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Author Felix Riedel; Fernando Chaves
Title Workflows and decision tables for flexible early warning systems Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings – 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2012
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Keywords Artificial intelligence; Decision support systems; Information systems; Decision supports; Flexibility; Rules; Usability; Work-flows; Decision tables
Abstract Today's decision support systems for crisis management are mostly designed to support a fixed process that integrates a given set of information sources. This means policies that govern the crisis management process are tightly integrated with the implementation, which makes it hard to adapt the system to changing requirements. Modern systems are expected to be adaptable and need to evolve along with the availability of new information sources and changing business processes. Previous work suggested using workflow systems to manage crisis management processes. Current approaches that use workflow systems are not end-user friendly or not flexible enough. In this paper we present our approach that combines workflows and decision tables for creating more flexible decision support systems. While workflows are used to orchestrate services and implement information logistics in the decision support processes, embedded rule sets are used to provide flexibility and adaptability of workflows. The rule sets are authored using decision tables which are an easy-to-use representation that allows end-users to express rules in an intuitive way. © 2012 ISCRAM.
Address Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany
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Publisher Simon Fraser University Place of Publication Vancouver, BC Editor L. Rothkrantz, J. Ristvej, Z.Franco
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780864913326 Medium
Track Early Warning and Expert Systems for Disaster Management Expedition Conference 9th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
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Call Number Serial 194
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