DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 11, 2011             Vol. 12, No.25

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year
Vol. 13, No. 1 is scheduled for Sunday, January 8, 2012

In this issue

1) What vendors have communications-driven DSS for collaboration?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What vendors have communications-driven DSS for collaboration?

by Dan Power

With the growth of cloud computing more sophisticated communications-driven DSS have been developed to assist managers in collaborative decision-making situations where they are making tactical and strategic decisions. Communications-driven DSS is a type of DSS that emphasizes communications, collaboration and shared decision-making support. Current products do much more than supporting multiple people in sharing ideas and accessing data. Newer systems build on the place-based group DSS of the 1980s and 1990s and add the social media and Web 2.0 capabilities of recent years to build more sophisticated web-based collaborative platforms.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

12/08/2011 IBM unveils analytics solution to help clients extract insight from patents and intellectual property. Check release.

12/08/2011 Estimating software helps fuel manufacturing initiatives with Colleges. Check release.

12/08/2011 Analytics goes to the head of the class at Northwestern University; two new Masters degree programs. Check release.

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3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Click here

2. 4th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT-2012), 23-25 May 2012, Gifu, Japan. Click here

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

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

5. Call for papers: 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012), Track: "Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management", Barcelona, Spain June 10-13, 2012. Click here


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