51st Annual Conference Decision Sciences in the Age of Connectivity

NOVEMBER 21-23, 2020

Decision Sciences in the Age of Connectivity

Understanding the challenges and expanding the opportunities of the connected business world

The rapid advancements in connectivity enabled by technologies such as cloud computing and internet of things have brought about a fundamental change in how firms design business models and deliver business processes. Specifically, cloud computing and internet of things underpin the emergence and success of platform-based business models. In parallel with advancements in computer processing and data management, these technologies are dramatically changing information processing, knowledge accumulation and knowledge management within organizations.

Connectivity is also strengthening competition across organizations based on business networks interlinking customers, suppliers, distributors and developers together, and is offering new opportunities for improving business networks’ operational, economic and sustainability performance.

In this new business landscape, firms, researchers, educators, and institutions need to discuss and research the challenges and opportunities these technologies bring to the table.

The conference theme for the Decision Sciences 2020 conference “Decision Sciences in the Age of Connectivity” aims at deepening the decision sciences community’s understanding of the opportunities and the challenges that the connectivity paradigm poses to research in decision sciences, to business leaders and policy makers. We cordially invite you to join this conversation by submitting your research for presentation at the conference.

Please join us in San Francisco, California for the 51st DSI Annual Conference!

The 2020 conference will continue along the path of past DSI conferences, however DSI prides itself that each year the conference program becomes richer and more innovative in all of its constituent pillars:

  • Research tracks - Theme-based sessions showcasing cutting-edge business research on unique decision-making issues.
  • Educational tracks – Research into business student learning and curriculum
  • Professional development sessions –Workshops and panels by leading scholars in their fields providing refreshing and energizing new perspectives.

As a participant at DSI 2020 you will enjoy numerous opportunities to meet new people, consider new research/teaching approaches, and opportunities to scout out the job market and the talent pool.

The venue for the 2020 DSI Annual Conference will be the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. This hotel is centrally located and offers excellent access to restaurants, tours and entertainment.

Submissions to the conference program are now open:

  • Full Paper Deadline: May 15th, 2020
  • Abstract Deadline: May 30th, 2020
  • Panel Proposal Deadline: May 15th, 2020
  • Workshop Proposal Deadline: May 15th, 2020
  • Award Competition Deadline: May 30th, 2020

We look forward to welcoming you in San Francisco!


Carmela Di Mauro
Conference Chair
University of Catania
Wendy Tate
Chair of Professional Development
University of Tennesse, Knoxville
Sriram Narayanan
Chair of Research
Michigan State University
Rebecca Duray
Chair of Pedagogical Research
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Updated: February 5, 2020 — 11:32 am

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