Decision Support Systems: Issues and Challenges covers the proceedings of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) International Task Force Meeting. The book reviews papers that tackle issues about decision support systems (DSS). Comprised of 17 chapters, the book organizes the chapters according to the topic of discussion, including framework, resource discipline, application experience, and issues for the future in DSS. The opening chapter is an introduction to the main topic of the book. Chapter 2 discusses frameworks for research on decision support systems, and Chapter 3 covers the decision support systems. The fourth chapter deals with organizational science contributions to the design of decision support systems, while the fifth chapter discusses using data bases for decision support. Chapter 6 tackles the overview of database technology in decision support systems, and Chapter 7 talks about doing and speaking in the office. The eighth chapter discusses a look back at an office of the future, while the ninth chapter covers the implications for research of installing a decision support system. Chapter 10 tackles the problems of design and implementation of computer-based decision support systems. Chapter 11 discusses an interactive modeling system for analysis of alternative decisions; Chapter 12 covers the structure of decision support systems. Chapters 13 to 15 review the group discussion during the conference about the issues for the future in DSS. This book will be of great interest to leaders, since it discusses the integration of technology in the interaction within an organization.