Decision Support Systems in the 21st Century

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Marakas,
Decision Support Systems in the 21st Century
, (2002) Prentice Hall


CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Decision Support Systems

History of DSS
http://power.cba.uni.edu/isworld/dss
history.html

This link contains information about the history of decision support systems.

Teaching Resources for DSS
http://dssresources.com/history/dsshistory.html

This contai
ns a lot of useful links and resources for DSS instructors.

DSS Textbooks
http://dssresources.com/books/dssbooks.html

This link contains a fairly comprehensive listing of current

and past DSS textbooks.

DSS Research Resources
http://dssresources.com/isworld/index.html

This contains a lot of useful links and resources for DSS researchers.

CHAPTER 2


Decisions and Dec
ision Makers

Decision Effectiveness
http://support.intel.com/support/processors/pentium/fdiv/

This is a link to Statistical Analysis of Floating Point Flaw in the
Pentium(TM) Processor (1994).

The Pentium Problem
http://www.willamette.edu/~mjaneba/pentprob.html

This link provides a thorough narrative of the Intel Pentium problem by Mark Jan
eba.

Decision theory
http://www.johnsaunders.com/umuc641/641les02.htm

This link discusses Simon's model of decision making.

Rationality
http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~ranb/related.html

This link provides Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory Related sites on the net.

Game Theory
http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/

This link contains a thorough explanation of game theory.

Game and Decision Theory
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9343/

This lin
k provides a narrative of game and decision theory by Dario Cziraky.

CHAPTER 3


Decisions in the Organization

Understanding the Organization
http://www.analytictech.com/mb021/org
theory.htm

This link provides a great overview of organization theory.

Anbar Intelligence
http://pippo.emeraldinsight.com/vl=799673/cl=12/nw=1/rpsv/index.htm

T
his link contains a selection of some of the best of the latest articles abstracted in the
Operations & Production field by Emerald Insight. The page is revised once a week to keep up
-
to
-
date with the leading theories and thinking.

CHAPTER 4


Modeling De
cision Processes

Decision Making and Crisis Management Simulation
http://www.ciaonet.org/access/boa03/

This website contains a detailed discussion of crisis management activities during the Cu
ban
Missile Crisis.

The Business Strategy Game
http://www.pvisuals.com/bsg/business.html

This link has the most widely distributed business simulator in the world.

Treeplan
http://www.treeplan.com/

This link contains several useful add
-
ins for Microsoft Excel.

Command Decision Modeling
http://leav
-
ww
w.army.mil/nsc/warsim/reason/assess/section3.htm

This website contains an excellent overview of the decision modeling techniques used in the U.S.
military.

CHAPTER 5


Group Decision Support and Groupware Technologies

Lotus Notes
http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/lotusnotes

This link is the homepage for Lotus Development.

AT&T Teaching Theatre
http://www.oit.u
md.edu/tt/

This is a link to the state
-
of
-
the
-
art teaching theatre at University of Maryland.

Arizona Public Service Technical Classroom
http://www.cmi.arizona.edu
/research/tcsuplrn/emslearn/azpstc.htm

This links to the Arizona Public Service Technical Classroom at the Center for the Management
of Information, at University of Arizona, in Tucson.

Saunders Technologies
http://www.tooserious.com/home.html

This links to a Canadian software company that specializes in group decision making tools
(developed a decision support system called Resolver).

Oracle InterOffice


http://www.oracle.com/uk/

This link provides an introduction to Oracle InterOffice.

Netscape Communicator
http://browsers.netscape.com/browsers/main.tmpl

This link is the home
page for Netscape Communicator.

GroupSystems
http://www.ventana.com/

This links to GroupSystems, a suite of team
-
based, decision support software developed by
Ventana Corporation.

Microsoft Exchange


http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/default.asp

This link is the homepage for Microsoft Exchange.

Groupwise
http://www.
novell.com/products/groupwise/

This link is the homepage for Novell's Groupwise.

Workflow and Groupware Products
http://www.do.isst.fhg.de/workflow/index_e.html

This links to a we
b site that provides direct access to sites containing workflow and groupware
product information. The overview currently includes 66 products.

Collaborative Strategies
http://www.collaborate.com/

Thi
s links to a consulting firm developed methodologies to support both developers and users of
collaborative technology.

CHAPTER 6


Executive Information Systems

What Exactly is an EIS

http
://yerkes.mit.edu/NARC/Technology/Data%20Analysis/executiveinfosys.html

EIS Overview
http://www.lillysoftware.com/products/management_control/eis_overview.cfm

This links to a doc
ument overview of LillySoftware’s EIS.

