Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 10, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 26

In this issue

1) What is evidence-based decision making?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is evidence-based decision making?

by Daniel J. Power

Evidence-based decision making is a process of reason and rationality. The fast-flowing torrent of content, including biased opinions and fake news, clogging the Global Internet has challenged the quest for both reason and rationality. Perhaps the "Modern Age of Reason" has ended. Perhaps reason and rationality are no longer goals for decision making behavior. Perhaps humankind is entering "The Age of Post-Rationality" (cf., Berreby, 2009; Colic-Peisker and Flitney, 2018; Philips, 2016). Let's explore evidence-based decision making in this context of information distortion and overload.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

12/20/2017 Agent Vi collaborates with AWS to enable any surveillance camera to become a smart camera. Check release.

12/19/2017 Bechtel wins award for Digital Innovation. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Extended to January 10, 2018 submission deadline for the 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.


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