Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 4, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 03

In this issue

1) Why is a person kept in the decision cycle?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Why is a person kept in the decision cycle?

by Daniel J. Power

Decision making using data and algorithms has inherent limitations. Decision automation and decision management approaches are designed and built by people. Keeping a knowledgeable, skilled and trained person as part of the decision making process can mitigate and reduce the harmful consequences from an automated decision system. A person may spot anomalous or incongruous inputs or results. A person may identify changes in a situation that make assumptions less relevant or even incorrect. A "smart" knowledgeable person benefits from a data-driven analysis, but continues to execute independent judgment. People can bring intuition and a broad understanding to a complex decision situation. The "best" human decision makers can act intentionally. In some situations, a human decision makers may even act intentionally to confuse or perhaps to respond randomly.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

02/01/2018 Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check release.

02/01/2018 Artificial Intelligence shakes-up financial technology sector (Fintech). Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018, 4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology – ICDSST 2018, 22 – 25 May 2018 – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Check here.

2. 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.

3. ECIS 2018 Conference, June 23rd -28th, 2018, Portsmouth, UK. Check


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