2024 Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference

MWDSI Annual Conference

Innovation and Adaptation
Navigating Change in the Dynamic Business World
April 12 – 13, 2024 | hosted by Williamson College of Business Administration, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Conference Location: Williamson Hall – 221 North Hazel Street, Youngstown, OH 44503


Scheduled on Friday and  Saturday, conference highlights will include synchronous presentations, keynote and panel presentations, networking events, publishing in DSJIE and hybrid/remote teaching workshops.

Awards are offered for the Stan Hardy Best Conference Paper, the Best Innovative Education Paper and the Best Student Paper.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our host and the editors for their participation.

We hope to see you there!

Registration Information

Registration to Open Soon


Call for Papers to open soon. Stay tuned.

Program Chairs

Jeong Hoon Choi | jhchoi@ysu.edu
Hongjiang Xu | hxu@bsu.edu


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Individuals interested in participating in this year’s Program by serving as a reviewer, discussant, session chair, or in some other role should contact Qiannong (Chan) Gu at qgu@bsu.edu.

Call for Papers

Review all the materials and information about submitting your paper for the upcoming meeting.


The Conference Management System is your resource for submitting a paper, checking reviews, uploading final copy for the proceedings, and more.


Besides the Stan Hardy Best Conference Paper, Best Innovative Education Paper and Best Student Paper awards, the conference will also co-host the Fourth Annual Gregg M Sherrill Supply Chain Management Case Competition along with the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing at the Indiana University-Kelley School of Business-IUPUI. This year’s competition will be on Saturday, April 8th. The format will be the same as last year. Each participating school can send one team of four undergraduate students. Prize money will be provided to the top three teams ($1000, $500, $300). Contact the Program Chair to register a team for the student competition from your school.