System design framework for equity/ fairness among actors

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Perceived unfairness has hindered participation and support from actors (i.e. decision makers and stakeholders), rendering some next generation systems solutions ineffective. This work develops a framework for system design by explicitly considering equity/fairness. Equity is looked at from the perspective of how financial costs and benefits are distributed among actors. Implications of different equity principles are explored using a case study about efforts to reduce aviation emissions. The study investigates aviation biofuels production involving farmers, biorefineries, airlines, aircraft/engine manufacturers, and taxpayers. An isoperformance approach is employed to identify the trade-off space in which burden for reducing emissions can be shared among the actors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1122-1131
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia Computer Science
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, CSER 2013 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2013Mar 22 2013


  • Distribution of costs and benefits
  • Equity
  • Isoperformance
  • Next generation systems
  • Shared burden and sacrifice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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