DSI 2019 Annual Conference Call for Papers

Kevin Linderman
Curtis L. Carlson Professor in Supply Chain and Operations
University of Minnesota

Transforming Decision Science Through Emergent Technologies

By Kevin Linderman

November 23 – 25, 2019
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Welcome to New Orleans, LA, for the 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference! The conference dates are November 23 – 25, 2019. The theme for this conference is Transforming Decision Science Through Emergent Technologies. This theme explores future technologies and how they will fundamentally change decision science.  We will revisit historical trends in decision sciences over the past fifty years, and look at the challenges and opportunities in the years to come.  We will also look to the future and examine how emerging technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and Blockchain will fundamentally shape decision sciences.  Along these lines we will also have professional development workshops that focus on Predictive Analytics & Machine Leaning and Complex Adaptive Systems and tracks that focus on Past Present Future of Decision Sciences, Industry 4.0, Big Data Applications, and Social Media

The conference is organized around three pillars – research, teaching and professional development.  It offers a broad array of sessions that deal with each of these pillars, and engages participants on multiple dimensions and interest areas.  A number of different consortia will also cater to the interests of participants at different stages of their career development from early PhD students to mid-career faculty.  In addition, special interest groups will dig deep into issues related to Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction and Project Management.  The conference will also provide a venue to recognize excellence, this includes Best Paper Awards, Best Teaching Case Studies Awards, the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award, Instructional Innovation Award Competition, and the Best Regional Paper Award.  We look forward to your participation in the conference!

Call for Papers Deadlines

We invite you to submit full papers, abstracts and panel proposals 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 the below tracks focus on identifying emerging research topics, identifying leading edge issues, topics and methodologies.

The deadline for submission of full papers and abstracts is fast approaching. 

Full Paper Deadline: May 15, 2019

Abstract Deadline: May 30, 2019

Panel Proposal Deadline: May 30, 2019

Workshop Proposal Deadline: May 30, 2019

Award Competition Deadline: May 30, 2019

Ex Ordo is hosting our conference management system. Please visit our conference website for submission instructions.

Research and Teaching Tracks

Salem Lotfi Boumediene, Montana State University Billings

Big Data Applications
Hung-Chung Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Business Analytics
Asil Oztekin. University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ujjal Mukherjee, University of Illinois

Cyber Security and System Resilience
Ravi Behara, Florida Atlantic University
Derrick Huang, Florida Atlantic University

Curriculum and Assessment
Kaushik Sengupta, Hofstra University

Decision Sciences in Practice
Andrea Prud’homme, The Ohio State University
Steven Dickstein, The Ohio State University

Digitization and Industry 4.0
Dmitry Ivanov, Berlin School of Economics and Law
Tobias Schoenher, Michigan State University

Finance and Economics
Salil Sarkar, University of Texas at Arlington

Healthcare Management
Claire Senot, Tulane University
Davood Golmohammadi, University of Massachusetts Boston

Information Systems and Technology
Emre Demirezen, University of Florida
Samayita Guha, Temple University

Innovation and New Product Development
Debasish Mallick, University of St. Thomas

Innovative Teaching
Ardavan Asef-Vaziri, California State University, Northridge

Logistics and Transportation Management
Hakan Yildiz , Wayne State University

Managing Risk in Supply Chains
Mikaella Polyviou, Arizona State University

Manufacturing and Production Management
Manjo Vanajakumari, University of North Carolina, Willmington
Sandun Perera, University of Michigan-Flint

Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Natasa Christodoulidou, California State University, Northridge
Ramkumar Janakiraman, University of Southern Carolina

Operations and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies
Arash Azadegan, Rutgers University
Xun Xu, California State University, Stanislaus

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Stephanie Eckerd, Indiana University

Past Present Future of Decision Sciences
Asoke Dey, The University of Akron

Procurement and Sourcing in Supply Management
Keith Skowronski, University of Southern Carolina
Stephan Wagner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Project Management
Gary Klein, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Qiannong (Chan) Gu, Ball State University
Sheila Smith, Ball State University

Quality Management and Lean Operations
Adrian Choo, Michigan State University

Service Systems and Operations
Mike Dixon, Utah State University
David Ding, Rutgers University

Social Media
Naveen Kumar, Memphis University
Liangfei Qiu, University of Florida

Strategic Management
Manjula Salimath, University of North Texas

Supply Chain Management
Jan Olhager, Lund University
John Bell, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sustainability, CSR, and Humanitarian Operations
Suvrat Dhanorkar, Penn State University

Professional Development Workshops

Behavioral Research and Experimentation in Operations Management
Travis Tokar, Texas Christian University

Crafting a Journal Submission that Makes a Theoretical Contribution
Wendy Tate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dealing with Endogeneity
David Peng, University of Houston

Dealing with Messy Data
Hyunwoo Park, The Ohio State University

Effective Course Design for the Gen Z
Karen Eboch, Bowling Green State University

How to Review a Paper
Alan Mackelprang, Georgia Southern University

Mediation and Moderation Analysis
David Dobrzykowski, Bowling Green State University

Meet the Editors of DSI Journals
Mark Ferguson, Bowling Green State University
Cheri Speier-Pero, Michigan State University

Meet the Editors of Non-DSI Journals
Constantin Blome, University of Sussex
Tyson Browning, Texas Christian University
Suzanne De Treville, University of Lausanne
Barbara Flynn, Indiana University –Indianapolis
Thomas Goldsby, The Ohio State University
Subodha Kumar, Temple University
Morgan Swink, Texas Christian University
Wendy Tate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Complex Adaptive Systems
David Novak, University of Vermont

Paper Development Workshop
Joy Field, Boston College

Paradigms for Parity in Advancing Women Leadership in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Funda Sahin, University of Houston

Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
Ujjal Kumar, University of Illinois

Publishing in DSJIE Workshop
Matt Drake, Duquesne University

Teaching in the Global Context
Vijay Kannan, Utah State University

Teaching Online
Rebecca Duray, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


Post-Proposal PhD Consortium
Yan Dong, University of South Carolina

Pre-Proposal PhD Consortium
Cindy Wallin, Brigham Young University

New Faculty Development Consortium
Yi-Su Chen, University of Michigan

Mid-Career Faculty Development Consortium
Amit Eynan, Richmond University

Special Interest Groups

Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI)
Robert Andrews, Virginia Commonwealth University
Kellie Keeling, University of Denver

Project Management
Gary Klein, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Awards Competitions

Best Paper Awards
Effie Stavrulaki, Bentley University

Best Teaching Case Studies Awards
Dongli Zhang, Fordham University

Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award
Nicki Golrezaei, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Instructional Innovation Award Competition
Kaushik Sengupta, Hofstra University
Ardavan Asef-Vaziri, California State University

Best Regional Paper Award
Joy Field, Boston College
Khaled Alshare, University of Qatar

PMI Case Writing Competition
Gary Klein, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
To contact any member of the Program Team, go to the conference website.

Updated: April 15, 2019 — 1:19 pm

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