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  1. 1. EWG-DSS Newsletter Nr. 9, Year 2010 EditorialEWG-DSS Newsletter by Pascale Zaraté, Fátima Dargam & Rita Ribeiro (Coordination Board of the EURO Working Group on DSS since 2007)Newsletter of the EURO WorkingGroup on Decision Support System Dear Euro Working Group members! Dear Friends!In this issue We are happy to launch the 2010 edition of our Newsletter for you now! There are many interesting news in it! We are also proud of your Editorial........................................ 1 response to our online participation! The EWG-DSS has been operating fully online since last year, not only with the help of the original Working EWG-DSS Online......................... 2 Group EURO Homepage (, but also with the Recent Publications.................... 2 creation of the EWG-DSS Blog ( ) and with the EWG-DSS Group in the LinkedIn social network. These initiatives were Interview ...................................... 4 part of our main goals, as coordinators of the EWG-DSS, of providing new ways to keep us working together, as well as of innovating our interaction Research Review ........................ 5 approaches in order to have a better reach of our academic production within the various fields around Decision Support. In 2010, we have Call for Papers............................. 7 received the standard sponsorship from EURO for maintaining our Internet-based approaches active and up-to-date. This encourages us to EWG-DSS Meetings .................... 8 plan further on our interaction via the Internet. Suggestions about Upcoming Events - DSS Stream improvements and volunteers to assist us on this issue are very welcome! EURO XXV ................................... 9 On the EUROXXIV in Lisbon last July, we had the chance of keeping up with group contacts. Among many research colleagues, we met the Group News................................ .9 EWG-DSS member, Prof. Dragana Becejski-Vujaklija from the University EWG-DSS Members .................. 10 of Belgrade. She informed us about the successful consequences that their 1st EWG-DSS Workshop has been providing them up to the current Contacting & Joining the EWG-DSS days and her collaboration team have send to us a report about this “collaboration follow-up”. It is now with great pleasure that we publish in .................................................... 10 this Newsletter issue the “success case” of research collaboration that has been established during the 2005-DSS Workshop, which Fátima Dargam Contributing to this Newsletter 11 has locally organized in Graz, Austria. Apart from the usual sections, this year our Newsletter presents a very interesting interview with the Madeira founding member P1: Philip Powell. Moreover, you find here a list of recent publications that presentsEditorial Board some research projects currently being developed by some of our group members; Call for Papers and for Conference Participation as well asThe Newsletter of the EURO-WG general information about the group. We hope you enjoy reading it!on Decision Support Systems iscurrently edited by: Yours Sincerely,Fátima Dargam, Pascale Zaraté Pascale Zaraté, Rita Ribeiro & Fátima Dargam& Rita RibeiroComments and announcementsto next issues of the EWG-DSSNewsletter should be sent, with the subject:“EWG-DSS Newsletter”. Foto: Lisbon, 2010 1
  2. 2. - Hernández, J.E., Poler, R., Mula,EWG-DSS Online This group is also open to Linked- J., De La Fuente, D. (2010). In members, who would like to “Collaborative tactical planning inEWG-DSS Mailing-List: interact with the EWG-DSS group multi-level supply chains supported without being a member. by multiagent systems”, (Ed.), pp. 260-267. ISBN: 978-3-By using our mailing-list, the EWG- • EWG-DSS – Slideshare Account 642-14340-3.DSS members are able to sendmessages to all other members, - Hernández, J.E., Poler, R., Mula,allowing this way a one-to-one This account is open to any J., Lario, F.C. (2010). “Adistribution of information about visitor and allows one to view the Decentralized Collaborativeresearch events and calls for available pdf files, power-point Replenishment Decision Makingpublications. Model in the Automobile Supply files, etc. ♦ Chain Sector”. In: Bridging the Socio-technical Gap in DecisionEWG-DSS Web-Links: Support Systems, Challenges for Recent Publication the Next Decade, IOS press (Ed.), Volume 212, Frontiers in Artificial• EWG-DSS – Blog From members of the EWG- Intelligence and Applications. DSS: ISBN: 978-1-60750-576-1. - Hernández, J.E., Poler, R., Mula, - Hernández, J.E., Poler, R., Mula, J. (2010) “An Interoperable J., Lario, F.C. (2010). The reverse enterprise architecture to support logistic process of an automobile decentralized collaborativeThe EWG-DSS blog is maintained supply chain network supported by planning processes in supply chainby the Coordination Board. You a collaborative decision-making networks”. Springer (Ed.), pp. 213-should take as much advantage as model. Group Decision and 224. ISBN: 978-1-84996-256-8.possible of this fantastic interactive Negotiation . DOI:plataform, commenting the posts 10.1007/s10726-010-9205-7. - Hernández, J.E, Poler, R., Mula,and suggesting new ones! J. (2009) “A supply chain - Hernández, J.E., Alemany, architecture based on multi-agent• EWG-DSS – EURO Homepage M.M.E, Lario, F.C., Poler, R. systems to support decentralized (2009). SCAMM-CPA: A Supply collaborative processes”. In: Chain Agent-Based Modelling Leveraging Knowledge forWorking Groups EURO Methodology That Supports a Innovation in CollaborativeWorking Groups EWG Decision Collaborative Planning Process. Networks, Springer (Ed.), pp. 128-support systems Innovar. Vol. 19, No. 34, pp. 99- 135. ISBN: 978-3-642-04567-7. 