Southwest Decision Sciences Institute

Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference

March 1 – 4, 2006

Renaissance Hotel, Oklahama City, OK

CALL FOR PAPERS : Deadline Extended!



Roderick B. Posey
University of Southern Mississippi


Economics & Finance
Balasundram Maniam
Sam Houston State University


P. Pete Chong
University of Houston - Downtown


Joseph Wen
Southeast Missouri State University


International Business
Purnendu Mandal
Lamar University


Health Care
John Vassar
Louisiana State University in Shreveport


Innovative Education
Lynn Heinrichs
Elon University


Information Security & Privacy
Fred Wu
University of North Texas


Management Info Systems
Lai C. Liu
University of Texas - Pan American


Bonnie F. Daily
New Mexico State University


Gail M. Zank, Karen Smith
Texas State University-San Marcos


Network/Wireless Technologies

   Amjad Abdullat

   West Texas A&M University


Operations & Supply Chain Mgt.
Charlotte Jones


Quantitative Methods & Quality
Farhad Moeeni
Arkansas State University


Student Track
Joe T. Felan

   University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Proceedings Editor

  Mohan Rao

  University of Texas - Pan              American


Proceedings Production Coordinator

  Carl M. Rebman, Jr.
  University of San Diego


Deadline for Paper Submissions: October 21, 2005

Program Chair: David C. Chou, Eastern Michigan University


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.


Student Papers.  Cash awards will be presented to the top three student papers. Papers submitted in the student track must be solely of student authorship.


Instructional Innovation Award.  Alpha Iota Delta is sponsoring an award that is intended to recognize outstanding contributions that advance instructional approaches within the decision sciences.  The focus of this award is innovation in college- or university-level teaching.  A plaque will be awarded to the author(s) of the paper judged best within the Innovative Education track.



1.     Author(s) should submit papers/abstracts via email attachment directly to the Program Chair at  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. 

(3)     author(s)                          

(4)     affiliation(s)                       

(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:

          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.