CALL FOR PAPERS: SIG DSS Pre-ICIS Workshop on "Research Directions for Decision Support"

First Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Decision Support Systems:
"Research Directions for Decision Support"
December 14, 2003 - Seattle, Washington, USA
Sponsored by AIS SIGDSS

Workshop URL:
Workshop Chair: David Schuff (, Temple 

Monday, 14 July 2003 -- Organized by Association for Information Systems SIGDSS, this workshop will explore issues surrounding the design and use of Decision Support Systems. The workshop will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of research regarding systems which support managerial decision-making through both knowledge management and data management. This includes the design, history, theory, practice, methods and techniques, new developments, and applications of computing technologies to support decision processes and decision-making by individuals, groups and organizations.

Specifically, the goal of the inaugural workshop is to bring interested researchers together in order to provide networking opportunities for the academic community interested in these topics. Both in-progress and completed research paper submissions are welcome.


You can register for the workshop through the ICIS 2003 website at the same time as you register for the conference. The registration fee is $80, which includes lunch. A complete program will be available via the workshop's web page.

Potential Topics

For those interested in submitting a paper, the following are a list of potential topics. Topics not listed here but related to the theme of the workshop are welcome.

. Decision support design methodologies and approaches
. Research in communications-driven, collaborative, or group DSS
. Selection of DSS generators
. Specifications for detail and precision in DSS models
. Decision support model formulation
. DSS model management in web and distributed computing environments
. Evaluation of DSS designs
. Technical antecedents of DSS acceptance and use
. Role and effects of user involvement in DSS design and development
. Comparative effectiveness of different interactive structures for DSS
. Building web-based DSS
. Emerging technologies for DSS development and delivery
. Web-based DSS for customers and suppliers
. Facilitating decision support using data warehouses
. Data mining as a tool to aid decision making
. Data quality and data integrity
. Database management and design issues

Format of Submissions

Both in-progress and completed research papers are welcome. Submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed. Authors are asked to review one or two papers.

In-progress submissions should be no more than seven double-spaced pages (using Times Roman 12 point font). Completed research should be no more than fifteen double-spaced pages. The specified lengths include the abstract, references, and figures.

Please submit papers by email to David Schuff ( by Monday, September 15, 2003. You will be notified about the decision of the program committee by Friday, October 17, 2003.

AIS SIG DSS - Affiliated Special Journal Issue

There will be a special issue of the International Journal of Decision Support Systems affiliated with AIS SIG DSS. Those interested in submitting a paper to the special issue are also asked to submit their paper to participate in a preliminary paper presentation during the workshop. More information concerning this special issue is in a Separate Call for Papers.

From: "David Schuff"