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The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.3
International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Decision
Making and Decision Support (CIDMDS 2006)
workshops with SIG-DSS and the EURO working Group on DSS are
planned for the 28th June.
Creative DSS Design Workshop
A joint event between IFIPWG8.3 and SIG DSS
Organized by David Paradice
Expected Duration: 2.5 hours
- 2.30 - 5pm.
Venue: Room 206, Connaught House
This workshop explores how pushing the boundary of decision
support in creative and radical ways affects DSS design. Researchers
in the DSS field who are exploring new technologies and methodologies
for providing creative decision support will conduct this workshop.
Five presentations are planned, with each including time for
interaction with the audience. The sessions are defined as
Dr. Dan Power will discuss the design of planning-oriented DSS. Planning support
systems are a special class of DSS that assist persons in completing planning
analyses and tasks. The design of planning-oriented DSS presents interesting
challenges because the goal of the system is to support decision-making processes
that are decidedly anticipatory. A new software package, currently in alpha release,
will be presented.
Dr. Gerald Wagner will discuss DSS design that exploits visual
discovery using a natural language model building language
to describe assumptions that is combined
with multimedia technology for visualization. His presentation will focus on
a new modeling platform, the Planners Lab ©, for decision makers to visually
interact with animated views/scenarios of the future. He will also outline a
vision for the use of visual storytelling and data visualization to support decision
Dr. Jim Courtney will discuss recent research in merging the goals and philosophy
of the medical domain with DSS design. His recent work includes working with
a doctoral student on the design of a DSS to support decision-making related
to end-of-life care.
Dr. Peter Keenan will discuss recent research in the area of spatial decision
support and geographic information systems. Spatial decision support systems
are a complex form of DSS and developments in the field offer insight into the
issues arising in building modern DSS in other areas of application.
Dr. David Paradice will discuss the incorporation of stories
and “storytelling” into
DSS design. Stories have many positive characteristics that recommend them as
potentially valuable decision support components. However, stories have their
own structure that must be considered if they are to be effectively incorporated
Workshop of the Euro Working Group on DSS
Organised by Pascale Zarate (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Download PDF of the
DSS Design Workshop Program
of the EURO Working Group on DSSs organize a meeting one time
per year. For 2006 the group made the decisions to organize a
joint meeting with the IFIP Wg8.3 CDIDMDS conference. It will
give opportunities to researchers from different communities
to meet together
The objective of the workshop is to provide an informal setting in which
participants coming from various countries and domains will have the
opportunity to discuss technical and methodological aspects for designing
and developing Decision Support Systems. The workshop will be organised
on a full day basis on the 28th June. The business meeting of the Euro
Working Group on DSSs is also scheduled during this day.
WG 8.3 Task force: Learning from
Case Studies in Decision Making and Decision Support is organising
a workshop session at the conference on
Case Studies in Creative Decision Making and innovative Decision
Organised by CSva Csaki (email@example.com
We often fall into the trap of thinking that decision making
is essentially an analytical process.Yet, we all realize, that
good managers or innovative groups will constantly search for
new and better alternatives and are able to create many good
options to reach profitable solutions.
However, rigoriously identifying rules and guidelines or creating
a theory to describe 'creative' decision making or 'innovative'
decision support will remain, at least in the short term, quite
a difficult undertaking. As a research goal, it may not even
be feasible given the current state of research in this area.
On the other hand, there are precedents in other domains that
show that it may be fruitful to look at individual or single
situations in search of a greater understanding of the phenomena
This session is aimed at looking for case studies that can
show insights into the creative thinking of individual decisions
or can shed light on the processes of group decision making
which lead to innovative results and to better performance
or other advantages. Original solutions to support decision
makers or foster the above is also of interest.
here for more information on the WG 8.3 Task force on
learning from Case Studies in Decision Making and Decision
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