The George Boole Foundation
The Decision Analysis Initiative



The Decision Analysis Initiative 2015-2020

The extension of the Decision Analysis Initiative (DAI) from 2015 to 2020 has been launched by Hector McNeill, the President of the George Boole Foundation. The DAI's first phase ran between 2010 and 2015 and its purpose was to disseminate useful information and knowledge about decision analysis for promoting innovation through the adoption of appropriate technologies, better techniques and learning in all economic sectors. This period coincided with a severe economic crisis leading to little financial support so achievements were modest, however our task forces undertook a considerable amount of preparatory work shaping the content of the second phase, just launched.

Extension services are a proactive means of raising awareness, providing opportunities to assess the potential of options for achieving specific objectives with guidance in the identification and demonstration of the most appropriate technologies and techniques and how to apply them.

The DAI's focus embraces all economic sectors, some of which are illustrated below. More detailed descriptions of DAI activities are provided via the menu items above.

energy

Energy & fuels

Minerals & mining
Feedstocks
Petroleum-based energy
Bio-energy
Petroleum substitution economics

food

Food, Fibres & Feedstocks

Environment
Food & Agriculture
Fisheries & Forestry
Bioclimatic zoning
Traceability & risk analysis
River basin management
Range management
cars

Industry & manufacturing

Supply chain
Forecasting
Design cost simulation
Resource allocation
Blending
Inventory
Automation planning
log

Freight & Logistics

Vehicle allocation
Optimized maintenance
Traceability
Dispatch documentation
Warehouse location
Routing algorithms
Consignment tracking
euro

Economics & Finance

Microeconomic models
Macroeconomic models
Trading systems
Forecasting
Costs minimization
Strategic policy & simulation
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High Tech R&D investment

Grid computer simulation
Pharmaceuticals
Forecasting
Turbine redesign costings
Learning curve forecasts
Tacit knowledge isolation & quantification



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