Infrastructure project planning decision making : challenges for decision support system applications

Omar, Mohd. Faizal, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Wong, Johnny (2009) Infrastructure project planning decision making : challenges for decision support system applications. In Hussin , M.W. & Ismail, Mohamed A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference & 2nd European Asian Civil Engineering Forum, Awana Porto Malai, Langkawi, pp. 146-152.

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Most infrastructure projects share the same characteristics in term of management aspects and shortcomings. Human factor is believed to be the major drawbacks due to the nature of unstructured problems which can further contribute to management conflicts. This growing complexity in infrastructure projects has shift the paradigm of policy makers to adopt Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a driving force. For this reason, it is vital to fully maximise and utilise the recent technologies to accelerate management process particularly in planning phase. Therefore, a lot of tools have been developed to assist decision making in construction project management. The variety of uncertainties and alternatives in decision making can be entertained by using useful tool such as Decision Support System (DSS). However, the recent trend shows that most DSS in this area only concentrated in model development and left few fundamentals of computing. Thus, most of them were found complicated and less efficient to support decision making within project team members. Due to the current incapability of many software aspects, it is desirable for DSS to provide more simplicity, better collaborative platform, efficient data manipulation and reflection to user needs. By considering these factors, the paper illustrates four challenges for future DSS development i.e. requirement engineering, communication framework, data management and interoperability, and software usability

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ID Code: 28179
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Infrastructure Planning, Decision Making, Decision Support System
ISBN: 9789834261375
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
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Deposited On: 26 Oct 2009 23:57
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:06

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