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Call for Papers

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to Budapest, Hungary, for the 2022 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems (DSS). This year’s conference entitled “Decision Support Systems: From Data Analytics to Intuition” is set to highlight the trends in the increasing abundance of data, technological advancements, and the resulting requirement for a strong research focus on the decision making continuum from human-centric decision-making approaches to analytics based decision-making approaches. Our focus is on how DSS expertise can support decision problems that arise across a diverse range of sectors including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, media, and many others.

On this basis, we aim to continue the success of past IFIP WG 8.3 conferences in supporting the dissemination of quality research, but also to provide a memorable experience through our hospitality and conference facilities in Budapest, Hungary. If you cannot attend in-person, join the conference for designated virtual sessions and connect with your colleagues. The 2022 IFIP WG 8.3 conference is organised by the Corvinus University of Budapest. The Corvinus University of Budapest is a leading educational institution in Hungary in the fields of economic, management and social sciences with a hundred-year-old history.

The IFIP WG 8.3 conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner community contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches that showcase the latest innovations and achievements in decision support and decision making. Submitted contributions that showcase methodological advances and real case studies will be especially welcomed. All contributions will be peer-reviewed and the acceptance of a contribution will be based on the originality of the work, the relevance to the conference theme and its overall quality.

The 2022 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 will highlight the applications, methods, analytics, stakeholders and impacts of decision making and decision support in society and business. Suggested research topics (presented as conceptual/theoretical, empirical, design science and case-based approaches, amongst others) can include, but are not limited to, the A to Z of applying Data Analytics to Intuition in:

  • Decision Support, Methodologies, Systems & Software
  • Decision Making, Behaviours, Data & Decision Models
  • Business/Data Analytics, Intelligence & Knowledge Discovery

Important Note:
We plan to hold the IFIP WG 8.3 Open Conference 2022 as an in-person event however if a presenting author is unable to attend, we will accommodate a virtual presentation. The keynote presentations will be made available online to registered presenting authors who cannot travel to Budapest.

Special Session

Special Session entitled: “Decision Making for a sustainable global Society”  
Session Chair: Prof. Patrick Humphreys, London School of Economics, UK.

Stimulated by the recent WG 8.3 IFIP60 event “Decision making for a sustainable global society”, we invite full research and research-in-progress papers that introduce new opportunities to innovate and disrupt current assumptions practices in decision making and decision support in order to enable and achieve a more resilient, sustainable society.

Doctoral Consortium

The doctoral consortium will be available in-person and online for those who are unable to travel. It has been designed to bring together Ph.D. candidates and experienced academics to facilitate focused and in-depth discussions around research. The consortium is especially designed for students who are engaged in developing their dissertation research.

A submission outlining the candidate’s research should be in the form of an abbreviated dissertation proposal. The proposal should provide the research question or topic, a justification for the importance of the research, a presentation of the theoretical basis and context for the research, a description of research approach and method, preliminary findings and expected contributions to knowledge. The proposal should also include a progress report as an appendix, indicating the estimated completion date and the work that remains to be done as of the date of submission. The proposal may not exceed 3,000 words and while preparing, we recommend PhD students to reflect upon the following questions:

  • What makes the research I do especially appealing for me?
  • For the discipline?
  • For practice?
  • How can I justify that my research results will match the goals of the dissertation?
  • How can I show that the results of my work will contribute to advancing the field?

The consortium programme will include:

  • Talks by invited speakers about on-going research and/ or methodological issues;
  • Round table discussions about practical considerations (publishing, job market, etc.);
  • Submission presentations;
  • Opportunities for networking

For candidates that wish to attend the consortium (in person) there is a fee of €75. For students attending the doctorial consortium event online, the attendance fee is waived.
Those wishing to attend the conference (in person) as well as the consortium: the fee is €250 (including conference dinner).

  • April 20, 2022 – Deadline for submissions of proposals by PhD candidates
  • May 15, 2022 – Notification of acceptance
  • June 1, 2022 – Updated proposals/ research papers expected for distribution before the consortium
  • June 14, 2022 – Consortium

Submissions to the consortium must include:

  • Cover page
    • Information about the candidate, including name, university affiliation, name of dissertation supervisor, web site address, and contact information: email address, mailing address, and phone numbers
    • Title of the proposal
  • Research proposal (2000 – 3000 words): including motivation, research question, research design/ methodology, current status of research and completion plan.
    • Times New Roman or equivalent font
    • 12-point font size
    • 1.5 spacing
  • Statement by the supervisor or PhD programme director confirming the status of the candidate and a recommendation for participation in the consortium

The above should be submitted via email to Prof Gloria Phillips-Wren (gwren@loyola.edu) and Prof Fred Adam (FAdam@ucc.ie) with the title “IFIP WG 8.3 Doctoral Consortium 2022”

Conference Publications

Intending participants in the 2022 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 are invited to make a submission for consideration for presentation at the conference and publication in its proceedings which will be a supplemental issue of the Journal of Decision Systems.

Submissions must be original contributions that have not been previously published. All accepted submissions will be published in the proceedings, provided that the final version is received by the due date and the submission is formatted as specified on the conference website. Accepted submissions will be published where there is a unique author registration (to attend the conference) for each submission. All accepted research papers will be presented in regular sessions, while posters will be presented in poster sessions.

Research Papers:

Full Research Papers
The maximum length of submitted manuscript is 12 pages. Over length manuscripts will be asked to be shortened after the review procedure (manuscripts with smaller page margins and font sizes than specified in the author instructions and set in the template files will also be treated as over length).
The maximum length of final versions of manuscripts is 15 pages. This includes the title page, references, and appendices. Over length manuscripts will not be accepted for publication.

Research-In-Progress Papers
Research-in-progress papers are limited to a maximum of 8 pages. This includes the title page, references, and appendices. Over length manuscripts will not be accepted for publication.

Submission Process

We are happy to inform you that the deadline of paper submission was extended by the Programme Committee.
Article Submission Dates: 

  • Paper submission: 06 February 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: 03 March 2022
  • Camera Ready paper: 01 May 2022

Electronic submissions for the IFIP WG 8.3 Open Conference 2022 will be handled through the Journal of Decision Systems Submission Portal. To submit your manuscript, please use the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Journal of Decision Systems Submission Portal using this link
  2. Use the “Login / Register using ORCiD” button to login or create an account. If you don’t already have an ORCiD, you will now be asked to create one.
  3. Once you have logged on, you will be taken to a short submission form with four steps.
  4. On the first page of the submission form, you will be asked to confirm the journal title and article type; make sure you select “Journal of Decision Systems” and “Special Issue”
  5. On the second page of the submission form, you will be asked, “Are you submitting your paper for a specific special issue? Click “Yes” and then enter “IFIP WG8.3 2022”; this step is very important.

Reviewing Process

The review process is single-blind (authors identities known to reviewers). Manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of technical quality, novelty, potential impact, and clarity.


In addition to full papers, the conference will also have a poster session. It will consist of papers that will be submitted later specifically for the poster session or from submitted papers based on the recommendations of the reviewers. The submission deadline for posters is 1st April, 2022. Posters will be published in the book of abstracts. A template for the poster is available here.

  • Submission of posters: 1 April 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2022
  • Camera ready version: 1 May 2022

Submission of posters via email: ifIP2022dss@uni-corvinus.hu

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