Call for Papers

Edited Volume

Cases of Decision Support Systems

(CfCP – Cases of Decision Support Systems)


  1. Jason Papathanasiou, University of Macedonia, Greece,
  2. Nikolaos Ploskas, Carnegie Mellon University, USA,
  3. Isabelle Linden, University of Namur, Belgium,

We are interested in presenting cases of real world Decision Support Systems, i.e. systems that have been implemented and actually used for a period of time to some purpose. The presented cases can be in any domain and do not have to be only about systems currently in use; it can be a DSS that was active for some time and stopped being further supported. In that case, we are interested in getting answers to questions like what were the reasons it stopped being updated and exploited and why did the users decided to pursue a new approach. We are also interested in DSSs that begun developing but at some point of the development process they somehow failed to implement correctly and were deemed as failed projects. What were the real reasons behind the failure? How can this be avoided to happen again? The overall and primary goal in each case is to point out the lessons learnt in each stage of the system life cycle, from the initial requirements analysis and design phases to the final stages of the project.

We particularly also seek to find out the user experiences after some time of system use; what are the derived good practices during development and usage and what should be avoided. The presented cases should also be presented in a constructive, coherent and deductive manner, in order to act as show cases for instructive purposes; exploratory UML (and not only) diagrams are especially encouraged. Finally, each case should try and follow as much as possible a certain structure according to a template provided by the editors to ensure adherence to the volume perceived goals.

Possible application domains include (but not limited to):

  • Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
  • Business and Finance
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Food Industry
  • Health
  • Production and Supply Chain Management
  • Urban Planning
  • etc

There has been a keen interest in this edited book by Springer and the editors anticipate signing a contract shortly after the contributor list is finalized. Interested authors are invited to submit chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) by 30 August 2015. All proposals will be reviewed by the editors; invitations to contribute chapters will be sent out by late September. Please send chapter proposals or queries directly to:

Submission and expected approval dates for prospective contributors

  1. Chapter proposals submission deadline: 30 August 2015
  2. Proposal decision notification: 30 September 2015
  3. Full chapters due: 30 December 2015
  4. Full chapter decision: 30 January 2016
  5. Revisions due: 30 March 2016
  6. Projected publication date: mid/end of 2016

About ewgdss

The EWG-DSS is a Working Group on Decision Support Systems within EURO, the Association of the European Operational Research Societies. The main purpose of the EWG-DSS is to establish a platform for encouraging state-of-the-art high quality research and collaboration work within the DSS community. Other aims of the EWG-DSS are to: - Encourage the exchange of information among practitioners, end-users, and researchers in the area of Decision Systems. - Enforce the networking among the DSS communities available and facilitate activities that are essential for the start-up of international cooperation research and projects. - Facilitate professional academic and industrial opportunities for its members. - Favour the development of innovative models, methods and tools in the field Decision Support and related areas. - Actively promote the interest on Decision Systems in the scientific community by organizing dedicated workshops, seminars, mini-conferences and conference streams in major conferences, as well as editing special and contributed issues in relevant scientific journals.
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