TENTATIVE PROGRAM

You can find below the tentative program. More detailed information will follow in the next months. 

June 3rd 14.00 Doctoral Workshop
14.00 Keynote speech (Professor Krishna Dhir and Keong Leong)
15.00 Doctoral workshop sessions
16.30 Coffee Break
17.00 Doctoral workshop sessions
18.30 End of the Doctoral Workshop
18.30 EDSI Conference Welcome Reception (drinks & food) 
June 4th

9.00 Greeatings
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T4 room
9.30 Parallel session
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T1, T4, T5, “sala del consiglio” rooms
10.50 Coffe break
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room
11.10 Parallel session
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T1, T4, T5, “sala del consiglio” rooms
12.30 Sit-down lunch
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room
14.00 Parallel session
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T1, T4, T5, “sala del consiglio” rooms
15.20 Coffe break
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room
15.40 Plenary session. Keynote speach: Lisa Ellram
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T4 room
16.30 Italian gelato (ice cream) tasting event
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room
17.00-18.00 Walking tour of Udine
Meeting place: Toppo Wassermann Palace

19.30 Gala Dinner in the Udine Castle
During the dinner: performance of an opera singer

At the end of the dinner: Italian liquor tasting event
Udine castle

June 5th 8.30-9.30 Parallel session
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T1, T4, T5, “sala del consiglio” rooms

9.40 Parallel session
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T1, T4, T5, “sala del consiglio” rooms

10.40 Coffe break
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room

11.00 Plenary session. Meet the editors
Lisa Ellram – Journal of Supply Chain Management
Louise Knight – Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
Bart MacCarthy – International Journal of Production Economics
Jan Olhager – Operations Management Research
Wendy Tate – Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
Gyula Vastag – Decision Sciences Journal
Guido Nassimbeni – University of Udine (session chair)

Toppo Wassermann Palace – T4 room
12.30 Sit-down lunch
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room
14.00 Parallel session
Toppo Wassermann Palace – T1, T4, T5, “sala del consiglio” rooms
15.20 Coffe break
Toppo Wassermann Palace – Velario room
15.40-17.00 Plenary session. Past, present and future of decision sciences: the DSI Presidents’ views
Johnny Rungtusanatham, 2018-2019 DSI President
Morgan Swink, 2015-2016 DSI President
Maling Ebrahimpour, 2013-2014 DSI President
Krishna S. Dhir, 2011-2012 DSi President
Keong Leong, 2010-2011 DSI President
Robert F. Jacobs, 2001-2002 DSI President (session chair)

Toppo Wassermann Palace – T4 room
18.30: Italian wine tasting event
Udine castle
19.30 Dinner in the Udine Castle Gardens
During the dinner: medieval entertainment
Udine castle gardens
June 6th 7.45  Transfer by bus from the Ambassador Hotel Italia to Venice
9:00  Arrival in Venice and walk to the Ca’ Foscari University (20 minutes)
9:45  Plenary session. Keynote speach: Claudio Cisilino, Vice President Fincantieri
The plenary session will be organized in the 500 years old Silvio Trentin Aula Magna of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.


11.15 Start of the Venice tour (optional, only upon pre-booking till May 15th)
Details:
11.15 Walk to Saint Mark’s Square
12.00 Gondola tour
The tour begins just behind Saint Mark’s Square, following smaller but unbelievably beautiful secondary canals such as Rio dei Barcaioli where the historical Mozart’s home is located, and Rio dell’Ovo to reach the Grand Canal. Then, you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Rialto Bridge from the water, and to your left imposing palazzi such as Ca’ Farsetti, seat of the municipal government, and Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal. The tour continues down Rio San Luca where it passes Palazzo Manin, residence of the last doge of Venice.
13.30 Lunch at the LONDRA PALACE HOTEL *****
This hotel offers amazing views of Venice Grand Canal
15:00 Guided Visit of Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica
Saint Mark’s Basilica is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It is the most famous among the city’s churches and one of the best-known examples of Italian-Byzantine architecture. The basilica started to be built in 1063. The upper levels of the interior are completely covered with ancient bright mosaics covering an area of about 8000 square meters.
16:30 Guided visit of Doge’s Palace
The Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards.
The guided tour will offer you 2 hours of impressive visits of the most beautiful rooms of this palace.
18:30 Walk back to the bus
19.30 End of the Venice tour


19.30 Return to Udine by bus
20:45  Arrival at Udine
Note: luggage can be left in the bus. You can pick them up at 19:30.