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Management Science - New Issue
"Don't Ask Me If You Will Not Listen: The Dilemma of Consultative Participation"
"Optimal Software Reuse in Incremental Software Development: A Transfer Pricing Approach"
"Outsourcing Information Security: Contracting Issues and Security Implications"
Operations Research - New Issue
"Budget-Optimal Task Allocation for Reliable Crowdsourcing Systems"
"Coordinating Inventory Control and Pricing Strategies Under Batch Ordering"
"Exact Algorithms for the Clustered Vehicle Routing Problem"
Organization Science - New Issue
Read the 17 new articles in the March/April 2014 issue of Organization Science. Members can subscribe for only $99 to the 2014 INFORMS PubsOnLine Suite and access all 13 journals back to volume 1, issue 1.
"Making the Most of the Revolving Door: The Impact of Outward Personnel Mobility Networks on Organizational Creativity"
"Drift and Adjustment in Organizational Rule Compliance"
"Autonomy or Control? Organizational Architecture and Corporate Attention to Stakeholders"
Decision Analysis - New Issue
"Evolving Risk Perceptions About Near-Miss Terrorist Events"
"Measurable Multiattribute Value Functions for Portfolio Decision Analysis"
"Modeling Credible Retaliation Threats in Deterring the Smuggling of Nuclear Weapons Using Partial Inspection"
Service Science - New Issue
"Transformation of R&D into a Driver of Service Innovation: Conceptual Model and Empirical Analysis"
"Stochastic Modeling and Approaches for Managing Energy Footprints in Cloud Computing Service"
"A Typology for Service Supply Chains and Its Implications for Strategic Decisions"
2014 Library Journal Renewals
Call for Submissions: George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award
The George B. Dantzig Award is given for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice. This award has been established to encourage academic research that combines theory and practice and stimulates greater interaction between doctoral students (and their advisors) and the world of practice. The award is given at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting. All items should be submitted no later than June 30, 2014. For complete eligibility and submission information visit the award Web page.
Call for Submissions: George Nicholson Student Paper Competition
The George Nicholson Committee competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student. Prizes will be awarded and finalists will be invited to present their papers at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting. All entries must be submitted no later than June 5, 2014. Click here for complete eligibility and submission information.
Call for Submissions: Doing Good with Good OR - Student Paper Competition
INFORMS is again sponsoring a competition to encourage student research and practice that has societal impact. The Doing Good with Good OR student competition will feature the most exciting work performed by students in partnership with public and private organizations that yields tangible and beneficial outcomes for individuals, communities, and organizations. Such work will be infused with OR/MS methods and could appeal to multiple disciplinary and application-area interests. INFORMS must receive completed submissions for this competition by May 15, 2014. Please see the competition Web page for complete details.
Call for Submissions: Undergraduate Operations Research Prize
The Undergraduate Operations Research Prize is awarded each year to honor a student or group of students who conducted a significant applied project in operations research or management science, and/or original and important theoretical or applied research in operations research or management science, while enrolled as an undergraduate student. The prize is given each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The prize of $500 plus travel support to the INFORMS Annual Meeting will be announced at the awards ceremony of the Annual Meeting. All entrants satisfying the eligibility requirements will be invited to present their research at an Undergraduate Research Showcase session(s) at the Annual Meeting. Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2014. Please see the competition Web page for complete details.
Call for Submissions: INFORMS Case and Teaching Materials Competition
INFORMS is pleased to announce its Fifteenth Annual Peer-Reviewed Case Competition. This competition is jointly sponsored by the INFORMS Education Committee and INFORM-ED. It is designed to encourage the creation, dissemination, and use of new, unpublished cases in operations research and the management sciences. All submissions and supporting documentation are due by August 26, 2014. All cases will be reviewed in early September by a panel of judges familiar with the case method. Please see the competition Web page for complete details.
Call for Nominations - MAS Prizes
MAS J. Steinhardt Prize Nominations Due July 1
The Military Applications Society (MAS) is now soliciting nominations for the 2014 J. Steinhardt Prize, sponsored by the CNA Corporation. It is awarded for outstanding lifetime contributions to military operations research. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $2,000 honorarium. Submission packets should include a letter of justification and supporting documentation and evidence. These must be submitted to the prize committee chair, Greg Parlier (email@example.com), by July 1, 2014. Click here for details.
MAS Koopman Prize Submissions Due July 1
The Military Applications Society (MAS) is now soliciting nominations for the 2014 Bernard O. Koopman Prize. The prize is awarded for the previous year's outstanding publication in military operations research. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. Papers can be nominated by any member, and authors may submit their own papers. Electronic submissions are preferred. The work must include complete citations or documentation proving that it was published in the previous calendar year. Submit papers to the prize committee chair, Greg Parlier (firstname.lastname@example.org), by July 1, 2014. Click here for more details.
Call for Nominations - John von Neumann Theory Prize
The John von Neumann Theory Prize is awarded annually to a scholar (or scholars in the case of joint work) who has made fundamental, sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences. The award is given each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. Although the prize is normally given to an individual, in the case of accumulated joint work the recipients can be multiple individuals. Nominations should be submitted to the committee chair (see below) as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2014.
Please see the prize Web page for complete details.
Call for Nominations - Frederick W. Lanchester Prize
Nominations are invited for the 2014 Lanchester Prize, which is awarded for the best contribution to operations research and the management sciences published in English in the past three years. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative medallion. If there are multiple winners, a medallion is struck for each and the monetary award is shared equally. The award will be given at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. Nominations are due no later than June 15, 2014.
Please see the prize Web page for complete details.
Call for Nominations-Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice
The Prize for the Teaching of OR/MS Practice will be given annually, if there is a suitable recipient, to a university or college teacher for excellence in teaching the practice of OR/MS. The purpose of this award is to recognize a teacher who has succeeded in helping his or her students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective practitioners of operations research or the management sciences. An "effective practitioner" has respect for, understanding of, and the skills to surmount both the practical difficulties and the technical challenges of doing good OR/MS work. The award will be presented at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting. Nominations must be submitted by June 30, 2014.
Please see the prize Web page for complete details
Call for Nominations-Saul Gass Expository Writing Award
The Saul Gass Expository Writing Award honors an operations researcher/management scientist whose publications demonstrate a consistently high standard of expository writing. The award is given each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting if there is a suitable recipient. The winner will receive $2,000, a framed certificate, and a brief citation at the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting. Nominations must be submitted by July 1, 2014.
Please see the prize Web page for complete details.
Call for Nominations for the INFORMS Fellow Award
The Fellow Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences. The contributions of a nominee will be evaluated in each of the following five categories and contributions must be outstanding in at least one category: research, practice, management, education, and service.
To review complete nomination procedure guidelines and to access the needed forms on the prize Web page.
Call for Nominations - Impact Prize
The Impact Prize, awarded once every two years, is intended to recognize contributions that have had a broad impact on the field. The contribution could be an idea or technique that is widely used, or it could be someone who played a major role in bringing significant methodology into widespread use (e.g., by playing a major role in the design of a software package that is now widely used, or through extensive writings and lectures aimed at practitioners). The award complements the Edelman Prize. Instead of focusing on a single large application with quantifiable impact, we are looking for ideas that are widely used. The award may go to some combination of the originator of the idea and/or the people or group who played a significant role in bringing the idea to a community who uses it.
Initial (brief) nominations are due by Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Complete nominations are due by Tuesday, July 1, 2014; e-mail applications are strongly encouraged. For more information click here.
Call for Nominations - Bonder Scholarships
The Military Applications Society (MAS) of INFORMS is seeking nominations for the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications. The purpose of this scholarship for applied O.R. in military applications is to promote the development and application of process modeling and operations research analysis to military issues. The scholarship provides funding to support the development of highly qualified individuals and promote the interchange of military O.R. research knowledge with INFORMS. The Bonder Scholarship consists of a grant of $4,000, plus award winner eligibility for up to $1,000 of travel funding. An additional $2,000 grant is provided and funded by the Seth Bonder Foundation. Additional information can be found here. Submit applications and letters of support as pdfs by July 1, 2014, to Greg Parlier at email@example.com.
The Health Care Applications Society is seeking nominations for the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services. Like the Bonder Scholarship in military applications, the scholarship is $4,000 plus the opportunity to apply for an additional $1,000 travel grant. An additional $2,000 grant is provided and funded by the Seth Bonder Foundation. Additional information can be found here. Send applications and additional required materials by June 15, 2014, to Beste Kucukyazici at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be notified by September 1, 2014, of the competition results.
Mistrust of forecasts is a serious problem for organizations, leading to forecast adjustments and losses in time, money, and goodwill. In their Foresight article "Why Should I Trust Your Forecasts," authors M. Sinan Gönül, Dilek Önkal, and Paul Goodwin discuss the latest research findings on the steps you can take to improve trust and reduce dysfunctional behavior in the forecast function. Their conclusions offer a checklist of steps to eliminate -- or at least minimize -- the element of mistrust in your forecasts. Download this practical article compliments of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. (http://forecasters.org/foresight/trust/)
MIT Sloan Management Review's data analytics content initiative explores the challenges of the data-driven world and defines the new organizational capabilities this environment will demand. The initiative includes interviews, research from data analytics thought leaders, and an annual global research report. Get the free data analytics newsletter from MIT SMR.
Gartner is happy to provide INFORMS members a $300 discount to attend the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2014. INFORMS members must use priority code INFORMSBI when registering to receive this discount.
Your highly regarded industry magazine Analytics is available online. This issue features commentary and contributed content from several industry leaders, including Mu Sigma CEO Dhiraj Rajaram and Oversight Systems CEO Patrick Taylor. Rajaram and co-authors Krishna Rupanagunta and Aditya Kumbakonam discuss "information decay" and "how the value of information diminishes over time."
The INFORMS Career Center now offers the largest list of OR/analytics jobs in the industry. Here is a sample:
Sr Manager, Fleet and Commercial Risk. The main areas of responsibility of this function include oversight of the dealer products analytics team needed for the ongoing design, development and implementation of risk-based strategies for Hyundai Capital America's Dealer products portfolio.
Professorships in Logistics / Supply Chain Management. With a strong emphasis on logistics and supply chain management research and education, Kühne Logistics University (KLU) has a very young faculty which is being expanded by several new appointments every year with the intent to build up a strong international reputation in research and teaching.
Sr. Data Analyst (USA). Senior Data Analyst position with Capital One Services II LLC in Richmond, VA. Multiple positions are available.
Boston, MA: Before the 2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics
San Jose, CA: Before & after the INFORMS Conference on Big Data 2014
Boston - March 28-29
San Jose - June 20-21 (register by June 4 to save $100)
You will learn practical tools for integrating your analytical skills into real-world problem solving for businesses and other organizations. The course provides approaches that you can apply immediately to a wide variety of settings--within your own organization or for your clients.
Boston - March 28-29
San Jose - June 25-26 (register by May 30 to save $100)
You will be re-introduced to approaching data in a powerful, yet playful manner. You will see and experience how exploration and visualization can be used to answer existing questions, thereby corroborating or invalidating hunches and preconceptions.
For more information on these courses and to register, go to http://www.informs.org/continuinged.