Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 11, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 25

In this issue

1) Can computerized decision support reduce cognitive biases in decision making?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Can computerized decision support reduce cognitive biases in decision making?

by Daniel J. Power

Individuals have predictable thinking patterns. Some patterns are positive and others lead to poor choices. A person's predictable thinking patterns are generally termed cognitive biases. An individual may learn many of the patterns, but the frequency and impact may differ among individuals. Thinking patterns impact what a person likes and dislikes. A computerized decision support system may reinforce some known biases or change how a user thinks about a situation in a favorable way. People have limitations as information processors and biases can and often do reduce the amount of thinking and processing that a person does to make a choice. A decision aid or decision support system can also impact how much thinking and information gathering a person must do in a situation.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

12/06/2016 Dentegra Insurance Company selects Attunity for universal data replication. Check release.

12/02/2016 Insurance industry leaders reach out to young insurance professionals on CEO Town Hall webinar. Check release.

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

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