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What is Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
A computer-based system composed of a user-dialog sub-system, a geographic/spatial database sub-system, a decision model sub-systems and a set of analytical tools, which enables decision makers to analyze situations involving spatial (geographic) data.
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Decision-Making Support Systems
Guisseppi Forgionne (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA), Manuel Mora (Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico), Jatinder N.D. Gupta (University of Alabama-Huntsville, USA), and Ovsei Gelman (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch156
Decision-making support systems (DMSS) are computerbased information systems designed to support some or all phases of the decision-making process (Forgionne, Mora, Cervantes, & Kohli, 2000). There are decision support systems (DSS), executive information systems (EIS), and expert systems/knowledge-based systems (ES/KBS). Individual EIS, DSS, and ES/KBS, or pair-integrated combinations of these systems, have yielded substantial benefits in practice. DMSS evolution has presented unique challenges and opportunities for information system professionals. To gain further insights about the DMSS field, the original version of this article presented expert views regarding achievements, challenges, and opportunities, and examined the implications for research and practice (Forgionne, Mora, Gupta, & Gelman, 2005). This article updates the original version by offering recent research findings on the emerging area of intelligent decision-making support systems (IDMSS). The title has been changed to reflect the new content.
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