Student Paper Competition
Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2016
Purpose of the Award
The INFORMS Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM) announces the 2016 Student Paper Competition. The awards are given annually for papers judged to be the best in the field of Operations Management.
The first prize is accompanied by a $500 honorarium. The second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium. All other finalists will be awarded $100. The number of finalists will depend on the number of entries. Typically there are six finalists including the first and second place winners.
Finalists will be invited to submit abstracts of their paper for publication in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. (Under INFORMS policy, the publication of such abstracts in no way conflicts with submission of the full manuscript for review to any INFORMS or other journal for publication.) In addition, the M&SOM journal would like to invite all finalists to submit their full length papers to M&SOM for publication, and the acceptance decisions of all submissions will be made after 1 round of review (i.e., within 6 weeks).
All finalists and winners will be awarded at the MSOM business meeting at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville (November 13-16, 2016). All finalists will be invited to present their paper in one or two special sessions sponsored by MSOM at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting.