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                          DSS News
                July 17, 2000--Vol. 1, No. 6
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* DSSResources.COM Decision Aids
* Ask Dan! -- What is the relationship between DSS and Expert      
Systems?
* What's New at DSSResources.COM
* DSS News Stories
 
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Ask Dan!
What is the relationship between DSS and Expert Systems?
>From Pat Nathan
Hi Dan,
: What do you think of DSS and Expert Systems?
 
I think both can help managers. Expert Systems provide one source of 
technologies for building Decision Support Systems -- I call them 
Suggestion DSS. Integration of Expert System technologies may occur in 
some other types of DSS.
: What are the difference between the two?
DSS is a broad category -- Data-Driven DSS, Model-Driven, 
Communication-Driven, Document-Driven and Knowledge-Driven or Suggestion 
DSS. The later category uses Expert Systems tools.
: Would the evolution of DSS end up in Expert Systems?
NO, I don't think so. -- BUT Knowledge-Driven DSS or Suggestion DSS
will become more common and more powerful. The tools are getting better.
A good reference on integrating DSS and Expert Systems is El-Najdawi, M. 
K., and Anthony C. Stylianou, "Expert Support Systems: Integrating AI 
Technologies", Communications of the ACM, New York: Association for 
Computing Machinery, December 1993.
El-Najdawi and Stylianou feel both DSS and Expert Systems "can be used 
to facilitate and improve the quality of decision making by reducing 
information overload and by augmenting the cognitive limitations and 
rationality bounds of decision makers." They concluded "A small number 
of systems have adopted the idea of DSS/ES integration." 
A major contribution is that El-Najdawi and Stylianou identify several 
forms of integration that have been discussed in the literature. The 
major approaches to integration are:
* Expert System integration into various DSS components,
* Expert System integration as a separate component of the DSS,
* DSS models and data access as a component of an Expert System. 
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What's New? at DSSResources.COM
07/17/2000 Posted Inflation Analysis Decision Aid. It was designed by D. 
J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/16/2000 Posted Decision Process Selection Analysis Decision Aid. It 
was designed by D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/15/2000 Posted Multi-Factor Evaluator Decision Aid. It was designed 
by D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/13/2000 Posted Product Cost Variance Analysis Decision Aid. It was 
designed by D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/13/2000 Posted Product Break-Even Analysis Decision Aid. It was 
designed by D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/12/2000 Posted Quantity Discount Evaluator Decision Aid. It was 
designed by D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/11/2000 Posted Cost/Benefit Analysis Decision Aid. It was designed by 
D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
07/09/2000 Posted DSS Project Evaluation Decision Aid. It was designed 
by D. J. Power and programmed in JavaScript by A. P. Power.
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DSS News Stories
07/14/2000 AvantGo extends Microsoft's Data Warehousing and Business 
Intelligence Solutions to Mobile Devices. Companies can extend 
interactive enterprise applications and data beyond the desktop to 
mobile workers.
07/13/2000 Cisco Systems and Oracle announced they will work together to 
develop the next evolution in Internet technology, Voice over IP (VoIP). 
VoIP will allow businesses to integrate contact management and telephony 
functions with the Internet. 
07/12/2000 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2000 will be 
held Sept. 14-16, 2000 in Hyannis, MA. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Rita 
Colwell, Ellen Hancock, Sheila Talton. Check 
http://www.sdsc.edu/hopper/. 
07/12/2000 PM Boulevard, a Project Management Portal reports results of 
a Planning Assessment Survey. See www.pmblvd.com . 
07/11/2000 Call for Papers: Third International Conference on Modeling 
and Using Context, July 27-30, 2001, in Dundee, Scotland. Submissions 
due February 2, 2001. For more information, see website or call for 
papers. 
07/10/2000 Giga Information Group finds "It's too soon to adopt a 
Personal Digital Assistant standard"; "Despite rapid adoption in the 
workplace, PDAs not yet an Enterprise solution". 
07/06/2000 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) 2001 
Conference May 20-23, 2001 at Toronto Marriott-Eaton, Toronto, Canada. 
Submission deadline Oct. 6, 2000 for Decision Support Technologies 
Track. Check irma-international.org. 
07/05/2000 Comshare's 17th Annual User Conference will focus on the 
importance of Management Planning and Control in E-Business. It will be 
held September 10-13, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ.
06/30/2000 E-Business Intelligence Conference, September 18-20, 2000, 
Bally’s Park Place, Atlantic City. New Directions in Data Analysis, 
e-Warehousing and Decision Support.
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