Invitation to apply for the 2012 Student Paper Award by INFORMS Computing Society (ICS)

The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) invites nominations for the 2012 Student Paper Award. The ICS Student Paper Award is given annually to the best paper at the interface of computing and operations research by a student author, as judged by the award selection committee. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. The winner will be invited to briefly present his/her paper in an ICS-sponsored session and the award will be presented at the ICS Business Meeting at the 2012 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, in October 2012. The winner is expected to make his/her own travel arrangements to the INFORMS meeting. The winner will also receive free registration to the next ICS Conference. The ICS Student Paper Award is sponsored by the Mica Fonden.

The deadline for nominations for the 2012 ICS Student Paper Award is midnight EDT, July 31, 2012.

Each nominated paper should satisfy the following seven eligibility criteria:

- the entrant must have been a student on or after January 1, 2012;
- the paper must present original research results;
- the research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student;
- the paper must be written by the entrant with only minor outside editorial assistance (one or more advisors may appear as co-authors of a paper, but the student must be the 'first author');
- the entrant can be a (co-)author in at most one paper submitted to the competition;
- the paper must not have won a previous ICS Student Paper Award;
-the entrant must be an ICS member in the year the submission is made.
Note that ICS student membership costs just $1.

Application Process:

Nominations should be sent electronically to the Chair of the Award Selection Committee no later than midnight EDT, July 31, 2012. The nomination packet should include the following:

- The nominated paper (30 pages or less, 1 inch margins, double spaced, and 12 point font and in the standard format of INFORMS Journal on Computing) in pdf;
- an email address and phone number where the entrant can be contacted in the event they are selected as a finalist;
- letter(s) (in pdf format) signed by all coauthors of the paper and the entrant attesting that the seven eligibility conditions are met.

The 2012 ICS Student Paper Award Committee members are: Peter Frazier (Cornell), Cindy Phillips (Sandia), and Andreas Schulz, Chair (MIT).

For details, please see this page online:

For nominations and further queries, please contact:

Andreas Schulz, MIT

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