ICS Student Paper Award

INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Student Paper Award

ICS Student Paper Award: Nominations due June 24, 2022

The INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) invites nominations for its 2022 Student Paper Award. The ICS Student Paper Award is given annually to the best paper at the interface of computing and operations research by a student author, as judged by the award selection committee. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. The award will be presented at the ICS Business Meeting at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-19, 2022. If attending in person, the winner is expected to make his/her own travel arrangements to the INFORMS meeting. The winner will also receive free registration to the next ICS Conference. 

The deadline for nominations for the 2022 ICS Student Paper Award is 11:59 pm EDT, June 24, 2022. 

Each nominated paper should satisfy the following seven eligibility criteria: 

- the entrant must have been a student on or after January 1, 2022; 

- the paper must present original research; 

- the research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student; 

- the paper must be written by the entrant with only minor outside editorial assistance (e.g., one or more advisors may appear as co-authors of a paper, but the student must be the "first" or primary author); 

- the entrant can be a (co-)author in at most one paper submitted to the competition; 

- the paper must not have won a previous ICS Student Paper Award; 

- the entrant must be an ICS member by the nomination deadline (June 24, 2022).  Note that ICS student membership is free if the student is an INFORMS member.  If the entrant is not an ICS member by this deadline, then his/her nomination will be discarded. 

Application Process: 
Nominations and inquiries should be sent electronically to the chair of the committee at emc@tamu.edu no later than 11:59 pm EDT, June 24, 2022. The nomination packet should include the following: 

- the nominated paper (30 pages or less in 1.5-spaced standard format of INFORMS Journal on Computing) in pdf; specifically, the 30-page limit is for the pdf containing the entire paper (including manuscript, references, and appendices), furthermore as per the journal guidelines one should use in the latex preamble the command "\OneAndAHalfSpacedXII", which enforces the 1.5 spacing and the 12 point font;

- an email address and phone number where the entrant can be contacted in the event they are selected as a finalist; 

- letter(s) (in pdf format) signed by all co-authors of the paper and the entrant attesting that the seven eligibility conditions are met. 


The 2022 ICS Student Paper Award Committee members:

Manish Bansal (Virginia Tech)

Susan Hunter (Purdue)

Erick Moreno-Centeno (Texas A&M), Chair

Alain Zemkoho (Southampton, UK)


    Previous winners are 

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    2021 Aras Selvi (winner), Yongchun Li (runner-up)
    2020 Tyler Perini (winner), Hussein Hazimeh and Prateek Srivastava (honorable mentions)
    2019 Ryan Cory-Wright and Jean Pauphilet (winners), Sebastián Pérez-Salazar and Liyan Xie (honorable mentions)
    2018 Aleksandr M. Kazachkov(winner), Colin P. Gillen and Chris Lourenco (runners-up)
    2017 Berk Ustun (winner), Rui Gao, Christian Kroer, and Hamed Rahimian (runners-up)
    2016 Georgina Hall (winner), Hadi Charkhgard and Terrence Mak (runners-up)
    2015 Young Woong Park (winner), Xiao Liu, Leonardo Lozano, and Jorge A. Sefair (runners-up)
    2014 Andre A. Cire (winner), Kalyani Nagaraj (runner-up)
    2013 Jing Xie (winner), Rodrigo Carrasco (runner-up)
    2012 Huashuai Qu (winner), Martin Takáč (runner-up)
    2011 Susan Hunter (winner)
    2010 Yongqiang Wang (winner), Siqian Shen and Necdet Aybat (runners-up)
    2009 Zaiwen Wen (winner), Mehmet Begen and Peter Frazier (runners-up)
    2008 Guanghui Lan (Winner)
    2007 Amit Partani (winner), Andrea Bettinelli and Richa Agarwal (runners-up)
    2006 Geng Deng (Winner), Jiaqiao Hu and Laura A. McLay (runners-up)