EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good

In 2020 EURO introduced the EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good (EPOCG). This prize shall honour outstanding accomplishments of OR for solving social-oriented problems. Contributions with a global scope and a wide range of potential applications are preferred. All interested candidates are invited to submit a description of an application of OR with a real impact on society for the common good, with original features, whether in methodology, application or implementation. A short-list of finalists are invited to present their work in a special session of the EURO-k Conference. The winner is determined by the jury at the end of the special session(s) and is announced by the chair of the jury during the closing session of the EURO-k Conference. Only one award may be made on each occasion.

PURPOSE

The purposes of the competition are to:
  • recognise outstanding contributions to addressing global challenges through the application of OR,
  • raise awareness of the important role OR can play in contributing to global challenges such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

THE PRIZE

  • a certificate of for each representative of the paper
  • an amount of €3,000 shared between the representatives.

 

Jury of the EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good 2022

  • Cathal Brugha (Ireland) - chair
  • Dick den Hertog (Netherlands)
  • Claudia D'Ambrosio (France)
  • Oriol Tejada (Switzerland)
  • Anna Sciomachen (Italy)

Call for Applications for the EURO Prize for OR for the Common Good 2022

  1. All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed description of an application of OR with a real impact on society for the common good, which has original features, whether in methodology, field of application and/or implementation. This may be in the form of a paper written for publication (although not necessarily published at the time of submission), a client report, or other appropriate documentation. The documentation must describe the work in a way that illustrates how it meets the criteria outlined below. The age limit for published papers is four years. The work must not have been submitted concurrently to another competition. The application is open to OR specialists from any part of the world. Please also check the guidelines.

  2. The criteria for the evaluation of the papers are:
    • real impact on society for the common good,
    • scientific quality,
    • appreciation by the organisation involved with the application,
    • originality in methodology, implementations and/or field of application.

    Letters of appreciation by the organization involved with the application are important.

  3. The jury selects a short-list of finalists who will present their work in a special session at the 32nd European Conference on Operational Research in Espoo. There is no registration fee for one representative of each of the finalist presentations. The winner will be determined by the jury at the end of the special session(s) and will be announced by the chair of the jury during the closing session of the EURO 2022 Conference.

  4. Applications should be submitted (as a zip file or equivalent single submission) online http://www.euro-online.org/awards/epocg2022/registration.php by the deadline of January 31, 2022.

 



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