Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 27, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 25

In this issue

1) What factors indicate a special study is more appropriate than a DSS?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What factors indicate a special study is more appropriate than a DSS?

by Daniel J. Power

Personal and organizational factors, cultural factors, decision factors, information factors and psychological factors vary among decision situations. Every decision situation can not and should not be supported with a computerized decision support system (DSS). A major alternative is to conduct a special study using some computer-based analyses. Given that some decision situations are better supported by preparing a one-time special study, what factors indicate that it is more appropriate to prepare a special study than build a decision support system?

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

12/21/2015 'Moneyball' comes to medicine. Check release.

12/17/2015 MicroStrategy customer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt wins 2015 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Leadership award. Check release.

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

1. January 8, 2016. CFP IFIP WG8.3 conference, June 22-24 2016, Cork, Ireland. Check article.

2. January 9, 2016. CFP Data mining for decision making support (DMDMS), May 23-26, 2016, Madrid, Spain. Click here.


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