Recent Developments in Decision Support Systems

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics
Pages: 620 pages
ISBN 13: 3662029529
ISBN 10: 9783662029527
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
Over the past two decades, many advances have been made in the decision support system (DSS) field. They range from progress in fundamental concepts, to improved techniques and methods, to widespread use of commercial software for DSS development. Still, the depth and breadth of the DSS field continues to grow, fueled by the need to better support decision making in a world that is increasingly complex in terms of volume, diversity, and interconnectedness of the knowledge on which decisions can be based. This continuing growth is facilitated by increasing computer power and decreasing per-unit computing costs. But, it is spearheaded by the multifaceted efforts of DSS researchers. The collective work of these researchers runs from the speculative to the normative to the descriptive. It includes analysis of what the field needs, designs of means for meeting recognized needs, and implementations for study. It encompasses theoretical, empirical, and applied orientations. It is concerned with the invention of concepts, frameworks, models, and languages for giving varied, helpful perspectives. It involves the discovery of principles, methods, and techniques for expeditious construction of successful DSSs. It aims to create computer-based tools that facilitate DSS development. It assesses DSS efficacy by observing systems, their developers, and their users. This growing body of research continues to be fleshed out and take shape on a strong, but still-developing, skeletal foundation.
RELATED BOOKS
Recent Developments in Decision Support Systems
Language: en
Pages: 620
Authors: Clyde W. Holsapple, Andrew B. Whinston
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-29 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Over the past two decades, many advances have been made in the decision support system (DSS) field. They range from progress in fundamental concepts, to improved techniques and methods, to widespread use of commercial software for DSS development. Still, the depth and breadth of the DSS field continues to grow, fueled by the need to better support decision making in a world that is increasingly complex in terms of volume, diversity, and interconnectedness of the knowledge on which decisions can be based. This continuing growth is facilitated by increasing computer power and decreasing per-unit computing costs. But, it is spearheaded by the multifaceted efforts of DSS researchers. The collective work of these researchers runs from the speculative to the normative to the descriptive. It includes analysis of what the field needs, designs of means for meeting recognized needs, and implementations for study. It encompasses theoretical, empirical, and applied orientations. It is concerned with the invention of concepts, frameworks, models, and languages for giving varied, helpful perspectives. It involves the discovery of principles, methods, and techniques for expeditious construction of successful DSSs. It aims to create computer-based tools that facilitate DSS development. It assesses DSS efficacy by observing systems, their developers, and their users. This growing body of research continues to be fleshed out and take shape on a strong, but still-developing, skeletal foundation.
Recent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Jos P. van Leeuwen, Harry J.P. Timmermans
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-16 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Preface. International Scientific Committee. Introduction. Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Applications of Neural Networks for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in Turkey; E. Yesilnacar, G.J. Hunter. An Evaluation of Neural Spatial Interaction Models Based on a Practical Application; A. Akamine, A.N. Rodrigues da Silva. Improved Understanding of Urban Sprawl Using Neural Networks; L. Diappi, P. Bolchi, M. Buscema. Visualisation for Design and Decision Support. Using On-Line Geographical Visualisation Tools to Improve Land Use Decision-Making with a Bottom-Up Community Participatory App.
Recent Developments in Metaheuristics
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Lionel Amodeo, El-Ghazali Talbi, Farouk Yalaoui
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-18 - Publisher: Springer

This book highlights state-of-the-art developments in metaheuristics research. It examines all aspects of metaheuristic research including new algorithmic developments, applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, in-depth experimental studies. The book is divided into two sections. Part I is focused on new optimization and modeling techniques based on metaheuristics. The chapters in this section cover topics from multi-objective problems with fuzzy data with triangular-valued objective functions, to hyper-heuristics optimization methodology, designing genetic algorithms, and also the cuckoo search algorithm. The techniques described help to enhance the usability and increase the potential of metaheuristic algorithms. Part II showcases advanced metaheuristic approaches to solve real-life applications issues. This includes an examination of scheduling, the vehicle routing problem, multimedia sensor network, supplier selection, bin packing, objects tracking, and radio frequency identification. In the fields covered in the chapters are of high-impact applications of metaheuristics. The chapters offer innovative applications of metaheuristics that have a potential of widening research frontiers. Altogether, this book offers a comprehensive look at how researchers are currently using metaheuristics in different domains of design and application.
Recent Developments in Data Science and Intelligent Analysis of Information
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Oleg Chertov, Tymofiy Mylovanov, Yuriy Kondratenko, Janusz Kacprzyk, Vladik Kreinovich, Vadim Stefanuk
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-04 - Publisher: Springer