120. - ÖLÇER A.İ., “A hybrid approach• EWG-DSS – IRIT Server - Hernández, J.E., Mula, J., for multi-objective combinatorial Ferriols, F. J. y Poler, R. (2008). A optimisation problems in ship conceptual model for the design and shipping”, Computers &dss production and transport planning Operations Research, Part Special process: An application to the Issue: Bio-inspired Methods inAll the EWG-DSS members are automobile sector. Computers in Combinatorial Optimization, Vol.allowed to have access to this Industry. Vol. 59, No. 8, pp. 842– 35, Issue 9, pp 2760-2775, Sep.server. It contains all the EWG- 852. 2008.DSS Newsletters’ pdf files; Call forPapers relevant for the group as - Hernández, J.E., Mula, J., - S. Agostinho, A. M. Moreira, A.well as project descriptions of Ferriols, F. J. (2008). A reference Marques, J. Araujo, R. Ferreira, members in “Shared model for conceptual modelling of Raminhos, R. Ribeiro, I. Brito, P.Documents”. Via the option production planning processes. Chevalley. Aspect-oriented“Review Members”, one is able to Production Planning & Control, specification: a case study incheck the individual e-mail Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 725–734. Space domain. Internationaladdresses of each member. Journal of Software Engineering - Hernández, J.E., Poler, R., Mula, and Knowledge Engineering,• EWG-DSS – LinkedIn Group J., Peidro, D. (2008). A August (2010). collaborative knowledge management framework for supply - T. C. Pais, R. A. Ribeiro, L. F.?about=&gid=1961459&trk=anet chains. A UML-based model Simões. Uncertainty in dynamically_ug_grppro approach. Journal of Industrial changing input data. In: Engineering and Management. Computational Intelligence inThe Linked-In EWG-DSS Group Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 77–103.has currently about 70 members. Complex Decision Systems. 2
  3. 3. DaRuan (Ed), Atlantis (2009), Povoa de Varzim Multi-Criteria Analysis Methodo-Computational Intelligent Systems- PORTUGAL : 161-166 . WoK. logies: A Case Study for BatchVol 2, Chapter 2, World Scientific Plant Design. In: Engineering(2010). ISBN: 978-90-78677-27- - Pascale Zaraté, Systèmes Applications of Artificial Coopératifs dAide à la Décision: Intelligence, Elsevier, Vol. 22 N. 4-- Tiago Simas, R. A. Ribeiro, F. Contributions conceptuelles et 5, p. 546-556, 2009.Pinheiro, J. Fernandes. I-DSS for fonctionnelles, EUE : EditionsIdentifying Stars Degeneracy. In: Universitaires Européennes, Vol. - Abdelkader Adla, Pascale Zaraté,Supplemental proceedings of the ISBN 978-613-1-52521-6, Jean-Luc Soubie. Case and Model15th International Conference of September 2010. Based Hybrid Reasoning for GroupIFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Decision Making. In theSystems (DSS2010), Lisbon, July - Pascale Zaraté, Ana Respicio. Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.3(2010). Technologies for Collaborative International Conference on Decision Making. In: International Decision Support Systems Vol.- Hesam Dashti, T.Simas, R. A. Journal of Decision Support 212, Ana Respicio, Frédéric Adam,Ribeiro, A. Assadi, A. Moitinho. System Technology, IGI Global, Gloria Phillips-Wren, CarlosMK-means: Modified K-means Hershey - USA, Vol. 1 N. 4, Teixeira (Eds.), IOS Press, p. 309-clustering algorithm Proceedings of October 2009. 320, July 2010.the 2010 IEEE World Congress onComputational Intelligence (WCCI - Pascale Zaraté. Formal Tools - Noria Taghezout, Pascale Zaraté.2010), Barcelona, Spain July and Methodologies for DSS. In: Using Multi-Agent Based(2010). European Journal of Operational Simulation in an IDSS for Research, Elsevier, Vol. 195 N. 3, Evaluating Performance in Flow-- Clement Bourdarias, Reynaud, June 2009. shop Manufacturing System. InS., Drai, R., Simões, L. F., and the Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.3Ribeiro, R. A. Optimized and - Noria Taghezout, Pascale Zaraté. International Conference onflexible multi-criteria decision Supporting a multicriterion decision Decision Support Systems Vol.making for hazard avoidance. In making and multi-agent negotiation 212, Ana Respicio, Frédéric Adam,Proceedings of the 33rd Annual in manufacturing systems. In: Gloria Phillips-Wren, CarlosAAS Rocky Mountain Guidance Intelligent Decision Technologies, Teixeira (Eds.), IOS Press, p. 285-and Control Conference, Colorado, IOS Press, Vol. 3 N. 3, p. 139-155, 308, July 2010.USA. American Astronautical 2009.Society. (2010) - Hassan Ait-Haddou, Guy - Noria Taghezout, Abdelkader Camilleri, Pascale Zaraté.