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IFIP WG 8.3 Decision Support invites both academic and practitioner community contributions either in-person or virtually to Elche, Spain, for the 2024 Open Conference from 5-7 June 2024. 

Operating under the title, “Decision Systems and Analytics for the Common Good”, the conference is set to highlight “the Common Good” or shared benefit in the design and development of Decision Systems and Analytics. AI-based and automated decision systems and analysis can lead to unfair decisions and biases that undermine justice and rights of everyone. Our focus is on how DSS expertise can help the Common Good, providing a human-centred approach to decisions that affect people. This approach could be applied to decision problems in a variety of different sectors such as financial services, healthcare, hospitality, media, social management resources and many others.

We aim to continue the success of past IFIP WG 8.3 conferences in supporting the dissemination of quality research, but also to provide a memorable experience through our hospitality and conference facilities in Elche, Spain. The 2024 IFIP WG 8.3 conference is organised by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. The Miguel Hernández University of Elche is a leading educational institution in the fields of mathematics, optimization and medicine located on the Southeast of the Iberian peninsula. Submitted contributions that showcase methodological advances and real case studies will be especially welcomed. All contributions will be peer-reviewed and the acceptance of a contribution will be based on the originality of the work, the relevance to the conference theme and its overall quality.

Full Research Papers

The maximum length of submitted manuscripts is 12 pages. Over length manuscripts will be asked to be shortened after the review procedure (manuscripts with smaller page margins and font sizes than specified in the author instructions and set in the template files will also be treated as over length).

The maximum length of final versions of manuscripts is 15 pages. This includes the title page, references, and appendices. Over length manuscripts will not be accepted for publication. Accepted full papers will be published in the Journal of Decision Systems.

Research-In-Progress Papers

Research-in-progress papers are limited to a maximum of eight pages. This includes the title page, references, and appendices. Over length manuscripts will not be accepted for publication. Accepted research-in-progress papers will be published in the supplemental proceedings.


The conference will also have a poster session. It will consist of extended abstracts that will be submitted later specifically for the poster session or from submitted papers based on the recommendations of the reviewers.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: 12 January 2024

Notification of Acceptance: 28 February 2024

Poster Submission Dates:

Submission of posters: 1 April 2024

Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2024

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