Best Publication in Applied Probability Award

Best Publication in Applied Probability Award

Policy
A single prize will be awarded once every two years by the INFORMS Applied Probability Society (APS) to the person(s) making the best contribution to applied probability.

Award
A plaque and a $1,000 check.

Purposes
To recognize outstanding contributions to applied probability.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the award, a paper, book or set of papers must meet the following requirements:

  1. The contribution must be on an applied probability topic.
  2. The contribution must have been accepted for publication in the open literature by April 30 in the year of the award (Y). In the case of a set of papers, all papers must have been accepted for publication in the open literature by April 30 in Year Y with at least one accepted for publication between January 1, Year Y-3, and April 30, Year Y.
  3. The contribution must have been written in English, or must have accurate translation available in English.
  4. The contribution must have appeared in the open literature.
Procedures
  1. The INFORMS APS Best Publication Award Committee will consist of three members of the group. The chair of APS will appoint a new member to replace the outgoing chair and appoint a chair from the two remaining members of the previous INFORMS APS Best Publication Award Committee (and the chairperson elect will appoint additional members of either of the two remaining members of the previous INFORMS APS Best Publication Award are unable or unwilling to continue to serve on the committee). The remainder of the procedure will be implemented by the INFORMS APS Best Publication Award Committee (hereafter referred to as the committee).
  2. The committee will use the following criteria in making judgements.
    1. The extent to which the contributions of the nominee advances the state of the art of applied probability,
    2. the originality of the ideas or methods and/or the degree to which existing theory or methods is unified or simplified, and
    3. the new areas of application it opens, and
    4. the clarity and excellence of exposition.
  3. Nominations will be solicited in the Fall of the year preceding the year in which the award is to be made via notices in the Applied Probability Newsletter, OR/MS Today, personal contacts and any other means deemed necessary by the committee. Nominations will be closed by July 31.
  4. Nominations may be made by anyone, including the nominee, and are made to the committee, and consist of
    1. a description of the significance of the nominated work and
    2. copies of the nominated work.
  5. Nominators and nominees will be held in confidence by the committee, with the exception that they may consult (in confidence) with anyone they deem necessary.
  6. The committee will inform the INFORMS APS chairperson of the name of the winner at least one month prior to the fall INFORMS Annual Meeting. The chairperson will in turn inform the winner, and ensure that the plaque and check are available for presentations at the fall INFORMS Annual Meeting. The presentation will be made by the chair of the committee at the APS meeting scheduled during the fall INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  7. The winner will be announced in both the Applied Probability Newsletter and OR/MS Today, and in any other medium deemed desirable by the committee.
  8. The decision of the committee is final. The committee is authorized to choose the winner without review or approval of the selection by the INFORMS APS or the INFORMS APS Council.