Why Are Top Executives So Different?
http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/mis/

This is a link to several papers that address this issue by University of York in UK.

EIS C
haracteristics
http://www1.k2.net/~inforesitve/eisang.htm

This link provides some basic qualities of an EIS.

EIS Products
http://www.byte.com/art/9406/sec8/art12.htm

This list describes some of the available EIS or EIS
-
equivalent products.

MicroStrategy
http://www.strategy.com/

This link is the homepage for MicroStr
ategy.

Pilot Software
http://www.pilotsw.com/index.html

This link is the homepage for Pilot Software.

Platinum
ht
tp://www.platinum.com/products/busintl/fortreps.htm

This link is the homepage for PLATINUM Forest & Trees.

CHAPTER 7


Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence

The Intelligence of Artificial Intelligence
http://mnemosyne.itc.it:1024/ai.html

This link provides literally hundreds of AI
-
related links.

AI FAQs
http://www
-
2.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/faqs/ai/top.ht
ml

This link answers frequently asked questions about AI.

CMU AI Repository
http://www
-
2.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/air.html

This is a link to the Artificial Intelligence Repositor
y at Carnegie Mellon University.

Matrix Cognition
http://matrixcognition.com/INDEX.HTM

This is a link to Matrix Cognition: Computer
-
Assisted Decision
-
Making.

JAIR
http://www.cs.washington.edu/research/jair/home.html

This link is the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.

ES FAQ Shells
http://www
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2.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/faqs/ai/expert/part1/faq.html

This link is another site with literally hundreds of useful ES links.

Proasis
http://www.presci
entsystems.com/index.asp

This links to Prescient Systems, a company that specializes in providing intelligent planning and
scheduling solutions.

CLIPS
http://www.ghgcorp.com/clips/CLIPS.ht
ml

This links to Clips: A tool for building expert systems.

CHAPTER 8


Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition

Knowledge Science Institute
http://ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/KSI/KSI.html

The Kno
wledge Science Institute (KSI) was founded at the University of Calgary with a mandate
to study all aspects of the knowledge economy.

PCT
http://www.brint.com/PCT.htm

This provides Personal Construct
ion Theory and related links.

Repertory Grid Analysis
http://ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/articles/KBS/KER/KER5.html

This link provides an introduction to The Repertory Grid.

Acqui
re
http://www.aiinc.ca/

This links to Acquire
-

A knowledge acquisition system and expert system shell.

Knowledge Management
http://www.brint.com/OrgLr
ng.htm

This links to a site with hundreds of KM
-
related links.

Validating and verifying the Knowledge Base
http://www.iiia.csic.es/People/enric/valid
-
kbs.html

This is a link v
alidating the KBS.

CHAPTER 9


Machines That Can Learn

Fuzzy Logic and Linguistic Ambiguity
http://www
-
2.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/faqs/ai/fuzzy/part1/faq.html

This is a link to a Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Expert Systems FAQ.

Fuzzy Links
http://www.austinlinks.com/Fuzzy/

Quadralay's Fuzzy Archive provides some web links related to "Fuzzy Logic." The materi
als
include a Fuzzy Systems tutorial, Fuzzy for Beginners, and Fuzzy Expert Systems.

Artificial Neural Networks
http://www.zsolutions.com/index.htm

This is a link to some information about Neu
ral Networks by Z solutions.

ANI FAQs
http://www
-
2.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/faqs/ai/neural/faq.html

This links to Artificial Neural Networks frequently asked questi
ons.

Commercial Neural Nets
http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/proj/neuron/neural/products/

This link provides information about specific applications of Neural Networks in com
mercial
products.

PNNL
http://www.emsl.pnl.gov:2080/docs/cie/neural/

This links to Neural Networks at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

International Neural Machines
http://www.ineural.com/

International Neural Machines Inc. (INM) is a company which applies neural network technology
to real
-
world problems.

ÖFAI
http
://www.ai.univie.ac.at/oefai/nn/

This links to NEURAL NETWORKS GROUP of Austrian Research Institute for Artificial
Intelligence (ÖFAI).

CNCA
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/cnca/
start.html

This is a link to the CNCA
--

a University research group dedicated to developing Neural
Computing and SMART software solutions to real world problems.

Genetic Algorithms and Genetically
-
Evolved Networks
http://www
-
2.cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/faqs/ai/genetic/top.html

This is a Genetic Algorithms FAQ.

