Using Autonomous Software Agents to Create the Next Generation of Decision Support Systems

  title={Using Autonomous Software Agents to Create the Next Generation of Decision Support Systems},
  author={Traci J. Hess and Loren Paul Rees and Terry R. Rakes},
  journal={Decision Sciences},
The purpose of this research is to explore the promise of autonomous software agents in Decision Support Systems (DSS). Because definitions of software agents extant in the literature are divergent, we develop and provide a descriptive definition useful for our purpose. The benefits of agents and the particular characteristics of agents leading to DSS enrichment are examined. To facilitate this we build a DSS described elsewhere in the literature and enhance it with different types of… CONTINUE READING


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