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Awards & Recognitions

The Decision Sciences Institute is committed to identifying and amplifying the distinguished contributions made to the decision sciences by our members.

To do so, DSI has established two categories of honors: award competitions and Institute recognitions.

  • Members may submit their work to be considered for Conference Award Competitions.

Conference Award Competitions

DSI confers Conference Awards upon work that is submitted by members. At least one author must attend and present the paper at the annual conference.

  • Best Paper Awards

    Track chairs for each Annual Conference nominate the best papers that pertain to the theory and/or practice of their tracks. Each track chair can nominate up to three papers deserving of consideration for the Best Paper Awards.

    Deadline: June 15th, 2023

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  • Best Teaching Case Studies Awards

    This competition identifies and recognizes outstanding teaching case studies related to all DSI disciplines. All case authors are invited to submit their new and innovative cases to the competition.

    Deadline: July 15th, 2023

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  • DSI Regional Best Paper Presentation Award

    Recognizes research contributions made at the chapter level through a competition among regional and international annual conference Best Paper winners. All Chapters are invited to submit one entry to compete for the award.

  • Instructional Innovation Awards

    New, innovative, and effective ways to illustrate key concepts are often what make for a memorable and enhanced learning experience. This competition identifies and recognizes outstanding pedagogical innovations in the classroom.

    Deadline: June 15th, 2023

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Conference Recognitions

DSI is pleased to showcase outstanding research work in its Conference Recognitions.

  • Doctoral Research Showcase Recognition

    Doctoral student papers that are in advanced stages of conceptualization are showcased and receive mentoring and feedback. Preference is given to candidates that are on the job-market and submissions of high-quality doctoral student papers from all fields and topics are encouraged.

    Deadline: June 1st, 2023

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  • Emerging Markets Showcase Recognition

    Increasing attention on issues and opportunities in emerging markets is driving the publication of more research focused on these issues in mainstream journals. DSI’s Annual Conference features a track on emerging markets that showcases high-quality research papers, with expert review and discussions.

    Deadline: June 15th, 2023

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Conference Award Winners

DSI’s Annual Conferences recognize and showcase a wide range of exceptional work, with Conference Awards bestowed on talented DSI members from all fields of expertise.


Annual Conference Awards Winners


Annual Conference Awards Winners


Annual Conference Awards Winners


Annual Conference Awards Winners