NEDSI 2020-CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 26-28, 2020.

From Gang Li and Effie Stavrulaki – Program Co-chairs,


This conference has been cancelled. Please read the cancellation notice here. Also click this link to download the proceedings.

As program co-chairs, we are pleased to invite you to the 2020 Northeast Decision Sciences Annual Meeting to be held in March 26-28, 2020 in Cambridge, MA. The three-day conference will start on Thursday and continue through Saturday night. 

Theme: "Improving Business Decisions with 20/20 Foresight"

Submissions Link for Conference: HERE

Click Here to Download the preliminary program schedule

Registration Link for Conference: HERE

Hotel Reservations:  Usethis hotel link to get the preferred rates at the conference hotel.

Sponsoring OrganizationBentley University.  

Click here to download sponsorship forms.

We invite you to submit your full paper or abstract via the conference’s submission web-site. The conference will also feature research poster sessions by outstanding undergraduate students. 

All paid attendees are invited to the welcome session, breaks, receptions and the President’s Dinner and Award Ceremony.

Our conference theme is “Improving Business Decisions with 20/20 Foresight.” We all agree that hindsight is 20/20; however, in today's hyper-competitive environment, companies and organizations need 20/20 foresight to better anticipate and serve their customers.  At the start of this new decade, how can Decision Sciences provide insights in addressing current and future business challenges, while advancing social and environmental concerns? We invite conference participants to reflect on the role of foresight -- that is, future oriented decision making -- and its impact on business, environmental and social concerns from a variety of perspectives and research methodologies.

The host hotel will be the Hyatt Regency, in Cambridge, MA. Centrally located, the hotel is overlooking the Charles River & Boston’s Skyline, with convenient access to restaurants, the theater, shopping, and public transportation.

The host organization is Bentley University, whose classic New England campus, just minutes from Boston, is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars, and creative thinkers. With a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve this goal, Bentley infuses their advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. 

We want to extend our personal thanks Mark Davis (Bentley University) and Joy Field (Boston College) for their help in planning the conference. We also want to thank the NEDSI President, Doug Hales, the NEDSI President-Elect, Eric Stein, and the NEDSI Board for their support of the conference being held this year in Cambridge. Finally, we wish to thank Vivian Landrum, Executive Director of the Decision Sciences Institute, for her help and assistance with the conference, Koray Ozpolat for help in updating the web site, and the staff at Exordo for helping set up the conference management system.

We are excited to represent Bentley University as Program Co-Chairs with the support of our Dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School, Michael Johnson-Cramer.  Without his commitment, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge in March 26-28, 2020!

Gang Li, Ph.D. and Euthemia (Effie) Stavrulaki, Ph.D.

Program Co-Chairs, NEDSI 2020

Associate Professors of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Management Department, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.

Download the preliminary program schedule