Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 16, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 21

In this issue

1) What is an information system?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is an information system?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSS News

Modern information systems combine computing hardware, software, networking and storage infrastructure with trained staff. The purposes of information systems include: 1) creating, sharing and transmitting documents; 2) delivering applications to users; 3) facilitating financial and operational control; 4) coordinating activities, and 5) supporting decision making.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/13/2016 AccuWeather announces new advanced weather forecasting intelligence for businesses - with SmartWarn. Check release.

10/13/2016 Social media is a promising new frontier for insights into large-scale medical and treatment patterns. Check release.

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

1. 2016 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA/IFIP WG8.3 Symposium, Sunday, December 11, 2016, Dublin, Ireland. Check here.

2. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2016), 12-14 Dec. 2016, Sydney, Australia. Check here.

3. Call for papers: EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2017), May 29-31, 2017, Namur, Belgium. Check here.

4. 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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