9TH ANNUAL EDSI CONFERENCE
DECISION SCIENCES FOR THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY
UDINE & VENICE – JUNE 3RD TO JUNE 6TH, 2018

THE CONFERENCE THEME

The chosen conference theme is: “Decision Sciences for the New Global Economy”.
Few decades of rapid globalization processes have dismantled previous business and institutional landscapes without proposing new effective orders. The horizon in front of us is confused: high disparities in wealth distribution, vulnerability of real economies to the movements of the financial markets, instability of the location advantages, and a generalized unemployment problem with relevant social sustainability consequences. The difficulty of governing processes that overcome the sovereignty of individual countries, and the weakness of supranational governments, explain why protectionist temptations are resurfacing not only in the Western context.
We live then a transition phase where companies and institutions are urged to rethink the conceptual models and the decision patterns so far used. The theme of the conference aims at exploring the future of globalization as we know it today, re-assessing the underlying theories and the relevant practices in both institutional and business environments, and providing innovative guidance to managerial and policy issues.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The general program welcomes contributions not related to the conference topics and addressing relevant issues in all areas of decision sciences. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Advances in Decision Theory
  • Behavioural Aspects of Operations Management
  • Globalization of Manufacturing
  • Innovations in Information Technology Applications
  • Innovative Applications in Modelling and Decision Techniques
  • Network Analysis
  • New Trends in Entrepreneurship
  • Networks, Ecosystems and Open Innovation
  • Industry 4.0
  • Performance Management
  • Public Sector Decision Making
  • Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability and CSR
  • Research Methods for Decision Sciences
  • Health Care Management and Operations
  • Big Data

All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. The conference “Best Paper” on purchasing and supply management will have fast track in the “Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management” by Elsevier. Other special issues or fast tracks are currently under evaluation. 

The brochure of the conference can be downloaded here.

CONFERENCE VENUES

The Conference will be hosted in two extremely attractive locations, the ancient town of Udine and Venice, one of the best known tourist destinations in the world. The city of Venice has an average of 18 million tourists a year thanks to its celebrated art and architecture. It boasts numerous attractions including St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco. The Lido di Venezia is also a popular international luxury destination.
Udine is a small historical town with several squares of Venetian style: from Piazza Libertà, defined as “the most beautiful Venetian square on the mainland”, to Piazza Matteotti, all surrounded by porticos, and looking like an open-air lounge. On the hill of the town rises the castle: from its walls you can see the whole city, the mountains all around it, whereas to the south, less than an hour’s drive away, there is the Adriatic Sea.
Reaching Venice and Udine is easy. The nearest airport are Venice Airport, Treviso Airport, and Trieste Airport.

IMPORTANT DATES

  Competitive papers Working papers
Abstract submission January 30th 2018
Full paper submission January 30th 2018
Notification of the review process March 15th 2018 March 15th 2018
Final submission April 15th 2018 April 15th 2018