Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 13, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 19

Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 529.

In this issue

1) What is surveillance analytics?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is surveillance analytics?

by Ciara Heavin
and Daniel J. Power

Monitoring and tracking of people and our activities is not a new phenomenon. People have spied upon and kept track of the activities of others since the beginnings of recorded history. The tools and techniques have however gotten increasingly sophisticated. For example, individuals, police departments, and businesses have been implementing video-enabled security systems in homes, on the street, and on business premises as security measures. The amount of data captured has grown exponentially and analyzing data is increasingly challenging. Streaming, real-time data is increasingly monitored by software. Surveillance analytics involves the use of software algorithms to detect, classify, monitor, and track objects or persons in real-time or after an event, cf., Zalud, 2013.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

09/10/2020 Hadoop Big Data Analytics market worth $23.5 billion by 2025. Check release.

09/10/2020 Charlotte Tilbury leverages Google Cloud for data-led customer experience. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. ICIS 2020 is Going Virtual on December 13-16, 2020, with pre-ICIS events beginning on December 12. Check the website at URL

2. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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