Southwest Decision Sciences Institute
Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference
March 1 – 4, 2006
Renaissance Hotel, Oklahama City, OK
TRACKS & CHAIRS:
Economics & Finance
Security & Privacy
Management Info Systems
West Texas A&M University
& Supply Chain Mgt.
Quantitative Methods & Quality
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Texas - Pan American
Proceedings Production Coordinator
Carl M. Rebman, Jr.
Deadline for Paper Submissions: October 21, 2005
Competitive Papers. Papers or detailed abstracts are invited in, but not limited to, the track areas listed. All papers will be blind refereed electronically, and accepted papers will be published in the conference Proceedings. Abstracts should be of sufficient detail to indicate clearly the objectives of the research. Preference is given to completed papers. It is understood that submissions have not been previously published in a Proceedings or journal, nor are submissions currently under review for publication or presentation elsewhere. Submission of a paper implies that an author will register for the conference, attend the conference, and personally present the paper, if accepted. Concurrent submission/presentation of the same or similar paper at another conference is considered a breach of professional ethics.
Program Participation. Paper reviewers, discussants, and session chairpersons will be needed for a successful program. Please contact the Program Chair or one of the Track Chairs to indicate your interest by July 15, 2005. Symposia, tutorials, and workshops on current topics are invited. Please contact the Program Chair concerning these proposals.
Distinguished Paper Awards. Distinguished paper awards are once again being sponsored by Irwin Publishing, Inc., to recognize the outstanding papers submitted at the FBD conference.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
1. Author(s) should submit papers/abstracts via email attachment directly to the Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should be a minimum of three pages; papers should not exceed twenty pages. The more complete and detailed the submission, the greater its chance for acceptance. Hard copies will not be accepted.
2. Each submission must include a separate title page with the following information:
(1) title of submission
(2) type of submission (i.e., Refereed Research Paper, Non-Refereed Research Abstract, Workshop Proposal, Tutorial Proposal, Panel Proposal, or Symposium Proposal). The non-refereed research abstract can be submitted as just a page but it will not be published in the Proceedings.
(5) complete address(es)
(6) telephone number(s)
(7) email address of the author(s)
(8) name of the dean(s) of the affiliate school(s)
(9) track (or topic) that best fits the submission
(10) corresponding author
3. The main body of the paper, abstract, or proposal must have a title but should not include author name(s).
4. All submissions must be received by October 21, 2005. Acceptance/rejection notifications, as well as publication guidelines, will be provided by November 14, 2005. Submission deadline for the Proceedings is January 5, 2006.
5. Email competitive papers, symposia, tutorial, and workshop proposals to the Program Chair:
David C. Chou Email: email@example.com
Department of Computer Information Systems Phone: 734-487-0054
College of Business, Owen 412 Fax: 734-487-1941
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
6. A pre-registration fee will be required before papers are accepted by the Proceedings Editor.
VOLUNTEERS: Anyone interested in participating in the program as a session chair or reviewer should
communicate her/his interests to the Program Chair. A volunteer participation form is available on our website.