighted aggregation operators”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.235, pp.215-224, 2014.

35.     Z. G. Zhou, F. Liu, L. C. Jiao, Z. J. Zhou, J. B. Yang, M. G. Gong, X. P. Zhang, “A bi-level belief rule based decision support system for diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in gastric cancer”, Knowledge-Based System, Vol.54, pp.128-136, 2013.

36.     J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Evidential reasoning rule for evidence combination”, Artificial Intelligence, Vol.205, pp.1-29, 2013.

37.     G. L. Yang, J. B. Yang, W. B. Liu, X. X. Li, “Cross-efficiency Aggregation in DEA Models using the Evidential-Reasoning Approach”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.231, No.2, pp.393-404, 2013.

38.     A. Taroun, and J. B. Yang, “A DST-based approach for construction project risk analysis”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.64, No.8, pp.1221-1230, 2013.

39.     Y. W. Chen, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, S. L. Yang, "On the inference and approximation properties of belief rule based systems", Information Sciences, Vol.234, pp.121-135, 2013.

40.     M. Zhou, X. B. Liu, J. B. Yang and C. Fang, “Group evidential reasoning approach for MADA under fuzziness and uncertainties”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol.6(3), pp.423-441, 2013.

41.     B. Li, H. W. Wang, J. B. Yang and M. Guo, “A belief-rule-based inference method for aggregate production planning under uncertainty”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No.1 pp.83-105, 2013.

42.     Y. W. Chen, S. H. Poon, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, D. X. Zhang, S. Acomb, “Belief rule-based system for portfolio optimisation with nonlinear cash-flows and constraints”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 223 No.3 pp.775-784, 2012.

43.     D. W. Tang, J. B. Yang, D. Bamford, D. L. Xu, M. Waugh, J. Bamford And S. L. Zhang, “The evidential reasoning approach for risk management in large enterprises”, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol.20, Suppl.1, pp.17-30, 2012.

44.     A. K. Maddulapalli, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Estimation, modelling and aggregation of missing survey data for prioritizing customer voices”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.220, pp.762-776, 2012.

45.     G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu, R. Body, J. B. Yang, K. Mackway-Jones and S. Carley, “A belief rule-based decision support system for clinical risk assessment of cardiac chest pain”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.219, No.3, pp.564-573, 2012.

46.     J. B. Yang,Y. M. Wang, D. L. Xu, K. S. Chin and L. Chatton, "Belief rule-based methodology for mapping consumer preferences and setting product targets", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.39, pp.4749-4759, 2012.

47.     J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and S. L. Yang, “Integrated efficiency and trade-off analyses using a DEA-oriented interactive minimax reference point approach”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol.39, pp.1062–1073, 2012.

48.     G. L. Yang, X. X. Li, W. Meng and J. B. Yang, “Customer Satisfaction Survey Based on the Evidential Reasoning Approach with Belief Intervals”, Journal of Management Engineering, Vol.26, No.1, pp.27-34, 2012.

49.     A. Taroun, J. B. Yang and D. Lowe, “Construction risk modelling and assessment: insights from a literature review”, Journal of the Built and Human Environment Review, Vol.4, No. 1, pp.87-97, 2011.

50.     A. Taroun and J. B. Yang, “Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence: potential usage for decision making and risk analysis in construction project management”, Journal of the Built and Human Environment Review, Vol.4, No.1, pp.155-166, 2011.

51.     X. S. Si, C. H. Hu, J. B. Yang and Z. J. Zhou, “A new prediction model based on belief rule base for system's behaviour prediction”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol.19, No.4, pp.636-651, 2011.

52.     Y. W. Chen, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, Z. J. Zhou and D. W. Tang, “Inference analysis and adaptive training for belief rule based systems”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38, No.10, pp.12845-12860, 2011.

53.     B. Li, H. W. Wang, J. B. Yang, M. Guo and C. Qi, “A belief-rule-based inventory control method under nonstationary and uncertain demand”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38, No.12, pp.14997-15008, 2011.

