Pascale Zaraté

Pascale Zaraté
Toulouse 1 Capitole University | UT1 · Research Institute in Information Technology

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September 2000 - present
Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
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February 2000 - present
University of Toulouse
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Publications (204)
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In this paper, we focus on a recommendation approach for collaborative decision-making. This recommendation is possible by designing an ontology in a first step. The construction of this ontology is based on a state of the art on collaborative decision-making, on ontology engineering and on collaboration engineering. An eight-step ontology developm...
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Propose: This paper presents a supply chain control tower deployed with a decision support system for supply chain risk management in a multi-source data and risk environment. The study provides a digital risk management process and a group decision making approach for companies to improve their supply chain resilience in a supply chain risk enviro...
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Purpose This article proposes a strategy to make the testing step easier, generating user acceptance tests (UATs) in an automatic way from requirements artifacts. Design/methodology/approach This strategy is based on two modeling frameworks: scenarios and task/method paradigm. Scenarios are a requirement artifact used to describe business processe...
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Originally founded by 24 participants of the ESI VI-EURO Summer Institute on DSS, in Madeira in 1989, the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) is now considered as one of the most stable and active groups of EURO and a reference on DSS in Europe and Worldwide. The EWG-DSS membership has continuously grown since its creation. The...
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Information technology (IT) infrastructure refers to the combined set of network, software, hardware, applications, and all the information technology-related equipment for an enterprise IT environment. In addition, it provides the entire skeleton for an organization to continue delivering several services to its internal members (employees) and ex...
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Our digital age is characterized by both a generalized access to data and an increased call for participation of the public and other stakeholders and communities in policy design and decision-making. This context raises new challenges for political decision-makers and analysts in providing these actors with new means and moral duties for decision...
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Online customers frequently conduct activities that involve multi-criteria decision-making. They analyze and compare alternatives considering a set of shared characteristics. Websites present the information of products without special support for these activities. Moreover, the products of interest for the customer are frequently scattered across...
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L’Intelligence Artificielle connaît actuellement un énorme engouement et ses retombées se retrouvent un peu partout dans la vie courante. Cette contribution tente de définir ce qu’est l’Intelligence Artificielle et dresse un historique succinct de ses avancées.
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With the aim of pushing innovation through information and communication technology in the agri-business field, working closely with farmers is essential. It is especially important to systematically capture their knowledge in order to analyze, propose and design innovation artifacts (in terms of software applications). In this article, we use Scen...
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Decision making in agriculture increasingly relies on software, for example to gather important information or to weight alternatives. Information systems innovation in agriculture is a challenging and very active area. Existing software products, frequently implemented as web applications, are found to lack functionality, for example to support co...
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This book recapitulates the major developments in Decision Support Systems (DSS) over the last 30 years in order to evaluate the research areas of decision making and in which direction the field should proceed. As it attempts to find a consensus about the next steps for the future of DSS research, the book also enforces the trends and new technolo...
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Decision Makers generally reason on several criteria, aiming to obtain a total consistency or partial order of several alternatives. MultiCriteria analysis is based on the assumption that such ordering exists. Decision Makers are supported by several kinds of approaches or tools. One approach consists in comparing the criteria two by two, i.e. pair...
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Consumers increasingly require products with higher qualities, leading to loss units not meeting these requirements. Collaboration can be used to increase first quality products production and reduce waste generated along the chain. A collaboration program consisting in a system of investments made by retailers to cooperatives to improve the skills...
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In this paper we discuss comparative results about three experiments that have been conducted using a Multi-Criteria Group Decision Support Systems. The three experiments were conducted in France, in Canada and in Brazil. The two first experiments are already published in references [8] and [9]. We report in this paper, the experiment conducted in...
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Over the past few years there has been growing concern among authorities over crimes committed worldwide. In Brazil it is no different. High crime rates have encouraged government authorities involved in public safety to identify solutions to minimize crimes. In this context, one way to plan and manage security is in the division of neighborhoods i...
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Decision and policy-makers in multi-criteria decision-making analysis take into account some strategies in order to analyze outcomes and to finally make an effective and more precise decision. Among those strategies, the modification of the normalization process in the multiple-criteria decision-making algorithm is still a question due to the confr...
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Decision making in the Agriculture domain can be a complex task. The land area allocated to each crop should be fixed every season according to several parameters: prices, demand, harvesting periods, seeds, ground, season etc... The decision to make becomes more difficult when a group of farmers must fix the price and all parameters all together. G...
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In the current competitive environment, it is crucial for manufacturers to make the best decisions in the shortest time, in order to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the manufacturing systems. These decisions reach from the strategic level to tactical and operational production planning and control. In this context, elaborating intellig...
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ICDSST 2020 is EWG-DSS’s 6th International Conference, following the five previous successful International Conferences on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2019 in Madeira; ICDSST 2018 in Crete; ICDSST 2017 in Namur; ICDSST 2016 in Plymouth; and ICDSST 2015 in Belgrade) as listed below. Since 1989 when the EWG-DSS was founded, the societ...
