Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Decision Support Systems

Proceedings of the Second Mini Euroconference, Lunteren, The Netherlands, 17–20 November 1985

  • Henk G. Sol
  • Cees A. Th. Takkenberg
  • Pieter F. De Vries Robbé

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Henk G. Sol, Cees A. Th. Takkenberg, Pieter de Vries Robbé
    Pages 1-7
  3. David Bendel Hertz
    Pages 9-22
  4. Meral Binbasioglu, Matthias Jarke
    Pages 113-136
  5. Ulrike Maschtera
    Pages 151-173
  6. H. J. van den Herik, J. C. Stoop, P. R. Varkevisser
    Pages 175-195
  7. Robert O’Keefe, Valerie Belton, Theresa Ball
    Pages 197-211
  8. P. J. F. Lucas, H. de Swaan Arons
    Pages 213-225
  9. Georgios I. Doukidis, Ray J. Paul
    Pages 227-246
  10. P. Lévine, J. Ch. Maillard, J. Ch. Pomerol
    Pages 247-255
  11. Paolo Gallo, Rosa Massa-Rolandino, Franco Canepa, Francesco Borazzo
    Pages 257-270
  12. J. J. J. van Beek
    Pages 293-299
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 317-330

About this book


In 1985 it was 20 years since Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon published: 'THE SHAPE OF AUTOMATION: For Men and Management'. This short but important and still topical book dwells on three subjects: - The Long-Range Economic Effects of Automation; - Will the Corporation be Managed by Machines? - The New Science of Management Decision. In contrast with George Orwell, who was a critic of contemporary political systems rather than a prophet, Simon portrays a far more rosy picture of our 'brave new world'. Simon's work breathes optimism. First, computer technology; looking back it is aoubtful whether even the professor expected the hardware development ~e have wittnessed. Secondly, our ability to 'tame the beast'; there is now not much reason for complacency and satisfaction. Offices and factories can by no means be called automated, at most semi-automated. Thirdly the organizational and social implications of these rapid technological developments; referring to what he then called: 'The Computer and the new decision making techniques ..• ' Concerning this last point, there is little need to emphasize that had been less practical application in organizations than the often impressive theoretical developments would lead one to believe. In Europe this situation is even more accute than in the USA and Japan. The ESPRIT programme of the ECC and many similar national programs intend to bridge the gap.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henk G. Sol
    • 1
  • Cees A. Th. Takkenberg
    • 2
  • Pieter F. De Vries Robbé
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTechnical UniversityDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.BSO/PartnersUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Academic HospitalGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8193-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3805-2
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