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Optimum network selection is one of the major issues for vertical handover in heterogeneous networks so as to provide requisite quality of service (QoS) to the user. In this context, multiple attribute decision-making algorithms provide a promising solution. Normalization process used can play a vital role in selecting the most appropriate network during the handover process.In this work, vector normalized preferred performance based (V-VPP) normalization technique is proposed and applied to MADM based VIKOR algorithm. Performance of the proposed technique is analyzed extensively by varying QoS parameters and weighting methods for different traffic classes in a heterogeneous network The results obtained are compared with the available MAX, MAX-MIN and Vector normalization.The proposed method is also compared with the popular MADM algorithms. Performance of proposed method is quite optimistic in terms of lesser number of handovers, ranking abnormality, selection of appropriate network though with slight increase in handover latency in comparison to the available normalization methods.