- Abel Pinto, Isabel L. Nunes and Adla, Pascale Zaraté. A Hybrid Parameters calculation ofRita A. Ribeiro Qualitative Model Approach for Designing an brainstorming dynamic models. Infor Risk Assessment in Adaptive User Interface: IDSS and the Proceedings of Group DecisionConstruction Industry: A Fuzzy BDI Agents. In: Communications and Negotiation (GDN 2010), Gert-Logic Approach. In: Emerging in Computer and Information Jan De Vreede (Eds.), Center forTrends in Technological Science, Springer, Vol. 29, p. 164- Collaboration Science, p. 24-26,Innovation. First IFIP WG 182, May 2009. June 2010.5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoralconference on Computing - Noria Taghezout, Abdelkader - Philippe Viguié, Pascale Zaraté,Electrical and Industrial Systems, Adla, Pascale Zaraté. A Multi- Jean-Luc Soubie. CSCWDoCEIS2010 Ed: L.M Camarinha- agent Framework for Group Implementation in Entreprise : TheMtos, P. Pereira, L. Ribeiro, Decision Support System: NIBBLING method (regular paper).Caparica, Portugal, February Application to a Boiler Combustion In the Proceedings of the(2010) :105-110. WoK Management System (GLZ). In: International Conference on International Journal of Software Computer Supported Cooperative- Abel Pinto, Isabel L. Nunes and Engineering and Its Applications, Work in Design (CSCWD 2010),Rita A. Ribeiro, Framework for Science & Engineering Research Vol. ISBN 978-1-4244-6763-1,Ensuring Risk Assessment Support Center (SERSC), Vol. 3 N. Weiming Shen, Ning Gu, Tun Lu,Completeness in Construction 2, p. 9-20,May 2009. Jean Paul Barthès (Eds.), IEEE, p.Industry, in 17th World Congress 77-82, April 2010.on Ergonomics, 9-14 Aug, Beijing- - Raphaele Théry, Pascale Zaraté.Rep Pop. China (2009) Energy planning: Towards a multi- level and multicriteria decision Book Announcements- C. Gomes; R. A Ribeiro; A. making structure. In: CentralPimentel, A SWDSS – An European Journal of Operations Bridging the Socio-technicalexperience in transforming a single Research, Springer, Vol. 17, p. Gap in Decision Supportsystem into a software product 265-274,July 2009. Systems: Challenges for theline. Proceedings of the 4th Iberian Next Decade.Conference on Information - Catherine Azzaro-Pantel, PascaleSystems and Technologies, June Zaraté. Mutual Benefits of two 3
  4. 4. interesting set of opportunities and Interview challenges. On one hand, our students are mature, eager to learn and bring a lot of experience to the classroom. For example, the average age of our undergraduates is mid-30s, while that of our post-graduates is late 20s. On the other hand, much of our teaching is done in the evening and students face many more work and family challenges that typical students. A consequence of being atypical is that government tends to forget you when making arbitrary policyEditors: A. Respício, F. Adam, G. changes. We suffered from thisPhillips-Wren, C. Teixeira and J. recently when 30% of our teachingTelhada. Collection: Frontiers in funds were removed. ExcellentArtificial Intelligence and lobbying and media pressure gotApplications, Volume 212, IOS us replacement student numbersPress, NL. July 2010, 616 pp., Philip Powell and the College restructured intohardcover, ISBN: 978-1-60750- “My research has always five new schools with new576-1. (Orders via email to: been interest-driven.” executive deans and powers – which is where I came in. This year the coordinators of My job is to develop a successful the EWG-DSS had the pleasure to school especially by exploiting theSupporting Real Time Decision- interview our long-time colleague: synergies between myMaking: The Role of Context in Philip Powell, also a founding departments – Management,Decision Support on the Move. member of the EWG-DSS since Organisational Psychology, 1989 in Madeira. Philip was also in Economics Maths & Stats, and Lisbon by the occasion of the XXIV Computer Science and Information EURO Conference, and we had Systems. We have 150 staff, 2500 the chance to meet within a students and a turnover of relaxing dinner. Among various 20million euros. As a research- subjects, we talked about Philip’s intensive institution I need to new position as Executive Dean ensure my staff have the and Professor of Management in opportunities, time, space and the School of Business, Economics funding to develop their work as I and Informatics at Birkbeck, did. University of London. The result of this evening is reported to you EWG-DSS: How is it going? What here. have you achieved in terms of We congratulate Philip for his results so far? career achievements so far and we also thank him for giving us the PP: We are one year in and, opportunity of producing this while it has not been an easy ride,Springer, Series: Annals of exciting interview for our we have launched a raft of newInformation Systems, Vol. 13. Newsletter. programmes, increased student applications by 46%, achievedEditors: Burstein, Frada; Brézillon, We hope you enjoy reading it! some measure of integration andPatrick; Zaslavsky, Arkady. 1st moved one department to a newEdition, 2011, 320 p. 68 illus., EWG-DSS: Tell us about your home. We exceeded our targetsSoftcover, Series: Annals of recent move to your current job for last year and I hope we can doInformation Systems, Vol. 13, and the challenges ahead. the same again this year.Springer.ISBN: 978-1-4419-7405-1 PP: Birkbeck is one of the EWG-DSS: How did you come to colleges of the University of be an academic manager?• Download Table of contents London with a history stretching (pdf, 1.4MB) back to the 1830’s. It is unique in PP: I’ve been an academic for the UK in that it is a research- a long time – I was a founder intensive institution that specialises member of the EURO DSS GroupThanks to all members who in flexible teaching. Most of our (with the moniker ‘P1’) - and I havecontributed to this session. ♦ students study part-time and are held every position in the academic working. This presents an 4
