Decision Support Systems

Track Chairs

Dr. Erman Coşkun, İzmir Bakırçay University

Dr. Abdülkadir Hızıroğlu, İzmir Bakırçay University


Decision Support Systems track aims to contribute to Information Systems area in a multidisciplinary context via covering the applications of decision modelling and data analytics tools in various domains as well as researching the issues concerning to the managerial/organizational and conceptual/methodological aspects of decision science and analytics.

Recommended topics

Within this context, papers based on theoretical and empirical/behavioral researches are welcomed to cover any of the following topics (not limited to):

  • Decision Science and Analytics
  • Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Decision Science
  • Managerial and Organizational Aspects of Data Analytics (Business Strategy, Investment, Value, Impact)
  • Big Data and Decision Science
  • Analytics and Soft Computing/Machine Learning
  • Simulation and Visual Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Decision Science/Analytics in Service Operations
  • Decision Science/Analytics in Manufacturing
  • Decision Science/Analytics for Societal Problems

Biographies of the Chairs

Dr. Erman Coskun is a full professor of Management Information Systems at İzmir Bakırçay University. He has an academic career of over 18 years, having held positions in the United States, Turkey, and Cyprus, and Saudi Arabia.Dr. Coskun’s research is focused on Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Disaster and Crisis Management. His research has been published in journals including Government Information Quarterly, Systems and Software, Information and Software Technology, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and top conferences in MIS area such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems(AMCIS), European Conference on Information Systems(ECIS). Dr. Coskun earned his doctorate in Engineering Science and his Master’s in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in NY, USA. He also holds an MBA in Management Science and Quantitative Methods from Pace University NY, USA as well as an MS and BBA from Istanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey. Dr. Coskun is currently serving as an Information Systems program evaluator for ABET and he is a member of Association of Information Systems. He is also a founding member and academic relations committee chair of Turkish chapter of AIS.

Dr.Abdülkadir Hızıroğlu has been in academia since 2001. He worked in different departments including Informatics Department & Distance Education Centre, Industrial Engineering, Management Information Systems and Business Administration Departments. He received BEng and MSc degrees from Sakarya University and he then pursued his PhD degree at Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. Currently, he is a faculty of member of Management Information Systems Department at Izmir Bakırçay University and also working as Secretary General of the University. He has several research interests such as soft computing/data mining applications in business & management, business intelligence, big data analytics & customer analytics.