### $p$-symmetric bi-capacities

Bi-capacities have been recently introduced as a natural generalization of capacities (or fuzzy measures) when the underlying scale is bipolar. They allow to build more flexible models in decision making, although their complexity is of order ${3}^{n}$, instead of ${2}^{n}$ for fuzzy measures. In order to reduce the complexity, the paper proposes the notion of $p$-symmetric bi- capacities, in the same spirit as for $p$-symmetric fuzzy measures. The main idea is to partition the set of criteria (or states of nature,...