Design and Implementation of Model-based Decision Support Systems

Makowski, M. ORCID: (1994). Design and Implementation of Model-based Decision Support Systems. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-94-086

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Decision making often requires the analysis of large amount of data and complex relations. Computerized tools designed and implemented for such purposes are called Decision Support Systems (DSS). A DSS, which is typically a problem specific tool, usually helps in the evaluation of consequences of given decisions and may advise what decision would be the best for achieving a given set of goals. In such cases, an analysis of a mathematical model can support rational decision making.

The paper provides an overview of the methodology of the design and deals with practical aspects related to implementations of model-based decision support systems. In particular, different approaches to the analysis of a model using simulation and optimization are summarized. Various optimization techniques are discussed in this context, including multi-criteria optimization used for a model analysis. The paper summarizes also problems of hardware selection and of software development. Modular software tools applicable to DSSs, including a tool for data interchange, are characterized. Selected issues of implementations of modular solvers and of applications of artificial neural nets to decision support are also presented.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Methodology of Decision Analysis (MDA)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:04
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:14

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