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Deadline Extension: MCDM Junior Researcher Best Paper Award

  • 1.  Deadline Extension: MCDM Junior Researcher Best Paper Award

    Posted 12 days ago

    Dear All,

    During its last meeting, the Executive Board of the MCDM Section has decided to extend the  deadline for  the 2021Junior Researcher Best Paper Award nominations until March 15, 2021. The award recognizes outstanding papers in the field of multicriteria decision making written by a junior researcher or a team of junior researchers.  A  person who is within seven years of their Ph.D. graduation by the 1st of January 2021 qualifies as a junior researcher.  

    Key eligibility criteria for the award are the following:

    1. A candidate must be the single author or the leading coauthor of an article. A team of candidates must consist of the leading coauthors of an article.
    2. The article must be written in the English language and published electronically in a peer-reviewed journal within the period between the 1stof January 2018 and the 1st of January 2021.
    3. All candidates must be members of the MCDM Section of INFORMS.
    Nominations can be made by MCDM Section members.  To join the Section or to find out more about the nomination package and the evaluation process, you may visit

    http://connect.informs.org/multiple-criteria-decision-making/awards Click to follow link." target="_blank" rel="noopener">connect.informs.org/multiple-criteria-decision-making/....  The nominations shall be submitted by email to  me at ssayin@ku.edu.tr by the deadline.  Please  contact me if you have an intention to nominate a young researcher and you have questions about the process.

    Finalists will present their work in an MCDM Award Session at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting which is scheduled to take place  in Anaheim.   The winner will be announced during the Section's business meeting. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for the first prize and an honorable mention for the second and third prize.

    With best regards,


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    Serpil Sayin
    Chair, Judging Committee
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