Call for paper 2013 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Student paper Award

Event Dates

Monday, 1 April 2013 to Monday, 30 September 2013

Call for papers: 2013 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Student Paper Award

Submission deadline: June 01, 2013

The Student Paper Award is given annually to the best decision analysis paper by a student author, as judged by a panel of the Decision Analysis

Society of INFORMS. Students who did not complete their Ph.D. prior to May 1, 2012 are eligible for this year's competition.

The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. The award will be presented and the winner will also be invited to present his or her paper at the DAS Awards Session at the INFORMS Annual Meeting to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 6-9, 2013.

All students doing work in or related to decision analysis (e.g., decision methodologies, experimental studies, and applications) are encouraged to submit a paper. The majority of work, including writing, must be that of the student, though faculty members or other mentors can be co-authors if appropriate.  The paper should be 30 pages or less (double spaced and 12 point font) and, in the standard format of Management Science or Operations Research.

If you are a faculty member who is supervising students, please inform them of this opportunity. If you are a student reading this, please encourage your classmates (and yourself) to submit a paper and to join the Decision Analysis Society ( While we encourage all applicants to join DAS, it is not necessary for students to be members in order to be eligible for the competition.

To be considered for this year's competition, please email both committee co-chairs, at the address given below, by the deadline, June 01, 2013, with your final submission of:

    (i) An electronic version of your paper in PDF format, and

    (ii) A letter in PDF format from one faculty co-author (if any) articulating your role in writing this paper

Let us know if you have any questions.


2013 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS) Student Paper Award Co-Chairs

Léa Deleris

Research Staff Member and Manager

IBM Technology Center, Dublin, Ireland


Jun Zhuang

Assistant Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering

University at Buffalo, State University of New York