4th International Conference on 
Decision Support System Technology – ICDSST 2018
22 – 25 May 2018 – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Main Theme:
Sustainable Data-Driven & Evidence-based Decision Support
with applications to the Environment and Energy sector

The ICDSST in 2018 is jointly organized by the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) and the PROMETHEE DAYS group. The conference will be hosted by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research during the period of 22-25 May 2018. 

Location: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Gournes Pediados, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (refer to the Accommodation page for details)

Purpose of the ICDSST  – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 

The joint-conference aims to provide a communication platform for scholars, researchers, developers, specialists and other professionals in the related areas of decision making and decision support, including DSS methodologies and technologies as well as application oriented solutions, to get together in order to exchange ideas, share experiences, discuss key issues, and identify future research and development directions. Additionally, users of PROMETHEE are also welcome to participate and disseminate their theoretical developments, comparative analyses or practical applications of the PROMETHEE methods.


The ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 will focus on the role, the qualities, the models and methods offered by sustainable data-driven and evidence based Decision Support, mainly applied to Environment and Energy. On these sectors, diverse stakeholders at various governance levels seek to devise and implement sound and robust policies which mitigate environmental impacts while taking into account various parameters. Decision Support Systems can simulate different scenarios and offer solutions in modern managerial issues which are full of redundant and complex information. Such rapidly evolving situations, which engage a large number of individuals with different agendas in complicated decision making processes, require such tools for support. It is in this context that the key topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Decision Support Modeling
  • Decision Support and Expert Systems in the Environment and Energy Sectors
  • Data Visualisation and Decision Making/Support
  • Environmental and Energy Data Visualisation
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Technical and Managerial Dashboards for Decision Support
  • Knowledge Acquisition, Management, Extraction and Visualisation
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Intelligent, Web-based, Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • Application Models and Systems: Agricultural, Environmental, Farming, Water Resources, Livestock, Fisheries, Warehouse, Sustainable Forest and Rangeland Management, Food Processing and Supply Chain Management
  • Simulation Models and Systems, Regional Planning, Logistics and Traceability
  • Case Studies involving any of the above issues

The Organisation: EWG-DSS

EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems

Email: ewg-dss@fccdp.com

Homepage: http://ewgdss.wordpress.com/


The main aim of the  EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) is to establish a platform for encouraging state-of-the-art high quality research and collaboration work within the DSS community. Other aims of the EWG-DSS are to:
Encourage the exchange of information among practitioners, end-users, and researchers in the area of Decision Systems; Stimulate networking among the DSS communities available and facilitate activities that are essential for the start-up of international cooperation research and projects; Facilitate professional academic and industrial opportunities for its members; Favour the development of innovative models, methods and tools in the field of Decision Support and related areas; And actively promote the interest on Decision Systems in the scientific community by organizing dedicated workshops, seminars, mini-conferences, conference streams in major conferences and our own dedicated ICDSST conference series, as well as editing special and contributed issues in relevant scientific journals.

The EWG-DSS has already established a recognized tradition is organizing high level conferences and workshops concerning themes of Decision Support Systems, their applications and development approaches. More details about all the organized events of the EWG-DSS can be found in the link: http://ewgdss.wordpress.com/workshops/ .

ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 – Organizing Committee

ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 Chairs: EWG-DSS Coordination Board

Prof. Pascale Zaraté
Toulouse University / IRIT, France
E-Mail: zarate@irit.fr
Dr. Fatima C.C. Dargam
SimTech Simulation Technology & ILTC, Graz, Austria
E-mail: f.dargam@simtechnology.com
Prof. Shaofeng Liu
University of Plymouth, UK
E-Mail: shaofeng.liu@plymouth.ac.uk
Prof. Boris Delibasic
University of Belgrade, Serbia
E-Mail: delibasicboris@gmail.com
Prof. Isabelle Linden
University of Namur, Belgium
E-Mail: isabelle.linden@unamur.be
Dr. Jason Papathanasiou
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: jason.papathanasiou@gmail.com


EWG-DSS Advisory Board

Prof. Rita Ribeiro (AB Chair)
UNINOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal
E-Mail: rar@uninova.pt
Prof. Alexis Tsoukias
E-mail: Alexis.Tsoukias@dauphine.fr
Prof. José Maria Moreno
University of Zaragoza, Spain
E-Mail: moreno@posta.unizar.es
Prof. Marko Bohanec
Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
E-Mail: marko.bohanec@ijs.si
Prof. Philip Powell
Birkbeck, University of London, UK
E-Mail: beidean@bbk.ac.uk
Prof. D. Marc Kilgour
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
E-Mail: mkilgour@wlu.ca
Dr. Jorge Hernández
University of Liverpool, UK
E-Mail: J.E.Hernandez@liverpool.ac.uk
Dr. Pavlos Delias
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece
E-Mail: pdelias@teiemt.gr


ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 Local Organizers:

Dr. Jason Papathanasiou
(Local co-Chair)
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: jason.papathanasiou@gmail.com
Dr. Nikolaos Ploskas
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: jason.papathanasiou@gmail.com
Dr. Theodore Tarnanidis
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: tarnanidis@uom.edu.gr
George Tsaples
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: gtsaples@gmail.com
Athanasios Dragoslis
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: dragoslis.thanasis@gmail.com
Panagiota Digkoglou
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-Mail: giotadigkogloul@outlook.com
Dr. Georgios Kotoulas
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Greece
E-Mail: kotoulas@hcmr.gr

Program Committee:

The ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 Program Committee will be composed of the EWG-DSS Coordination board members and long-term members of the EURO Working Group of Decision Support Systems EWG-DSS and Collaborators from existing International DSS Communities (refer to Program Committee page for details)

Invited Speakers:

The ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 plans to invite well known academics and key players of the Decision Support Systems areas and senior Collaborators from International DSS Communities to give special talks during the conference (refer to Invited Speakers page for details).

Target Participants:

The ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 welcomes participants from a wide range of background around the world, including scholars, researchers, developers, specialists, practitioners and other professionals, as well as Master and PhD students, who are interested in the decision making and decision support related areas, such as DSS methodologies and technologies as well as application-oriented solutions.