Decision Sciences Institute 6th International Conference (Decision Making in t)

Venue: Chihuahua

Location: Chihuahua, Chihuahua, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 11, 2001
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Decision Sciences Institute 6th International Conference
The 6th International Conference of the Decision Science Institute, "Decision Making in the New Millenium," will be held July 8 - 11, 2001, in Chihuahua, Mexico. DSI invites researchers and practitioners to submit papers that contribute the results of research in the following subjects: Production and operations management, general management, strategy and policy, human resources, organizational behavior and theory, OR/MS, technology and innovation, international business, MIS/DSS, public and non-profit organization, accounting, marketing, finance, statistics and decision theory, small business and entrepreneurship.

The Organizing Committee particularly encourages the presentation of papers in the following areas:

1. Functional areas: Accounting; Business management, policy and strategy; Data envelopment analysis; Decision support systems; Expert systems and neural networks; Financial management and modeling, banking; Forecasting; Human resource management; Logistics, transportation and supply chain management; Management information systems, geographic information systems; Management science / operations research; Marketing; Multicriteria decisiom making, optimization and group negotiations; Organizational behavior and theory; Production management and manufacturing strategy; Service operations management; Statistics.

2. Application themes: Real-world applications of Decision Sciences; Case studies; Education; Environmental issues; Health care planning and hospital operations; Hospitality management and tourism industry; Public and government affairs.

3. Integration issues: Emerging economics, venture capital, small business and entrepreneurship; Executive MBA and management development; Interdisciplinary issues and cross - functional methodologies; International business, management and cross - country comparisons; Internet and the www, network communications, information technology, multimedia; Process reengineering; Productivity improvement and competitiveness; Total quality management.

4. Educational issues: Education and technology in the 21st century; Executive MBA and management development; Grants to universities; New faculty development consortium and professional development; Technology trend and innovations.

For those who wish to present a paper, please submit it to the General Chair:

Dr. Antonio Ríos
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Campus Chihuahua
H. Colegio Militar 4700
Chihuahua, Chih
31300 Mexico
tel. +52 (1) 439 5000 ext. 2081 with Alexandra Ayala
fax: +52 (1) 439 5001 at the tone dial ext. 2080

Deadline for submission of papers is October 14, 2000.

Submission Guidelines: Submissions must be in English, and should represent the original work of the authors. Each submission is limited to SEVEN pages (approximately 3500 words) in length for a full complete research paper and THREE pages (approximately 1500 words) for a research-in-progress paper. All submissions should be made electronically and sent as an attachment in MS Word, WordPerfect, PDF, or HTML format. Please indicate "DSI 2001 Paper Submission" in the subject line of the e-mail to which your submissions are attached. Submissions should include the following: i)Name, e-mail, mailing address, university/organization affiliation, phone/fax numbers of the contact person and all co-authors. ii)Title of the submission, Keywords (five words), Abstract, and Main body of the submission. iii) References and/or bibliography.

The Chihuahua Experience
Chihuahua is the largest state in Mexico, covering an area of 245,000 square kilometers (94,178 square miles), over one-eighth of Mexico’s territory. Located at the northern end of Mexico, Chihuahua is bordered to the north and northeast by the U.S., to the west and south by the state of Sonora, and to the southeast by the state of Sinaloa. Its climate is dry to semi-arid, though there is regular rainfall and occasional extremes in temperature. During July, Chihuahua has an average temperature of 25.3 C (78º F), with a high of 31.6 C (89º F), a low of 18.9 C (66º F) and 111 mm of rain (4.4 inches of rain).

There are many places to visit, starting at the capital in the beautiful city of Chihuahua. a four-hour drive from El Paso, Texas, Chihuahua is easily reached by direct flights from all major Mexican cities (Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico). From the U.S. it has direct flights to El Paso and Houston, where connections can be made to the rest of the U.S. and Europe.

Chihuahua was founded at the beginning of 18th century. Its architecture combines classical colonial, progressive and provincial styles, providing a direct contact with its past. Safety is not something a visitor to Chihuahua needs to worry about. Street violence is virtually non-existent and the country enjoys economic growth and a stable political environment. The city’s principal attractions include places like the Stone Cathedral, the Museum of Holy Art (located at the Cathedral’s crypt), the Regional Museum, Quinta Gameros, the Municipal Palace, and the Museum Casa de Juarez (where republican powers were based during President Benito Juarez’s stay in Chihuahua). The Revolution Museum (formerly Pancho Villa’s house) has many personal belongings and pictures of Pancho Villa (one of the only successful invaders of the U.S. in the early 19th century). Another attraction is the Aqueduct, which was constructed in the XVIII century, along with the Santuario de Guadalupe church.

The State of Chihuahua is a land of magnificent scenery with its mountains, canyons, deserts and fresh, clear air. The Sierra Tarahumara, one of Mexico’s premier attractions, is a 64,000-square-km (25,000-square-mile) zone, homeland of one of Mexico’s most colorful indigenous inhabitants (the Tarahumaras Indians).

Cooper Canyon is a vast network of canyons that constitute North America’s largest canyon system; at least four canyons here are deeper than Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Within the canyons are beautiful waterfalls, one of which is the highest in Mexico (over 1,000 feet high). Chihuahua also contains fertile valleys—orchards and fields that were coaxed from the desert by the persistence of hardworking local farmers. Although most of the individual canyons have their own names (usually named after the rivers that form them), locals often refer to the entire canyon system as “las Barrancas del Cobre.” Some maps refer to the entire region as “Parque Natural Barrancas del Cobre” or “Copper Canyon Natural Park.”

Copper Canyon Train, or Chihuahua al Pacífico Train, is the most spectacular train ride in North America in terms of amazing landscapes and complex engineering. Along the way the railway passes over 37 bridges, threads 86 tunnels, and crosses the Continental Divide three times.

For more information on Chihuahua’s attractions, please check out the following website: