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Topic: Reminder: PITM Student Paper Competition 

1.  Reminder: PITM Student Paper Competition

Posted 07-17-2017 13:47

Just a reminder that the deadline is approaching.

PITM Student Paper Competition submission deadline: July 31, 2017


The POMS Product Innovation and Technology Management College (PITM) invites submissions to the 2017 PITM Student Paper Competition. We welcome papers related to Innovation, Product and Research Development, and Project and Technology Management.

The first prize is accompanied by a $800 honorarium, and the runner-up prize is accompanied by a $400 honorarium. The winner and runner-up will be announced at the 2017 PITM Mini-Conference scheduled for October 21, 2017 – immediately preceding the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston.

Eligibility Conditions

There are four conditions for eligibility:

  1. Entrant must have been a student on or after May 1, 2016 and the research presented in the paper must have been conducted while the entrant was a student.
  2. The submitted paper must present original research conducted primarily by the student entrant. Some assistance by other individuals (such as the student's faculty advisor) is permitted, however the entrant's primary research advisor must certify that the student's share of contribution to the paper exceeds 50%.
  3. Entrant must be a member of the PITM College of POMS on the date of submission (visit the POMS Website for information on how to become a POMS/PITM member).
  4. A student may submit no more than one paper to the competition.

Submission Requirements:

A complete entry consists of:

  1. A cover letter completed by the student and stating the entrant's contact information, the contact information of the entrant's primary research adviser, the paper title, and appropriate keywords for the submitted paper.
  2. The paper in completely anonymous form and PDF file format, with a length of at most 32 pages excluding the appendix but including tables, figures, and references, and strictly compliant with all submission formatting standards of the POM journal as described at The paper must include all material necessary for judges to assess its technical correctness, possibly included in an appendix of no more than 8 pages. The file name should be the short title of the paper.
  3. An electronic pdf file of a letter signed by both a faculty adviser and the entrant attesting that the entrant and the paper satisfy the eligibility conditions.

The above three documents should be sent by the entrant as e-mail attachments to the PITM VP Awards and Honors at Please include "2017 PITM Student Paper Competition: [the paper title]" in the subject line of the email. 

Complete entries must be received on or before July 31, 2017. It is the entrant's responsibility to allow for appropriate time to enroll as a new member of the PITM College (approximately 2-3 business days). Any questions related to the competition should be sent by email to

Good luck to all entrants!

PITM VP Awards and Honors

Morvarid Rahmani
Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta GA