Call For Papers: 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019

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Please join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference! Check URL . As DSI will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary, many special events are planned, including a 'Walk of History' highlighting the path DSI has taken these past 50 years.

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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


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
Business Analytics
Curriculum and Assessment
Cyber Security and System Resilience
Digitization and Industry 4.0
Decision Sciences in Practice
Finance and Economics
Healthcare Management
Information Systems and Technology
Innovation and New Product Development
Innovative 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
Quality Management and Lean Operations
Service Systems and Operations
Social Media
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability, CSR, and Humanitarian Operations

Specific Interest Groups:

Data, Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI)

Project Management


The 2019 DSI Annual Conference 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 New Orleans. Workshop leaders have been asked to make these sessions as interactive and hands-on as possible.

Awards Competitions:

We have five Awards Competitions at the 2019 Annual Conference of DSI in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

. The Best Paper Awards finalists will be chosen by the 2019 Track Chairs. Winners from each of the following categories will be announced at the Awards Luncheon to be held Monday, November 25:

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

The DSI Regional Best Paper Award finalists are chosen from submissions to the DSI regional conferences. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon to be held on Monday, November 25.

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 2019. You must register to participate in a consortium prior to the conference. Follow the instructions provided by the Consortia Coordinators and be aware of deadlines to participate.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the DSI 2019 Annual Conference in New Orleans. Stay tuned for updated information on various tracks, panels, workshops, keynotes, special events and activities.

Kevin Linderman, University of Minnesota
Program Chair

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