54.     Z. J. Zhou, C. H. Hu, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and D. H. Zhou, “Online updating belief-rule-based systems using the RIMER approach”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.41, No.6, pp.1225-1243, 2011.

55.     C. H. Hu, X. S. Si, J. B. Yang and Z. J. Zhou, “Online updating with a probability-based prediction model using expectation maximization algorithm for reliability forecasting”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.41, No.6, pp.1268-1277, 2011.

56.     J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, X. L. Xie and A.K. Maddulapalli, “Multicriteria evidential reasoning decision modelling and analysis - prioritizing voices of customer”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.62, pp.1638–1654, 2011.

57.     Z. J. Zhou, C. H. Hu, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and D. H. Zhou, “Bayesian reasoning approach based recursive algorithm for online updating belief rule based expert system of pipeline leak detection”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38, pp.3937-3943, 2011.

58.     X. S. Si, C. H. Hu, J. B. Yang, Q. Zhang, “On the dynamic evidential reasoning algorithm for fault prediction”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38, No.5, pp.5061-5080, 2011.

59.     D. W. Tang, J. B. Yang, K. S. Chin, Z. S. Y. Wong and X. B. Liu, “A methodology to generate a belief rule base for customer perception risk analysis in new product development”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38, No.5, pp.5373-5383, 2011.

60.     S. L. Yang, Y. Ma, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Minimizing total completion time on a single machine with a flexible maintenance activity”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol.38, pp.755-770, 2011.

61.     X. B. Liu, F. Pei, J. B. Yang, and S. L. Yang, “An MAGDM approach combining numerical values with uncertain linguistic information and its application in evaluation of R&D projects”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol. 3, No.5, pp.575-589, 2010.

62.     X. L. Xie, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, A. K. Maddulapalli and Q. P. Yang, “Uncertainty and preference modelling for multiple criteria vehicle evaluation”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol.3, No.6, pp.688-708, 2010.

63.     J. B. Yang, Y. H. Wong, D. L. Xu, X. B. Liu and R. E. Steuer, “Integrated bank performance assessment and management planning using hybrid minimax reference point – DEA approach”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.207, pp.1506–1518, 2010.

64.     Z. J. Zhou, C. H. Hu, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and D. H. Zhou, “New model for system behaviour prediction based on belief-rule-based systems”, Information Sciences, Vol.180, pp.4834–4864, 2010.

65.     C. H. Hu, X. S. Si and J. B. Yang, “System reliability prediction model based on evidential reasoning algorithm with nonlinear optimization”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.37, No.3, pp.2550-2562, 2010.

66.     C. H. Hu, X. S. Si and J. B. Yang, “Dynamic evidential reasoning algorithm for systems reliability prediction”, International Journal of Systems Science, Vol.41, No.7, pp.783-796, 2010.

67.     M. Zhou, X. B. Liu, J. B. Yang, “Evidential reasoning-based nonlinear programming model for MCDA under fuzzy weights and utilities”, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol.25, No.1, pp.31-58, 2010.

68.     Z. J. Zhou, C. H. Hu, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu, M. Y. Chen, and D. H. Zhou, “A sequential learning algorithm for online constructing belief rule based systems”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.37, pp.1790–1799, 2010.

69.     K. S. Chin, Y. M. Wang, K. K. Poon and J. B. Yang, “Failure mode and effects analysis by data envelopment analysis”, Decision Support Systems, Vol.48, No.1, pp.246-256, 2009.

70.     H. W. Wang, H. X. Liu and J. B. Yang, “Dynamic analysis of a two-stage supply chain - a switched system theory approach”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.43, No.1, pp.200-210, 2009.

71.     K. S. Chin, D. W. Tang, J. B. Yang, S. Y. Wong and H. W. Wang, “Assessing new product development project risk by Bayesian network with a systematic probability generation methodology”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36, No.6, pp.9879-9890, 2009.

72.     M. Zhou, X. B. Liu and J. B. Yang, "Organisational R&D project performance assessment based on the enhanced evidential reasoning approach", Journal of Hefei University of Technology (Natural Science), Vol.32, No.8, 2009 (in Chinese).

