EURO Excellence in Practice Award

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In 1995 EURO introduced the EURO Excellence in Practice Award (EEPA) for outstanding accomplishments in the practice of OR. All interested candidates are invited to submit a description of an application of OR with a real impact on practice, 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 accomplishments in the practice of OR,
  • attract more application-oriented papers to EURO-k Conferences,
  • promote the practice of OR in general.

THE PRIZE

  • a certificate of excellence in OR practice for each representative of the winning application
  • an amount of €3,000 shared between the representatives of the winning application.

The winners of the 2021 EURO Excellence in Practice Award are:

Gilberto Montibeller, Management Science and Operations Group, Loughborough University

L. Alberto Franco, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Improving Global Risk Management of Emerging Health Threats with Facilitated Decision Analysis

The EEPA 2021 jury consisted of John Poppelaars (chair), Ruth Kaufman, Geir Hasle, Tobias Achterberg and Bahar Yetis Kara.

The award was presented at the closing session of the EURO 2021 Conference in Athens (Greece).

 


 

Jury of the EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2022

  • Ruth Kaufman (UK) - chair
  • Geir Hasle (Norway)
  • Carolin Trouet (France)
  • Tobias Achterberg (Germany) [GUROBI rep]
  • Mauro dell'Amico (Italy)

Call for Applications for the EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2022

  1. All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed description of an application of OR with a real impact on practice, 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 include a document which explicitly states, for each of the criteria below, how the application meets that criterion. This document may be a summary document, pointing towards evidence contained in other documents submitted or referenced as part of the application; or it may form the main body of the application if that is more appropriate. The first full application (i.e. not counting any piloting or prototyping) must be no more than four years ago; but must be long enough ago to allow for convincing assessment of realised benefits. 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 submissions are:
    • the real impact on practice,
    • the scientific quality of the application,
    • the relevance to Operational Research,
    • the appreciation by the organisation involved with the application,
    • the originality in methodology, implementations and/or field of application.

    A letter or other evidence of appreciation by the organisation or organisations that made use of the work described is essential, and will form part of the assessment.

  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 https://www.euro-online.org/awards/eepa2022/registration.php by the deadline of January 31, 2022.


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