The Decision Support Systems laboratory serves educational needs and focuses its research activities in the fields of Operation Research, Combinatorial Optimization, Communication Networks, Routing and Network design, Distribution Optimization, Multi-criteria Analysis, Information Systems, Geographical Information Systems, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Global Optimization, Large Scale Optimization, Data Warehouses, Distributed Artificial Intelligent, Multi-Agent Systems, Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms, E-commerce / E-government, Tele-work and Tele-education, Web-based Applications, Supply Chain, Behavior Analysis and Consumers Satisfaction, Game Theory with Transport Applications in the Supply Chain, Non Linear Programming, Hierarchical Decisions, Open Source software.