Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 3, 2021 Vol. 22, No. 01

Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 537.

In this issue

1) What is the ROMC design approach?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the ROMC design approach?

by Daniel J. Power

ROMC is an analysis and design method for user interfaces. Ralph Sprague and Eric Carlson (1982) proposed ROMC as an approach for designing a specialized decision support system. The method is especially useful for creating a DSS user interface. ROMC focuses on analyzing four user-oriented entities: 1) Representations or images for conveying information, 2) Operations for manipulating data displayed as representations, 3) aids for a user's memory (Memory aids), and 4) mechanisms for helping users control the system (Control aids).

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

12/29/2020 Despite the impact of COVID-19, 88% of revenue leaders expect 2021 to be a year of growth. Check release.

12/23/2020 Call for Papers: MWAIS 2021 Conference: May 20-21, 2021 at Bradley University. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Call for Papers: MWAIS 2021 Conference: May 20-21, 2021 at Bradley University. Check release.

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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