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D. J. Power, Editor
May 27, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 11

In Memoriam: Paul Gray decision support pioneer.
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In this issue

1) What technologies are used for decision automation?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What technologies are used for decision automation?

by Dan Power

Software and system designers can use a number of differing technologies to build a system to automate decision making. Technologies range from very simple to complex and the inputs may be one or a few values to many values based on queries of a database. Designers need to be familiar with the range of technologies and distinct benefits and limitations of each. With decision automation it is easy to focus on one technology like business rules and ignore other possibilities that may have different implementation trade-offs. Quantitative models, heuristics, IF-THEN rules, statistical approaches and other Artificial Intelligence technologies can all potentially be used to build a decision automation system.
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

05/24/2012 Online CRM provider Really Simple Systems increases Web CRM adoption with intelligent data import. Check release.

05/22/2012 Sixty-two percent of organizations allow employees to use personal mobile devices for work, according to new InformationWeek Reports research. Check release.

05/22/2012 IBM CEO study: command & control meets collaboration. Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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

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

3. Call for papers: Decision models and social commerce, submission deadline July 1, 2012. Click here


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