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Welcome to the Decision Sciences Institute

A professional organization of Academicians and Practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Through national, international and regional conferences, competitions, and publications, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines. The Institute also plays a vital role in the academic community by offering professional development activities and job placement services.

Decision Line

The official news publication of the Institute, is published 5 times annually and includes a wide range of practical and educational feature columns (int'l studies, academic research, POM, IT, doctoral studies, classroom instruction, and software and book reviews), as well as information on members, regions, annual meeting events and placement activities.

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Decision Sciences

A quarterly, professional journal that publishes scholarly research about decision making within the boundaries of an organization. Decision Sciences (Journal) is subscribed to by more than 1,000 libraries and read by over 4,000 faculty and students in all functional areas of business, as well as by corporate-related personnel and consultants.

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Marc Schneiderjans,
DSI President

A Message From The President

On behalf of the entire DSI family, I am pleased to welcome you to The Decision Sciences Institute. We’re glad you've decided to join us in our mission of advancing the science and practice of decision making.

Our history tells the story of tradition, innovation and education, but also with learning and evolution come change. There are a lot of exciting changes happening at DSI. We’re launching this new website that will serve as a portal for our members, students, fellows, sponsors, volunteers, etc. The new site has been designed with the future in mind and plans have been set to provide regional members with access to their specific web portal, where you’ll be able to share and receive information about your experiences/areas of interest. 

Aside from our push for efficiency and restructuring, there has been a shift in the global landscape of decision sciences, business interactivity, information technology and communication over the past few decades. All of which lead us to our focus of this year’s conference; Technology and the Rapidly Changing Global Business Landscape – How the heightened pace of technological innovation is driving change in business and business educational paradigms.

I look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference – Happy 45th Birthday DSI! 

Latest News

Call for DSI Officer and Fellow Nominations

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The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) announces calls for DSI Officer Nominations and DSI Fellow Nominations. You may download the detailed call for nominations here.

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EDSI 2015 Call for Papers

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Submission Deadline: January 10, 2015

The European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) announces call for papers for the 6th Annual EDSI Meeting to be held in Taormina, Italy May 31 - June 3, 2015. The conference theme is "Decision Sciences for the Service Economy". In addition to papers relevant to the conference theme, EDSI invites contributions from all disciplines relevant to decision making and decision processes.

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Dwight Smith-Daniels: A Memorial

November 7, 1952 – July 2, 2014

Education: University of Michigan, BA; University of Arizona, PhD
Professor: Miami University, University of St. Thomas, Arizona State University, Wright State University.

Longtime DSI member Dwight Edward Smith-Daniels passed away July 2, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Smith-Daniels; son, Matthew Smith-Daniels; sister, Linda Smith; brother, Bryan Smith; mother, Betty Smith; and dog, Junior.

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Editor-in-Chief of Decision Sciences Journal

The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Decision Sciences. The Editor will serve four years, starting with January 1, 2015, and may be reappointed to a second two-year term. The basic responsibility of the Decision Sciences Editor is to publish six high quality issues of the Journal in February, April, June, August, October, and December of each year.

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WDSI 2015 Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Western Decision Sciences Institute (WDSI) announces call for papers for the 44th Annual WDSI Meeting to be held in Lahaina, Hawaii March 31 - April 3, 2015. WDSI invites contributions from all disciplines relevant to decision making and decision processes.

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New DSI Home Office


The launch of the new DSI website is a perfect time to introduce you to the new DSI Home Office. I’m sure you have heard about the relocation. I’ll provide you with a brief background of the move and introduce the C.T. Bauer College of Business, the University of Houston, and Houston, Texas.

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New DSI Website

Enhancing membership service and value has always been a part of the DSI mission. We now are taking a big step forward to help advance that mission. Our VP of Technology, `Jon Jasperson and information system partners have begun the process of setting up and migrating content to this new DSI website. 

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DSI INFO Listserv

DSI-INFO, an email listserv maintained by the Decision Sciences Institute, broadcasts messages containing news and announcements relating to DSI and the entire decision sciences community. The listserv can be used for announcing calls for papers and for updating news on meetings and other events.