Third International OTM Workshop on Semantics and Decision Making (SeDeS’12)
Decision support has been gradually evolved in both the fields of theoretical decision support studies and practical assisting tools for decision makers since 1960’s. The goal of decision support is to enhance decision processes in an accurate and efficient manner. Its application fields vary from business processes, business information management, system analysis, robotics, medical decision support, programming, project management, eGovernment & eBusiness, eLearning & eTraining, market analysis, judicial support, smart objects and ubiquitous systems. Ontology Engineering (OE) brings new synergy to decision support. It will change (and actually now is changing) the decision support landscape, as it will enable new breeds of decision models, DSS applications and systems to be developed. Its realm will be significantly extended. By enabling digital intelligence in everyday decision support flows with interoperability and shareability, decision tasks and decision making processes in our workplaces, our homes, our businesses and even our own routine lives, could be simplified in a more efficient, more accurate way and more comfortable way. SeDeS presents the latest innovations and achievements of academic/business/governmental communities on Decision Support Systems (DSS). The workshop focuses on theory, systems, computer aided methods, models, algorithms, techniques, methodologies and applications related to supporting decision making.