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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 10, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 23


In this issue

1) How important is a robust decision support capability?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) How important is a robust decision support capability?

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

A robust decision support capability is perhaps desirable. Robust means a decision support system (DSS) requires little change as circumstances change or that it can adjust to changing circumstances. So a robust decision support capability is either especially flexible (cf., Power, 2008) and easy for users or developers to adapt, alter and change or it is self-adjusting based on machine learning. In general, experience suggests "robust" is not a major DSS requirement and one can argue that automating learning by a decision support system is undesirable. The critical issue is establishing indicators that help a user or developer recognize and identify the need to change and adapt a decision support capability.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

11/08/2013 Made in IBM Labs: Invention lets companies choose greener cloud options. Check release.

11/07/2013 BNSF Railway Co. moves its mobile workforce to the cloud. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. SIGDSS Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. Deadline December 9, 2013 Call for papers: Group Decision Making and Web 3.0, Toulouse. Click here

3. 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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