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                 D. J. Power, Editor
           August 7, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 16

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In this issue:

1) What is decision automation?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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1) What is decision automation?

by Dan Power

Decision automation is a deceptively simple and intriguingly 
complex concept. On the surface the idea is that a computer 
program is making decisions. A decision automation system is 
NOT a decision support system. Rather a decision automation system 
eliminates the need for a human decision maker in a programmed 
decision situation. Business rules and programmed instructions 
are trigered by events and contingent choices are made. The greatly 
expanded and evolving computing infrastructure makes it increasingly 
cost effective to apply decision automation in situations where 
that had been prohibitively costly.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

08/03/2011 Teradata creates innovative ‘first’ for social 
services: state health & human services and medicaid 
logical data model.

08/02/2011 Powerful analytics give fleets bold new advantages 
in Teletrac's Fleet Director 8.5. 

07/29/2011 Web conferencing and online meeting accessible to 

07/28/2011 Netherlands-based insurance company accelerates 
claims process; improves customer satisfaction with EMC 
Documentum xCP.

07/27/2011 SAP and Google team to put "Big Data" on the map.

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3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

3.1. 2011 DSI Annual Meeting November 19-22, 2011 at the Boston 
Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. 

3.2. Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence track at 
ICIS 2011, Shanghai, China December 4-7, 2011. 

3.3. Call for papers: DSS’2012 – 16th IFIP WG8.3 International 
Conference on Decision Support Systems, Anávissos, Greece, 
June 28-30 2012. 

3.4. Call for papers: European Journal of Information Systems, 
Special Issue on Transforming Decision-Making Processes: 
The Next IS Frontier, due February 1, 2012. 

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