Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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William Lesso

Nagib C. Callaos

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Micro Groove for Trapping of Flowing Cell
Yusuke Takahashi, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Haruka Hino, Atsushi Mizoi, Nariaki Noguchi
(pages: 1-8)

Behavior of Cell on Vibrating Micro Ridges
Haruka Hino, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Shoma Nishino, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiromi Sugimoto
(pages: 9-16)

Simulation as an Education Tool
Tennó Daiki, Péter Szlávi, László Zsakó
(pages: 17-21)

Educators of the Information Society: Information Literacy Instruction in Canadian Informational Cities
Maria Henkel
(pages: 22-27)

Expat University Professors' State of Psychological Well-Being and Academic Optimism towards University Task in UAE
Luis Guanzon Rile Jr., Nemia Ledesma Tan, Neda June Salazar
(pages: 28-33)

What Do Deep Statistical Analysis on Gaming Motivation and Game Characteristics Clusters Reveal about Targeting Demographics when Designing Gamified Contents?
Alireza Tavakkoli, Donald Loffredo, Mark Ward Sr.
(pages: 34-40)

Acceptance and Quality Perceptions of Social Network Services in Cultural Context: Vkontakte as a Case Study
Katsiaryna S. Baran, Wolfgang G. Stock
(pages: 41-46)

Paperless Office: A New Proposal for Organizations
Sandra-Dinora Orantes-Jiménez, Alejandro Zavala-Galindo, Graciela Vázquez-Álvarez
(pages: 47-55)

Security Compliance-New Insight from Goal Orientations and Self-Regulation Theory
Cong Hiep Pham, Mathews Nkhoma
(pages: 56-61)

Applied Research on Big-Data-Based Analysis of Chinese Basic Education Integrating Social Values —Taking Chinese Education from 3rd to 6th Grade as Example
Shuqin Zhao, Huaqi Chen, Jang-Ruey Tzeng, Ann Gloghienette Orais Perez
(pages: 62-67)

Using Statistical Properties to Enhance Text Categorization
Rached Zantout, Ziad Osman
(pages: 68-74)

Gender Prediction by Gait Analysis Based on Time Series Variation of Joint Positions
Ryusuke Miyamoto, Risako Aoki
(pages: 75-82)

Modeling Evidence-Based Application: Using Team-Based Learning to Increase Higher Order Thinking in Nursing Research
Bridget Moore, Jennifer Styron, Kristina Miller
(pages: 83-88)

Evaluation and Modeling of the Variation of Electromagnetic Field on the Cross Section of a Transmission Line Using Finite Difference Method
Jorge I. Silva O., Hernán Hernández H., Elibardo J. Gomez S.
(pages: 89-93)





Introducing Complex Decision Models to the Decision Maker with Computer Software – The Profile Distance Method (PDM)

Edward Bernroider, Nikolaus Obwegeser, Volker Stix

In this paper we demonstrate how the profile distance method was transformed into a software environment enabling the decision maker to utilize a complex decision making tool without any advanced knowledge of the underlying mathematical and technical features. We present theoretical and technical aspects as well as contextual and usage related information from the viewpoint of the decision maker. Preliminary empirical results suggest that the developed software component is effective in terms of platform independence, usability and intuitive interface design. The data showed a good rating for usefulness, which, however, was targeted as the main goal for further development.

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