Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 14, 2014 Vol. 15, No. 19
1) Can computerized decision support systems impact, eliminate, exploit, or reduce cognitive biases in decision making?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
Can computerized decision support systems impact, eliminate, exploit, or reduce cognitive biases in decision making?
by Daniel J. Power
Individuals have predictable thinking patterns. Some patterns
are positive and others lead to poor choices. A person's
predictable thinking patterns are generally termed cognitive
biases. An individual may learn many of the patterns, but the
frequency and impact may differ among individuals. Thinking
patterns impact what a person likes and dislikes. A computerized
decision support system may reinforce some known biases or change
how a user thinks about a situation in a favorable way. People
have limitations as information processors and biases can and
often do reduce the amount of thinking and processing that a
person does to make a choice. A decision aid or decision support
system can also impact how much thinking and information gathering
a person must do in a situation.
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
09/12/2014 SAP and Panasonic launch joint initiative for video-based sports analytics solutions. Check release.
09/11/2014 Business analytics: key to business survival in the 21st century. Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. Nov. 22-25, 2014, 45th Annual DSI meeting - Tampa, FL, Click here.
2. Dec. 28-29, 2014 “Big Data and Analytics For Business(BDAB-2014)”,
New Delhi, India. Check the website Click here.
3. May 27-29, 2015 ICDSST 2015 organized by the EWG-DSS/ The theme is “Big Data Analytics for Decision Making”, Belgrade, Serbia. Check the website Click here.
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