This book constitutes the proceedings of the XVIII International Conference on Data Science and Intelligent Analysis of Information (ICDSIAI'2018), held in Kiev, Ukraine on June 4-7, 2018. The conference series, which dates back to 2001 when it was known as the Workshop on Intelligent Analysis of Information, was renamed in 2008 to reflect the broadening of its scope and the composition of its organizers and participants. ICDSIAI'2018 brought together a large number of participants from numerous countries in Europe, Asia and the USA. The papers presented addressed novel theoretical developments in methods, algorithms and implementations for the broadly perceived areas of big data mining and intelligent analysis of data and information, representation and processing of uncertainty and fuzziness, including contributions on a range of applications in the fields of decision-making and decision support, economics, education, ecology, law, and various areas of technology. The book is dedicated to the memory of the conference founder, the late Professor Tetiana Taran, an outstanding scientist in the field of artificial intelligence whose research record, vision and personality have greatly contributed to the development of Ukrainian artificial intelligence and computer science.
Decision Making: Recent Developments and Worldwide Applications
Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Stelios H. Zanakis, Georgios Doukidis, Constantin Zopounidis
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This chapter describes a study conducted at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, in their School of Business. The study was to explore the applicability of a judgment-analytic decision support system to the assessment of the likelihood of an applicant being selected for admission to the School's Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) program. The likelihood of a program administrator selecting a particular applicant is directly linked to the assessment of the likelihood of that applicant's success in the GCBA program. The purpose of this study, in effect, was to analyze the administrative judgment process in assessment of an applicant's likelihood of success in the program. THE PROCESS OF HUMAN JUDGMENT Human judgment is a process through which an individual uses social infonnation to make decisions. The social infonnation is obtained from an individual's environment and is interpreted through the individual's cognitive image of the environment. The. cognitive image provides a representation of the environment based on past experiences and training, and essentially predisposes the person to respond to social infonnation in predictable ways. An individual's policies or beliefs about the environment represent these patterns. Human judgments are based then upon one's interpretation of available infonnation. They are probability statements about one's environment and how one reacts to it. This condition leads to the human judgment process being inherently limited. It is fundamentally a covert process. It is seldom possible for an individual to accurately describe his or her judgment process accurately.
Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites
Language: en
Pages: 436
Authors: Antonio Marcomini, Glenn Walter Suter II, Andrea Critto
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-16 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites addresses decision making in environmental risk management for contaminated sites, focusing on the potential role of decision support systems in informing the management of chemical pollutants and their effects. Considering the environmental relevance and the financial impacts of contaminated sites all over the post-industrialized countries and the complexity of decision making in environmental risk management, decision support systems can be used by decision makers in order to have a more structured analysis of a problem at hand and define possible options of intervention to solve the problem. Accordingly, the book provides an analysis of the main steps and tools for the development of decision support systems, namely: environmental risk assessment, decision analysis, spatial analysis and geographic information system, indicators and endpoints. Sections are dedicated to the review of decision support systems for contaminated land management and for inland and coastal waters management. Both include discussions of management problem formulation and of the application of specific decision support systems. This book is a valuable support for environmental risk managers and for decision makers involved in a sustainable management of contaminated sites, including contaminated lands, river basins and coastal lagoons. Furthermore, it is a basic tool for the environmental scientists who gather data and perform assessments to support decisions, developers of decision support systems, students of environmental science and members of the public who wish to understand the assessment science that supports remedial decisions.
Decision Support Systems IX: Main Developments and Future Trends
Language: en
Pages: 151
Authors: Paulo Sérgio Abreu Freitas, Fatima Dargam, José Maria Moreno
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-20 - Publisher: Springer