73.     Y. M. Wang, K. S. Chin, K. K. G. Poon, J. B. Yang, “Risk evaluation in failure mode and effects analysis using fuzzy weighted geometric mean”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36, pp.1195-1207, 2009.

74.     Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and K. S. Chin, “Consumer preference prediction by using a hybrid evidential reasoning and belief rule-based methodology”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36, pp.8421–8430, 2009.

75.     G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu, X. B. Liu and J. B. Yang, “Applying a belief rule-base inference methodology to a guideline-based clinical decision support system”, Expert Systems, Vol.26, No.5, pp.391-408, 2009.

76.     J. Ren, J. Wang, I. Jenkinson, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, “An offshore risk analysis method using fuzzy Bayesian network”, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vol.131, No.4, 2009.

77.     M. Luque, J. B. Yang and B. Y. H. Wong, “PROJECT method: a new interactive method based on the gradient projection and reference point techniques”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.39, No.4, pp.864-879, 2009.

78.     M. Guo, J. B. Yang, K. S. Chin, H. W Wang and X. B. Liu, “Evidential reasoning approach for multi-attribute decision analysis under both fuzzy and interval uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol.17, No.3, pp.683-697, 2009.

79.     B. Y. H. Wong, M. Luque, J. B. Yang, “Using interactive multiobjective methods to solve DEA problems with value judgements”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol.36, No.2, pp.623-636, 2009.

80.     K. S. Chin, J. B. Yang, J. Lam and M. Guo, “An evidential reasoning-interval based method for new product design assessment”, IEEE transactions on Engineering Management, Vol.56, No.1, pp.142-156, 2009.

81.     Z. J. Zhou, C. H. Hu, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and D. H. Zhou, “Online updating belief-rule-based system for pipeline leak detection under expert intervention”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36, pp.7700–7709, 2009.

82.     K. S. Chin, Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang, and K. K. G. Poon, “An evidential reasoning based approach for Quality Function Deployment under uncertainty”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.36, pp.5684–5694, 2009.

83.     J. B. Yang, Y. H. Wong, D. L. Xu and T. J. Stewart, “Integrating DEA-oriented performance assessment and target setting using interactive MCDA methods”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.195, pp.205–222, 2009.

84.     K. S. Chin, Y. M. Wang, G. K. K. Poon and J. B. Yang, “Failure mode and effects analysis using a group-based evidential reasoning approach”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol.36, pp.1768 – 1779, 2009.

85.     K. S. Chin, A. Chan and J. B. Yang, “Development of a fuzzy FMEA based product design system”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.36, No.7-8, pp.633-649, 2008.

86.     Juan Carlos Augusto, Jun Liu, Paul McCullagh, Hui Wang and Jian-Bo Yang, “Management of uncertainty and spatio-temporal aspects for monitoring and diagnosis in a smart home”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol.1, No. 4, pp.361-378, 2008.

87.     J. Liu, J. B. Yang, D. Ruan, L. Martinez, and J. Wang, “Self-tuning of fuzzy belief rule bases for engineering system safety analysis”, Annals of Operations Research, Vol.163, No.1, pp.143-168, 2008.

88.     K. S. Chin, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and J. P. K. Lam, “Group-based ER-AHP system for product project screening”, Expert Systems With Applications, Vol.35, pp.1909-1929, 2008.

89.     G. L. Kong, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Clinical Decision Support Systems: A review on knowledge representation and inference under uncertainties”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol.1, No.2, pp.159-167, 2008.

90.     J. F. Tang, K. L. Yung, I. Kaku and J. B. Yang, “The scheduling of deliveries in a production-distribution system with multiple buyers”, Annals of Operations Research, Vol.161, pp.5–23, 2008.

91.     J. Ren, I. Jenkinson, J. Wang, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “A methodology to model causal relationships on offshore safety assessment focusing on human and organisational factors”, Journal of Safety Research, Vol.39, pp.87-100, 2008.

92.     X. L. Xie, D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang, J. Ren and S. Yu, “Ship selection using a multiple criteria synthesis approach”, Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Vol.13, pp.50-62, 2008.

