Call for Papers


11th ISDSI International Conference

Doctoral Colloquium: December 27, 2017

Main Conference: December 28 - 30, 2017


Hosted by Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli,Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India



The Indian Subcontinent Region Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) along with the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli is organizing the 11th ISDSI International Conference at Tiruchirappalli, India from December 27 - 30, 2017. The conference offers a platform to promote interdisciplinary research at the global level.

We invite academicians, practitioners from business and industry, and research scholars to this conference for sharing, discussing, and deliberating on a variety of research agendas, ideas, and findings related to all disciplines of Management.



The conference topics and themes include but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Behavioural Aspects of Operations / Supply Chain Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Operations Management and Operational Strategy
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics and Distribution Management
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement / Supply Management
  • Project Management
  • Product Design Development and Management
  • Quality Management and Six Sigma Approaches
  • Service Operations Management
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Outsourcing and Third-party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Management
  • Risk and Disaster Management
  • Mathematical Modelling of Large Scale Systems
  • Productivity and Efficiency Analysis
  • Capacity Management
  • Innovative Applications in Modelling and Decision Techniques
  • Product Development and Commercialization
  • Decision making for Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Viral Marketing
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Industry Sector-Specific Decision Making and Strategy Formulation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Balanced Score Card
  • Accounting, Auditing, and Compliance
  • Application of Derivatives for Hedging
  • Capital Markets, Trading, and Portfolio Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Human Capital
  • Employee Engagement
  • Strategic and General Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Trends and Challenges in Family Business Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Public Policy Issues and Management
  • Decisions Sciences in Governmental and Social Sector Organizations
  • Ethical issues in Business and Management
  • Information System Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Application of Game Theory in Business
  • Global Investment Decision Making, and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Greening of Business
  • Pricing and Competition in Two-Sided Markets
  • Sports Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Innovations in Information Technology Applications
  • E-commerce and E-auctions


Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present their research to other students and experts in the field. A panel of distinguished researchers will share their feedback and provide valuable insights which will help the students to improve their research work.

Best Paper Award

Full research papers will be reviewed, and top three high quality research papers will be ranked and awarded the “Best Doctoral Paper” award. This award will consist of:

  • a certificate and
  • cash prize

For more details about Doctoral Colloquium, please see:



The conference will provide a forum for sharing, discussing, and deliberating on a variety of research agendas, ideas, and findings related to all disciplines of Management. Academicians, practitioners, and research scholars are invited to submit an abstract of continuous text (no bullet points, no math/Greek symbols) of about 100 words describing their research work. The title should not be longer than 15 words.


Please register for the conference and submit the abstract for the main conference using the link:


Participants with accepted abstracts have the option to submit full papers. Selected full papers may be considered for publication in special issues of reputed international journals or volumes of edited books after a due review process. The guideline for preparing full paper is given in


In case of queries please send an email to


Submission of Abstract

20th September 2017

30th September 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract

30th September 2017

10th  October 2017

Submission of Full-paper (optional)

31st October 2017

Early-Bird Registration

31st October 2017

Late Registration

30th November 2017





Early-bird registration

(Before 31st October 2017)

Late registration

(After 31st October 2017)

Foreign Delegate

Academician / Industry

$ 300

$ 350

Research Scholar^

$ 150

$ 200

Indian Delegate

Academician / Industry

INR 6500

INR 8500

Research Scholar^

INR 3000

INR 4000


*Registration Fee includes Conference bag, proceedings, admission to Doctoral Colloquium, main conference, technical sessions, plenary sessions, workshops, lunch, networking break with refreshments, Director’s dinner and Conference dinner


^Only full-time doctoral students would be considered as research scholars


The details of hotel accommodation in Tiruchirappalli can be found in

Limited on-campus accommodation including breakfast is available only for students and research scholars on first-come, first-served basis on nominal charges.



1. Selected articles will be published in:
    a) Special issues in Journal
         i) Global Business Review
        ii) American Journal of Business
       iii) International Journal of Supply Chain Management
       b) Edited Books with ISBN
 2. Abstract will be published along with Conference Information Booklet


The details of workshops can be found in



Indian Subcontinent Region of DSI has been constituted in the year 2005 in India. The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is a professional organization of academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Through national, international and regional conferences, competitions, and publications, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines. Five regional subdivisions in the United States, as well as regions representing Europe, Mexico, Asia-Pacific and the Indian subcontinent, operate independently within the Institute.


Each region has its own elected officers and representatives on the board of directors and holds annual meetings. The Institute is an independent non-profit educational organization.


About Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) is the eleventh IIM under the patronage of the Government of India. IIM is a name that has steadily become synonymous with excellence and has established a benchmark for unwavering quality. Technologically equipped smart classrooms, world-class library, 24x7 Wi-Fi, elegantly furnished air-conditioned hostels, 2 Megawatt Solar Power Plant and rain water harvesting systems makes IIMT campus a state of the art environmentally green campus. IIMT is spread over 175 acres of land on Trichy-Pudukkottai highway situated at about 12 km from Tiruchirappalli International Airport and at about 18 km from Tiruchirappalli Railway station.


About Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) is a prominent city for art and culture in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with several tourist attractions in the neighbourhood. Trichy has a rich cultural heritage which dates back to more than 1000 years. Trichy is also the home to Grand Anicut, the fourth oldest dam in the world that was constructed in the 2nd century AD as well as the Rockfort. The geographic location of Trichy makes it easy to visit prominent tourist attractions that includes World Heritage sites of Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram and Gonngaikonda Cholapuram, natural escapades of Coutrallam Falls and Kanyakumari, hill stations at Munnar, Kodaikanal and Ooty, and the exotic Indo French enclave of Pondicherry. In addition, the excellent connectivity to Chennai by road, rail and air makes it easy to explore the rest of the country. Trichy is also well connected to international destinations like UAE, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka with direct non-stop flights on daily basis.


For more details about IIM Tiruchirappalli and Tiruchirappalli, please see:

Conference Tours

Conference tours to visit attractions near Tiruchirappalli will be arranged. For more details, please see: