2016 Annual Meeting

of the Decision Sciences Institute

2016 Program Chair’s Message

 

Sri Talluri, Michigan State University, Program Chair

 

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Jennifer Blackhurst, University of Iowa, Associate Program Chair

 

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Welcome to Austin, Texas, for the 2016 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference!  The theme for next year’s conference is Effective Decision Making in Uncertain Business Environments: Strategies, Practices, and Techniques.  The conference dates are November 19-22, 2016.  While the conference is almost a year away, the deadline for submission of full papers and abstracts is fast approaching:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016

We are continuing with the two-pillar format for next year focusing on research and education & professional development pillars.  Some of the new tracks we are adding for next year’s conference include: Decision Making in Practice, E-Commerce Technologies and Strategies, Humanitarian Operations and Logistics, Risk Management, Social Issues and Sustainability, Teaching Innovation, and On-line Degree Programs & Execution. In addition, we are organizing workshops on topics such as Business Analytics, Social Network Analysis, Behavioral Research and Experimentation, and others.

The pillar structure is:

Pillar 1
Research
We would like to invite full papers, abstracts, and panel proposal submissions focusing on developing new knowledge across all functional areas of business.  Papers in this pillar are ideally positioned for publication consideration by Decision Sciences or other high impact business journals.  Panels and workshops in this pillar focus on identifying emerging research topics and methodologies.
Pillar 2
Education and Professional Development
We would like to invite full papers, abstracts, and panel proposal submissions focusing on developing new knowledge pertinent to the design, delivery, and evaluation of business curricula. Papers in this pillar are ideally positioned for publication consideration by Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education or other business education journals. Panels and workshops for this pillar focus on identifying leading edge issues and topics.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the DSI 2016 Annual Meeting in Austin! Stay tuned for detailed information on various tracks, panels, workshops, keynotes, special events and activities!

Click here to view the Preliminary Conference Schedule
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