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Integrated and Strategic Advancements in Decision Making Support Systems

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Large businesses, government entities, and other organizations constantly have to make complex decisions with many potential long-term impacts that need to be monitored and adjusted as necessary. In today’s globalized society, these decisions are increasingly complicated.
Integrated and Strategic Advancements in Decision Making Support Systems explores the world of Decision Making Support Systems (DMSS), which encompasses Decision Support Systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), Expert Systems (ES), Knowledge Based Systems (KBS), Creativity Enhancing Systems (CES), and more. This publication is essential for any decision-making professional in learning how to effectively implement 21st century solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. Associate Editors
    3. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. COLLABORATIVE DSS
    2. DATA WAREHOUSING AND DATA MINING
    3. FROM INDIVIDUAL DECISION TO COLLECTIVE DECISION
    4. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 1: Populating Knowledge Based Decision Support Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OPHERA: ONTOLOGY POPULATION FROM HETEROGENEOUS DATA SOURCES
    5. USE CASE SCENARIO: PROCESSING HTML DOCUMENTS IN THE FINANCIAL DOMAIN
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  7. Chapter 2: Supporting Public Decision Making
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HELPING TERRITORIAL PUBLIC DECISION MAKING: CURRENT SITUATION AND PROPOSALS
    4. THE CONTEXT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ONTOLOGY
    5. CONSTRUCTING AN ONTOLOGY - METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
    6. AN EXCERPT FROM THE ONTOLOGY
    7. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Intelligent Decision-Support Systems for e-Tourism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. USE CASE
    4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  9. Chapter 4: Deploying Decision Support Systems Using Semantic Web Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SEMANTIC KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
    4. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Using the Rhizomer Platform for Semantic Decision Support Systems Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE RHIZOMER PLATFORM
    4. SEMANTIC FINANCIAL REPORTS SCENARIO
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  11. Chapter 6: Access and Use of Information by Primary Health Care Providers in Rural Uganda
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. FINDINGS
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: The Evaluation of Library Services Methods
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ESTIMATING USAGE OF A SERVICE
    4. 3. ESTIMATING COST OF A SERVICE
    5. 4. ESTIMATING USERS’ SATISFACTION
    6. 5. CASE STUDY
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Application of Selected Software Tools for Data Collection and Analysis in Library Management and Their Effectiveness Assessment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN POLAND – CONTEXT OF THE RESEARCH
    3. 2. SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS IN LIBRARY MANAGEMENT AND THEIR EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT IN VIEW OF THE SURVEY
    4. 3. AFBN AND STATUS – COMPLEMENTARY TOOLS TO SUPPORT LIBRARY MANAGEMENT
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
    6. APPENDIX
  14. Chapter 9: Using Transaction Logs to Study the Effectiveness of Librarian Behaviors on User Satisfaction in a Virtual Setting
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Towards an Assessment of Public Library Value
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEXT OF THE STUDY
    4. APPROACH TO THE STUDY
    5. STUDY DESIGN
    6. FINDINGS
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: User’s Behaviour inside a Digital Library
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    4. SESSION DETECTION
    5. USER’S BEHAVIOUR
    6. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Examining the Implications of Process and Choice for Strategic Decision Making Effectiveness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORY DEVELOPMENT
    4. ANALYTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    5. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. APPENDIX 1
  18. Chapter 13: An Empirical Study of Group Awareness Information in a Web-Based Group Decision Support System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. AWARENESS INFORMATION
    5. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GROUP AWARENESS INFORMATION IN WEB-BASED GDSS
    6. WEB-BASED GROUP DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
    7. THE GROUP AWARENESS INFORMATION AS VISUAL INTERFACE IN WEB-BASED GDSS
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. PARTICIPATIONS
    10. MATERIALS
    11. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    12. THE EXPERIMENTAL TASK STATEMENT
    13. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: A Typology of Tacit Knowledge Sharing Themes to Fostering Group Decision Support System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING GROUP DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
    4. SYNERGIC VIEW OF TACIT KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND GDSS
    5. THE ROLE OF IT TO SUPPORT TKS AND GDSS
    6. COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE NEXT STAGE
    7. A TYPOLOGY OF TKS TO FOSTERING COLLABORATIVE GDSS
    8. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  20. Chapter 15: An Integrated Decision Support System for Intercropping
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORKS
    4. DESIGN METHODOLOGY
    5. IMPLEMENTATION AND RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  21. Chapter 16: E-Government
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. E-GOVERNMENT-DEFINITION
    4. 3. SOPHISTICATION OF ONLINE SERVICES
    5. 4. PROVIDING ELECTRONIC SERVICES IN THE COUNTRIES OF EUROPEAN UNION
    6. 5. COMPARATIVE MEASUREMENT OF THE PROGRESS OF ONLINE SERVICES DELIVERY USING MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 17: A Social-Academic Network Analysis of the EURO Working Group on DSS
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SOCIAL-ACADEMIC NETWORK BUILDING METHODOLOGY
    4. GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE NETWORK
    5. NETWORK ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX A: NETWORK IMPLEMENTATION VIA INPUT MATRIXES
    8. Appendix B: Illustration of the Network Statistical Analysis
  23. Chapter 18: Strategic Implications of Information Technology for Resource and Capability Outsourcing Decisions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORY DEVELOPMENT
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 19: EBDMSS
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND REVIEW: THE EVOLUTION OF INTELLIGENT SUPPORT
    4. EBDMSS ARCHITECTURE SPECIFICATION
    5. EBDMSS CONCEPTUAL ARCHITECTURE
    6. EBDMSS COMPONENTS
    7. EBDMSS SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
    8. EBDMSS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES
    9. CONCLUSION
  25. Compilation of References
  26. About the Contributors
  27. Index