The mission of SIGDSA is:
To facilitate the exchange, development, communication, and dissemination of information about Decision Support, Analytics, Collaboration and Knowledge Management research and teaching issues in business, management, and organizational contexts among AIS members and in the larger community of IS/IT practitioners and scholars.
The Association for Information Systems (www.aisnet.org) is "the premier global organization for academics specializing in Information Systems." AIS is an "international organization that seeks to identify, extend, unify, and communicate knowledge in information technology (IT), systems (IS), and management (IM)." In the past 10 years a number of Information Systems groups have merged with AIS. In January 2001, the ISWorld mailing list announced that the Association for Information Systems Board of Directors had decided to create Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in broadly defined IS research areas and requested proposals. DSS News of February 11, 2001 sought responses from people interested in forming an "AIS special interest group related to data management and decision support". Dan Power's DSS News column of March 3, 2002 summarizes the founding of SIG DSS. AIS Council approved SIG DSS in mid-December 2001. Six AIS members, S. Alter, J. Courtney, R. Sharda, V. Sugumaran, M. Turoff, and H. Watson, joined Dan in submitting the proposal for SIG DSS that was approved. In Fall 2002, the SIG DSS leadership team of Chair Dan Power and Secretary/Treasurer Ramesh Sharda was expanded to include Paul Gray (Claremont) as Founding Past Chair, Mike Goul (ASU) as Vice Chair, and Karen "Dowling" Corral (ASU) as Program Chair. At that time the scope was broadened to include knowledge management.
In Fall 2003, the by-laws of AIS SIG DSS were in the drafting process and an agreement was reached to merge the International Society for Decision Support Systems (ISDSS) with SIG DSS. As part of the merger, Clyde Holsapple (U. Kentucky) and Andrew Winston (U. Texas-Austin) joined the SIG DSS Advisory Board and in December 2003 AIS Council accepted our group's by-laws formally creating AIS SIG DSS: ISDSS.
In 2014, the SIGDSS board approved to rename the organization to SIGDSA (Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics) to reflect the increased role of Analytics.
Recent SIGDSA Events:
- 2015 Business Analytics Congress was held December 12 to December 13th from 8am to 5pm (Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Texas, USA). Program Schedule for the evet is available here: Click Here. Keynote Speaker for the event was: Sherri Zink, Senior VP, Chief Data and Engagement Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. For more information visit the website bac2015.uncg.edu
- SIGDSA Annual Meeting at AMCIS 2015 was held August 14th (Friday), 6:00pm-8:00pm at Las Croabas B (First Floor), El Conquistador hotel (AMCIS Conference Hotel)
- DSS2014 and IDSS Open Conference was held 2-5 June 2014 at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - Campus Jussieu, Paris, France. This event was jointly sponsored by IFIP WG 8.3* and AIS SIGDSA. Detailed CFP is available here.