Dear NEDSI 2020 conference participants:

The Decision Sciences Institute and the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Board of Directors have been closely monitoring the global and domestic situation regarding the novel coronavirus. Due to the inability to accurately assess the potential reach of the virus, the desire to protect the health and safety of our members and our communities, and the potential consequences of bringing together a large group of people from around the world, it has been decided to cancel our NEDSI Annual Conference this year.

NEDSI deeply regrets having to make this decision and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you. We hope you understand we have chosen to err on the side of caution as these are unusual times for all.

NEDSI will automatically refund all conference registration fees. Registrants can expect to see those processed within the next week. Please watch for this on your credit card statement. 

DSI will request the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, cancel all hotel reservations for this conference. If you do not wish to have your reservation cancelled, you should contact the hotel directly.

If you have any questions regarding your conference registration refund, please contact the Decision Sciences Institute home office at or call 713.743.4815.

We would like to thank our NEDSI Board of Directors, our conference program team and all who worked very hard to create this well-organized conference. If there is interest, we will explore the possibility of holding an on-line conference with the same program.

Once again, we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either Effie or Gang.

Best regards,

Effie Stavrulaki

Gang Li
Program Co-chairs NEDSI Conference 2020.

Proceedings will still be published on our online conference site ( If you wish to remove your submission for the conference from the proceedings, please inform the Program Co-Chairs (emails given above).