CSVTU B.E. VIII Semester Computer Science Engineering Decision Support System Syllabus


Semester: VIII Branch: Computer Science & Engg.

Subject: Decision Support System


Overview of different types of decision-making:

Strategic, tactical and operational. Consideration

of organizational structures. Mapping of databases, MIS, EIS, KBS, expert systems, OR


modeling systems and simulation, decision analytic systems onto activities within an


organization. Extension to other ‘non organizational’ areas of decision making. Relationship with


knowledge management systems




Studies of human cognition in relation to decision making and the assimilation of information.

Cultural issues. Implications for design of decision-making support. Communication issues.

Unit -III

Normative, descriptive and prescriptive analysis: requisite modeling. Contrast with recognition

primed decision tools.

Unit -IV

Database, MIS, EIS, KBS, Belief nets, data mining. OR modeling tools: simulation and

optimization. History, design, implementation: benefits and pitfalls. Risk assessment. Decision

analysis and strategic decision support.

Unit -V

Group decision support systems and decision conferencing. Intelligent decision support

systems: tools and applications. Cutting-edge decision support technologies. History, design,

implementation: benefits and pitfalls. Deliberative e-democracy and e-participation

Text Books

1. P.R. Kleindorfer, H.C. Kunreuther, P.J.H. Schoemaker “Decision Sciences: an integration

perspective’ Cambridge University Press 1993

2. G.M. Marakas, Decision support Systems in the 21st Century, Prentice Hall, 1999.

Reference Books

1. E. Turban and J.E. Aronson (2001) Decision support Systems and Intelligent Systems. 6th

Edition. Prentice Hall

2. V.S.Janakiraman and K.Sarukesi, Decision Support Systems, PHI

3. Efrem G. Mallach, Decision Support and Data Warehouse Systems, tata McGraw-Hill


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