Doctoral Research Showcase

Doctoral students are the future scholars of our field. This year at the 2020 Decision Sciences Institute Conference we are excited to introduce a new track to showcase doctoral research papers. This new track will distinguish from other regular tracks in several important ways.

The DSI 2020 program team is pleased to award a $300 prize to the best paper submitted to the showcase!

First, it is exclusively for doctoral student papers that are in advanced stages of conceptualization with a view to mentoring and providing feedback on the papers. Second, each presenting paper will be matched with appropriate discussants by the track chair to provide high-quality feedback, in addition to traditional audience feedback that the conference presentation provides. We will only have two to three papers per session with a view to provide the audience and students time to discuss papers. Third, given the inaugural nature of this track, we expect to accept only twenty papers. Preference will be given to candidates that are in the job-market, or close to the job-market. The remaining papers will be directed to general track. If a student is in the job market, we expect this will be beneficial to them. Fourth, all presentations will be scheduled in order to maximize exposure for the doctoral students.

We invite submissions of high-quality doctoral student papers from various fields and topics. Only full-papers will be considered for presentation in the showcase.

We also invite academics and practitioners who would like to volunteer to review and to become discussants for the doctoral student papers.  The submission deadline will be July 15. For further questions, please contact the track chair Adrian Choo ( at Michigan State University.