A real-time, information-based approach to decision making through decision informatics

James M. Tien

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The focus of this paper is on decision making; more specifically, on what decision making requirements are needed in the future. We augur for a decision informatics paradigm; it is a real-time, information-based approach to decision making. The paradigm is supported by two sets of technologies (i.e., information and decision technologies) and underpinned by three disciplines (i.e., data fusion/analysis, decision modeling and systems engineering). We begin by considering the context - and needs - for decision making as the economies of the world change and evolve, especially in regard to emerging services; then our proposed decision informatics paradigm is detailed and illustrated, together with an in-depth review of a critical, underpinning research area (dealing with real-time fusion and analysis of multiple non-homogeneous data sources), followed by several concluding remarks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3693-3699
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventSystem Security and Assurance - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003Oct 8 2003


  • Data analysis
  • Data fusion
  • Decision making
  • Mass customization
  • Quantitative modeling
  • Systems engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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