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International Journal of Decision Support Systems
International Journal of Decision Support Systems


HELORS-2023: Special Issue on: "Decision Support Systems and Smart Technologies"

Guest Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Vassilios C. Moussas, Assist. Prof. Isaak Vryzidis and Assoc. Prof. Nikos Tsotsolas, University of West Attica, Greece

Decision support systems (DSS) and smart technologies are two key areas that are increasingly gaining prominence in today's fast-paced business world. A DSS is a computer-based system that helps decision-makers make more informed decisions by providing them with relevant information and analytical tools. On the other hand, smart technologies refer to the use of intelligent systems and devices to automate tasks and improve efficiency.

The combination of these two areas has led to the development of a new generation of decision support systems that incorporate smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things. These systems can process large volumes of data in real time, provide insights into complex problems, and make recommendations based on past patterns and trends.

This special issue aims to explore the latest trends and developments in these areas. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit original research articles, case studies and reviews that address relevant topics.

The Guest Editors will be inviting substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 9th International Symposium and 31st National Conference of Operational Research (HELORS 2023), for review and potential publication, but are also inviting other experts to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • The role of smart technologies in decision-making processes
  • Applications of decision support systems in various industries
  • The integration of smart technologies in decision support systems
  • Smart systems for monitoring and optimisation of processes
  • The impact of decision support systems on organisational performance
  • The use of data analytics and machine learning in decision support systems
  • The design and development of decision support systems for a specific domain
  • The evaluation and assessment of decision support systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 January, 2024