Real-world Decision Support Systems: Case Studies by Jason PapathanasiouReal-world Decision Support Systems: Case Studies by Jason Papathanasiou

Real-world Decision Support Systems: Case Studies

byJason PapathanasiouEditorNikolaos Ploskas, Isabelle Linden

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

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This book presents real-world decision support systems, i.e., systems that have been running for some time and as such have been tested in real environments and complex situations; the cases are from various application domains and highlight the best practices in each stage of the system's life cycle, from the initial requirements analysis and design phases to the final stages of the project. Each chapter provides decision-makers with recommendations and insights into lessons learned so that failures can be avoided and successes repeated. For this reason unsuccessful cases, which at some point of their life cycle were deemed as failures for one reason or another, are also included. All decision support systems are presented in a constructive, coherent and deductive manner to enhance the learning effect.

It complements the many works that focus on theoretical aspects or individual module design and development by offering 'good' and 'bad' practices when developing and using decision support systems. Combining high-quality research with real-world implementations, it is of interest to researchers and professionals in industry alike.

Jason Papathanasiou is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Greece. His PhD was in Operational Research and Informatics and he has worked for a number of years at various institutes. He has organized and participated in many international scientific conferences and workshops. He ...
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Title:Real-world Decision Support Systems: Case StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:327 pagesPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319439154

ISBN - 13:9783319439150

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Table of Contents

Computerized decision support case study research: concepts and suggestions.- ArgMed: a support system for medical decision making based on the analysis of clinical discussions.- The integration of decision analysis techniques in high-throughput clinical analyzers.- Decision support systems for energy production optimization and network design in district heating applications.- Birth and evolution of a decision support system in the textile manufacturing field.- A decision analytical perspective on public procurement processes.- Evaluation support system for open challenges on earth observation topics.- An optimization based decision support system for strategic planning in process industries: the case of a pharmaceutical company.- Decision support in water resources planning and management: the Nile Basin decision support system.- The AFM-ToolBox to support adaptive forest management under climate change.- SINGRAR - a distributed expert system for emergency management. Context and design.- SINGRAR - a distributed expert system for emergency management. Implementation and validation.- Crop Protection Online -Weeds: a case study for agricultural decision support systems.