  5. 5. hierarchy – research assistant, Institutes Programme in Tuscany. year renewable contract in Londonteaching fellow, experimental At these places I met a lot of very and hope that something elseofficer, lecturer, senior lecturer, interesting people, many of whom interesting presents itself at thereader, professor, deputy dean and I’m still in contact with and some I right time. I certainly hope that mynow executive dean. Along the have done extensive research contacts with the excellent peopleway I managed academic units of with. Meeting the right people at in the DSS world I have met overincreasing size – research teams, the right time was instrumental in the last 21 years endure and thatunits, centres, teaching groups and encouraging me to continue with we will all be able to celebrate thedepartments. I became interested an academic career. I attended next 21 years together somewherein academic management and did many of the early DSS warm with good food and wine. Ia part time MBA in Higher conferences and was Secretary think that some very interestingEducation Management at the EURO Working Group on DSS for new avenues of research areInstitute of Education. The move five years, but gradually moved my opening up in DSS. For example,to deputy dean at Bath was a very research more into the information we have witnessed the amazingsteep learning curve as there was systems field. I became Managing predictive power of Paul thesomething of a crisis, but we Editor of the Information Systems octopus during the recent Worldturned it around and now I am Journal and President of the UK Cup. Imagine if this ability coulddoing much the same at Birkbeck Academy for Information Systems. be harnessed as part of a DSS. I maintained an interest in DSS And we have not even begun toEWG-DSS: Does your research and more recently have tried to research the decision powers ofbackground help you in your work more in this field. It is great other cephalopods – and there arepresent post? to see old friends again and to see 800 species. how well everyone is doing.PP: My research has always EWG-DSS: Thank you, it’s beenbeen interest-driven. Either the EWG-DSS: Are you tied to a desk remarkable talking to you ! ♦topic themselves are interesting or now or do you still have time forthere was the chance to work with research?interesting people. So, I’veworking in DSS, IS, supply chain PP: Unfortunately, academic Research Reviewmanagement, OR, e-business, management is not really a part- Description from Research Projectsknowledge management, strategy time activity so my time for from EWG-DSS Membersand accounting. All these come research has been limited in theinto play when you are setting up a last 7 years. I certainly cannot Forest Fire Detectionnew school from scratch. I have continue to do the IS research in Systems via Multicriteriaalso branched out into researching small firms that I did for 12 years Disaggregation – Aggrega-higher education management in as I don’t have whole weeks free tion Approach: The Case ofthe last few years and for case analysis. Nevertheless, I Lycabettus Hillunderstanding how resource do try to maintain a research Athanasios Spyridakos, Ioannisallocation models work and funding profile and I have an honorary Psaromiligkos, Lazaros Vryzidis, Mariaphilosophies can be useful. chair in Groningen University in the Litsardaki, Ioannis Salmon. Netherlands. This coupled with myEWG-DSS: You are in the DSS family being in Brussels and our Technological Educational Institute ofarea for a long time. How did it links to Portugal means that I Piraeus, General Department ofstart? Tell us more about your spend a lot of time on trains but Mathematics, Athens, Greece.research career. they can be good places to read, Location of fire detection units write and think, and with ubiquitous in forests is influenced by a set ofPP: After doing a few other IT and communications one can conflicting parameters representingthings, I started my academic manage a lot virtually. I hope, effectiveness (degree of screening,career as a temporary research once things are more settled in degree of plating), cost ofassistant on an inflation accounting London, to manage to carve out a installation and maintenance,project and I’m glad I did not stick bit more contiguous research time reliability and security. Thiswith this. At the time, the and to take on a couple of new research work proposes adepartment was looking for PhD students. multicriteria methodological framesomeone to become interested in based on disaggregation –IT and I saw an opportunity and EWG-DSS: What are your plans aggregation UTA II method andtried to make myself indispensible. for the future? MIIDAS system in order to supportI was lucky enough to participate in the selection of positions and thea number of very useful training PP: The financial crisis has arrangement of the fire detectionevents. I was part of the certainly made working in units in the forest.International Teachers Programme publically-funded higher educationin 1986 in HEC near Paris, then much more uncertain but I’d like to The methodological frameparticipated in the Euro Summer think that the international was utilized for a real worldInstitute DSS in Madeira in 1989 groupings that we have will sustain application concerning the designand the NATO Advanced Study and develop more. I have a five 5
