CALL FOR PAPERSINFORMS 2022 QSR Best Student Paper Award
The Quality Statistics and Reliability (QSR) Section of INFORMS announces the Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members. The award program brings prestige to the QSR Section as well as to the recipients honored.
Four finalists for the Best Student Paper Award will be selected to make presentations at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting. The winner will be announced at the QSR business meeting at the conference. All finalists will receive an award certificate. The winner will also receive a plaque of recognition. The broad criteria for selecting the recipient of the QSR Best Student Paper Award are: (a) Academic significance (originality, depth, and completeness of the work and its potential impact on future research); (b) Engineering or business relevance (importance of the problem and its impact on engineering or business practice). Specifically, papers will be assessed in six aspects: originality of ideas, depth of study, thoroughness of literature review, importance of problem, expected impact on future research, and potential impact on engineering or business practice.
Application Process: The paper should be up to 6 pages, single-spaced, and 10 point-size font in PDF format. Margins should be 1 inch or more. The paper should begin with a 50-word abstract. Please submit a blinded and an unblinded version. The submitted paper must follow the format or will be returned without review. Please also complete and submit the attached submission form including four suggested reviewers and the signed affirmation of the advisor.
To enter the contest, please prepare three documents:
Please use the same running title for all three files. All the documents must be pdf documents, including the submission form. Any submission that does not meet these formats will not be accepted. To submit the files, go to the following link.
Please fill the google form and upload the files following the instructions. Late or incomplete submissions will NOT be eligible for the contest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the contest organizers. One can visit the QSR website http://connect.informs.org/qsr/home for updates regarding the contest.
Paper submission deadline (Submitter's local time): July 15, 2022
Decision notifications to authors: September 9, 2022
Chair, Dr. Lulu Kang, Illinois Institute of Technology, email@example.com
Dr. Xiao Liu, University of Arkansas, firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Ran Jin, Virginia Tech, email@example.com
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