Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 7, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 16

In this issue

1) How does DSS data differ from operational data?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How does DSS data differ from operational data?

by Daniel J. Power

Decision support data used for analytics and data-driven DSS is related to past actions and intentions. The data is a historical record and the scale of data captured is often high volume. It may be qualitative and semi-structured. Stored data is used by both data-driven DSS and transaction processing systems (TPS). The data organized specifically for decision support differs from the data organized as a record of business transactions. Both data-driven DSS and TPS create information from the stored data that can be used by people.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

08/05/2016 Invisible battleground rife with conflict. Check release.

08/05/2016 New technology converges on personalized, predictive, preventive health. Check release.

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

1. Call for papers: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2016), 12-14 Dec. 2016, Sydney, Australia. Check here.

2. Call for papers: 12th Annual Conference of Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2017. Check here.


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