  6. 6. of Lycabettus Hill fire detection critical point is the fire detection In the DSS Stream of the EUROsystem. units’ location in the region of the XXIV European Conference on forests, so as to achieve the best Operational Research, last July in possible results. Lisbon, we have presented the state of the art of our project, with The problem of FDU location the abstract below: is complex and essential to address a major environmental hazard such as forest fires. This “How does the EURO Working research work took place during a Group on DSS interact? study implemented for the fire A social-academic network protection of Urban Forest in analysis 1989-2008” Athens and the location problem The fire detection systems came up during the phase of theconsist of three separate Fire Detection System Design.subsystems (as the figure showsabove): •The fire detection unitssubsystem, which is actually a netof sensors (thermal or videocameras, smoke sensors,meteorological sensors) placed inthe forest with power supply links “This work reports the advances onor units. the analysis of the social-academic network, created for the EURO •The communication The application constitutes Working Group on Decisionsubsystem that supports the good practice of the utilization of Support Systems (EWG-DSS), incommunication between the units Disaggregation-Aggregation Multi- order to represent the variousand the central control system criteria decision aid approach to relationships that link academically address operational problems. The its 105 members. We show how •The control center, which approach requires significant the group’s collaboration dynamicsusually consists of a set of servers interaction with the decision maker have evolved since its foundationwith specialized software and in order to assess the additive in 1989, up to the present moment:display units. A simple utility model the outcome a period of over 20 years. Thisconfiguration consists of two compensate, while a major project revisits the current areas ofservers, one for the management problem such as the fire detection research of the professionalsof the system devices and the and prevention can be considered involved, as a by-product.communication network, and at a satisfactory level. Further Moreover, the social-academicanother server with special research work will be done for network has already shown tosoftware for image processing and other cases concerning large (non encourage new research andfire alarm facilities as well as urban) forests in Greece. promote further collaborationgeographical information software Prevention of the fire risks or early among the academic members ofand a set of display and data fire detection are the key points to the group in common projects andpresentation and storing devices. A eliminate the catastrophic joint-publications. In this papersimple control center consists of consequences for the planet and further network analysis isone server (control center) with the human life of forest fires. presented, so that somespecial software for the concluding factors about the groupmanagement of the system A comprehensive research report could be better explained.”devices and the communication about this project, including all thenetwork, one server with special details about the methodologysoftware for image processing implemented can be obtained from The project has not yet finishedincluding automatic fire alarm the authors. Contact Maria and we still count on thefacilities and a set of display and participation and collaboration of Litsardaki <>. ♦data presentation and storing the members of the EWG-DSS todevices including geographical update its database of publicationsinformation software. for its next version. As soon as we News about the EWG- are ready to process more inputs This technology can provide from the group, we will announce itan effective solution for early fire DSS project: via our mailing list, as well as viadetection, keeping the cost low and A Social-Academic Network our Blog and our LinkedIn satisfactory levels. However, Thanks for your continuousthere are critical points related to for the EWG-DSSthe optimization of the system support! ♦ Fátima Dargam, Pascale Zaraté &functionality and effectiveness that Rita Ribeironeed further research. Such a 6