93.     D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang, B. Carlι, F. Hardeman and D. Ruan, “Application of intelligent decision system to nuclear waste depository option analysis”, International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, Vol.2, No.2, pp.146-165, 2008.

94.     M. A. S. Monfared and J. B. Yang, “Design of integrated manufacturing planning, scheduling and control systems: a new framework for automation”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.33, No.5-6, pp.545-559, 2007.

95.     R. Chang, H. W. Wang and J. B. Yang, “An algorithm for training parameters in belief rule-bases based on the gradient and dichotomy methods”, Systems Engineering, Special Issue, pp.287-291, 2007 (in Chinese).

96.     M. Guo, J. B. Yang, K. S. Chin, and H. W. Wang, “Evidential reasoning based preference programming for multiple attribute decision analysis under uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.182, No.3, pp.1294- 1312, 2007.

97.     J. Ren, J. Wang, I. Jenkinson, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “A Bayesian network approach for offshore risk analysis through linguistic variables”, China Ocean Engineering - An International Journal, Vol.21, No.3, pp.371-388, 2007.

98.     Y. M. Wang and J. B. Yang, “Measuring the performances of decision making units using interval efficiencies”, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Vol.198, No.1, pp.253-267, 2007.

99.     Y. M. Wang, K. S. Chin and J. B. Yang, “Three new models for preference voting and aggregation”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.58, pp.1389-1393, 2007.

100. X. B. Liu, M. Zhou, J. B. Yang and S. L. Yang, “Assessment of strategic R&D projects for car manufacturers based on the evidential reasoning approach”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol.1, 2007.

101. P. K. Lam, K. S. Chin, J. B. Yang and W. Liang “Self-assessment of conflict management in client-supplier collaborative new product development”, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol.107, No.5, 2007.

102. Y. M. Wang, K. S. Chin and J. B. Yang, “Measuring the performances of decision making units using geometric average efficiency”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.58, pp.929–937, 2007.

103. J. B. Yang, J. Liu, D. L. Xu, J. Wang and H. W. Wang, “Optimization models for training belief rule based systems”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A, Vol.37, No.4, pp.569-585, 2007.

104. K. N. Papamichail, G. Alves, S. French, J. B. Yang and R. Snowdon “Facilitation practices in decision workshops”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.58, pp.614-623, 2007.

105. L. Martinez Lopez; J. Liu, D. Ruan and J. B. Yang, “Dealing with Heterogeneous Information in Engineering Evaluation Processes”, Information Sciences, Vol.177, pp.1533–1542, 2007.

106. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “On the Combination and Normalization of Interval-valued Belief Structures”, Information Sciences, Vol.177, pp.1230–1247, 2007.

107. D. L. Xu, J. Liu, J. B. Yang, G. P. Liu, J. Wang, I. Jenkinson, J. Ren, “Inference and learning methodology of belief-rule-based expert system for pipeline leak detection”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.32, No.1, pp.103-113, 2007.

108. J. He, K. S. Chin, J. B. Yang and D. L. Zhu, “Return policy model of supply chain management for single-period products”, Optimisation Theory and Applications, Vol. 129, No.2, pp. 293–308, 2006.

109. D. L. Xu, G. McCarthy and J. B. Yang, “Intelligent decision system and its application in business innovation self-assessment”, Decision Support Systems, Vol.42, pp.664-673, 2006.

110. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “The evidential reasoning approach for multiple attribute decision analysis using interval belief degrees”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.175, No.1, pp.35-66, 2006.

111. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Environmental Impact Assessment Using the Evidential Reasoning Approach”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.174, No.3, pp.1885-1913, 2006.

112. D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and Y. M. Wang, “The ER approach for multi-attribute decision analysis under interval uncertainties”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.174, No.3, pp.1914-1943, 2006.

113. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and K. S. Chin, “On the centroids of fuzzy numbers”, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol.157, No.7, pp.919-926, 2006.

114. J. B. Yang, J. Liu, J. Wang, H. S. Sii and H. W. Wang, “A belief rule-base inference methodology using the evidential reasoning approach – RIMER”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.36, No.2, pp.266- 285, 2006.

