A Decision Support System for Portuguese Higher Education Course Selection – First Round

João Pedro Silva, Filipe Portela, Manuel Filipe Santos

Abstract

Application for higher education courses is a delicate and important process. In this phase students face a great number of possibilities of choice. In order to help students in the decision making process a decision support system called C.U.R.S.O was developed. Based on a structured questionnaire the system determines de profile making use of a knowledge base and proposes a ranked list of the most suitable courses. Input variables take into account not only social and economic aspects but also the aptitude for a particular area. The first version of C.U.R.S.O was tested by hundreds of Portuguese students and schools. This paper presents and discusses the results attained during the first round.

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Pedro Silva J., Portela F. and Filipe Santos M. (2013). A Decision Support System for Portuguese Higher Education Course Selection – First Round . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-75-4, pages 360-367. DOI: 10.5220/0004545503600367


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis13,
author={João Pedro Silva and Filipe Portela and Manuel Filipe Santos},
title={A Decision Support System for Portuguese Higher Education Course Selection – First Round},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={360-367},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004545503600367},
isbn={978-989-8565-75-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)
TI - A Decision Support System for Portuguese Higher Education Course Selection – First Round
SN - 978-989-8565-75-4
AU - Pedro Silva J.
AU - Portela F.
AU - Filipe Santos M.
PY - 2013
SP - 360
EP - 367
DO - 10.5220/0004545503600367