It gives us great pleasure to invite you either in-person or virtually to Elche, Spain, for the 2024 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support. This year’s conference entitled “Decision Systems and Analytics for the Common Good” is set to highlight “the Common Good” or shared benefit in the design and development of Decision Systems and Analytics. AI-based and automated decision systems and analysis can lead to unfair decisions and biases that undermine justice and rights of everyone. Our focus is on how DSS expertise can help the Common Good, providing a human-centered approach to decisions that affect people. This approach could be applied to decision problems in a variety of different sectors such as financial services, healthcare, hospitality, media, social management resources and many others. On this basis, we aim to continue the success of past IFIP WG 8.3 conferences in supporting the dissemination of quality research, but also to provide a memorable experience through our hospitality and conference facilities in Elche, Spain. The 2024 IFIP WG 8.3 conference is organised by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. The Miguel Hernández University of Elche is a leading educational institution in the fields of mathematics, optimization and medicine located on the South East of the Iberian peninsula.
The IFIP WG 8.3 conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner community contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches that showcase the latest innovations and achievements in decision support and decision making. Submitted contributions that showcase methodological advances and real case studies will be especially welcomed. All contributions will be peer-reviewed and the acceptance of a contribution will be based on the originality of the work, the relevance to the conference theme and its overall quality. The 2024 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 will highlight the applications, methods, analytics, stakeholders and impacts of decision making and decision support in society and business.