115. J. B. Yang, Y. M. Wang, D. L. Xu and K. S. Chin, “The evidential reasoning approach for MCDA under both probabilistic and fuzzy uncertainties”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 171, No.1, pp.309-343, 2006.

116. H. W. Wang, J. Efstathiou and J. B. Yang, “Entropy-based complexity measures for dynamic decision-making”, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, Series B, Applications and Algorithms, Vol.12, No.5-6, pp.829-848, 2005.

117. L. Martinez, J. Liu, J. B. Yang and F. Herrera, “A multi-granular hierarchical linguistic model for design evaluation based on safety and cost analysis”, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Vol.20, pp.1161–1194, 2005.

118. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Interval weight generation approaches based on consistency test and interval comparison matrices”, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol.167, pp.252–273, 2005.

119. Z. L. Yang, J. Wang, S. Bonsall, J. B. Yang and Q. Fang, “A subjective risk analysis approach for container supply chains”, International Journal of Automation and Computing, No.1, pp.85-92, 2005 (Presented at the CACSUK 2004 Annual Conference, Liverpool, September 2004 and given the Best Paper Award by the Conference Programme Committee).

120. D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “An intelligent decision system based on the evidential reasoning approach and its applications”, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, No.3, pp.73-80, 2005.

121. K. S. Chin, J. Lam, J. S. F. Chan, K. K. Poon and J. B. Yang, “A CIMOSA presentation of an integrated product design review framework”, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.84, No.4, pp.260-278, 2005.

122. J. Ren, I. Jenkinson, H. S. Sii, J. Wang, D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “An offshore safety assessment framework using fuzzy reasoning and evidential synthesis approaches”, Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology (IMarEST), No.A6, pp.3-16, 2005.

123. J. Liu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang and H. S. Sii, “Engineering system safety analysis and synthesis using fuzzy rule-based evidential reasoning approach”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 21, pp.387-411, 2005.

124. Y. M. Wang, R. Greatbanks and J. B. Yang, “Interval efficiency assessment using data envelopment analysis”, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol.153, pp.347-370, 2005.

125. H. S. Sii, J. Wang, A. G. Eleye-Datubo, J. B. Yang and J. Liu, “Safety assessment of FPSO turret-mooring system using approximate reasoning and evidential reasoning” Marine Technology and SNAME News, Vol.42, No.2, pp.88-102, 2005.

126. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “A two-stage logarithmic goal programming method for generating weights from interval comparison matrices”, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Vol.152, No.3, pp.475-498, 2005.

127. M. A. S. Monfared and J B Yang, “A multi-level intelligent scheduling and control system for an automated flow shop manufacturing environment”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol.43, No.1, pp.147-168, 2005.

128. Y. M. Wang, J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “A preference aggregation method through the estimation of utility intervals”, Computers & Operations Research, Vol.32, pp.2027-2049, 2005.

129. M.A.S. Monfared and J B Yang, “Design of an intelligent manufacturing scheduling and control system using fuzzy logic: sensitivity analysis and parameter optimisation”, International Journal of Fuzzy and Intelligent Systems, Vol.15, No.2, pp.89-104, 2004.

130. H. S. Sii, J. Wang, J. B. Yang and J. Liu. “Application of fuzzy logic approaches to safety assessment in maritime engineering applications”, Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology, No.A5, pp.45-58, 2004 (Given 2003/2004 IMarEST Denny Medal by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology).

131. H. S. Sii, J. Wang, I. Jenkinson. J. B. Yang and L. Liu, “A design-decision support framework for evaluation of design options/proposals using a fuzzy-logic-based composite structure methodology”, Journal of Engineering Design, Vol.15, No.5, pp.493-514, 2004.

132. M. R. Deng, W. X. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Estimating the attribute weights through evidential reasoning and mathematical programming”, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making (IJITDM), Vol.3, No.3, pp.419-428, 2004.