  7. 7. The general aim of the Conference MCDM2011 - The 21stCall for Papers is to facilitate the exchange of International Conference scientific and technical information related to Operational Research on Multiple Criteria andConferences and to promote international co- Decision Making. operation especially among theORP3-2011 - EURO Balkan countries. June 13th to 17th, 2011.Conference for Young OR More information about this event University of Jyväskylä,Researchers. September Finland. th can be found in the Conference’s13th - 17 , 2011. Cádiz, Spain. site: ♦The ORP3 is the EURO peripateticconference designed for young ORresearchers and practitioners,which objective is to promotescientific and social exchanges. Itwill be held in Cádiz (Spain) from IESM-2011 – The 4th13th to September 17th, 2011. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Systems Management. May 25th- 27th, 2011. ENIM- Metz, France. The theme of the 21st International The global economy and the Conference on Multiple Criteria recent developments in IC Decision Making is “Environment technologies have significantly and Policy”, which are active areas modified the business organization of application of MCDM tools in of enterprises and the way that Finland, as well as around the they do business. New forms of world. The conference aims to organizations such as extended bring together researchers and More information about this enterprises, networked practitioners who address multipleevent can be found in the enterprises, supply chain networks, criteria decision making. TheConference’s Homepage: etc., turn to appear and they are Conference will be held in the ♦ quickly adopted by most leading Agora Building, located on the enterprises. The evolvement from Mattilanniemi campus of the single enterprise with a high University of Jyväskylä.BALCOR-2011 – The 1st vertical range of manufactureInternational Symposium & For further information about towards enterprise networks offers this Conference, please check the10th Balkan Conference on new business opportunities site: ♦Operational Research. especially for small and medium enterprises that are usually moreBALCOR-2011 - September flexible than larger companies are. EURO XXV, Vilnius,23rd- 25th, 2011. Thessaloniki, This edition of IESM aims to Lithuania. July 8-11th, 2012.Greece. bring researchers and professionals from all industrial engineering and service sciences disciplines together to discuss issues and share their research and development results and The 1st International experience. Authors are invited toSymposium & 10th Balkan submit their original andConference on Operational unpublished work.Research will be held at theUniversity of Macedonia, Economicand Social Sciences in More information about this The 25th European Conference onThessaloniki, Greece, September event can be found in the Operational Research "EURO22 - 25, 2011. The conference will Conference’s site: XXV", on the subject "OR -be co-organized by the Macedonia . ♦ connecting sciences" will be- Thrace Branch of Hellenic organized in Vilnius, by theOperational Research Society and Lithuanian OR Society, during thethe University of Macedonia. period of 8-11 July, 2012. More information about it will be 7
  8. 8. available at the Conference Decision Support SystemHomepage: Technology (IJDSST)! EWG-DSS Meetings List of all past EWG-DSSAs usual the EWG-DSS willorganize in this Conference a DSS Meetings,/ Workshops & Mini-Stream. Call for Participation will Conferences: The primary objective of thefollow in 2011. IJDSST Journal is to provide . Fontainebleau (France) – 1990;An initial presentation about the comprehensive coverage for . Bruges (Belgium) – 1991;conference’s city and its organizing DMSS technology issues. . Hungary – 1992;committee can be found at: . Sintra (Portugal) – 1993; . Turku (Finland) – 1994;uro-xxv-presentation . . Samos (Greece) – 1995; . Ispra (Italy) – 1996;♦ . Bruges (Belgium) – 1997; . Granada (Spain) – 1998; . Turku (Finland) – 1999; DSS2012: The 16th IFIP . Toulouse (France) – 2000;WG 8.3 Open Conference. . Caiscas (Portugal) – 2001;Theme: "Fusing DSS into . Bruges (Belgium) – 2002; . Luxembourg – 2003;the Fabric of the Context”, . Istanbul, (Turkey) – 2003;Anavissos, Greece, June 28- . Prato, (Italy) – 2004;30th, 2012. . Graz (Austria) – 2005; The IFIP Working group 8.3 . London (UK) – 2006;on Decision Support Systems aims . Reykavik (Iceland) – 2006;at the development of approaches . Montreal (Canada) – 2007;for applying information systems . Prague (Czech Republic) – 2007;technology to increase the . Toulouse (France) – 2008;effectiveness of decision-making in The issues can involve, among . Bonn (Germany) – 2009;situations where the computer other things, new hardware and . Lisbon (Portugal) – 2010.system can support and enhance software for DMSS, new models to deliver decision making support, EWG-DSS Meeting 2010human judgements in theperformance of tasks that have dialog management between theelements which cannot be user and system, data and model In 2010, the EWG-DSS annualspecified in advance. The main base management within the meeting took place in Lisbon,scope of the WG 8.3 is to improve system, output display and during the EURO XXIV –ways of synthesizing and applying presentation, DMSS operations, International European Conferencerelevant work from resource and DMSS technology on Operational Research.disciplines to practical management. Since the Basically, the meeting was part ofimplementation of systems that technology’s purpose is to improve the DSS Stream – Sessions:enhance decision support decision making, the articles are Models for Decision Making andcapability. The resource disciplines expected to link DMSS technology Decision Analysis & Applicationsinclude: information technology; to improvements in the process in Decision Making