Call for papers: AIS SIG DSS pre-ICIS workshop, Paris, 12/13/2008, due date 9/22/2008

Supporting real time decision-making: The role of context in decision suppport on the move

Paris, France, May 8, 2008 -- The Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Decision Support, Data and Knowledge Management Systems (SIG DSS), the International Society for Decision Support Systems, is organizing a workshop under the umbrella of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS-2008). The workshop theme is "Supporting real time decision-making: The role of context in decision suppport on the move." It will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6. Please check the workshop website:

Overview and Goals

Traditionally decision support systems (DSS) address strategic and long-term decision situations. However, due to the dynamic nature of organisations and of the environment that impose a continuous and rapid replanning, it is equally important to study a possibility of providing some support for making time-critical operational decisions in real time in a best possible way. The complexity, multiple goals and various time-critical imperatives associated with such decision support increases the importance of learning the right context for making a good choice. Organized by SIGDSS, this workshop will explore issues associated with the design and use of the real-time Decision Support Systems. The workshop will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research regarding systems which support real-time decisions “on the move”. This includes the current state, challenges in design, theory, practice, methods and techniques, new developments, and applications of computing technologies to support extracting the context of real-time decision processes and decision-making by individuals, groups and organizations in time-critical situations. The challenges of context management as a component to knowledge management for decision making and support will be also addressed.

Workshop Topics

The workshop will focus on the role of context for time-critical decision support. In particular, we invite submissions, which address specifically the question: How extracting the context-based information can assist in real time decision support?

The other topics of interest include:

• Context-based decision-making methods and tools;

• Contextualizing information for time-critical decision making;

• Processes and procedures of extracting contextual information for decision support;

• Identifying context in the decision making/support process;

• Managing the contextualization process of decision making/support.

• Dynamic filtering of information for real-time decision making and support.

Important dates

Abstracts due: June 16, 2008

Panel proposals and papers due: September 22, 2008

Notification to Authors: September 22, 2008

Deadline for Final Papers: October 27, 2008

Workshop date: December 13, 2008

Scientific Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Frada Burstein, Monash University, Australia,

Patrick Brezillon, University Paris VI, France

Steering Commitee

Karen Corral, Arizona State University, USA
Uday Kulkarni, Arizona State University, USA
Dan Power, University of Northern Iowa, USA
David Paradice, Florida State University, USA
Jean-Charles Pomerol, University Paris VI, France
Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University, USA
David Shuff, Temple University, USA
Ozgur Turetken, Ryerson University, USA
Arkady Zaslavsky, Lulea Technical University, Sweden

For more information email

If you want to be kept informed about this workshop or help make it a success, please send an email to
Frada Burstein or Patrick Brezillon. 

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