10th European Decision Sciences Conference 

(EDSI 2019), Nottingham, 2-5 June, 2019.

See: http://www.edsi-conference.org/

The conference theme is ‘Decision Sciences in a Connected World‘.


Keynote speakers

Prof Martin Everett (Manchester) – The Power of Social Network Analysis

Rob Johnson (Purchasing Director, JLR) – Seeking the Best Suppliers in the World – Competition and Collaboration

Neil Ashworth (CEO, Collect+) – Retail Beyond the Tipping Point  – Tackling the Fulfilment Challenges in Omni-Channel Retailing 


Dedicated special sessions running within the conference:

Fintech – Prof Meryum Duygun, University of Nottingham.

Digital Business Transformations – Prof. Sabine Baumann, OFFIS, Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg.

Public Procurement/Humanitarian Aid SCM – Prof. Christine Harland, Politecnico di Milano.

Sustainability Research in Japan – Prof. Tetsuo Yamada, UEC, Tokyo.

Quality Management Research: Future Directions – Prof. Tom Foster, Brigham Young, Utah.

Digital Healthcare – Prof.  Amrik Sohal, Monash, Melbourne.


A distinctive feature will be tutorial sessions to upskill/reskill:

Conducting Rigorous Survey-based Research – (Prof. Antony Paulraj, Nottingham Ningbo)

Complex Networks Analysis – an Introduction – (Dr. Guven Demirel, Queen Mary)

Bayesian Methods and Knowledge Elicitation – (Prof. John Quigley, Strathclyde)

Understanding Cricket (Dr Anshuman Chutani, Nottingham) to coincide with the cricket World cup.


Best paper awards for best theory-oriented and best applications-oriented papers, as well as best PhD student presentations.


If you are interested in organising sessions/workshops/panels etc. on any specif topics, let one or one of our local organising committee know and we can discuss what might work – Bart MacCarthy, Christos Braziotis, Anshuman Chutani, Kim Tan, Anne Touboulic, Gongtao Zhang.


CONTACT  edsi2019@nottingham.ac.uk


EDSI 2019 invites contributions from across the full spectrum of disciplines relevant to the decision sciences, including analysis, modeling, and qualitative studies. Relevant areas and topics include, but are not limited to,:


Decision Theory Behavioral Decision Making Public Sector Decision Making
Network Science Social Network Analysis Ecosystems and Open Innovation
Digital Business Transformations Platform and Cloud-based Commerce Finance and Fintech
Purchasing & Procurement Management Quality in the Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management
Project Management Health Care Management Humanitarian Operations
Risk, Reliability and Safety Management Information Systems and Big Data IoT, the Physical Internet and Industry 4.0
Research Methods  Tutorial Sessions Panels & Workshops



Abstract submission                              7 February 2019

Notification of acceptance                   14 March 2019

Full paper submission (optional)          18 April 2019

Best paper awards for best theory-oriented and best applications-oriented papers presented at the conference, as well as awards for best PhD student presentations.

Fast-track journal submissions will be available for full papers for the Decision Sciences Journal, the International Journal of Production Economics, the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, the Quality Management Journal, and AI in Finance.

We look forward to meeting you at EDSI 2019 in Nottingham!



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