Date Added: Jul 2011
In earlier research, the authors focused on the development of information models for distributed GDSS (Group Decision Support Systems), closing the gap between the study of concurrency control mechanisms, document structuring and decision tracking. The properties of the developed information model (implemented into a GDSS software tool) not only achieved the proposed goals, but allowed to support the reconstruction of past decision-making processes. Decision reconstruction is the process that allows an individual or group of individuals to understand how a GDSS supported group has reached a previous decision in the context of an organization. They believe that by fostering the decision reconstruction ability, they promote their capability for information retrieval, while fostering knowledge acquisition.