DSI 2018 Annual Meeting

Subodha Kumar, Temple University, Program Chair

by Subodha Kumar
DSI 2018 Program Chair

Make Plans Now to Attend DSI 2018 Annual Meeting

Chicago conjures images of amazing design and architecture. Now, as in the past, Chicago has always looked at the future, and futuristic monuments such as the Cloud Gate have become icons of this great city. Likewise, Chicago inspires us to reflect on how to design and manage future global operations in the emerging data and analytics driven business world.

Digital production technologies and IT-enabled management processes generate enormous amounts of data that hold the promise to significantly improve operational capabilities and long-run performance of businesses. Businesses that leverage data and decision analytics driven technologies can transform global operations, by making control and coordination cheaper and faster. Data and decision analytics driven technologies can also enable greater flexibility and customization, which may transform the geography of global operations.

We cordially invite you to join DSI, the global community of scholars in the decision sciences, in debating these key issues for the future of business. Come and share your views with experts from the six continents!


DSI is now using Ex Ordo as our conference management system, therefore even if you have submitted to a DSI conference in the past, you will need to create a new account in order to submit this year.  Please visit https://decisionsciences.org/annual-meetings/national-dsi/submission-instructions/ for detailed submission information.


Full Paper Deadline: May 30th 2018
Abstract Deadline: June 15th 2018
Panel Proposal Deadline: June 15th 2018
Workshop Proposal Deadline: June 15th 2018
Award Competition Deadline: June 15th 2018


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.


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 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 go to the conference website:

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!

The venue for the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting will be the Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave. This hotel is centrally located and offers excellent access to restaurants, tours and entertainment, as well as tourist attractions in Chicago.

Again, for more detailed information and submission instructions go to the conference website.  I, along with the entire DSI 2018 Annual Meeting team, look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Updated: April 5, 2018 — 9:25 pm

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