Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 27, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 22

In this issue

1) What is augmented decision-making?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is augmented decision-making?

by Daniel Power

People often make bad or "less" than optimal decisions. Do you think it would be great if a computer was providing advice and information in real-time relevant to decisions that you needed to make? Imagine a salesperson about to meet a prospective customer who could quickly read about prior interactions with the person or a manager with an intelligent assistant that provided reminders and decision-relevant facts. These are augmented decision-making scenarios. Augmented decision-making is the promise that if a person so chooses, then a computer can be companion, advisor and more on an ongoing, context aware, networked basis. In some ways these scenarios sound scary, what if a person can't "unplug" or is told to use augmentation.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

10/24/2013 IBM study: Security officers gaining a strategic voice, transforming technology and business in global organizations. Check release.

10/24/2013 Syncsort and Cloudera to co-present at Strata conference on Bridging the Big Iron and Big Data Gap with Hadoop. Check release.

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

1. SIGDSS Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD Nov. 16-19, 2013 Click here

3. Deadline December 9, 2013 Call for papers: Group Decision Making and Web 3.0, Toulouse. 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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