Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 2, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 20

In this issue

1) When is a decision framed properly?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) When is a decision framed properly?

by Daniel J. Power
and Ciara Heavin

Decisions occur in the context of a situation. Placing boundaries or creating a frame for a decision in terms of who the decision maker(s) is/are, the time period for making a decision, the objectives relevant to making the decision, and other factors can help us provide any needed decision support. A poorly framed decision results in bad decisions. Poor framing can lead to choosing inappropriate decision support and may make the consequences of a bad decision worse. Both managers and decision support staff need to know a decision is properly framed.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

09/29/2016 MicroStrategy to showcase the trends in analytics and data visualizations at its October 2016 symposium series. Check release.

09/28/2016 Logtrust™ brings real-time big data-in-motion analytics to any business, any size. Check release.

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

1. 2016 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA/IFIP WG8.3 Symposium, Sunday, December 11, 2016, Dublin, Ireland. Check here.

2. Call for papers: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2016), 12-14 Dec. 2016, Sydney, Australia. Check here.

3. Call for papers: 12th Annual Conference of Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2017. Check here.


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