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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 1, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 07


In this issue

1) What is big data analytics?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) What is big data analytics?

by Daniel J. Power

Big data analytics combines buzz words and is a buzz phrase. The basic idea of this new business jargon is that the huge volume and variety of data being generated must be analyzed. Mashing together sources, big data analytics is defined as the analysis of very large, diverse, varied data sets known as "big data". "Big data" includes different types of data such as structured/unstructured and streaming/batch, and different sizes/volumes from terabytes to exabytes.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

03/29/2018 Go the extra mile at SAS® Global Forum 2018, April 8-11 in Denver. Check release.

03/27/2018 Oracle's revolutionary new database automates key functions for enterprise customers. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018, 4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology – ICDSST 2018, 22 – 25 May 2018 – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Check here.

2. 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.

3. ECIS 2018 Conference, June 23rd -28th, 2018, Portsmouth, UK. Check http://ecis2018.eu/.

4. Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check release.

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