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BWiWi 1.14 – Foundations of Decision Support Systems

General Information

Incase of problems regarding content or organisation of lectures, lecture notes, practice sessions and the corresponding notes, please contact:

  • The Supervisor of your practice session
  • Send an email to Secretary
  • Send an email to Prof. Dr. Stefan Bock
  • Come in person to Prof. Bock's office: Mondays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, M.12.02. Registration via e-mail to the secretary is mandatory.



  • Monday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, HS 33, Bock
  • The first lecture is scheduled on April 1st, 2019

The lecture on Monday, 13th of May 2019 unfortunately has to be canceled.

Alternate date:

Wednesday, 15th of May 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in HS 33!



  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am, HS 33, Bachtenkirch
  • The first session is scheduled on April 11th, 2019

Lecture slides

The lecture slides are completed in the course of the term!

Lecture slides also in the format: 3 Pages on 1 (3/1) and 4 Pages on 1 (4/1).


  • All assignments will be available on Moodle.
  • Find your course and then log in to Moodle. Use the password to enroll in the course.
  • Questions concerning Moodle are to be adressed to the ZIM-advisory service in building T-11.
  • Password to be used: gdssaberhallo
  • All assignments will be available on Moodle.
  • An introduction to Moodle: Guide

Final examination

The respectively newest setting of the script is relevant to the examination for all exam regulations.

Only the following items are accepted in the examination room:

  • Pocket calculator
  • Writing material (Answer sheets will be provided!)

The following items are not allowed:

  • Scripts, Books etc.


Chapter 1 - Foundations

  • Hansen, H.R.; Mendling, J.; Neumann, G.: Wirtschaftsinformatik – Grundlagen und Anwendungen. 11. Auflage. De Gruyter, 2015.
  • Klaeren, H.: Vom Problem zum Programm – Eine Einführung in die Informatik. Springer, 1990.
  • Laudon, K.C.; Laudon, J.P.; Schoder, D.: Wirtschaftsinformatik – Eine Einführung. Pearson Studium Economic BWL. 3. Auflage, 2015.
  • Mertens, P.; Bodendorf, F.; König, W.; Picot, A.; Schumann, M.; Hess, T.: Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsinformatik. 12. Auflage. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2017.
  • Wöhe, G.: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. 26. Auflage. Vahlen, 2016.

Chapter 2 - Database systems

  • Elmasri, R.; Navathe, S.B.: Database Systems. 6. Auflage. Pearson Education Limited, 2014.
  • Garcia-Molina, H.; Ullman, J.D.; Widom, J.D.: Database Systems. The Complete Book. 2nd revised ed. Pearson Education, 2013.
  • Ullman, J.D.: Principles of Database Systems. 2nd edition. Computer Science Press, 1982.

Chapter 3 - Assesment of forecast data

  • Holt, C.C.: Forecasting seasonals and trends by exponentially weighted moving averages. Carnegie Inst. Technical Research Mem. No. 52.
  • Nahmias, S.: Production and Operations Analysis. Seventh edition. McGraw Hill, New York, 2015.
  • Thonemann, U.: Operations Management. 2. Auflage. Pearson Studium, 2010.
  • Trigg, D.W.: Monitoring a Forecasting System. Operational Research Quarterly 15: 2718-2774, 1964.
  • Winters, P.R.: Forecasting Sales by Exponentially Wrighted Moving Averages. Management Science 6(3):324-334, 1960.

Chapter 4 - Introduction to optimization

  • Chvátal, V.: Linear Programming. 16th print. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2002.
  • Hadley, G.; Within, T.M.: Analysis of Inventory Systems. Prentice Hall, 1963.
  • Nahmias, S.: Production and Operations Analysis. Seventh edition. McGraw Hill, New York, 2015.
  • Papadimitriou, C.H.; Steiglitz, K.: Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Complexity. Prentice-Hall, 1982.
  • Suhl, L.; Mellouli, T.: Optimierungssysteme: Modelle, Verfahren, Software, Anwendungen. 3. Auflage. Springer Gabler, 2013.
  • Tempelmeier, H.: Bestandsmanagement in Supply Chains. 4. Auflage. Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt, 2012.
  • Thonemann, U.: Operations Management. 2. Auflage. Pearson Studium, 2010.
  • Zipkin, P.H.: Foundations of Inventory Management. McGraw-Hill, Chicago, 2000.