A framework for group decision support systems: Combining AI tools and OR techniques

Nikos I. Karacapilidis, Costas P. Pappis
1997 European Journal of Operational Research  
Work on the implementation of Group Decision Support Systems has to exploit recent advancements of computer science. Existing frameworks for single-user Decision Support Systems, based on well-established Operations Research methods such as Multicriteria Decision Making techniques, have to be integrated with successful technical developments in electronic communication and computing. Starting from the presentation of the related Operations Research background, this paper proceeds by discussing
more » ... hallenges coming from the areas of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Information Systems on the World Wide Web platform. Based on this discussion, a framework for an "open", computer-mediated Group Decision Support System is proposed. The term "open" is related to a platformindependent system, which can efficiently support alternative types of goals and control protocols between its users.
doi:10.1016/s0377-2217(97)00126-4 fatcat:qebldl6fjvastey4xft5etkdsm