Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 4, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 16

In this issue

1) How will decision support technologies shape our global society?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How will decision support technologies shape our global society?

by Daniel Power

Change is definitely occurring in our global society. Some changes are minor and seemingly insignificant. Other changes linked to mobile computing and "smart" software seem more disruptive. The forces creating the changes are difficult to discretely identify. We live in a multi-causal world of pressures that are tugging, pushing and interacting. One cannot say definitively that the Internet or social networks or even computers are having or have had a profound impact on how we live. Perhaps we live in an emerging hyperconnected, digital, information age. Perhaps the change process has just begun. We can certainly interact easily with people from most countries often in real-time. Most data is now digital and we are creating and capturing enormous amounts of data. Where are we headed?

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

08/02/2013 How to get effective email subscribers. Check release.

07/31/2013 Introducing Quip. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. Papers due August 29, 2013: Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD Click here

3. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology Oct. 5-6, 2013. Click here

4. ICIS December 15-18, 2013 Click here

5. Deadline December 15, 2013 Call for papers: DSS 2.0 Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, June 2-5, 2014 Click here


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