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Modeling for Decision Support in Network-Based Services

The Application of Quantitative Modeling to Service Science

  • Daniel Dolk
  • Janusz Granat
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel Dolk, Janusz Granat
      Pages 1-13
  3. Section I - Network Science

  4. Section II - Computational and Analytical Modeling

    1. Jörg Becker, Daniel Beverungen, Ralf Knackstedt
      Pages 87-117
    2. Omar F. El-Gayar, Amit V. Deokar
      Pages 143-168
    3. Tung Bui, Daniel Dolk, Alexandre Gachet, Hans-Jürgen Sebastian
      Pages 169-195
  5. Section III - Knowledge Science

    1. Steven O. Kimbrough, Thomas Y. Lee, Ulku Oktem
      Pages 196-225
    2. Huub Scholten, Adrie J. M. Beulens
      Pages 226-256
    3. Yoshiteru Nakamori, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 257-278
    4. Hongtao Ren, Jing Tian, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki, Yoshiteru Nakamori, Edward Klimasara
      Pages 279-317
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book originated from several recent workshops and related activities conducted by the IFIP Working Group 7.6 on "Optimization-Based Computer Aided Modeling and Design." This group has been active for 20 years with the stated objective of developing ”high-performance computer-aided systems to support modeling, decision analysis, optimization and multi-criteria decision making.”

Recently, the group has turned its attention to the application of modeling and optimization to service science, management and engineering (SSME). SSME is still a young research field searching for its theoretical underpinnings, and one which offers many opportunities for analytical modeling to not only advance the understanding, but also to help form the foundation of a new discipline.

This book is the result of the group's introductory foray into the application of quantitative modeling to the nascent field of service science with special emphasis on the network aspects of services. The 11 papers presented are grouped into sections on Network Science, Comptational and Analytical Modeling, and Knowledge Science. They showcase the value of modeling in a new and timely context and provide many seeds for further exciting research.


DSS SCM SOA decision support systems logistics systems network science ontologies ontology management service science service-oriented architecture supply chain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Dolk
    • 1
  • Janusz Granat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information SciencesNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Control and Computation Engineering, and National Institutute of TelecommunicationsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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