A modelling and decision aid for supporting telecommunications investments

Ahti Salo*, Raimo Hämäläinen

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Abstract

The authors describe a set of tools supporting the financial planning of a telecommunications service. Three of these are decision-analytic and support problem structuring and analysis in particular. The fourth one contains domain-specific knowledge about the structure of the network, which was modelled via an object-oriented approach. With this tool the user can compare the consequences of alternative investment and tariff policies. The system was implemented on an AI (artificial intelligence) workstation, whereby special attention was paid to interactiveness of use and visualization of results and premises. The AI environment (Xerox 1186 AI, InterLisp-D and Loops) exhibited clear advantages over conventional environments. First, the more advanced programming tools allowed the system to be developed in a much shorter time than what otherwise would have been possible. Second, the environment provided means to build a user-friendly interface with high-resolution graphics, multiple windows, and mouse-driven menus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1989. Conference Proceedings.
PublisherIEEE
Pages115-118
Number of pages4
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Cambridge , United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 198917 Nov 1989

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period14/11/198917/11/1989

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    Salo, A., & Hämäläinen, R. (1989). A modelling and decision aid for supporting telecommunications investments. In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1989. Conference Proceedings. (Vol. 1, pp. 115-118). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.1989.71263