Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 15, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 10

In this issue

1) Are computerized decision aids decision support systems?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Are computerized decision aids decision support systems?

by Daniel J. Power

Some are, some aren't. The phrase computerized decision aid refers to a diverse set of computer-based support tools built using a variety of decision techniques. Some aids are complex and sophisticated and hence should be classified as decision support systems. Other computer tools termed computerized decision aids are simpler and naive. For example, a web page with decision aiding information or a simple web-based checklist can be termed a decision aid. In the scientific literature, one encounters research about computerized decision aids (cf., Arkes et al., 2007; Larson et al., 2005). Often this literature is relevant to decision support researchers. Simple decision aiding tools may be very useful, but they should not be classified as decision support systems (DSS). Researchers should examine a tool or system's complexity as part of decision support classification.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

05/12/2016 90 percent of IT Security pros in financial services feel vulnerable to a data breach. Check release.

05/11/2016 Workiva executives to present at June investor conferences. Check release.

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

1. MWAIS 2016, May 19-20, Milwaukee, WI. Click here.

2. CFP: Friday, May 20, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT. IEEE DSAA'2016: Third International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Montreal, Oct. 17-19, 2016. Click here.

3. 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8, June 22-24, 2016, University College Cork, Ireland. Check here.


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