Recently, a number of us have been talking about establishing a Decision
Analysis (DA) Special Interest Group under the umbrella of the OR Society.
The stimulus for this is the observation that there are a number of people
with interest in, experience of and enthusiasm for DA approaches within
the UK. But there is no forum where people can come together and share
ideas and experiences.
From the conversations we have had, it seems to us that there is a space
for a practice-oriented group, centred around helping people apply DA to
real problems faced by public and private sector organisations. In order
to explore this, we are convening a workshop at the LSE on Monday 4th
June, and would like to invite you to attend.
The format will be a number of talks by speakers with extensive experience
of using Decision Analysis in a range of industries and environments. The
purpose will be 1) to familiarise people with some of the initiatives
currently taking place; 2) to get people thinking about how to promote the
use of DA approaches; and 3) to explore whether it is worth setting up a
The program for the workshop will be
1045-1145 Decision Analysis case studies:
Decision Conferencing in Defence (Captain Malcolm Cree, Royal Navy)
An object-oriented approach to technology and deployment decisions: an
aerospace example (Andy Harrison, Smith Bayes)
1145-1230 Chaired discussion
1230-1400 Break for lunch
1400-1500 Selling Decision Analytic consultancy (Jan Paul van
Driel, Strategic Decisions Group)
Experiences of promoting multi-criteria decision analysis in DTI (Andy
Jones, Department of Trade and Industry)
1500-1545 Chaired discussion
1545-1630 Ways forward
The venue will be in room G1 in the 20 Kingsway Building at the LSE (note
that the entrance to this building is in Portugal St
m). There is no fee for attendance. You donít have to be a current member
of the OR Society to attend.
If you wish to attend this event, we would be grateful if you could RSVP
to Alec ([log in to unmask]) by Friday 25th May.
Please feel free to forward this on to anyone you feel may be interested.
Apologies for cross-posting.
With best wishes,
London School of Economics
Manchester Business School
Jan Paul van Driel
Strategic Decisions Group
Department of Trade and Industry