Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 19, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 6

In this issue

1) What is a modern decision support system?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is a modern decision support system?

by Daniel J. Power

"Modern" refers to recent times and recent innovations. Modern decision support is evolving rapidly in step with computing hardware and software progress. A modern decision support system is "current", "up-to-date" and relatively "new". The current era in decision support systems (DSS) development started in many ways in 1995 with the specification of HTML 2.0 and the introduction of handheld computing and cell phones. For the past 10 years, Web 2.0 technologies, mobile integrated devices and improved software development tools have revolutionized decision support user interfaces, while the decision support data store back-end has gotten extremely powerful supporting large, real-time and complex data sets.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

03/16/2017 IBM Watson Health to integrate MedyMatch Technology into cognitive imaging offerings to help doctors identify head trauma and stroke. Check release.

03/15/2017 Traffk™ acquires Capsci Health's mobile technology. 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 the Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2017. Check here.


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