and Decisionartificial intelligence; cognitive and outcomes of the decision Analysis of the conference, whichpsychology; decision theory; making process. This link can be counted with the presentation oforganisational theory; operations established theoretically, the following papers (apart fromresearch and modeling. mathema-tically, or empirically in a the one about “A Social- syste-matic and scientific manner. Academic Network for the EWG- The Call for Papers will be DSS” already mentioned before):issued in August 2011. Details ofthe venue for DSS2012 can be “Survey forest fire detectiondownloaded via the link: Call for Papers (Link): systems via multicriteria All paper submissions and disaggregation – aggregationdss/files/page0_1.ppt ♦ inquiries should be directed to: approach: the case of Lycabettus Hill” Prof. Pascale Zaraté Authors: Athanasios Spyridakos;Journal Announcement Editor-in-Chief Yannis Psaromiligkos; Lazaros International Journal of Decision Vryzidis; Maria Litsardaki; IoannisIJDSST new Editor-in-Chief Support System Technology Salmon. Toulouse UniversityWe are happy to announce that IRIT Team SMAC “The PROBE Decision SupportPascale Zaraté has recently taken Email : System and Capital Budgeting:over the position of Editor-in-Chief an application to the electricityof the International Journal of ♦ sector” 8
  9. 9. Authors: João Carlos Lourenço; As usual the members of the A “Follow-up” from the GrazCarlos Bana e Costa; João Oliveira EWG -DSS managing board will DSS Workshop in 2005Soares. organize a DSS Stream and offer the possibility for researchers in “In 2005, on the Joint-“Influence of the Criteria in the the area of Decision Making to Workshop on Decision SupportBayesian AHP” present their on-going or finished Systems, Experimental EconomicsAuthors: Pilar Gargallo; José María projects within the EURO XXV & e-Participation in Graz,Moreno-Jimenez; Alfredo European Conference on organized by the EWG on DSS noAltuzarra. Operational Research, in Vilnious more than 80 participants took in 2012. part. However, it was an excellent“Structuring and assessing opportunity to meet people that are We hope to see you there! doing similar research and to makelarge and complex decisionproblems using MCDA” strong contacts. In comparison toAuthors: Michael Bruhn Barfod; the EURO conference, whereSteen Leleur. EWG-DSS Group News several thousand people participate, these small workshops A Success Report on are very efficient with respect to“DECERNS WebSDSS: Web- Research Collaboration contacts that can be made. At thebased Spatial Decision Support within the EURO Working Graz joint workshop in 2005, anSystem for Multicriteria Decision Group on Decision Support excellent cooperation has beenAnalysis” Systems established. We suppose there areAuthors: Boris Yatsalo; Sergey more of them, however we will onlyGritsyuk. report on our experience. Prof. Dr. On the EUROXXIV in Lisbon in Dragana Becejski-Vujaklija and Dr.“Transitioning of Multistatic July 2010, one of the import things Boris Delibasic from the UniversityTactical Planning Aid (MSTPA) that we did, apart from chairing our of Belgrade (Faculty oftowards Decision Support” DSS stream and attending Organizational Sciences) and Dr.Author: Christopher Strode. interesting sessions, was to make Kathrin Kirchner from the new contacts and also keeping up University of Jena (School of“Search Analysis to Locate a with old ones. Among many friends Business Administration andSustainable Data Center in and research colleagues, we also Economics) as well as Dr.Portugal using Geographica met Prof. Dragana Becejski- Frantisek Sudzina (CopenhagenInformation Systems” Vujaklija from the University of Business School) establishedAuthors: Luis C. Dias; Miguel Belgrade, who is a EWG-DSS since that workshop a fruitfulCovas; Carlos Santos Silva. member for more than 5 years by cooperation. now. During our short meeting, sheThe abstracts of the work above has informed us about the Since 2006 Kathrin Kirchnercan be found in the proceedings of successful consequences that their has given courses in Belgrade andthe EURO XXIV conference, TC- 1st EWG-DSS Workshop has been Boris Delibasic in Jena on a yearly37 pp.166-167 and TD-37 p.187. providing them up to the current basis. Dragana Becejski-Vujaklija♦ days. We have gladly received that has lectured courses at the information as a compliment. It is University of Jena since 2009. The for sure very nice to notice that the faculties in Jena and BelgradeUpcoming Events: efforts applied on organizing EWG- have signed a memorandum of DSS meetings compensate over understanding and are working the years. Dragana and her together in several projects. Some“DSS Stream at the joint publications have already collaboration team were thenEURO XXV in Vilnius” invited to send us a report about been published (listed below). this “collaboration follow-up” for our Currently, researchers from both Newsletter. So they promptly did. faculties are participating in a jointEURO XXV Vilnius, Lithuania. project funded by the DAADJuly 8-11th, 2012. And they did it very well! It is now with great pleasure that we, the (German academic exchange service). This year, a student from coordinators of the EWG-DSS, EWG-DSS Stream Belgrade awarded three months publish here the “success case” of at the EUROXXV scholarship for research in Jena. research collaboration that has in Vilnius, The cooperation between the two been established during the 2005- Lithuania in 2012. Universities is performed based on DSS Workshop, which Fátima several topics. Decision Support Dargam has locally organized inStream: Systems, Data Mining, Information Graz, Austria. We are very grateful“Decision Support System“ Systems, Software Engineering to Kathrin Kirchner, Dragana and Operations Research are Becejski-Vujaklija, and BorisOrganizers: among them. In 2009 a Serbian Delibasic for their joint-reportPascale Zaraté, Fátima Dargam & delegation from the University of below.Rita Ribeiro Belgrade visited the University of Jena and talked about possibilities 9
