(Deadline for Submission: September 1, 2019)
The INFORMS Service Science Section announces the 2019 IBM Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members and bring prestige to the Service Science Section as well as to the recipients honored.
The INFORMS Service Science Section promotes and disseminates research and applications among professionals interested in theory, methodologies, and applications in Service Science. The Section provides a forum to exchange new ideas and disseminate new findings in Service Science.
From among nominated student research papers, a panel of Service Science Section leaders will choose a pool of student finalists for the Best Student Paper Award. These finalist students will be invited to present their research findings in front of a panel of judges at the Annual INFORMS Conference in Seattle, WA, October 20-23, 2019. Note that students must present their research in this session, in person, to qualify for an award. The judging panel will then decide the order of winners, which will be announced during the business meeting of the Service Science Section.
(If a multiple-author paper wins, the award check will be divided equally among the authors.)
Award Selection Criteria
The evaluation process will be conducted in two steps:
Finalists will be invited to present in a live award competition session during the INFORMS annual conference in Seattle, WA in October 2019. A panel of Service Science scholars will determine the final ordering of the award winners. During the Service Science Section business meeting, the award winners will be announced.
Eligibility Requirements and Author Guidelines
Committee Co-chair, Dr. Paul Messinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the due date. Papers received after the due date will not be reviewed for competition.
Science Section are ineligible to participate in the competition.
The Awards Committee consists of Dr. Paul Messinger (Chair of the Service Science Section, Co-chair of the committee), Dr. Aly Megahed (Secretary of the Service Science Section, Co-chair of the committee), and Ming-Hui Huang (Chair-Elect of the Service Science Section). Other committee members will be invited.
What to Submit:
To be considered for this year's competition, please email one pdf that has the following (in order in the same pdf file) to the Award Committee co-chair:
Where to submit:
Paul Messinger (Award Committee Co-chair), University of Alberta.Email: email@example.com
Deadline: Deadline for paper submission is September 1st, 2019.
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