Public Programs, Services and Needs Best Paper Competition Application Process

The submission process consists of the following:

  • A nomination letter of less than three pages explaining the relevance of the paper to SPPSN’s mission and the paper’s significance to research and/or practice, including an abstract of the paper. (Self-nominations are allowed.)  If practical impact is claimed for the research, it is advised to also submit another letter from a relevant practitioner who is preferably not a co-author, mentioning name, title, organizational affiliation and full contact information and attesting to the practical value of the work. Nomination letters are due by May 31, 2013.
  • The committee will invite a selection of nominations to submit a full paper. Notifications are anticipated to be sent by July 1, 2013.
  • Full drafts of papers are due by August 2, 2013.

Submission requirements are:

  • Full papers (by request of committee) should follow the formatting guidelines of an INFORMS print journal, e.g., formatted to one-inch margins on all sides, a font size of at least 11 point, and at least 1.5 line spacing.
  • The paper should be no longer than 32 pages long (including paper text, figures and tables) plus references.
  • The paper under consideration for this prize shall not have not been published elsewhere.

Details of this award will be posted on the SPPSN website http://www.informs.org/Community/PPSN.

Any inquiries about this award can be made to:

Julie L. Swann
SPPSN Past President and co-chair, Best Paper committee
Georgia Institute of Technology
julie.swann@isye.gatech.edu
+1 404-385-3054

Jérémie Gallien
co-chair, Best Paper committee
London Business School
jgallien@london.edu
+44 (0)20 7000 8809

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