Daniela Borissova1, Zornitsa Dimitrova1, Magdalena Garvanova2, Ivan Garvanov2, Petya Cvetkova2, Vasil Dimitrov1, Andrea Pandulis2
1 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria 2 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria
Emails: dborissova@iit.bas.bg, zrn.dimitrova@gmail.com, m.garvanova@unibit.bg, i.garvanov@unibit.bg, pcvetkova@abv.bg, vasil.zdimitrov@gmail.com

Abstract: The article discusses the decision-making problems associated with smart technologies and their usage. For the goal, a two-stage decision-making approach is proposed to survey if smart technologies are used excessively. The first part is focused on composing a survey based on a questionnaire. This investigation should cover a wide range of users of different ages. To make a suitable questionnaire to conduct such a survey a set of predefined questions is to be evaluated. The evaluation should be based on a well-defined structured technique able to motivate rational
decision-making. The evaluation of the given number of questions is done by using of well-known technique that decomposes the decision problem into a hierarchy of more sub-problems (analytic hierarchy process) developed by Saaty. The questions are ranked with respect to four evaluation criteria. From the obtained ranking list of questions, the first three questions are selected to compose a questionnaire for quick
conduction of survey for investigation of the impact of excessive use of smart technologies.

Keywords: Composing of surveys, decision-making, AHP, smart technologies.

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