Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 18, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 19

In this issue

1) What are examples of decision support paradoxes?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are examples of decision support paradoxes?

by Daniel J. Power

Computerized decision support remains controversial. One goal of decision support is to improve decision making and that means helping decision makers resolve or avoid decision support paradoxes. Is this possible? What help can decision support provide decision makers? A paradox is defined as a conflicted, contradictory situation or statement. Examples of decision support paradoxes include the famous Abilene paradox (Harvey, 1974), the Groupthink phenomenon, and the paradox of the good and evil of Technology. There are many hard to resolve decision support paradoxes.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

09/15/2016 International Privacy Association honors Protenus for innovation in health data analytics. Check release.

09/15/2016 MicroStrategy unveils MicroStrategy 10.5™. 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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