This book examines emerging developments in the decision support system (DSS) field as it enters its third decade. The book is based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Recent Developments in Decision Support Systems held in Italy in June 1991. The contributors are an international assortment of active DSS researchers who offer diverse perspectives on DSSs and examine recent advances in the field. There are four major parts to the book. Part 1 is concerned with DSS foundations, including concepts, theories, frameworks and models. Part 2 examines DSS development in terms of tools and methods for building DSSs. Part 3 is concerned with DSS usage and evaluation. Part 4 concludes with presentations of specific DSS applications. Researchers, graduate students and practitioners in the DSS field will find that the book provides a stimulating and current treatment of DSS topics, helping to usher in the next decade of DSS advances.
Challenges for Information Systems: Representation, Modeling and Metaknowledge.- Information Systems to Support Decision Processes: From Decision Support to Networks of Inquiry Systems.- The Use of Qualitative and Causal Reasoning in Analytical Review Procedures.- Finite Domain Constraint Problems and Their Relationship with Logic Programming.- SEMLOG: A Multiparadigm Language for Conceptual Modeling.- Negotiation Modelling and Support: Expanding the DSS Paradigm.- Framework for DSS Interface Development.- User Interface Development and Decision Support Systems.- Expert Modelbase Systems: Research Directions.- The Use of Domain Information and Higher Order Logic for Model Management.- Reusing Mathematical Models in ASCEND.- Knowledge Acquisition: Recent Theoretic and Empirical Developments.- Computer-Aided Decision Support Engineering.- Research Issues for Second Generation Knowledge Based DSS.- New Architectures for WISIWYSWIWSWYS (What I See Is What You See When I Want to See What You See).- Empirical Research in Managerial Support Systems: A Review and Assessment.- DSS Evaluation: A Comparison of Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Evaluation Methods.- The Impact of Group Gender Composition on Group Performance in an Electronic Meeting System Setting: A Study of Group Gender Composition.- Probabilistic Causal Reasoning in Decision Support Systems.- Development of a Decision Support System for Maintenance Planning.- Autonomous Planning Agents for Real-time Control.- GDSS and Lateral Coordination for Reactive Production Scheduling: An Organizational Approach and the Prototype GROUPS.- Choosing Solvers in Decision Support Systems: A Neural Network Application in Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling.- Fleet Mix Planning in the U.S. Coast Guard: Issues and Challenges for DSS.- A Knowledge-Based Decision Support System for the Formulation of Scenarios on Competitiveness Strategies.
Series: NATO Asi Series / Computer and Systems Sciences
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 22nd January 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 2.34