Data Analysis and Decision Support

  • Daniel Baier
  • Reinhold Decker
  • Lars Schmidt-Thieme

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Data Analysis

    1. Edwin Diday, M. Mehdi Limam, Suzanne Winsberg
      Pages 21-29
    2. Joachim Hartung, Guido Knapp
      Pages 39-46
    3. Akinori Okada, Tadashi Imaizumi, Hiroshi Inoue
      Pages 100-107
    4. Wolfgang Polasek, Shuangzhe Liu
      Pages 113-121
    5. Nadine Schmidt-Mänz, Martina Koch
      Pages 122-129
    6. Lars Schmidt-Thieme, Martin Schader
      Pages 130-140
    7. Maurizio Vichi
      Pages 149-156
    8. Ralf Wagner, Sören W. Scholz, Reinhold Decker
      Pages 157-176
  3. Decision Support

    1. Reinhold Decker, Antonia Hermelbracht, Prank Kroll
      Pages 212-221
    2. Markus Pranke, Andreas Geyer-Schulz, Bettina Hoser
      Pages 222-230
    3. Thomas Kämpke, Franz Josef Radermacher
      Pages 241-248
    4. Svetlozar T. Rachev, Stoyan V. Stoyanov, Almira Biglova, Frank J. Fabozzi
      Pages 269-281
    5. Alexandra Rese, Daniel Baier, Ralf Woll
      Pages 282-289
    6. Frank Säuberlich, Kevin Smith, Mark Yuhn
      Pages 290-299
    7. Bernd Stauß, Volker Schlecht
      Pages 313-322
    8. Claus Weihs, Uwe Ligges, Karsten Luebke, Nils Raabe
      Pages 335-343
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 345-353

About this book


It is a great privilege and pleasure to write a foreword for a book honor­ ing Wolfgang Gaul on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Wolfgang Gaul is currently Professor of Business Administration and Management Science and the Head of the Institute of Decision Theory and Management Science, Faculty of Economics, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. He is, by any measure, one of the most distinguished and eminent scholars in the world today. Wolfgang Gaul has been instrumental in numerous leading research initia­ tives and has achieved an unprecedented level of success in facilitating com­ munication among researchers in diverse disciplines from around the world. A particularly remarkable and unique aspect of his work is that he has been a leading scholar in such diverse areas of research as graph theory and net­ work models, reliability theory, stochastic optimization, operations research, probability theory, sampling theory, cluster analysis, scaling and multivariate data analysis. His activities have been directed not only at these and other theoretical topics, but also at applications of statistical and mathematical tools to a multitude of important problems in computer science (e.g., w- mining), business research (e.g., market segmentation), management science (e.g., decision support systems) and behavioral sciences (e.g., preference mea­ surement and data mining). All of his endeavors have been accomplished at the highest level of professional excellence.


Planning algorithms calculus classification clustering computer computer science data analysis data mining decision support system management multidimensional scaling operations research simulation statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Baier
    • 1
  • Reinhold Decker
    • 2
  • Lars Schmidt-Thieme
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Business Administration and EconomicsBrandenburg University of Technology CottbusCottbusGermany
  2. 2.Department of Business Administration and EconomicsBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Computer Based New Media Group (CGNM), Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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