Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 4, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 16
1) How will decision support technologies shape our global society?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
How will decision support technologies shape our global society?
by Daniel Power
Change is definitely occurring in our global society. Some changes are
minor and seemingly insignificant. Other changes linked to mobile
computing and "smart" software seem more disruptive. The forces creating
the changes are difficult to discretely identify. We live in a multi-causal
world of pressures that are tugging, pushing and interacting. One cannot
say definitively that the Internet or social networks or even computers are
having or have had a profound impact on how we live. Perhaps we live in an
emerging hyperconnected, digital, information age. Perhaps the change
process has just begun. We can certainly interact easily with people from
most countries often in real-time. Most data is now digital and we are
creating and capturing enormous amounts of data. Where are we headed?
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
08/02/2013 How to get effective email subscribers. Check release.
07/31/2013 Introducing Quip. Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. Papers due August 29, 2013: Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan,
2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD
3. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology
Oct. 5-6, 2013. Click here
4. ICIS December 15-18, 2013 Click here
5. Deadline December 15, 2013 Call for papers: DSS 2.0 – Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, June 2-5, 2014 Click here
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