  10. 10. of broadening this fruitful M (2009) Reusable componentscooperation. German professors for partitioning clustering Contacting the EWG-DSSand researchers have visited algorithms, Artificial IntelligenceBelgrade and Serbian conferences Review 32 (1), p 59-75.several times, and are nowadays The EURO-WG on Decisionincluded as respected reviewers in 009-9133-6, ISSN: 0269-2821 Support Systems is currentlyseveral Serbian Journals that are head by the Coordination Board: 6. Kirchner, K., Delibašić, B.,published in English. Vukićević, M. (2010) Designing the Pascale Zaraté, Fátima Dargam The cooperation between data mining process with reusable & Rita RibeiroJena and Copenhagen also components (in Serbian), infoM 34,resulted in some joint publications. p. 23-29.UDC 004.89:004.738.5, (Coordination Board of theFurthermore, Kathrin Kirchner ISSN: 1451-4397. EURO Working Group on DSSlectured at Copenhagen Business since 2007) 7. Delibašić B, Kirchner K,School via Erasmus program. For updates or for joining EWG- Ruhland J (2010) Component- based software for clustering in DSS, please contact:We are very happy we had the Pascale Zarate data mining – A prototype inopportunity to meet in Graz in E-mail: Matlab, In Proceedings of the 12th2005.” SYMORG conference, Faculty of IRIT – Equipe CSC Organizational Sciences, Zlatibor, INPT – ENSIACET – GIKathrin Kirchner Serbia. ISBN: 978-86-7680-216-6. 118 route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse cedex 4Dragana Becejski-Vujaklija 8. Kirchner K, Delibasic B, FRANCE Jovanovic M, Vukicevic M,Boris Delibasic Ruhland J (2010) WhiBo – A EWG-DSS Online Links: platform for component-based EURO Web: design of partitioning clusterSelected Publications: algorithms, In Proceedings of the 1. Kathrin Kirchner, Boris 24th conference EURO, EWG-DSS Blog:Delibasic, Milan Vukicevic: Association of European“Designing clustering process with Operational Research Societies. ♦ EWG-DSS LinkedIn Group:reusable components”, Journal, vol. 9, no. 34 (original in &gid=1961459&trk=anet_ug_hmSerbian, abstract in English alsoavailable at EWG-DSS Members EWG-DSS Slideshare: The EWG-DSS group has now0-34.htm ) over 130 registered members. The EWG-DSS IRIT Server: 2. Boris Delibasic, Kathrin updated list of all members of the, Johannes Ruhland: group is available upon request to g-dss“COMPONENT-BASED Pascale Zaraté or Fátima Dargam. Changes to this list should also be EWG-DSS Mailing List:SOFTWARE FOR CLUSTERING ewg-dss@irit.frIN DATA MINING – A reported to both of them.PROTOTYPE IN MATLAB, If you need more information aboutSymORG 2010″, XII International the group, please contact us or Via the EWG-DSS – IRIT Server theSymposium Conference visit our web-site: http://www.euro- registered group members of theProceedings, Zlatibor, Serbia, or our EWG-DSS Blog: EWG-DSS are able to contact2010. directly each other by using the e- ♦ 3. Delibasic B, Kirchner K, mail address list available in thisRuhland J (2008) Pattern language environment (option “Review– A Novel Facilitator for Data Members”).Mining, IFORS, Operations Assisting the EWG-DSSResearch Society of South In the EWG-DSS LinkedIn Group The EWG-DSS Managing Board isAfrica,page 71 there are professionals who are looking for members who would like to help us with some managing 4. Delibašić, B., Kirchner, K., not yet members of the Working activities. It is not too much work toRuhland, J. (2008) A Pattern- Group. These researchers will be done and it brings the possibilityBased Data Mining Approach, soon be contacted by the EWG- of participation in the managingData Analysis, Machine Learning DSS managing board, so that they board in the future.and Applications, Springer, p. 327- can also participate in the EWG- DSS as registered members. If you If you are interested, contact us:334. are one of them and you already,3-540-78246-9_39, ISBN: 978-3- know you would like to register as F.Dargam@SimTechnology.com540-78239-1 Thank you! a EWG-DSS, do not wait for our 5. Delibasic B, Kirchner K, contact. Write to us! Thanks! ♦Ruhland J, Jovanovic M, Vukicevic 10
  11. 11. Contributing to this NewsletterEvery member of the EWG-DSS isvery welcome to contribute to thisNewsletter.Subjects can be related to:• Recent Publications• PhD Dissertations• Book Presentations / Reviews• Research Group Presentations• Research Views and Perspectives• Forthcoming Events• General AnnouncementsContributions to the EWG-DSSNewsletter should be sent to one ofthe email addresses below with thesubject: “EWG-DSS Newsletter” 11