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SEDSI 2020 Safe a date Feb. 12 - 14, 2020 in Charleston, SC

  • 1.  SEDSI 2020 Safe a date Feb. 12 - 14, 2020 in Charleston, SC

    Posted 07-22-2019 18:05


    Please consider submitting a work for the 50th Annual Meeting of SEDSI (Southeastern Decision Science Institute) in the beautiful, historic Charleston, SC on February 12-14, 2020.  The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019. We joyfully invite the submission of full papers, abstracts, and panel proposals across all functional areas of business and curriculum.  The online system at has Call for Paper and is ready for submissions.  

    The conference has tracks in  

    • Accounting, Economics, Cryptocurrency and Finance 
    • Analytics, Big Data Applications, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Statistics and Expert Systems 
    • Healthcare, Public Sector and Not for Profit Management  
    • Hospitality, Recreation and Sports  
    • Information Privacy, Security and System Resilience, Business Ethics and Business Law 
    • Innovative Education, Assessment, Engaged Learning, Curriculum, Teaching and Pedagogy  
    • IS, IT, Blockchain Technology, and Social Media  
    • Management, Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, and Human Resource Management  
    • Marketing, Consumer Behavior, International Business 
    • Student Papers (Undergraduate, Master andPh.D Students)   
    • Sustainability, SCM, Quality Management, and Logistics  

    Panels of journal editors will share their insights on how to publish your scholarly work. The college / school deans from research and teaching institutions will share their visions for the future higher education in business.   

    We'll hold multiple sessions and events on innovative instruction and engaged learning. These include sessions on  

    • Data Analytics and Statistics Instruction (DASI) 
    • Assessment and Learning Improvement 
    • Improved Learning for First Generation / Lower Income Students 
    • Teaching Workshops in each track or major field of business 
    • Instructional Technology, Blockchain Technology, GIS 

    Last, but not the least, our keynote speaker Ms. Rama Akkiraju will share her perspectives for technology in research and business.  Ms. Akkiraju is a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and IBM Academy Member, and a Director at IBM's Watson Division. 

    SEDSI 2020 is designed to provide opportunities for you to enjoy collegiality and exchange ideas in research and instructions. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, SC. 

    Ping Wang, Ph.D.    
    SEDSI 2020 Program Chair 
    Department of Computer Information Systems/Business Analytics 
    College of Business, James Madison University
    MSC 0202, 421 Bluestone Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 USA                             and 1.540.568.3055 

    Ping Wang
    Associate Professor
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg VA