Maximizing Global Business Performance through Intelligent Decision Support


Proposal Submission Deadline: December 14, 2013


A book edited by Zakariya Belkhamza (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA) Book Series.


The Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA) Book Series aims to present diverse and timely research in the development, deployment, and management of business information systems and business analytics for continued organizational development and improved business value.



The decision making is a crucial process for professionals and businessman in the global markets. Many types of decisions now need complex and critical investigation and analysis using the most advanced recent techniques and technologies, especially in the current dynamic and uncertain markets where many factors are involved in this process. Choosing the right strategy and making the correct decision is an optimal objective for any professional who is faced everyday by the challenges of the unstable market forces and factors. Therefore, a good decision-making policy is essential for any professional who wants to achieve a competitive advantage and lead his business to the success in the current global market.


The use of decision support and intelligent systems became recently essential technological tools to support the discussion making process and solve the ongoing problems in the daily business activities. The use of these systems makes this process faster, robust, and provides efficient and effective business solutions for strategies and business owners and decision makers. However, the integration and the use of these systems in the decision making process still require investigation and research, especially with the non-ending development and advancement of these techniques and technologies.


Objective of the Book


It is hoped that this book will assist in bridging the gap between decision system developers and designers and business professionals, by assisting the system designers to understand the needs of the practitioners in the global market, as well as to facilitate the use of these systems by the business practitioners in order to achieve their competitive advantages in the international market. 


The objectives of this book are to expend the knowledge on the various decision support systems for the decisions makers by achieving the following:

                1. To analyze the latest research on decision supports systems

                2. To discuss the various methods of the use of the decision support systems and techniques in the decision making process.

                 3. To investigate the integration of the decision support system in various aspects of managerial decisions in the global and cross cultural context.

                 4 .To study the current methods and techniques used in the process of decision making and introduce new ways and mechanisms to for easy applications by professionals.

                5. To supply more empirical validations of the existing decision support systems and their applications.


Target Audience

The book is written for researchers, and students in decision support systems and related fields. The book will also be important to business professionals, global practitioners who are involved in the decision making.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


1.             Artificial Intelligence in decision making

2.            Predictive analysis

3.            Decision support systems

4.            Techniques and system applications for managerial decisions

5.            Statistical forecasting techniques and decision making

6.            Judgment business forecasting

7.            Fuzzy intervention analysis

8.            Business intelligence system

9.            Decision and Risk Analysis

10.          Multi-Objective Decision Analysis

11.           Optimization in decision making

12.          The use of Data Mining in decision making

13.          Cloud computing in decision making


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 15, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 2, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 15, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. [1]



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014


Important Dates

December 15, 2013:     Proposal Submission Deadline

January 2, 2014:            Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2014:                               Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2014:                                Review Results Returned

July 30, 2014:                  Final Chapter Submission

August 30, 2014:          Final Deadline



Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. Zakariya Belkhamza

School of Business and Economics

Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia


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