ITcon Special Issue

Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management

editor(s) Dr. Dana J. Vanier, Senior Research Officer
National Research Council of Canada
email: Dana.Vanier@nrc.ca
summary A decision support system (DSS) is defined as the combination of data, information, and computer- (and non-computer-) based tools and services working within a structured framework to improve the process and outcome of decision-making. In this special edition, researchers from around the world present their projects and findings related to the fundamentals, concepts and applications of DSS in infrastructure management. This special edition includes papers from a wide range of infrastructure disciplines; although the disciplines range from institutional buildings to urban planning, the common theme is how and when to optimize decision-making.

Papers in this special issue

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1Vanier D J (2006).
Decision support systems in infrastructure management - editorial,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 175-176, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/1
2Laing R, Miller D, Davies A-M and Scott S (2006).
Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 177-196, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/2
3Kumaraswamy M M, Palaneeswaran E, Ng T S T and Rahman M M (2006).
Towards an integrated management support system for large clients,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 197-210, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/3
4Halfawy M M R, Newton L A and Vanier D J (2006).
Review of commercial municipal infrastructure asset management systems,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 211-224, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/4
5Schevers H A J, Trinidad G and Drogemuller R M (2006).
Towards integrated assessments for urban development,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 225-236, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/5
6Moglia M, Burn S and Meddings S (2006).
Decision support system for water pipeline renewal prioritisation,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 237-256, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/6
7Wong A K D (2006).
The application of a computerized financial control system for the decision support of target cost contracts,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 257-268, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/7
8Osman A E and Ries R (2006).
Optimization for cogeneration systems in buildings based on life cycle assessment,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 269-284, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/8
9Arain F M and Pheng L S (2006).
A framework for developing a knowledge-based decision support system for management of variation orders for institutional buildings,
ITcon Vol. 11, Special issue Decision Support Systems for Infrastructure Management , pg. 285-310, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/9