2024 Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference

MWDSI Annual Conference

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

Conference Location: Williamson Hall – 221 North Hazel Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
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Besides the Stan Hardy Best Conference Paper, Best Innovative Education Paper and Best Student Paper awards, the conference will host Student Supply Chain Management Case Competition. This year’s competition will be on Friday and Saturday, April 12th – 13th. Each participating school can send one team of four undergraduate students. Prize money will be provided to the top three teams. 


2024 MWDSI Conference Welcome message:

On behalf of MWDSI, we would like to welcome you to join the 2024 MWDSI Annual Conference on April 12-13, 2024. The theme of the conference is “Innovation and Adaptation: Navigating Change in the Dynamic Business World.” Our conference features a diverse array of paper sessions, keynote and panel presentations, student case competitions, and networking events. Awards are offered for the Stan Hardy Best Conference Paper, the Best Innovative Education Paper, and the Best Student Paper. The student case competition will be a showcase of the next generation of decision scientists.

The venue for the MWDSI 2024 conference is the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, located alongside the beautiful Mahoning River in Northeast Ohio. Download the MWDSI 2024 Call for Papers now! Conference papers and abstracts can now be submitted via Oxford Abstracts. Please note the important submission dates. There is a special conference group rate for room reservations made by March 12, 2024 (2024 MWDSI Guest Room reservation link).

The MWDSI conference is more than just a series of sessions; it is an opportunity for professional development and meaningful networking. Whether you are a seasoned expert or a budding researcher, you will find a supportive community eager to exchange ideas, share insights, and foster collaboration. As we come together for this enriching experience, we encourage you to actively participate, connect with fellow attendees, and take full advantage of the opportunities for learning and growth. The MWDSI community thrives on collaboration and a shared passion for advancing the field.

Thank you to all the contributors, organizers, and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this conference possible. We look forward to an inspiring and productive event. Thank you.


Best Regards,

2024 MWDSI Conference Co-chairs

Jeong Hoon Choi, Ph.D.

Sebastian Brockhaus, Ph.D.

Alina Marculetiu, Ph.D.

Hongjiang Xu, Ph.D.


Registration Information

Registration Open


Call for papers is open.

Program Chairs

Jeong Hoon Choi | jhchoi@ysu.edu
Sebastian Brockhaus | s.brockhaus@csuohio.edu
Alina Marculetiu | amarculetiu@ysu.edu
Hongjiang Xu | hxu@butler.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.