THE IFORS PRIZE FOR OR IN DEVELOPMENT
IFORS is pleased to continue the tradition of the IFORS Prize for OR in
Development to be awarded at the close of the 2002 IFORS Triennial
Conference to be held in Edinburgh. A grand prize of US$2,000.00 and a
runner-up of US$1,000.00 are offered. Entries selected as finalists are
automatically reviewed for publication in the International Transactions in
Operational Research, An IFORS Publication.
The Prize Committee welcomes all entries meeting the following criteria:
· The paper describes a practical OR application in a developing country,
conducted to assist a specific organization in its decision-making process
with original features in methodology or implementation.
· Principal authors and presenters should be nationals of a developing country.
· If selected to be among the finalists, the entry should be presented in
person by one of the principal authors during the IFORS Triennial
Conference in Edinburgh on July 8-12, 2002.
· The paper includes some description of the application's social context
and its impact on the decision-making process or on the organization for
which it was conducted. Where appropriate, the relevance of the country's
state of development to the study is addressed. A stress on developmental
issues will be a factor.
· Length of the paper does not exceed 25 pages (one-and-a-half spaced),
Papers exceeding 25 pages will be rejected. Electronic submissions of
Microsoft Word files are acceptable provided that: (i) font type used is
Times New Roman at font size 12 and (ii) if requested, authors will be able
to send a hard copy within one week of request.
Winners will be selected on the basis of problem definition, creativity and
appropriateness of approach, MS/OR content, paper organization and
structure, impact of the study, stress on developmental issues and quality
of written and (if selected as finalist) oral presentation.
All contestants may send by e-mail or by post, a copy (two copies, if by
post) of their paper along with their names, affiliations, nationality,
full mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers to:
Prof. Goutam Dutta
Chair, IFORS-2002 OR for Development Prize
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 380015, India
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 91-79-6307241 Ext. 4828 (O) 5016 (H)
Fax: 91-79-630 6896
Deadlines for the 'OR for Development Prize Competition'
Last day for submission of entries (new deadline) December 15, 2001 (old
deadline was September 30, 2001)
Acknowledgement of receipt (new date) January 15, 2002 (old date was
October 30, 2001)
Notification of finalists March 31, 2002
Presentation July 8, 2002
Patrick O'Beirne B.Sc. M.A. FICS. Software consultant
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