Section on Location Analysis

Best Student Paper Award

The INFORMS Society on Location Analysis (SOLA) announces the 2021 Student Paper Competition. The award is given biennially for student papers judged to be the best in the broad field of facility location. We encourage papers that promote the development of analytical methods, techniques and tools in the tradition of operations research/management science (OR/MS) as applied to the study of facility location.

Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award

This award is a biannual honor awarded to a person within eight years of receiving his or her Ph.D. who has made a significant contribution to location analysis research and displays the potential to continue to do so.

SOLA Dissertation Award

A competition for the annual dissertation prize on location related research. The winners will be invited to present their work in a special session during the INFORMS Annual Meeting where the prizes will be awarded.

Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis Award

A triennial honor awarded to a person who has made significant lifetime contributions to location analysis research. The award is given every third year at the closing dinner of ISOLDE, the International Symposium on Locational Decisions by SOLA (INFORMS Section on Location Analysis).