About the conference
Welcome to ISDSI
The Indian Subcontinent Region Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) and Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai are organizing the 5th annual conference of ISDSI at Chennai, India from 4th to 6th January 2012. Persons in business, government, and academia are invited to submit competitive papers, and organize symposia, tutorials, and workshops on current topics in all areas of decision sciences.
The theme of the conference is "Improving Competitiveness through Decision Sciences". Decision Sciences encompasses a number of approaches and methodologies to achieving ones goals while considering the many scenarios at various stages of decision making. Multiple stages and multiple criteria and the presence of uncertainty are factors that complicate the decision making. Value models may be difficult to formulate due to multiple objectives.
Competitively impaired companies need to leverage decision sciences to emerge as a leader in the market. Economies of nations viewed as a collection of public and private sector organisations, too can benefit from decision sciences. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for practitioners from industry, government and scholars from academia to address issues of organizational competitiveness. The conference will also provide opportunities for networking and collaboration amongst the student delegates. In addition to papers on the conference theme, scholars may submit papers on any managerial topic relating to decision sciences.