CHAPTER 10


The Data Warehouse

Stores, Warehouses, and Marts
http://www.dciexpo.com/speakers/archive/zornes.htm

This links to a Taxonomy of Corporate Data Warehouses By Aaron Zornes, Executive VP,
Application Delivery Strategies, META Group.

Wherefore Warehouse?
http://www.byte.com/art/9801/sec6/art1.htm

This link provides a glimpse at the past and a peek at the future of data warehouses, data marts,
and data mining.

Data Has Data
-

The Metadata
http://www.computerwire.com/bulletinsuk/212e_1a6.htm

This links to a Briefing Paper: What is Metadata.

Tools to Support the Data Warehouse
http://www.kismeta.com/extract.html

This link provides Data Extraction, Cleansing and Migration Tools to support Data Warehouse,
Database Consolidation, and Systems Reengineering Projects.

DataProvider
http://www.sysameri.com/osc/dataprov.htm

This links to the DataProvider Homepage
---
an integral solution for Data Management and Data
Warehousing.

Pilot Software
http://
www.pilotsw.com/index.html

This is a link to the homepage for Pilot Software.

SAS
http://www.sas.com

This is a link to the homepage for SAS Warehouse.

Data Warehouse.Com
http://www.data
-
warehouse.com/

This links to data
-
warehouse.com, a one
-
stop resource for industry professionals who want to
keep abreast of the latest developments in information systems and data warehousing
technology.

CHAPTER 11


Data Mining and Visualization

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
http://www.thearling.com/text/wp9501/wp9501.htm

This link provides an overview of data mining.

Data Mining Sli
de Show
http://www3.shore.net/~kht/dmintro/dmintro.htm

This link is an introduction to data mining in slide form.

Data Mining Books
http://www.thearling.com/books.htm

This link provides a bibliography of printed materials on data mining.

Data Mining Models
http://www.thearling.com/text/dmvi
z/modelviz.htm

This links to Visualizing Data Mining Models.

Knowledge Discovery Nuggets
http://www.kdnuggets.com/

This links to Knowledge Discovery Nuggets Directory: Data Mining and Knowledge Discove
ry
Information.

Intro to Data Mining
http://www.pilotsw.com/index.html

This links to An Introduction to Data Mining Contents: Data Mining Overview, The Foundations of
Data Mining, The Scope of D
ata Mining, How Data Mining Works, An Architecture for Data
Mining, Profitable Applications, Conclusion, and Glossary of Data Mining Terms.

The Data Mine
http://www.andypryke.c
om/university/TheDataMine.html

The Data Mine contains a short introduction to data mining, Papers/Bibliographies, other data
mining sites, Software, Biographies, Journals, Conferences, AI & Machine Learning Resources,
On
-
line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
information, Miscellaneous, and Usenet News Articles.

Data Mining WWW Gallery
http://www.galaxy.gmu.edu/stats/syllabi/DMLIST.html

This provides tons of DM links.

Data Visualiz
ation on the Web
http://www.nhgs.tec.va.us/k12resources/datavisual.html

Data Visualization Sites: This is a listing of sites from which you can download images and
movies of
scientific data.

NETMAP
http://www.altaanalytics.com

This links to NETMAP® for Claims With visual analysis technology and proven investigative
techniques (including some data visualization image out
puts).

DAISY
http://daisy.co.uk/

This site introduces Daisy (data analysis using some data visualization tech for databases),
answers your questions, and is the first place to come for applications, demonstra
tions, examples
and product support.

Data Access Tools
http://www.idc.com/

This link provides Tools for Data Access Evolving Rapidly
---

talking about some issues related to
OLAP.

Market share analysis
http://www.olapreport.com/Market.htm

This link provides OLAP market share analysis.

Exploding OLAP Databases
http://www.ol
apreport.com/DatabaseExplosion.htm

This links to Exploding OLAP databases by OLAP Report (provides some very good figures to
explain the issue).

Visualization Gallery
http://www.vdi.com/

This links to Visibl
e Decisions' Visualization Gallery (a lot of images to demonstrate the concept
of "seeing" the data).

DV Demo
http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/quest/demo/assoc/store.html

Th
is is a link to Visualization Demo: Store Placement.

Multidimensional Analysis
http://www.byte.com/art/9510/img/506018b2.htm

This link provides a good overview of the concept.

Volca
no!
http://www.dkrz.de/dkrz/visu/video/vulkan
-
eng.html

This link provides a volcanic eruption simulated with a numerical 3
-
D
-
atmosphere model.

