Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 22, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 04

In this issue

1) Is DSS or Decision Support a core concept in Information Systems?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Is DSS or Decision Support a core concept in Information Systems?

by Daniel J. Power

Academic disciplines have core concepts, the fundamental building blocks or areas of study of the discipline. In many settings concepts are defined vaguely as ideas, notions, or abstractions. A scientific discipline requires more formal definitions of core concepts. In the discipline variously called Information Systems, Information Technology or Management Information Systems, one group of core concepts should be types/categories of information systems. Historically, a decision support system (DSS) has been considered a type of information system. Decision support is a capability that information systems and information technology can provide.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

02/20/2015 IBM Studio opens in London to transform the client experience. Check release.

02/18/2015 Splice Machine to highlight transactional Hadoop at Strata + Hadoop World. Check release.

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

1. March 21-23, 2015, International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (ICIST2015), Istanbul, Turkey. Check the website Click here.

2. May 14-15, 2015 Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, Pittsburg State University. Check the website Click here.

3. August 13-15, 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico. Check website Click here.


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