Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 4, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 19

In this issue

1) How useful is DSS case study research?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How useful is DSS case study research?

by Daniel J. Power

Decision Support Systems (DSS) encompass a broad array of software artifacts intended to support decision making. The broad purpose is the same for all DSS, but the narrower more specific uses and purposes vary. The targeted users of the systems also differ. More fundamentally the architecture, technologies and source of primary functionality can differ in significant ways. To better understand the wide range of systems categorized broadly as Decision Support Systems researchers can and should investigate exemplar systems and document them to demonstrate changes as DSS are built using new technologies and to document innovation and best practices.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/01/2015 Syngenta and INFORMS announce new crop challenge award in analytics, Operations Research. Check release.

09/30/2015 Strategy Analytics finds no rush to develop an Apple Watch app. Check release.

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

1. November 30, 2015 Call for papers: ICDSST 2016, Plymouth, UK May 23-25, 2016 Check article and website.

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


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