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This article focuses on an ontology construction for collaborative decision making. To do this, a state of the art on collaborative decision-making, on ontology engineering and on collaboration engineering has been done. An eight-step ontology development methodology was adopted and implemented to build the ontology. A corpus made up of more than s...
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Decision and policy-makers in multi-criteria decision-making analysis take into account some strategies in order to analyze outcomes and to finally make an effective and more precise decision. Among those strategies, the modification of the normalization process in the multiple-criteria decision-making algorithm is still a question due to the confr...
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Purpose The design of tests is a very important step in the software development process because it allows us to match the users’ expectations with the finished product. Considered as a cumbersome activity, efforts have been made to automatize and alleviate the burden of test generation, but it is still a largely neglected step. The study aims to...
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Purpose This paper aims to overcome some of the limitations of previous works regarding automated supply chain formation (SCF). Hence, it proposes an algorithm for automated SCF using multiple contract parameters. Moreover, it proposes a decision-making mechanism that provides means for incorporating risk in the decision-making process. To better e...
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An agri-food value chain (VC) represents a set of activities aimed at delivering highly valuable products to the market. Due to the diversity of actors in the agri-food VCs accumulated knowledge is typically situated within the boundaries of each entity of the VC. Hence, the question is how to improve knowledge sharing in agri-food VC, or more spec...
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La gestión profesional de las actividades financieras requiere una buena comprensión de los riesgos futuros inherentes a esas actividades. A pesar del uso de modelos complejos para este propósito, hay riesgos significativos que a menudo siguen siendo poco apreciados. Este artículo desarrolla técnicas que ayudarán a las instituciones bancarias a com...
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ICDSST – the International Conference on Decision Support System Technology – is the flagship event of the Euro Working Group of Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS). The ICDSST series of conference is relatively young and vibrant (since 2015), while its predecessor, including EWG-DSS workshops and summer schools, has a long tradition. The EWG-DSS wa...
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In this paper we present a user experience report on a Group Decision Support System. The used system is a Collaborative framework called GRoUp Support (GRUS). The experience consists in three user tests conducted in three different countries. While the locations are different, all three tests were run in the same conditions: same facilitator and t...
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Facilitation is a critical element in decision-making using the tools of new technology. Voting is a tool commonly used in decision making. The choice of a voting procedure is not easy for a novice facilitator. So it is interesting to propose a recommendation system that assists novice facilitators in their voting procedures choice. There are sever...
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Decision making for farms is a complex task. Farmers have to fix the price of their production but several parameters have to be taken into account: harvesting, seeds, ground, season etc.… This task is even more difficult when a group of farmers must make the decision. Generally, optimization models support the farmers to find no dominated solution...
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There are activities that on-line customers daily perform, which involve a multi-criteria decision challenge. Choosing a destination for traveling, buying a book to read, or buying a mobile phone are some examples. Customers analyze and compare alternatives considering a set of shared characteristics, and under certain criteria. E-commerce websites...
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In contemporary society, most individuals, and especially leaders and managers in organizations, are confronted with complex decision problems on a daily basis. Decisions become complex when they are distributed and unstructured, so that a single decision maker relying solely on her own knowledge has little chances to solve it properly. This is tru...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advantage of a combinatory methodology presented in this study. The paper suggests that the comparison with results of previously developed methods is in high agreement. Design/methodology/approach This paper introduces a combined compromise decision-making algorithm with the aid of some aggreg...
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DANS LE CONTEXTE DE L’INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIQUE VOLONTAIRE (VGI), LES VOLONTAIRES NE SONT PAS IMPLIQUES DANS LES PROCESSUS DECISIONNELS. DE PLUS, LES SYSTEMES VGI N’OFFRENT PAS D’OUTILS PUISSANTS POUR MENER DES ANALYSES TEMPORELLES. C’EST POURQUOI, DANS CET ARTICLE, NOUS PROPOSONS D’UTILISER LES SYSTEMES D’INFORMATION DECISIONNELS POUR ANALYSER LES...
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In the context of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), volunteers are not involved in the decisional processes. Moreover, VGI systems do not offer advanced historical analysis tools. Therefore, in this work, we propose to use Data Warehouse (DW) and OLAP systems to analyze VGI data, and we define a new DW design methodology that allows involvi...
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Decision Support Systems (DSS) help users make decisions by organizing the decision-making process in stages, dealing with several input sources. In the agricultural context, these tools are becoming more important given the variety of data that producers face, market regulations and interaction of several actors with different backgrounds. Differe...
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Objective: This paper proposes a multi attribute decision support model in a supply chain in order to solve complex decision problems. The paper provides a platform to ease decision process through the integration of quality function deployment (QFD) and grey relational analysis (GRA) in demonstrating main supply chain drivers under fuzzy environme...
