Best Paper Application Process

Best Paper Application Process

The TSL Best Paper Award is given once a year to an outstanding paper in the field of transportation science and logistics. The paper must have been published in a refereed journal and must present innovative approaches for solving complex problems in transportation and/or logistics, with an emphasis on operations research and quantitative methods. Any author must submit only one of his/her eligible papers. In addition, no individual may be a co-author on more than two papers submitted to the competition. A paper is eligible for the competition if
•         its main topic is related to the field of transportation science and logistics;
•         it is written in English; and
•         it has been published, or appears in pre-print form online through the publishing agency, between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016. In the case of papers that are only available in pre-print form online at the time of consideration, the online publication date must be easily verifiable.

All topics related to the field of transportation science and logistics will be considered, including, but not being limited to:
•         airline operations;
•         facility logistics;
•         freight;
•         intelligent transportation systems;
•         transit;
•         urban transportation planning methods;
•         vehicle routing.

The winning paper will be announced at the TSL business meeting to be held during the annual INFORMS meeting in October (in Houston, TX). The authors of the winning paper will share a prize of $800, and each will receive a certificate. 

To submit a paper for the 2017 competition, one of the authors must email the paper, along with a short letter (maximum 2 pages) describing the merits of the paper, to the Chair of the TSL Best Paper Award Committee, on or before June 1, 2017.  The Best Paper Award committee will also select and recommend submissions for the Special Interest Group (SIG) outstanding paper awards. Upon submission, state the SIG that best fits the topic of the paper (see list of SIGs at: ).

Please use the following email address for submissions:  (Subject: TSL Best Paper Award Application / Applicant name). Please also upload a single PDF or ZIP file with the submission to the following URL: An upload password will be required. The password is: submission

2017 Committee Chair
Andres L. Medaglia, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Industrial Engineering Department
Universidad de los Andes
Bogota, D.C., Colombia

The other members of the Committee are:

Tom Van Woensel, Ph.D.
Professor of Freight Transport
& Logistics
4TU.SAI Director Designer Program Industrial Engineering
Board Member European Supply Chain Forum
School of Industrial Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Carolina Osorio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Guglielmo Lulli, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Network Analytics
Department of Management Science
Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster, United Kingdom

Thibaut Vidal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Departamento de Informática
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Email: vidalt@inf.puc-rio.b