Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR ORGANIZING ENRE-SPONSORED SESSIONS:

Organizer of a sponsored session must contact the Chair of the related cluster and request space for a session. Once approved, it is the session chair’s responsibility to communicate the following deadlines with potential speakers.

- Session Chairs Invite Speakers by May 1, 2020.

- Presenters Submit Abstracts by May 15, 2020.

- All presenters must register and pay Annual Meeting registration fees by Aug. 31, 2020.

- Each speaker is limited to one presentation (but may be a co-author on another talk, no restriction).

- Each sponsored session must have at least 4 abstracts (4.5 on average).

Individuals who wish to submit an abstract to be placed in an ENRE-sponsored session may send their abstracts directly to the Chair of the most related cluster. They should not use the regular submission process INFORMS uses for contributed abstracts. The cluster chairs will work with the chairs of the most related sessions and facilitate placement of such individual abstracts (if possible) in an appropriate session.

The contact information for the cluster chairs is below:

Energy-I Electricity: Andrew Liu (andrewliu@purdue.edu)

Energy-II  Other Energy : Jalal Kazempoor (seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk)

Energy-III Energy-Climate: Benjamin D. Leibowicz (bleibowicz@utexas.edu)

Environment-Sustainability (co-chairs): Zana Cranmer (acranmer@bentley.edu) and Destenie Nock (dnock@andrew.cmu.edu) Natural Resources: Jordi Garcia (j.garcia@ctfc.es)

Oil/Gas/Mining (co-chairs): Dimitri Papageorgiou (dimitri.j.papageorgiou@exxonmobil.com) and Talayeh Razzaghi (talayeh.razzaghi@ou.edu)

BEST PAPER AWARDS GUIDELINES

Early-Career Best Paper Award:

The ENRE Early-Career Best Paper Award is presented annually at the INFORMS Annual Meeting to one or more young researcher(s) for authoring an outstanding paper related to the theory and/or application of operations research-management science methods to a problem in energy, natural resources, or the environment. The award serves as a recognition of promising young researchers who are at the beginning of their academic or industrial careers.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The author(s) and the work must satisfy the following conditions to be eligible for the award.
    The paper must be submitted to the Award Committee Chair, Luce Brotcorne, (luce.brotcorne@inria.fr) by June 30, 2020.
  • None of the authors may have been awarded his/her terminal degree more than six calendar years prior to January 1, 2020.
  • There is no requirement of publication; however, if the paper is published, it must have been published within four calendar years prior to January 1, 2020.
  • The topic of the paper must belong to one or more of the fields of energy, natural resources, or the environment.
  • The prize may be awarded only once in a lifetime to any individual, thus, no authors of a nominated paper may be a previous recipient of the ENRE Early-Career Best Paper

Nomination process:

ENRE membership is a requirement for the nominator, but not for the nominee. Self-nominations are welcome.

A nomination consists of two documents, both in pdf format:

  1. A nomination letter from the nominator confirming that the author and the paper satisfy the eligibility criteria;
  2. A copy of the nominated paper.

The winner(s) will give a short presentation of the winning paper in the ENRE Awards Session during the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting. The presenter must register for the conference and will be responsible for the associated travel and registration expenses. The award includes an official certificate from INFORMS.

 

Area Best Publication Awards:

These awards are given annually to outstanding refereed journal articles in three major areas: (1) Energy, (2) Environment and Sustainability, and (3) Natural Resources. In 2020, only those papers published between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2019 inclusive are eligible for these awards. A paper can be nominated only by a current ENRE member (2020 active membership is required), but the authors of the nominated papers may not necessarily be ENRE members. Self-nominations are welcome as long as at least one of the authors is an ENRE member.

Papers that have already won an ENRE award in the past are not eligible for nomination for any award in this year. A paper can be nominated for more than one area award, but it cannot receive more than one award. If the paper has been nominated for more than one area award, this must be indicated in the nomination package.

All nominations must be received by June 30, 2020. The nominators should send an email to the chair of the award committee accompanied with a package including two documents, both in pdf format, containing:

  1. The information on the nominator, nominee, full reference of the article, and the area of nomination (i.e. Energy, Natural Resources, or Environment)
  2. A copy of the article written in English.

The winner(s) will give a short presentation of the winning paper in the ENRE Awards Session during the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting. The presenter must register for the conference and will be responsible for the associated travel and registration expenses. The award includes an official certificate from INFORMS.

The contact information for the committee chairs is below:

Energy (co-chairs): Golbon Zakeri (g.zakeri@auckland.ac.nz) and Javad Lavaei (lavaei@berkeley.edu)

Environment-Sustainability: Gokce Palak (gpalak@su.edu)

Natural Resources (co-chairs): Tingju Zhu (tingjuzhu@intl.zju.edu.cn) and Amir Mousavian (smousavi@clarkson.edu)

 

Student Best Paper Award

This award is given annually to a paper addressing energy, environmental, or natural resource issues authored by a student. All students (undergraduate, MS, Ph.D.) conducting research related to energy, environment, or natural resource issues (including theory, OR/MS methods, or applications) are encouraged to apply. Students do not need to be ENRE members to be eligible for the competition, however membership is encouraged. Publication of the paper is not a requirement. The submitted papers will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the Student Best Paper Award Committee of ENRE. The award includes an official certificate from INFORMS and $400 honorarium.

The winner will give a short presentation of the winning paper in the ENRE Awards Session during the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting. The student must register for the conference and will be responsible for the associated travel and registration expenses.

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Student must be currently enrolled in a graduate/undergraduate program of a university.
  • Student must be the first author and main contributor of the paper, although faculty members or other mentors can be co-authors.
  • Student must be presenting a talk at the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting.

  •  Student must not have received a previous ENRE Student Best Paper Award.


Application Process and Deadline:
Nominated papers must be submitted to Krystel Castillo (krystel.castillo@utsa.edu)by June 30, 2020. The nomination can be done via email and must include:

a) An electronic version of the paper [formatting requirements: 30 pages or less, double-spaced, with 11-point font and 1-inch margins all around.]

b) A letter from the mentor/supervisor/faculty co-author highlighting the contribution of the student in the paper.