What's New!

Thank you for visiting the Decision Based Design - Open Workshop. This site is highly interactive with its visitors, allowing them to express their opinions and share discussions with other users. Try some of the links below to discover the newest features to this site.

6/4/04 - Summary of Fall 2003 through May 2004 debate topic added.

1/8/04 - 17th DBD Open Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and overview of the Q&A session.

9/23/03 - 16th DBD Open Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and Q&A session overview.

8/19/03 - August 2003 Newsletter released with details of Fall 2003 Face-to-Face Workshop and results of recent poll questions.

5/14/03 - 15th DBD Open Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and Q&A session overview.

12/9/02 - 15th DBD Workshop announcement, to be held at the NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees and Research Conference in January 2003.

10/30/02 - 14th DBD Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and open forum overview.

8/6/02 - August 2002 Newsletter released with details of Fall 2002 Face-to-Face Workshop and other exciting news.

4/22/02 - April 2002 Newsletter released with announcement of Fall 2002 Face-to-Face Workshop and new question for debate.

4/19/02 - Summary of 13th DBD Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and Q&A session overview.

4/17/02 - Summary of most recent debate topic added.

12/31/01 - 13th DBD Workshop Agenda added. To be held January 7 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

9/14/01 - 12th DBD Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and Q&A session overview.

7/26/01 - July 2001 Newsletter released with announcement for the Fall 2001 Face-to-Face Open Workshop meeting.

2/16/01 - 11th DBD Workshop meeting announcement page removed and 11th DBD Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and Q&A session overview.

12/14/00 - Question for debate regarding Multi-criteria versus Single-Criterion Approach in Decision-Based Design active. Respond to survey

12/14/00 - Summary of poll regarding Decision Analysis added. View summary of poll

11/30/00 - 11th DBD Workshop meeting announcement page added.

9/14/00 - 10th DBD Workshop meeting page added with downloadable presentations and Q&A session overview.

9/5/00 - "Submit Comments" form added on current Question for Debate. Submit comments

8/31/00 - Comments on current Question for Debate regarding Decision Analysis added. View comments

8/1/00 - Question for debate regarding Decision Analysis active. Respond to survey

8/1/00 - Abstracts of articles for special edition of Journal of Engineering Valuation & Cost Analysis available on-line. View abstracts

6/1/00 - Question for debate redarding QFD active. View summary of poll

4/5/00 - Redirect pages put on old Decision Based Design Open Workshop Website. These pages if hti or bookmarked will automatically send a user to the new website.

3/31/00 - Current Lexicon for Discussion - Selected lexicon term(s) will appear to which we want to foster specialized discussion on. This area allows new definitions to be added as well as discussion on the term(s).

3/15/00 - Current Question for Debate On-line Poll - A new poll question will periodically appear that users can respond too and immediately see how the votes tally. Also, there are polls on related sub-topics to the current question.

3/14/00 - Open Research Issue Section Upgraded - System now allows anonymous posting of messages and replies if you do not wish your name to go on posts.

2/15/00 - DBD website moved to faster, more reliable server. The new url to access the site is: http://dbd.eng.buffalo.edu

11/1/99 - Optimization in Engineering Conference Presentations - All the presentations presented at the conference.

4/21/99 - New position paper added. Dr. George Friedman's paper on Decision-Based Risk Management has been posted.

4/15/99 - Mega Question Message Boards reprogrammed - New message boarding system added for all the mega questions.

3/26/99 - Open Research Issue Section Upgraded - New message boarding system added. Message boards for answering design related questions and issues in modeling uncertainty now available. Users also can request to begin a message board on a topic of their choice.

12/23/98 - New Links added. Be sure to check out the "Utility Evaluator" on the Trade-Off Based Robust Modeling and Design site.

12/10/98 - Open Research Issues section reorganized. Also, a new feature has been added. Once you log in, clicking on the "View Questions" button will cause a separate frame to pop up with all the research questions. This frame can be left up for reference while you are entering on-line answers or responses.

12/10/98 - Information on "7th Face-To-Face Meeting - NSF Open Workshop on Decision Based Design" posted (see bottom of this page).

12/9/98 - Lexicon Word List redesigned. Ability to add new definitions to the list now available

9/25/98 - Reading List updated. New category Judgement and Decision Making added

6/13/98 - Reading List updated. More references added

5/27/98 - Word List added to site. This section has a list of decision based design terms and their definitions. This new area resides under Lexicon

5/15/98 - May Newsletter added to site.

Register (its free!) to participate in the discussions that are happening on-line.

Answer the research questions we are posing in this workshop.
(You answers will be posted onto our message board system for others to view and respond to).