Welcome to NEDSI 2024!

53rd Annual Conference of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute

The NEDSI 2024 Keynote Speaker has been confirmed! Sam Ransbotham will give a talk on Friday, April 5th in conjunction with the Gala Dinner. Sam Ransbotham is a Professor of Business Analytics at Boston College. While everyone seems to talk about artificial intelligence, Sam is curious about what businesses are really doing—How are normal businesses using AI now? How will they use AI later? To learn more, he serves as editor for the MIT Sloan Management Review initiative on Artificial Intelligence in Business. Recently, he co-authored a research report, “Achieving Individual — and Organizational — Value With AI,” and co-hosts the “Me, Myself, and AI” podcast. Sam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and a PhD, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

On behalf of the entire NEDSI Board and Organizing Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 53rd Annual Conference of NEDSI which is taking place April 4-6, 2024. The theme of the conference is “The Legacy of Innovation in Decision Sciences: Reflection and Forward Thinking.” With the numerous endeavors of scholars, leaders, and volunteers, we are excited to offer you once again a variety of paper sessions, panel sessions, and workshops. In addition, there will be a  student poster session. The conference will provide excellent opportunities for professional development and networking.

The venue for NEDSI 2024 is the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts, located alongside the beautiful (and famous) Charles River, which flows near the heart of the Boston/Cambridge innovation hub.  There is a special conference group rate for room reservations made by March 4, 2024 (2024 NEDSI Guest Room reservation link). Conference attendees are also invited to join us on a tour of the MIT Museum on Saturday afternoon (April 6).

Download the NEDSI 2024 Call for Papers now! Conference papers, abstracts, and posters can now be submitted via Oxford Abstracts here: Submit to NEDSI 2024. If you have proposals for sessions, panel sessions, or roundtable discussions, please email Co-Chair Neil Desnoyers at ndesnoye@sju.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 2024 conference. In addition to our sincere gratitude to the entire NEDSI board, we are very grateful to Dr. Jeanean Davis-Street, Dean of the Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater State University and Dr. Joseph A. DiAngelo, Dean of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University,  without whom it would not be possible to host the conference.  Saint Joseph’s University and Bridgewater State University are the host institutions for NEDSI 2024.

On behalf of the NEDSI board, we wish you all the best and know you will find NEDSI 2024 fruitful and enjoyable.

Best regards,

Neil and Xiangrong
NEDSI 2024 Co-Chairs

Meet the Co-Chairs!

Neil Desnoyers

Neil Desnoyers
Saint Joseph’s University

Xiangrong Liu
Bridgewater State University



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

Xiangrong Liu | xliu@bridgew.edu
Prof. Neil Desnoyers
| ndesnoye@sju.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 29, 2023


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.