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Student paper competition of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS; Deadline 15 Jun 2007

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Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 14:49:12 -0700
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 The Decision Analysis Society student paper competition
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2007

The Student Paper Competition 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. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $500 honorarium. The winner will also be invited to briefly present his or her paper at the Fall INFORMS meeting in Seattle, November 4-7, 2005.

A student author is eligible for this competition if he or she did not receive a Ph.D. or terminal Master’s prior to May 1, 2006.  All students doing work in or related to decision analysis (e.g., decision theory and methods, experimental studies, and applications) are encouraged to submit a paper. The work must be predominately that of the student. Although faculty members or other mentors can be co-authors if appropriate, preference will be given to sole-authored work. Authors are encouraged to nominate their own work.

If you are a faculty member who is supervising students, please inform them of this opportunity. If your students are not currently members of DAS, you might also encourage them to join. If you are a student reading this, please encourage your classmates to submit a paper and to join the society. DAS is a congenial organization of  over 1000  members (of which close to half are students). Joining DAS provides a good start toward developing a professional identity. However, students do not need to be DAS members to be eligible for the competition.

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. To be considered for the 2007 competition, please send an electronic version of your paper (either MS Word file or PDF format) to Eva Regnier at, If you have further questions, please e-mail Eva Regnier or reach her by phone at 1 (831) 656-2912 , or e-mail Kim Thompson at