Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 5, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 3

In this issue

1) Why use a common language when developing and using decision support?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Why use a common language when developing and using decision support?

by Ciara Heavin and Daniel J. Power

Developing a common language between developers, managers and other decision support users improves communications and understanding and is important. Depending upon our background and expertise, e.g. operations management, engineering, medicine, computer science, or human resources, we have a personal built-in lexicon which we use to communicate as part of our role in an organization. Our personal dictionary works well when we communicate with employees with similar backgrounds and expertise. However, moving outside of this affinity group and bridging the communication gap can be a real challenge. This is particularly challenging when designing decision support and analytics for any specific group of targeted users.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

02/03/2017 Oracle Argus Safety - more clients live with latest release. Check release.

02/02/2017 Retail analytics firm Intelligence Node secures three new premium retail customers. Check release.

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

1. 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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