Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 23, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 16

In this issue

1) Does data modeling differ for a data-driven DSS?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Does data modeling differ for a data-driven DSS?

by Daniel J. Power

Creating a data model is usually the beginning of a process to develop an information system linked to a data store. A conceptual data model shows the overall logical structure of a database. A data model should be independent of any software or data storage structure. In general, a data model is any method for visualizing the information needs of a system (check The purpose of the system impacts what is modeled and hence may create different modeling processes for data-driven DSS.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

08/19/2015 Online auto-purchasing on the rise. Check release.

08/14/2015 SQream Technologies wins another best new product of the year award - the Stevie® Award. Check release.

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

1. August 30, 2015 Call for chapter proposals: decision support systems case studies. Check website Click here.

2. November 30, 2015 Call for papers: ICDSST 2016, Plymouth, UK May 23-25, 2016 Check website Click here.

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


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