Title: A decision support system applied to the teaching of mathematical programming models

Authors: Placido Rogerio Pinheiro, Amaury Brasil Filho

Addresses: Graduate Program in Applied Computer Sciences, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Av. Washington Soares, 1321 Bl J Sl 30, 60.811-905, Fortaleza, Brasil. ' Graduate Program in Applied Computer Sciences, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Av. Washington Soares, 1321 Bl J Sl 30, 60.811-905, Fortaleza, Brasil

Abstract: An approach is proposed that will easily enable operational researchers and systems managers to obtain an optimised response of the generated model. The web-based decision support system (DSS) provides an environment for modelling and solving a model in mathematical programming. The environment uses a distributed architecture that turned the system extensible and very independent of platforms and the fabricants of solvers, also being able itself to connect proper optimisation software. The study demonstrates the importance that the internet has potential to be an important component in optimisation systems.

Keywords: optimisation; web-based DSS; mathematical programming; operations research; decision support systems; mathematical modelling; internet; mathematics education; maths education; math education; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2010.033317

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2010 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.213 - 224

Available online: 24 May 2010 *

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