Lifetime Award GDN Section Honorary Chair1. The title of the Honorary Chair may be offered to a member in recognition of her/his professional activitiesand service to the GDN community and the Section. The Honorary Chair must be an exceptional and longstandingmember of the Section, who does not hold any position in the Section and who distinguishedherself/himself through commitment and extraordinary service to the field of group decision and negotiationand GDN Section. The Honorary Chair is elected for lifetime.2. The GDN Section Award Committee solicits, scrutinizes and selects up to two nominees. The selectednominees are submitted to the elected officers, who elect at most one Honorary Chair in any given year.3. At any given time, there shall be no more than two Honorary Chairs. -- GDN Section Award The GDN INFORMS Section Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to research in the field of Group Decision and Negotiation and/or outstanding contributions to the GDN Section. The contributions justifying the award may be recent or they may have been made over the recipient's lifetime. The Award will be accompanied by a Citation, to be prepared by the Section Award Committee, describing the recipient's contributions to Group Decision and Negotiation. -- GDN Conference Awards - GDN Springer Best Student Paper The GDN Springer Best Student Awards is $300 and$200.The author must not have completed the PhDThe student must be the first author of the paper, the supervisor can be co-authorThe paper must be presented by the student at the conferenceIt must be submitted as a full paper, not an abstract or extended abstract -- GDN Conference Awards - GDN Springer Best Paper The GDN Springer Best Paper Awards is $600 and$400.Selected papers are expected to be submitted to the INFORMS “Group Decision and Negotiation Journal” published by Springer (GDN journal). -- Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award To commemorate the late Gregory Kersten, Section President and Editor in Chief of the GDN Journal, the informs Section on Group Decision and Negotiation establishes the annual “Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award” for outstanding papers published in the GDN journal.Submission and Eligibility Requirements (include deadlines): The Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award is given annually to a paper published in the journal Group Decision and Negotiation in the previous calendar year that best contributes to the advancement of the theory and/or practice of group decision and negotiation. A paper is eligible for the award if it has appeared in one of the issues published during the calendar year, or if it is available as “Online First Article” on December 31st of that year. No paper can be selected for the award more than once.Nomination: Papers are nominated for the award by the Departmental Editors of the GDN journal. Associate Editors of the journal can nominate papers via the respective Departmental Editors. Each Departmental Editor can nominate up to three papers for a given year.In addition, members of the Award Committee according to section 4, who are not Departmental Editors of the journal, can nominate up to three papers for a calendar year.