Mark Westcombe

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Many decision support tools have been developed over the last 20 years and, in general, they support what Simon termed substantive rationality. However, such tools are rarely suited to helping people tackle wicked problems, for which a form of procedural rationality is better suited. Procedurally rational approaches have appeared in both management science(More)
Cognitive mapping, as used within Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA), and Issue-based Information Systems (IBIS), as used in Dialog Mapping are two approaches that aim to support people tackling wicked problems. Though they come from different disciplines, operational research and computer science, the two approaches have many similarities(More)
High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities are provided in the UK at a national level. These facilities are amongst the best in the world, supporting world class research across a spectrum of disciplines. EPSRC has led the procurement of the two current facilities: CSAR (Computing Services for Academic Research) which was implemented in 1998, and HPCx(More)
This paper addresses the problem of eliciting requirements for large scale technical systems with multiple stakeholders, significant technological uncertainties and extended time scales. Attention needs to be paid to conflicting organisational objectives and hidden agendas. For various reasons, it is important that people agree on the problem the system is(More)
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