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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 15, 2018 Vol. 19, No. 08


In this issue

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


1) What is evidence?

by Daniel J. Power

Evidence is an abstract idea that plays a significant role in human thinking and decision making. The word evidence becomes more concrete when it names and categorizes a collection of facts and information that is used to determine if a statement of belief or a proposition is correct, true or valid. Evidence is collected, gathered, organized, and summarized in decision processes to persuade a person or group of a conclusion. One may have heard the overused expression "let the evidence speak for itself." This metaphorical cliche neglects the role people play in assembling and presenting evidence. The decision process itself can distort the evidence.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

04/13/2018 Call for papers: DSI 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Check release.

04/12/2018 Chicago CIO Summit: Path to competing in the digital age. 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: DSI 2018 Annual Meeting November 17 - 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Check http://dssresources.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&id=415.

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

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