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ICDSST 2016 : EWG-DSS 2016 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology


When May 23, 2016 - May 25, 2016
Where Plymouth, UK
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2015
Notification Due Feb 15, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2016

Call For Papers

EWG-DSS 2016 International Conference on
Decision Support System Technology
Main Theme:
Decision Support Systems
Societal Challenges

The ICDSST 2016 will be organized by the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) in co-operation with University of Plymouth, UK, during the period of 23-25 May 2016. The conference will be hosted by the Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School, Faculty of Business.

Location: Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom (refer to Venue page for details)
Purpose of the ICDSST 2016

The main purpose of the EWG-DSS 2016 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2016), with its main theme on “Decision Support Systems Addressing Societal Challenges”, is to attract researchers, developers and specialists in the related areas of decision making, including its methodologies and technologies, as well as application oriented practitioners directed to the implementation of solutions for societal challenges, to get together in order to exchange experiences and identify the key issues within the areas in focus, so that exploitation of new approaches and tools for future developments can take place.

Citizens in the current fast changing world are facing a great number of challenges, and decisions in relation to citizens’ activities either regarding business, commerce, work, and learning or recreation and social life, are getting more and more complex.

ICDSST 2016 Main Theme

This ICDSST 2016 will focus on the theme of how DSS can help address various societal challenges (inspired by the EU Horizon 2020 programme) in order to build a better society for us and for future generations to live in. Addressing societal issues is a daily need for each one of us. The various developments within Decision Systems, including collaborative decision making with the use of social networks and web resources; dynamic spatial-temporal decision making; and the existing research behind the technical and social aspects of web-based decision processes can certainly be of great support for future developments for solving societal challenges.

ICDSST 2016 Specific topics of interest include (but not limited to):

DSS for health, demographic change and well-being
DSS for food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, and bio-economy
DSS for marine and maritime and inland water research
DSS for secure, clean and efficient energy
DSS for smart, green and integrated transport
DSS for sustainable construction and architecture
DSS for climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
DSS for inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
DSS for secure societies – protecting freedom and security of the world and its citizens
DSS for business sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship
DSS for lean operations, reverse logistics and sustainable supply chain management
DSS for green marketing management and new product/service development
DSS for human resource/leadership management and organisational ethics
DSS for socially responsible accounting, finance and banking management
DSS for economics sustainability and regional/ international development
Innovative decision making approaches/methods and technologies
Big Data analytics for solving societal decision making issues
Knowledge management and business intelligence
Decision making in modern education

All members of the EURO Working Groups related to Decision Making and Societal Problems, as well as all associates of collaborative International DSS Communities are invited to participate. We also encourage the participation of other related professionals, so that further collaboration can be promoted on a larger scale in the future.

Deadlines for submission:

Submission of full papers: 30 November 2015
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2016
Camera ready version: 28 February 2016

Submission of short papers: 1 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 April 2016
Camera ready version: 20 April 2016

Submission of posters: 25 March 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 April 2016
Camera ready version: 20 April 2016

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