TOWARDS INTELLIGENT DECISION SUPPORT FOR APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDING

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ABSTRACT

Decision support systems (DSS) provide decision-makers with an interactive environment for analyses of information with various models to help solve unstructured and NP-hard problems. The important aspect of DSS is a technical and technological approach to the design and implementation of the above systems. A traditional approach to DSS engineering and implementation requires a great deal of effort for its maintenance. However, the enterprises would like to concentrate on its core competitiveness instead of non-core activities like IT maintenance. As a result of this, IT outsourcing has became a very popular event. Thus there is a growing need for intelligent decision support tools capable of assisting a decision maker in many problems in SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises). In this paper we present the use of declarative programming (constraint logic programming and relational SQL database) as an environment and framework for such decision support systems in an application service providing (ASP) model.

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