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Interface Architecture for a Web-Based Group Decision Support System

Ana-Maria SUDUC, Mihai BÎZOI, Luminiţa DUŢĂ, Gabriel GORGHIU
VALAHIA University of Târgovişte
Bd. Carol I, Nr. 2, 130024, Târgovişte, Dâmboviţa, Romania

Abstract: With the exponential development of the web, the decision-makers are likely to use the web to support their decision -making processes. In group decision-making processes supported by an information system – web-based or desktop-based – one of the most important element which can influence in a great extent if the system will be or not accepted and successful used for decision making, is the user interface. In this paper, we propose an architecture of an interface for an ideal web-based group decision support system.

Keywords and phrases: Interface architectures, web-based interfaces, group decision support.

Ana-Maria Suduc is currently assistant professor at the Automatic Control, Informatics and Electrical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania. She has been involved in different ICT projects (research and educational) at national and international level. Her current research interests include interfaces for decision support systems, group decision support systems, and web interfaces.

Mihai Bîzoi is PhD student at the Romanian Academy, Information Science and Technology Department, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence. He is currently working as a teacher assistant at the Automatic Control, Informatics and Electrical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Valahia University of Targoviste, România. His current research interests include communications-driven decision support systems, group decision support systems, and web collaborative technologies.

Luminiţa Duţă is currently associate professor at the Automatic Control, Informatics and Electrical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Valahia University of Tвrgovişte. She took the PhD from Universitй de Franche Comtй (France) and from Technical University “Politehnica” of Bucharest in Automation and Control field. Her research interests include the use of decision support systems in complex process controlling and meta-heuristics.

Gabriel Gorghiu is associate professor at the Automatic Control, Informatics and Electrical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Faculty, Valahia University of Târgovişte, Romвnia. He has a great experience in working on the European programs as he was involved since 1995 in different projects on Tempus, World Bank and Socrates frameworks. His area of interest is composed by: data processing, processes and phenomena modeling and educational technologies – e-learning, interaction and virtual communication, web-based learning platforms, using ICT for educational purposes.

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Ana-Maria SUDUC, Mihai BÎZOI, Luminiţa DUŢĂ, Gabriel GORGHIU, Interface Architecture for a Web-Based Group Decision Support System, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 18 (3), pp. 241-246, 2009.