EEPA (EURO Excellence in Practice Award)


Dear EURO-CBBM Members,

EURO encourages the application of Operational Research in real life. In this regards, EURO recognizes a paper with EURO Excellence in Practice Award.

The guidelines of this award are made available at:

http://www.euro-online.org/display.php?page=bap2&

Original Call for Applications/Nominations for EEPA:
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EURO Excellence in Practice Award

EEPA

An invitation for Authors to submit a paper for the above award.

PURPOSE

The purposes of the competition are to:

- recognise outstanding accomplishments in the practice of Operational Research,
- attract more application-oriented papers to EURO Conferences,
- promote the practice of Operational Research in general.

GUIDELINES

All interested authors are invited to submit papers describing an application of Operational Research which has original features, whether in methodology, application or implementation, the age limit for the papers being four years. The papers must not have been submitted concurrently to another competition.

Who can apply: The invitation is open to Operational Research specialists from any part of the world.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The criteria for the evaluation of the papers are:

- scientific quality,
- relevance to Operational Research,
- originality in methodology, implementations and/ or field of application,
- a real impact to practice,
- appreciation by the organisation involved with the application.
- preference should be given to published papers.

THE PROCESS

The jury selects a short-list of finalist papers which will be presented in a special session of the EURO Conference. There is no registration fee for one author of each of the finalist papers. The winner will be determined by the jury at the end of the special session and will be announced by the chairman of the jury during the closing session of the EURO-Conference.

THE PRIZE

The prize for the winners is

- a distinct honour that in material terms consists of:
- a certificate of excellence in OR practice for each author of the paper and for the concerned organization,
- an amount of 3,000 EURO for the authors.

THE JURY
Chairman
Prof. Dr. Stefan Voß, University of Hamburg, Germany
stefan.voss@uni-hamburg.de

OTHER JURY MEMBERS
Prof. Dr. Angel Corberan, University of Valencia, Spain
angel.corberan@uv.es
Dr. Geir Hasle, SINTEF, Norway
Geir.Hasle@sintef.no
Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia Speranza, University of Brescia, Italy
speranza@eco.unibs.it
Prof. Dr. Stavros A. Zenios, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CY
zenioss@ucy.ac.cy
SUBMISSION

Please inform the chairman or any other member of the Jury by email about the details of your submission.

DEADLINE: 31 JANUARY 2007
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Metin Turkay
Chair, EURO-CBBM
http://euro-cbbm.ku.edu.tr/