Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 5, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 13

In this issue

1) What is a man-computer symbiosis?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is a man-computer symbiosis?

by Daniel J. Power

In 1960, J. C. R Licklider coined the phrase "man-computer symbiosis". He speculated that "man-computer symbiosis is an expected development in cooperative interaction between men and electronic computers. It will involve very close coupling between the human and the electronic members of the partnership." A more modern phrase for such an interaction is "human-computer symbiosis". In the future, people and computing machines may remain loosely coupled or become very tightly coupled. If some form of tight coupling is achieved, the symbiotic relationship may be very positive and adaptive. Technology advances are making human-computer symbiosis a real possibility. Recent developments like the Apple Watch and research on implantable wireless devices (Borton et al., 2013), have changed the discussion about human-computer symbiosis.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

07/03/2015 BT Technology delivering improved performance For Williams Martini Racing. Check release.

06/29/2015 Temple University's Institute for Business and Information Technology and Lockheed Martin to host National Cyber Analyst Challenge. 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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