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Motivated by the importance of the analysis of farmland biodiversity data, and the lack of advanced analysis tools of VGI systems, in this paper we present main issues related to the analysis of VGI farmland biodiversity data using SOLAP systems. We develop challenges related to volunteers and crowd sourced data. Then, we present some possible solu...
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This year the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) is extremely pleased to co-organize its ICDSST Conference with the PROMETHEE Days 2018, in cooperation with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research on the period of May 22nd to 25th of 2018, in Heraklion, Greece. The cooperation between the PROMETHEE Group and the EWG-DSS dates...
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We current live in an era, in which data heavily, constantly, and globally flows into all areas of our activities. This mobile world based on the Internet of Things and the concepts of Web 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0, connects us at anytime with our conveniences and contacts, keeps our appointments up-to-date, feeds our information needs, influences our moods...
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Recommender systems aim to support decision-makers by providing decision advice. We review briefly tools of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), including aggregation operators, that could be the basis for a recommender system. Then we develop a multi-criteria recommender system, STROMa (SysTem of RecOmmendation Multi-criteria), to support deci...
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In group decision-making, the use of Group Decision Support Systems is increasing and in some groups, a facilitator is required to improve communication among participants. The facilitator has several roles in this situation, which include helping decision makers (DMs) to decide which type of aggregation they would prefer in each decision context....
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Today, permissions management solutions on mobile devices employ Identity Based Access Control (IBAC) models. If this approach was suitable when people had only a few games (like Snake or Tetris) installed on their mobile phones, the current situation is different. A survey from Google in 2013 showed that, on average, french users have installed 32...
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Collective decision processes remain a common management approach in most organizations. In such processes, it seems important to offer participants the opportunity to confront the differences in their points of view. To this end, cognitive and technical tools are required that facilitate the sharing of individuals’ reasoning and preferences, but a...
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This article aims to analyse on a risk point of view financial investments. This analysis is possible by first of all defining one the one hand several financial operations, i.e. for customers with respect to funding opportunities, investment or credits reaching, and on the other hand different types of risks associated with this activity. This ana...
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The work consists in developing a recommender system in order to support decision makers in their activities. This support is possible through the management of users’ profiles that will evolve following their answers or actions. This evolution is possible using automated techniques, especially reinforcement learning. The developed recommender syst...
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Knowledge-based decision support systems (KBDSS) have evolved greatly over the last few decades. The key technologies underpinning the development of KBDSS can be classified into three categories: technologies for knowledge modelling and representation, technologies for reasoning and inference and web-based technologies. In the meantime, service sy...
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Because collective decision processes are central to the management function of most organizations, it is important to understand them better and to improve them if possible. One common view of group decision processes is that they should offer participants the opportunity to confront and resolve the differences in their points of view. New cogniti...
Poster
This poster describes the Project Collab-Net in its Version 3. Recently, the evolution of Collab-Net project has deployed a web-based platform to support the linking collaboration data among the members of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS) on a social network perspective of DSS-research collaboration in Europe. This onlin...
Technical Report
This report concerns the EWG-DSS Project EWG-DSS-Collab-Net in its Version 3. Recently, the evolution of Collab-Net project has deployed a web-based platform to support the linking collaboration data among the members of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), on a social network perspective of DSS-research collaboration in Eu...
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Many socio-technical systems are endowed of dynamism, self-organization, emergency etc. These attributes make them as complex systems. Because of this complexity, the representation is a crucial step for vulnerability analysis. The objective of this paper is to provide a generic framework of complex systems representation for vulnerability analysis...
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We are using more and more devices connected to the Internet. Our smartphones, tablets and now everyday items can share data to make our life easier. Sharing data may harm our privacy and there is a need to control them. However, this task is complex especially for non technical users. To facilitate this task, we present a decision support system,...
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We develop a 5-year empirical investigation that is giving us broad and deep insights to characterise activity management in the palliative ward of an oncology hospital, and offer effective support for group decision-making and collaborative activity of caregivers. Following this observation period, we propose a software prototype based upon annota...
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Knowledge-Based Decision Support Systems (KBDSS) have evolved greatly over the last few decades. The key technologies underpinning the development of KBDSS can be classified into three categories: technologies for knowledge modelling and representation, technologies for reasoning and inference, and Web-based technologies. In the meantime, service s...
Book
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Decision Support Systems Technology, ICDSST 2015, held in Belgrade, Serbia, in May 2015. The theme of the event was “Big Data Analytics for Decision-Making” and it was organized by the EURO (Association of European Operational Research Societies) working group o...
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Nous utilisons de plus en plus d’equipements informatique connectes a Internet. Nos telephones, nos tablettes, et maintenant les equipements de notre quotidien peuvent desormais partager des informations pour faciliter notre vie. Partager ces donnees peut porter prejudice a notre vie privee et il est necessaire de les controler. Cependant, cette tâ...
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This book contains extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from two workshops organized by the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which were held in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Rome, Italy, in May and July 2013. From a total of 45 submissions, 15 papers were accepted for publication in this edition after bein...