Data Mining Tools
http://www.byte.com/art/9510/sec8/art8.htm

This link offers a listing of current DM tools and products.

Reflections on DM Software
http://www3.shore.net/~kht/text/dsstar/top10.shtml

This links to: Some Thoughts on the Current State of Data Mining Software Applications.

Using DV as Feedback
http://eetd.lbl.gov
/EA/mills/emills/pubs/DV/

This link provides information on Building Data Visualization for Diagnostics, Operator Feedback,
and Performance Optimization.

Data Distilleries
http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/enw24/dd.html

This link discusses Data Distilleries
-

Putting Data Mining Technology to Practice.

DAVID
http://www.caip.rutgers.edu/vizlab_group_files/RESEARCH/VISIOMETRICS/DAVID/index.html

DAVID is one of the visualization tools developed in the Laboratory for Visiometrics and
Modeling.

Database Marketing
http://www.thearling.com/text/wp9502/wp9502.htm

This is a link to: From Data Mining to Database Marketing
---

a paper written by Kurt Thearling,
Ph.D.

DESERT
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/WAT/docs/desert.html

This is a link to DEcision Support system for Evaluation of River basin sTrategies (DESERT).

O
-
Matrix
http://www.omatrix.com/

This
is a link to O
-
Matrix for Windows, an interactive analysis and visualization environment.

Megaputer
http://www.megaputer.com/

This is the website for our software partner.

CHAPTER 12


Designing and Buil
ding the Data Warehouse

Web
-
Based data Warehouse
http://airweb.org/links/reports/datawarehouse.html

This link provide a detailed conceptualization of building a data warehouse vi
a the Internet.

Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation
http://www
-
1.ibm.com/industries/government/doc/content/casestudy/275717109.html

This page contai
ns a downloadable case study of the construction of the OBCW data warehouse.

Decision
-
making and the Data Warehouse
http://www.c
irpa
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acpri.ca/prevConferences/calgary96/96_proceedings/data_warehouse/data_warehouse.html

Excellent paper on the value of building a data warehouse to organizational decision making.

CHAPTER 13


The Systems Perspective of a DSS

The Systems Perspective
http://critical
-
path.itgo.com/Articlesanscover.html

Good article on the systems perspective.

DSS Design
http://home.ubalt.edu/abento/300/design_paper.html

This links to DSS Design: A case example involving end
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user systems development.

CHAPTER 14


Designing and Building the DSS

Building the DSS
http://dssresources.com/dssbook/contents.html

Excellent WWW resource on DSS design.

What is a DSS?
http://www.hpcwire.com/dsstar/971021/100015.html

Lots of useful des
ign ideas from Dan Power.

CHAPTER 15


Implementing and Integrating Decision Support Systems

DSS On
-
Line
http://www.dla.mil/Dimensions/july98/dss_on.htm

Overview of DSS Implementati
on in the Military

DSS Design Questionnaire
http://dssresources.com/surveys/dssquest.html

Development questionnaire by Dan Power.

CHAPTER 16


Creative Decision Making and Problem Sol
ving

What is Creativity?
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~caveman/Creative/Basics/definitions.htm

This link provides definitions of creativity and other related

words.

Techniques for Thinking Creatively
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~caveman/Creative/Techniques/index.html

This is a link to Techniques for Creative Thi
nking.

Mindtools
http://www.mindtools.com/

This is a link to the Mind Tools Homepage.

Creativity Aerobics
http://www.nutscap
e.com/creativity/html/indexx.htm

Creative Aerobics Homepage uses advanced ideation and mind
-
set breaking techniques to
develop powerful consumer insights, innovative communication ideas, and effective marketing
strategies. (Note: Occasionally this site ta
kes a while to load due to server activity but it is really
worth the wait.)

Braindancing
http://braindance.com/

This links to: Brain Dancing
--

a broad range of highly useful self
-
improvement literature,
with
particular emphasis on ideas helpful in building technical skills, such as learning software.

CHAPTER 17


Intelligent Software, Agents, Bots, Delegation, and Agency

UMBC Agent Web
http://agents.umbc.e
du/

Excellent resource for intelligent agents

CMU Software Agents Lab
http://www
-
2.cs.cmu.edu/~softagents/

Website for Carnegie Mellon Software Agent Laboratory

IA Bibliography
http://www.ils.unc.edu/gants/agentbib.html

Great on
-
line bibliography by Steve Gant.