Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Nagib C. Callaos

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Culture Propels the Intersection of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos with Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Marta Szabo White
(pages: 1-6)

INTUITEL and the Hypercube Model - Developing Adaptive Learning Environments
Kevin Fuchs, Peter A. Henning, Mutfried Hartmann
(pages: 7-11)

Baseline Study: Online Oil, Gas and Safety Technology Education for Ohio Residents of a Community Based Corrections Facility
George Ash, Alexis Benner
(pages: 12-13)

Causal Bayes Model of Mathematical Competence in Kindergarten
Božidar Tepeš, Gordana Lešin, Ana Hrkac, Krunoslav Tepeš
(pages: 14-17)

Change Requires Change! Information Technology, Student Preparedness and Industry Collaboration: Supporting the Bridging Process between Education and Training with Innovative Solutions
Jill Anne O’Sullivan
(pages: 18-21)

Virtual Learning Environment for Entrepreneurship: A Conceptual Model
Douglas Sparkes, Karin Schmidlin, Mark Hsu
(pages: 22-24)

Student Teachers’ Modeling of Acceleration Using a Video-Based Laboratory in Physics Education: A Multimodal Case Study
Louis Trudel, Abdeljalil Métioui, Gilbert Arbez
(pages: 25-30)

Effectiveness of a Constructivistic Multimedia-Learning Package on Shaping and Guiding Students’ Attitudes Toward Physics
Divya C. Senan, Matthew E. Edwards, Salam Khan, Asha J. Vilasini
(pages: 31-37)

A Preliminary Study of Pelletized Ecuadorian Cocoa Pod Husk for its Use as a Source of Renewable Energy
Luis Velázquez-Araque, José Cárdenas
(pages: 38-42)

Combination of Bayesian and Latent Semantic Analysis with Domain Specific Knowledge
Shen Lu, Richard S. Segall
(pages: 43-50)

Impact of Optimization and Parallelism on Factorization Speed of SIQS
Dominik Breitenbacher, Ivan Homoliak, Jiri Jaros, Petr Hanacek
(pages: 51-58)

Searching the Web for Earth Science Data: Semiotics to Cybernetics and Back
Bruce R. Barkstrom
(pages: 59-63)

Hybrid Optical Devices: The Case of the Unification of the Electrochromic Device and the Organic Solar Cell
Andre F. S. Guedes, Vilmar P. Guedes, Simone Tartari, Mônica L. Souza, Idaulo J. Cunha
(pages: 64-67)

An Organizational-Technical Concept to Deal with Open Source Software License Terms
Sergius Dyck, Daniel Haferkorn, Jennifer Sander
(pages: 68-73)

Implementing a Hybrid Graduate Program: Lessons Learned One Year Later
Ronda Sturgill, Jacob Wilson, J. C. Andersen
(pages: 74-76)

Creating the Economy of Virtuality: Systemic Aspects and Educational Considerations
Julio Rezende
(pages: 77-83)

Educational Software for the Teaching and Learning of Quadrilaterals Generated from a Programming Language and the Dabeja Method (Invited Paper)
Daniel Bejarano Segura, Piedad Chica Sosa
(pages: 84-89)





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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