# Spring 2019

In this Issue:

Message from the Section Chair

Our flagship event, the annual INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Conference, is almost upon us. It promises to be a great event this year!

Our section conference will be taking place at Stanford on June 6 and 7, and it will feature 96 papers, including 16 spotlighted papers. The program looks excellent and I thank the conference organizers and program committee. The conference will be preceded by the Marketplace Innovation Workshop, which will take place on June 4 and 5, and will contain 10 plenary talks, 20 accepted papers and 16 talks that will be part of a novel academia-industry forum. These programs were curated out of a record number of submissions: 161 for the RMP Conference and 66 for MIW. If you haven’t yet looked at the programs, I encourage you to visit www.rmp2019.org and marketplaceinnovation.net. I thank everyone who submitted a paper or abstract.

We also have three prize competitions with upcoming deadlines. The inaugural student paper competition is being chaired by Ming Hu (Toronto) and its deadline is August 11. Kostas Bimpikis (Stanford) and Stefanus Jasin (Michigan) are serving in this committee. The practice prize, which is a biennial one, is being chaired by Guillermo Gallego (HKUST) and the committee is composed of Jose Luis Beltran (Hitachi), Kalyan Talluri (ICL) and Huseyin Topaloglu (Cornell). The deadline for submission is July 1. This year’s section prize is being chaired by Rene Caldentey (Chicago) and its committee includes Victor Araman (AUB), Huseyin Topaloglu (Cornell) and Gabriel Weintraub (Stanford). The submission deadline is July 31.

I hope to see all of you at the Stanford conference!

Ilan Lobel

Stern School of Business, New York University

ilobel@stern.nyu.edu

Upcoming Conferences

2019 INFORMS Revenue Management & Pricing Conference

The 19th INFORMS Revenue Management & Pricing Conference will be held at Stanford Graduate School of Business on June 6–7, 2019. The conference is the premier forum for both academics and practitioners who are active in research in the fields of pricing analytics and revenue management. It will feature 96 papers, including 16 spotlighted papers. The conference program is HERE.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the Fifth Marketplace Innovation Workshop, which will take place on June 4–5, 2019. It will contain 10 plenary talks, 20 accepted papers and 16 talks that will be part of a novel academia-industry forum. The workshop program is HERE.

Other Conferences

• June 9-12, 2019, Cacun, Mexico
• RMP cluster co-chairs:

•    June 30-July 2, 2019, National University of Singapore, Singapore

•    June 23-26, 2019, Dublin, Ireland

Upcoming RMP Awards

2019 INFORMS RMP Section Practice Award

• The RMP Section Practice Award recognizes outstanding applications of revenue management and pricing techniques. The final competition for the award will take place live, at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Finalists will present their work during a special session of the conference, and judging will take place immediately after the presentations. The winner will be announced during a prize ceremony at the conference.
• Committee: Jose Luis Beltran (Hitachi), Guillermo Gallego (Chair, HKUST), Kalyan Talluri (ICL), Huseyin Topaloglu (Cornell)

2019 INFORMS RMP Section Prize

• The RMP Section Prize is awarded for the best contribution to the science of pricing and revenue management published in English. The award includes a plaque and a cash prize. The total cash prize is $1000 that is shared equally among the winners. The award is given each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. Papers that are eligible may be resubmitted the next year. • Committee: Victor Araman (AUB), René Caldentey (Chair, Chicago), Huseyin Topaloglu (Cornell), Gabriel Weintraub (Stanford) • Nominations should be sent to caldentey@chicagobooth.edu by July 31, 2019. • More information can be found at HERE. 2019 INFORMS RMP Section Student Paper Prize • The RMP Section Student Paper Prize replaces the retired RMP Dissertation Prize. The awards are planned to be given annually for student papers judged to be the best in the field of revenue management and pricing. The first prize is accompanied by a$500 honorarium. The second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium. All other finalists, if any, will be awarded$100. The number of finalists will depend on the number of entries. All prizes including finalists are accompanied by a plaque in addition to the cash award. All finalists and winners will be awarded at the RMP business meeting at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting.
• Committee: Kostas Bimpikis (Stanford), Ming Hu (Chair, Toronto), Stefanus Jasin (Michigan)

RMP Section – How to Join

To become a member of the Revenue Management and Pricing Section, it is the easiest (but not necessary) just to add it to the regular INFORMS membership. Those who’d rather focus exclusively on the Section’s activities can become members only of the Section by calling 1-800-446-3676. More information can be found HERE.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Section, you will receive benefits such as our newsletter, registration fee discount to annual section conference, 50% off the subscription rate to the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, and listserver announcements. More information can be found HERE.