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Decision Support Systems Technologies, ICDSST 2019, held in Madeira, Portugal, in May 2019. This year the conference is a EURO mini conference and therefore has a slightly different acronym: "EmC-ICDSST 2019". The EWG-DSS series of International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST), starting with ICDSST 2015 in Belgrade, was planned to consolidate the tradition of annual events organized by the EWG-DSS in offering a platform for European and international DSS communities, comprising the academic and industrial sectors, to present state-of-the-art DSS research and developments, to discuss current challenges that surround decision-making processes, to exchange ideas about realistic and innovative solutions, and to co-develop potential business opportunities. The main topic of this year’s conference was “Main Developments and Future Trends”. The 11 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: decision support systems in societal issues; decision support systems in industrial and business applications; and advances in decision support systems’ methods and technologies.
Decision Support Systems II - Recent Developments Applied to DSS Network Environments
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Jorge E. Hernández, Shaofeng Liu, Boris Delibašić, Pascale Zaraté, Fátima Dargam, Rita Ribeiro
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-16 - Publisher: Springer

This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two workshops organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which were held in Liverpool, UK, and Vilnius, Lithuania, in April and July 2012. From a total of 33 submissions, 9 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after being reviewed by at least three internationally known experts from the EWG-DSS Program Committee and external invited reviewers. The selected papers are representative of the current research activities in the area of decision support systems, focusing on topics such as decision analysis for enterprise systems and non-hierarchical networks, integrated solutions for decision support and knowledge management in distributed environments, decision support system evaluation and analysis through social networks, and e-learning and its application to real environments.
Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies
Language: en
Pages: 1019
Authors: Adam, Frederic, Humphreys, Patrick
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-30 - Publisher: IGI Global

As effective organizational decision making is a major factor in a company's success, a comprehensive account of current available research on the core concepts of the decision support agenda is in high demand by academicians and professionals. Through 110 authoritative contributions by over 160 of the world's leading experts the Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies presents a critical mass of research on the most up-to-date research on human and computer support of managerial decision making, including discussion on support of operational, tactical, and strategic decisions, human vs. computer system support structure, individual and group decision making, and multi-criteria decision making.
EURO Working Group on DSS
Language: en
Pages: 413
Authors: Jason Papathanasiou, Pascale Zaraté, Jorge Freire de Sousa
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-09 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book recapitulates the major developments in Decision Support Systems (DSS) over the last 30 years in order to evaluate the research areas of decision making and in which direction the field should proceed. As it attempts to find a consensus about the next steps for the future of DSS research, the book also enforces the trends and new technologies currently in use. The book examines topics such as decision analysis for enterprise systems and non-hierarchical networks, integrated solutions for decision support and knowledge management in distributed environments, decision support system evaluation and analysis through social networks, and e-learning and its application to real environments. It clearly presents the evidence to support their cases and attempts to promote an extensive and objective discussion. In addition, the book also reflects on approaches to dead-end ideas and failures in DSS to better understand the lessons learned. The contributions for this book have been written by thought leaders and influential researchers from the EURO Working Group of Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS).
The New Handbook of Organizational Communication
Language: en
Pages: 911
Authors: Fredric M. Jablin, Linda L. Putnam
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-17 - Publisher: SAGE

This handbook provides an analysis of the latest advances in this exciting field. It assists in establishing a clear identity that has grown over the latter part of the century. The contributors provide a more multidisciplinary perspective drawing from the fields of organizational behavior, management studies and communication.
Innovations in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning
Language: en
Pages: 502
Authors: Jos P. Leeuwen, van, Harry J.P. Timmermans
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-21 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Traditionally, the DDSS conferences aim to be a platform for both starting and experienced researchers who focus on the development and application of computer support in urban planning and architectural design. This volume contains 31 peer reviewed papers from this year’s conference. This book will bring researchers together and is a valuable resource for their continuous joint effort to improve the design and planning of our environment.