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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 17, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 04


In this issue

1) What is conversational, general-purpose decision support?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is conversational, general-purpose decision support?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

The phrase conversational, general-purpose decision support refers to a knowledge-driven software application with a voice interface that engages a person, a decision maker, in a question and answer dialog about a specific decision situation. The decision structuring assistance system becomes more focused, and specific, as a decision maker responds to questions. Think of a voice input computerized system that captures decision relevant information and helps a decision maker organize and process the information, make judgments and assessments.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

02/12/2019 Call For Papers: 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check release.

02/11/2019 Executive order will help ensure U.S. leadership in AI. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Conference: ICDSST 2019, May 27-29, 2019, Madiera, Portugal. Check http://dssresources.com/news/5024.php.

2. 30th European Conference on Operational Research, June 23-26, Dublin, Ireland. Check https://www.euro2019dublin.com/.

3. Call For Papers: 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check release.

4. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjba20/current.

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