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                 D. J. Power, Editor
           August 21, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 17

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In this issue:

1) What is the telephone test?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

        Become a Business Expert Press author 
1) What is the telephone test?

by Dan Power

Some semi-structured decisions can be supported using Artificial 
Intelligence technologies delivered as part of a knowledge-driven 
DSS. If a business decision problem cannot be solved and supported 
using quantitative methods, it may be appropriate to try an expert 
system solution. Prior to proposing a DSS project involving expert 
system technologies, the decision domain should first be evaluated 
for appropriateness. How do we evaluate the appropriateness of a 
knowledge-driven DSS project? One approach is the telephone test 
which helps us quickly evaluate the appropriateness and feasibility 
of building such a DSS.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

08/20/2011 Call for IS/T book proposals: become a Business 
Expert Press author. 

08/18/2011 Siemens and eMeter integrate meter data management 
software to assist Black Hills Corp. with AARA-funded Smart 
Grid Project. 

08/18/2011 SAP ranked leader in worldwide financial accounting 

08/18/2011 Google+ over 25 million visitors, thanks to Global 

08/18/2011 Mortgage industry names Hyland Software a 2011 Top 
Service Provider. 

08/18/2011 IBM unveils cognitive computing chips. 

08/18/2011 Start making sense of all that new data: Teradata 
tells how.

08/17/2011 The 10 don'ts of corporate social media. 

08/16/2011 Birlasoft pioneers with governance, risk and 
compliance (GRC) offering.

08/16/2011 Experian launches service to increase visibility
of potential fraud and identify hidden credit risks associated 
with business owners.

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3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Check

2. 2011 DSI Annual Meeting November 19-22, 2011 at the Boston 
Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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

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

5. 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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