Welcome to NEDSI 2025!

54th Annual Conference of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the board and program committee of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI), I would like to extend a hearty welcome to you for the 54th Annual Conference, which will be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on March 27–29, 2025.

The theme of the conference is “Generative AI to Enhance Supply Chain Resilience.” The program committee has planned an amazing conference around the theme, complete with a range of pertinent multidisciplinary tracks, plenary talks, workshops, panel discussions, and social hours. The conference’s theme coincidentally aligns with the challenges posed by the recent pandemic and the geopolitical conflicts that have an impact on supply chains. It also addresses the recent rise of artificial intelligence, the source of a national debate. As such, over the two days, the conference aims to discuss, deliberate, and provide actionable solutions to overcome many of the challenges.

We are thrilled to once again provide you with a diverse range of paper presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, thanks to the many efforts of academics, leaders, and volunteers. A student poster session will also be held. In short, there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and professional growth at the conference.

The venue for NEDSI 2025 is the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, located a short distance from the Hershey Company, one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. A stay at the Hershey Lodge grants access to Hershey’s Water Works, an indoor pool complex, Hershey Gardens, The Hershey Story museum, and a host of other attractions and benefits, making the venue ideal for an all-encompassing family adventure as well. There is a special conference group rate for room reservations (link will be available shortly!).

Download the NEDSI 2025 Call for Papers now! Conference papers, abstracts, and posters can be submitted via Oxford Abstracts here: Submit to NEDSI 2025 (link will be available shortly!). If you have proposals for sessions, panel sessions, or roundtable discussions, please email Program Chair Dinesh R. Pai at drp18@psu.edu. To learn more about the conference, browse this site.

The board and organizing committee will continue to work very hard during the next few months to put together a great 2025 conference. Apart from the NEDSI board, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to Penn State Harrisburg, which will serve as institutional host of NEDSI 2025.

Specifically, I would like to thank Dr. David M. Callejo Pérez, Chancellor, Penn State Harrisburg, and Dr. John Haddad, the interim director of the School of Business Administration, without whose support the conference could not have taken place.

In closing, the NEDSI board welcomes you to NEDSI 2025.  We are confident it will be a valuable, rewarding, and pleasurable conference for you.  See you in Hershey in March!

Best Regards,


Dinesh R. Pai

Program Chair, NEDSI 2025


Individuals interested in participating in this year’s Program by serving as a reviewer, discussant, session chair, or in some other role should contact:

Dinesh Pai | drp18@psu.edu
Joy Field
| fieldjo@bc.edu

Call for Papers

Full papers, abstracts, and workshops are invited for but not limited to the topic areas listed. Undergraduate/master students may submit proposals for Poster Sessions. Sessions involving practitioners will be given consideration.
Deadline for submissions: December 21, 2024


The Conference Management System is your resource for submitting a paper, checking reviews, uploading final copy for the proceedings, and more.
All papers, abstracts, and undergraduate posters must be submitted electronically via the conference website.