133. Y. Ge, J. B. Yang, N. Proudlove and M. Spring, “System dynamics modelling for supply chain management—a case study on a supermarket chain in the UK”, International Transactions on Operational Research, Vol.11, No.5, pp.495-509, 2004.

134. J. Wang, H. S. Sii, A. Pillay, J. B. Yang, S. Kim and A. Saajedi, “Use of advances in technology in marine risk assessment”, Risk Analysis, Vol.24, No.4, pp.1011-1033, 2004.

135. J. Liu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang, H. S. Sii and Y. M. Wang, “Fuzzy rule-based evidential reasoning approach for safety analysis”, International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 33, No.2-3, pp.183-204, 2004.

136. D. F. Li and J. B. Yang, “Fuzzy linear programming technique for multiattribute group decision making in fuzzy environments”, Information Sciences, Vol.158, pp.263-275, 2004.

137. D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Intelligent decision system for self-assessment”, Journal of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, Vol.12, 43-60, 2003.

138. A. M. Ahmed, B. G. Dale and J. B. Yang, “Self-assessment methodology: the route to business success”, Quality Management Journal, Vol.10, No.1, pp.43-57, 2003.

139. M. Li and J. B. Yang, “A decision model for self-assessment of business process based on the EFQM excellence model”, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol.20, No.2&3, pp.163-187, 2003 (Given 2004 Outstanding Paper Award by the Emerald Literati Club).

140. J. Liu, J. B. Yang, J. Wang and S. H. Sii, “Review of uncertainty reasoning approaches as guidance for maritime and offshore safety-based assessment”, Journal of UK Safety and Reliability Society, Vol.23, No.1, pp.63-80, 2002/3 (ISSN: 0961-7353).

141. M. Sonmez, J. B. Yang, G. Graham and G.D. Holt, “An evidential reasoning based decision making process for pre-qualifying construction contractors”, Journal of Decision Systems, Special issue on Decision Making on Urban & Civil Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 3-4, pp.355 – 381, 2002.

142. Y. C. Tsai, K. S. Chin and J. B. Yang, “A hybrid QFD framework for new product development”, The Asian Journal of Quality, Volume 3, No.2, pp.138-158, 2002.

143. J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “On the evidential reasoning algorithm for multiattribute decision analysis under uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.32, No.3, pp.289-304, 2002.

144. J. B. Yang and D. Li, “Normal vector identification and interactive tradeoff analysis using minimax formulation in multiobjective optimisation”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.32, No.3, pp.305-319, 2002.

145. J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “Nonlinear information aggregation via evidential reasoning in multiattribute decision analysis under uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.32, No.3, pp.376-393, 2002.

146. M. Sonmez, G. Graham and J. B. Yang and G. D. Holt, “Applying evidential reasoning to pre-qualifying construction contractors”, Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol.18, No.3, pp.111-119, 2002.

147. M. R. Deng, J. B. Yang and Y. Pan, “An application of rough sets to modelling and utilising data warehouse”, Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, Vol.10, No.4, pp.489-496, 2001.

148. J. B. Yang, B. G. Dale and C. H. R. Siow, “Self-assessment of excellence: an application of the evidential reasoning approach”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol.39, No.16, pp.3789-3812, 2001.

149. C. H. R. Siow, J. B. Yang and B. G. Dale, “A new modelling framework for organisational self-assessment: development and application”, Quality Management Journal, Vol.8, No.4, pp.34-47, 2001.

150. J. B. Yang, “GA-based adaptive dynamic programming approach for scheduling in FMS environments”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part B: Cybernetics, Vol.31, No.5, pp.824-835, 2001.

151. M. Sonmez, J. B. Yang and G. D. Holt, “Addressing the contractor selection problem using an evidential reasoning approach”, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp.198-210, 2001.

152. J. B. Yang, J. Wang, D. L. Xu, B. G. Dale, O. Kieran and T. Ruxton, “Multiple criteria decision analysis applied to safety and cost synthesis”, Journal of UK Safety and Reliability Society, Vol.21 No.2, pp.42-63, 2001.

153. J. Wang and J. B. Yang, “A subjective safety based decision making approach for evaluation of safety requirements specifications in software development”, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.35-57, 2001.

