Decision Support Systems

  title={Decision Support Systems},
  author={Daniel J. Power and Ramesh Sharda},
  booktitle={Handbook of Automation},
This chapter places decision automation in a broader context of using information technologies in decision making. Key definitions and a brief history of computerized decision support create important boundaries. Then a description and explanation of characteristics of computerized decision support systems (DSS) clarifies this application domain. After reviewing management information needs, a modern taxonomy of decision support systems is briefly summarized. Issues associated with building DSS… 
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A brief history of decision support systems
This paper chronicles and explores the developments in DSS beginning with building model-oriented DSS in the late 1960s, theory developments in the 1970s, and the implementation of financial planning systems and Group D SS in the early and mid 80s, as well as the origins of Executive Information Systems, OLAP and Business Intelligence.
Specifying An Expanded Framework for Classifying and DescribingDecision Support Systems
  • D. Power
  • Computer Science
    Commun. Assoc. Inf. Syst.
  • 2004
An expanded conceptual framework for classifying and describing Decision Support Systems (DSS) that consists of one primary dimension and three secondary dimensions, which may be a mainframe computer, a client/server LAN, a spreadsheet or a webbased technology architecture.
Supporting Decision-Makers: An Expanded Framework
The goal in proposing this expanded DSS framework is to help people understand how to integrate, evaluate and select appropriate means for supporting and informing.
A Framework for the Development of Decision Support Systems
A descriptive model is developed to assess the performance objectives and the capabilities of a DSS as viewed by three of the major participants in their continued development and use.
Integrating simulation modelling and GIS: spatial decision support systems for evacuation planning
The aim has been to design a SDSS so that it provides an interactive evacuation simulator with dynamic graphics that allows for experimentation with policies by providing rapid feedback from the simulation.
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