Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 10, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 09

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In this issue

1) What is the role of decision support in precision farming?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the role of decision support in precision farming?

by Daniel J. Power

In approximately 8000 B.C. when farming and agrarian communities were established, the population of planet Earth was around 5 million people. On May 10, 2015, the World population was approximately 7,300,000,000, 7.3 billion people, cf., To feed the growing population, more efficient and more effective farming was developed to provide an expanded food supply. To meet the food needs of a global population expected to reach 10.85 billion people on July 4, 2100, more efficient and better technology-supported farming is needed. Computerized decision support is a central capability in the technologies of precision farming that will feed our growing population.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

05/06/2015 Zynx Health announces "Clinical Improvement Through Evidence" award recognizing nurses for clinical decision support use excellence. Check release.

05/06/2015 Northwestern University graduate students take on big data using Teradata Aster discovery platform in hackathon. Check release.

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

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

2. December 12-13, 2015, pre-ICIS Business Analytics (BA) Congress, Dallas. Check website Click here.


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