A new hybrid decision support tool for evaluating the sustainability of mining projects

S. Kamenopoulos, Z. Agioutantis, K. Komnitsas

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The integration of sustainable development challenges and opportunities into the decision making process during the design and/or implementation of multi-disciplinary mining projects is generally not supported by decision support systems (DSS). A new hybrid decision support tool, which features an integrated assessment of sustainable development issues as they apply to mining projects, is hereby proposed. The proposed DSS framework, named “Acropolis DSS” can be used to assist involved stakeholders in critical decisions, especially when addressing issues such as stakeholder participation, transparency, and trade-offs. The proposed DSS is based on a multi-criteria decision analysis combined with the multi-attribute utility theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Mining Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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  • Indicators
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis
  • Rare earth elements
  • Stakeholders
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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