154. J. B. Yang, “Rule and utility based evidential reasoning approach for multiple attribute decision analysis under uncertainty”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 131, No.1, pp.31-61, 2001.

155. J. B. Yang, “Minimax reference point approach and its application for multiobjective optimisation”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.126, No.3, pp.90-105, 2000.

156. D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Intelligent decision system via evidential reasoning”, ACE-UK Proceeding, Vol.3, No.1, Spring Edition, pp.19-31, 2000.

157. D. Li, J. B. Yang and M. P. Biswal, “Quantitative parametric connections between methods for generating noninferior solutions in multiobjective optimisation”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.117, No.1, pp.84-99, 1999.

158. J. B. Yang, “Gradient projection and local region search for multiobjective optimisation”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.112, No.2, pp.432-459, 1999.

159. J. G. Lin and J. B. Yang, “GA Based multiple objective optimisation for determining viscoplastic constitutive equations for superplastic alloys”, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol.15, pp.1181-1196, 1999.

160. J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “Multiple attribute design evaluation of large engineering products using the evidential reasoning approach”, Journal of Engineering Design, Vol.8, No.3, pp.211-230, 1997, ISSN 0954-4828.

161. J. B. Yang, P. Sen and P. Meldrum, “Multiple attribute evaluation in engineering decision support using limited compensation and reference designs”, Information and Systems Engineering, Vol.2, No.3 & 4, pp.159-181, 1996, ISSN 0929-9610.

162. J. Wang, J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “Safety based design and maintenance optimisation of large marine engineering systems”, Applied Ocean Research, Vol.18, pp.13-27, 1996, ISSN 0141-1187.

163. J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “Interactive tradeoff analysis and preference modelling for preliminary multiobjective ship design”, Systems Analysis, Modelling, and Simulation, Vol.26, pp.25-55, 1996.

164. J. Wang, J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “Multi-person and multi-attribute design evaluations using evidential reasoning based on subjective safety and cost analysis”, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol.52, pp.113-127, 1996, ISSN 0951-8320.

165. D. Li and J. B. Yang, “Iterative parametric minimax method for a class of composite optimisation problem”, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Vol.198, pp.64-83, 1996, ISSN 0022-247X.

166. J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “Preference modelling by estimating local utility functions for multiobjective optimisation”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.95, No.1, pp.115-138, 1996, ISSN 0377-2217.

167. P. Sen and J. B. Yang, “Multiple criteria decision making in design selection and synthesis”, Journal of Engineering Design, Vol.6, No.3, pp.207-230, 1995, ISSN 0954-4828.

168. J. Wang, J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “Safety analysis and synthesis using fuzzy sets and evidential reasoning”, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol.47, No.2, pp.103-118, 1995, ISSN 0951-8320.

169. P. Sen and J. B. Yang, “Design decision making based upon multiple attribute evaluation and minimal preference information”, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol.20, No.3, pp.107-124, 1994, ISSN 0895-7177.

170. J. B. Yang and P. Sen, “A general multi-level evaluation process for hybrid MADM with uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol.24, No.10, pp.1458-1473, 1994, ISSN 0018-9472.

171. J. B. Yang and M. G. Singh, “An evidential reasoning approach for multiple attribute decision making with uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol.24, No.1, pp.1-18, 1994, ISSN 0018-9472.

172. D. L. Xu, S. J. Shi, J. B. Yang and Z.J. Zhang, “A method for designing feedback controllers of MIMO descriptor systems with H - optimal sensitivity”, Journal of Mathematics and Physics, Vol.30, No.1, pp.20-32, 1992.

173. D. L. Xu, S. J. Shi and J. B. Yang, “A decoupling design method for H optimal sensitivity and robustness for MIMO systems”, Chinese Journal of Automation, Vol.1, No.1, pp.35-47, 1991.

174. D. L. Xu, S. J. Shi and J. B. Yang, “H optimal sensitivity and robustness controller design for MIMO systems”, ACTA Automatica Sinica, Vol.17, No.1, pp.2-9, 1991, ISSN 0254-4156.

175. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “The interactive step trade-off method (ISTM) for multiobjective optimisation”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol.20, No.3, pp.688-695, 1990, ISSN 0018-9472.

176. D. L. Xu, J. B. Yang and S. J. Shi, “Theory and method for designing feedback controllers of SISO descriptor systems with H - optimal sensitivity”, Selected Scientific Papers, No 2, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No.2, pp.38-49, 1990.

177. J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and Z. J. Zhang, “An interactive fuzzy decision making approach for multiobjective production planning”, Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol.5, No.1, pp.32-43, 1990, ISSN 1000-5781.

178. D. L. Xu and J. B. Yang, “Feedback controller design for SISO descriptor systems with H - optimal sensitivity”, ACTA Automatica Sinica, Vol.16, No.2, pp.146-150, 1990, ISSN 0254-4156.

179. J. B. Yang, D. L. Xu and Z. J. Zhang, “Interactive hierarchical method for multiobjective decision making and applications”, Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Vol.24, No.2, pp.41-50, 1990, ISSN 0411-972X.

180. J. B. Yang and D. L. Xu, “A decomposition-coordination method for large scale linear programming and its applications”, Selected Scientific Papers, No 2, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No.1, pp.11-25, 1989.

181. D. L. Xu, S. J. Shi and J. B. Yang, “The conditions for controllers to eliminate the impulsive modes of descriptor systems”, Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Vol.23, No.1, pp.49-56, 1989, ISSN 0411-972X.

182. Z. Y. Zhu, X. X. Weng and J. B. Yang, “A framework for intelligent decision support systems”, Microcomputer Applications, No.4-5, pp.66-72, 1989.

183. Y. Q. Liu and J. B. Yang, “Comments on ‘Computer Control and Management for Urban Traffic’”, Control Theory and Applications, Vol.6, No.3, pp.122, 1989, ISSN 1000-8152.

184. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “The interactive decomposition method for multiobjective linear programming and its applications”, Information and Decision Technologies, Vol.14, No.3, pp.275-288, 1988, ISSN 0923-0408.

185. J. B. Yang (or Yarng) and Y. S. Guan, “Optimal control of inlet-engine combinations”, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control & Dynamics, Vol.11, No.2, pp.137-145, 1988.

186. J. B. Yang, Z. L. Hua and Z. J. Zhang, “An interactive nonfeasible method for large scale multiobjective optimisation”, Control and Decision, No.2, pp.11-18, 1988.

187. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “An interactive approach (ISTM) for multiobjective optimisation using trade-off analysis”, Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol.2, No.2, pp.24-38, 1987, ISSN 1000-5781.

188. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “Computing techniques for realising the Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition algorithm on microcomputers”, Computer Engineering and Applications, No.2, pp.14-18, 1987.

189. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “A knowledge-based decision support system for production planning”, Office Automation, No.4, pp.1-20, 1987.

190. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “A decomposed model for production planning for a large scale oil refinery”, Information and Control, A Special Issue on Economics and Management, pp.1-13, 1987.

191. Z. J. Zhang and J. B. Yang, “Theory and applications of decision support systems”, Systems Engineering, Vol.5, No.6, pp.1-10, 1987.

192. J. B. Yang and Y. S. Guan, “Integrated dynamic model of two-variable supersonic inlet-engine combinations”, Journal of Aerospace Power, Vol.1, No.1, pp.63-68, 1986.

193. J. B. Yang, C. Chen and Z. J. Zhang, “The interactive step trade-off decomposition method for large scale multiobjective linear programming”, Systems Engineering, Vol.4, No.4, pp.1-11, 1986.

194. C. Chen and J. B. Yang, “The methodology for developing expert systems for management applications”, Journal of Hunan Science and Technology University, Vol.2, No.4, pp.357-363, 1986, ISSN 1000-2480.

195.  Y. S. Guan, X. Yang and J. B. Yang (or Yarng), “A linear multivariable dynamical model of a supersonic inlet-engine combination”, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol.1, No.6, pp.477-484, 1985.