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IFORS Prize for OR in Development 2020 - Call for submissions

  • 1.  IFORS Prize for OR in Development 2020 - Call for submissions

    Posted 07-30-2019 05:29

    Call for submissions to the IFORS Prize for OR in Development 2020

    IFORS is pleased to announce that this long-standing Prize will be awarded again during its 22nd triennial conference to be held in Seoul, Korea, on 21-26 June 2020. The competition aims at promoting the practice of OR in developing countries. Past winners and finalists include works that have improved health, wellness, education, public investments and other issues in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The submission process consists of two stages:

    - First stage. Entries should be submitted by email to the Chair of Judges by 1st October 2019. Each entry should comprise a maximum 5 page summary of the work.

    - Second stage. Entrants who are successful in the first evaluation will be invited to submit, by 18th December 2019, a full-length manuscript.

    After these two stages, the panel of judges will select the finalists who will present their work in a special session of the competition at the 2020 IFORS Triennial conference. The winner will receive a grand prize of US$4,000 and the runner-up a prize of US$2,000.


    Submission guidelines and more information about the competition can be found here:


    Inquiries and submissions should be sent by email to the Prize Chair:
    Mario Guajardo
    Associate Professor Department of Business and Management Science
    NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway

    Important Dates

    Submission deadline summary (first stage): October 1, 2019
    Submission deadline full paper (second stage):
     December 18, 2019
    Finalists will be notified by: January 31, 2020
    Date of oral presentation: June 22, 2020

    Mario Guajardo
    Associate Professor
    NHH Norwegian School of Economics