Call For Papers

Role of Data and Decision Analytics in Global Operations

Please join us in Chicago, Illinois, for the 2018 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference! We are now accepting online submissions for the 49th Annual Meeting of DSI at the following URL…

DSI is now using Ex Ordo as our conference management system, therefore everyone will need to create a new account in order to submit. Please visit for detailed submission information.

  • Full Paper Deadline: Closed
  • Abstract Deadline: Closed
  • Panel Proposal Deadline: Closed
  • Workshop Proposal Deadline: Closed
  • Award Competition Deadline: Closed


We would like to invite full papers, abstracts, and panel proposal submissions focusing on developing new knowledge across all functional areas of business and curriculum. Papers in these tracks are ideally positioned for publication consideration by Decision Sciences Journal and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education plus other high impact business journals and business education journals. Panels in these tracks focus on identifying emerging research topics, identifying leading edge issues, topics, and methodologies.

  • Accounting
  • Big Data Applications in Logistics and Supply Chains
  • Business Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Decision Sciences in Practice
  • Finance and Economics
  • Global Operations
  • Healthcare Management
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Innovation and New Product Development
  • Innovative Education and Teaching
  • Logistics and Transportation Management
  • Managing Risk in Supply Chains
  • Manufacturing and Production Management
  • Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Procurement and Sourcing in Supply Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and Lean Operations
  • Revenue Management
  • Service Systems and Operations
  • Social Media and Internet of Things
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability, CSR, and Humanitarian Operations

Special Interest Groups:

  • Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI)


The 2018 DSI Annual Meeting offers many professional development workshops intended to help attendees become better researchers, teachers, administrators, and professional service volunteers. In addition to submitted workshops, highlighted below, are some of the exciting Workshops you do not want to miss in Chicago. Workshop leaders have been asked to make these sessions as interactive and hands-on as possible.

  • Behavioral Research and Experimentation in Operations Management
  • Paradigms for Parity in Advancing Women Leadership in Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Presenting Business Analytic Results to Senior Managers
  • Best Practices in Planning a US Regional DSI Conference
  • How to Review to Become an Editor for a Journal
  • How to Publish in Top Tier Journals
  • Meet the Editors of DSI Journals
  • Meet the Editors of Non-DSI Journals
  • Publishing in DSJ Workshop

Awards Competitions:

We have four Awards Competitions at the 2018 Annual Meeting of DSI in Chicago, Illinois (USA). The Best Paper Awards finalists will be chosen by the 2018 Track Chairs. Four winners from each of the following categories will be announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting of DSI in Chicago, Illinois (USA):

  • Best Theory-Driven Empirical Research Paper
  • Best Analytical Research Paper
  • Best Application Paper
  • Best Student Paper


Other Awards are directly submit-able. For more general information and detailed submission criteria for each award competition listed below:

Best Teaching Case Studies Award

Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award

Instructional Innovation Award Competition


We are again continuing the Post-Proposal PhD, Pre-Proposal PhD, New Faculty Development, and Mid-Career Faculty Development Consortia in 2018. Below is the list of Consortia.

  • Post-Proposal PhD Consortium
  • Pre-Proposal PhD Consortium
  • New Faculty Development Consortium
  • Mid-Career Faculty Development Consortium

We look forward to seeing everyone at the DSI 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois (USA)! Stay tuned for updated information on various tracks, panels, workshops, keynotes, special events and activities!

Registration fees for the 2018 Annual Meeting of DSI are listed below…

Membership Type Early (Deadline 09/14/2018) Regular (Deadline 10/29/2018) Late/Onsite
Regular $420 $520 $570
Emeritus $200 $225 $250
Student $125 $150 $175



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