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  • 1.  INFORMS Case Competition

    Posted 07-18-2019 16:17

    The deadline for submissions to the 20th annual INFORMS Case Competition is approaching - all submissions and supporting documentation for the 2019 INFORMS Case Competition are due by July 31, 2019. The INFORMS Case Competition, which was established in 2000, is designed to encourage the creation, dissemination, and use of new, unpublished cases in operations research, management science, and analytics. All submitted cases will be reviewed by a panel of judges who are familiar with the case method.

    Up to four finalists will be selected and notified by the Chair of the Case Competition (me) in late summer. Each finalist will give a thirty-minute presentation of her/his/their entry at a special open session of the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. The panel of judges will select the winning entry from these finalists based on these presentations. Finalists must present their cases at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting to be eligible to win.

    To learn more about the INFORMS Case Competition, please click here or contact me at

    I hope many of you submit cases for this competition, and I hope that those of you who do not submit cases will attend the Case Competition session at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle in October.

    James J. Cochran
    Associate Dean for Research
    The University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa AL