Call for Papers

Dates: May 31 – June 1, 2021

Conference theme: A New World of Decision Sciences

New concepts, perspectives, and tools such as sustainability and digitalization are successively penetrating and populating the area of Decision Sciences, and renewing the world of Decision Sciences. At the same time, Decision Sciences can contribute to a new, and hopefully better world.

Online Format

The conference will be held online.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: January 25, 2021 February 15, 2021 (extended!)

Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2021

Full paper submission (optional): April 26, 2021 

Early bird registration: April 26, 2020

Submission Information

Presentation at the conference will be based on acceptance of an abstract, which should include the title, author(s) and affiliation(s), and briefly describe (200-300 words) the aims, methods / approach, results / findings, and implications. Following abstract acceptance, delegates will have the option to submit a full paper, addressing the review comments. The conference proceedings will include both full papers and accepted abstracts. There has to be one unique conference participant per paper or abstract, i.e. one person can present at most one paper or abstract.

The abstracts submitted to the EDSI 2020 conference (which was cancelled due to Covid-19) have been retained in the system. If you want to keep it for this conference, please contact us before the abstract submission deadline and we will transfer it to the 2021 conference. You may also submit new abstracts as well as expand the abstract to full paper. 

Please submit abstract to:

Program Tracks

Behavioral Operations

Data Analytics

Decision Making in a Pandemic

Decision Making in Public Organizations

Decision Support Systems

Digitalization in Operations and Supply Chains 

Digital Business Transformations

Global Operations, Plant Location and Rightshoring 

Healthcare Operations

Humanitarian Operations

Industry 4.0

Information Systems in Operations and Supply Chains


Innovative Teaching Methods

Interfaces between Functional Areas

Logistics and Transportation

Operations Planning and Control

Operations Strategy

Performance Measurement and Management

Purchasing, Procurement and Rightsourcing

Retail Operations

Risk Management 

Service Operations


Supply Chain Management

Supply Networks 

Sustainability Technology Management

Conference Fees

Early Bird registration until April 26, 2020

DSI members, 500 SEK (50 €)

Non-DSI members, 600 SEK (60 €)

DSI PhD student members, 300 SEK (30 €)

Non-DSI PhD student members, 400 SEK (40 €)

Standard registration after April 26, 2020

DSI members, 600 SEK (60 €)

Non-DSI members, 700 SEK (70 €)

DSI PhD student members, 400 SEK (40 €)

Non-DSI PhD student members, 500 (50 €)

Contact Information

For any questions, please contact Professor Jan Olhager, Lund University: