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Best Paper Awards

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) recognizes and honors the multi-disciplinary strength of the decision sciences field with its Best Paper Awards. For these awards, track chairs nominate the best papers that pertain to the theory and/or practice in their tracks. Prize award of $500.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024


  • Only full papers are considered for the awards.
  • Track chairs can each nominate up to three papers deserving of consideration for the Best Paper Awards.
  • Track chairs will specify for which of the following categories they would like each of their nominations to be considered:

    – Best Conceptual Research Paper
    – Best Theory-Driven Empirical Research Paper
    – Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper
    – Best Learning and Education Research Paper
    – Best Interdisciplinary Paper
    – Best Student Paper

  • The same paper may not be nominated for more than one category.
  • There can be multiple nominations from a track chair for a single category.
  • The deadline for the track chair nominations for the awards will be two weeks from the review and decision deadline for the papers.
  • At least one author must attend and present the paper at the annual conference.


The Best Paper Awards committee, composed of a chair and four experienced scholars, will review the shortlisted papers. Winners will be selected based on reviews received, the committee’s own review, and rankings.

Submission Procedure

  • Submissions may be made by submitting to the appropriate track in the conference management system. See Submissions to submit.

Questions about the Best Paper Award for the 2024 Annual Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute can be directed to the coordinator:

Alex Mills | Baruch College, CUNY | alex.mills@baruch.cuny.edu