IFORS Prize for OR in Development

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Announcement: IFORS Prize for OR in Development 2017

Update: Highlights of the 2011 IFORS Prize awarding ceremony
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• Awarded at the close of the IFORS Triennial Conference and carries with it a grand prize of US$4,000.00 and a runner-up prize of US$2,000.00;
• Automatically reviewed for publication in the International Transactions in Operational Research.(ITOR)
• Criteria:
1. The paper describes a practical OR application in a developing country, conducted to assist a specific organization in its decision-making process, with original features in methodology or implementation.
2. If selected to be among the finalists, the entry should be presented by one of the principal authors during the IFORS Triennial Conference.
3. The paper includes some description of the application’s social context and its impact on the decision-making process or on the organization for which it was conducted. Where appropriate, the relevance of the country’s state of development to the study is addressed. A stress on developmental issues will be an important factor in the judging. Papers of a purely technical nature, or those which have no relevance in the developmental context, will not be considered.
4. Winners are selected on the basis of problem definition, creativity and appropriateness of approach, MS/OR content, stress on developmental issues, impact of the study, paper organization and structure and quality of written and (if selected as finalist) oral presentation.

Conference Prize Chair/Panel Winner Title of Paper
2014 XX Barcelona Andres Weintraub (Chile) – Chair
Subhash Datta (India)
Guillermo Duran (Argentina)
Ke Liu (China)
Sue Merchant ( UK)
Tatsuo Oyama (Japan)
Mikael Rönnqvist ( Quebec)
Elise del Rosario (Philippines)
Jan van Vuuren (South Africa)
Leroy White (UK)
First Place: Luiz Augusto Canito Gallego de Andrade, Claudio Barbieri da Cunha Optimizing Ambulance Moveable Station Location and Vehicle Repositioning to Reduce Response Times for the City of São Paulo
Runner Up: Zheng Yu-jun, Ling Hai-Feng, Xu Xin-Li, and Chen Sheng Yong Emergency Engineering Rescue Scheduling and its Application in Disaster Relief Operations in China
2011, XIX,Melbourne Subhash Datta (India)
Jan Van Vuuren (South Africa)
Celso Carneiro Riberio
(Brazil)
Arjan Shahani
(UK)
Elise del Rosario
(Phillipines)
Theodor Stewart
(South Africa)
Hugo Scolnik
(Argentina-DC Chair)
Leroy White
(UK)
First Place: Joao Neiva de Figueiredo and Miguel Angel Marca Barrientos (Bolivia) A Decision Support Methodology forIncreasing School Efficiency in Bolivia’sLow-Income Communities
Runner Up: Angel Luis Udias, David Rios Insua, Javier Cano and Hocine Fellag (Algeria) Cost Efficient Equitable Water Distributionin Algeria: A Bi-Criteria Fair Division ProblemWith Network Constraints
2008, XVIII, Sandton Paul Fatti (South Africa)
Irene Loiseau (Argentina)
Joao Neiva de Figueiredo (Brazil)
Theo Stewart
(South Africa – DC Chair)
Arabinda Tripathy
(India)
Leroy White
(UK)
First Place: Haouari M., Aissaoui N., Berrima K., Sherali H.D. and Mansour F.Z. (Tunisia) Integrated aircraft fleeting and routing at TunisAir.
Runner Up: Raad D., Sinske A. and van Vuuren J. (South Africa) Robust multi-objective optimization for water distribution system design using a meta-meta-heuristic.
XVII, 2005, Hawaii Paul Fatti (South Africa)
Subhash Datta (India)
Rafael Epstein (Chile)
David Smith (UK)
Theo Stewart
(South Africa)
John Vande Vate
(USA)
First Place: L. Melgarejo, J. Neiva de Figueiredo and C.E. Fries (Brazil) A decision support methodology for increasing public investment efficiency in Brazilian agrarian reform
Runners Up: M. Osman, H. Zaher and D. El-Iraqi (Egypt) Cultural Heritage Management – a goal programming application to Wadilmeluk
Yindong Shen and J. Xia (China) Integrated bus transit scheduling for Beijing bus group based on regionalized operation mode
M. Negreiros Gomez, A.E. Xavier, N. Maculan, A.F. Sampaio Xavier and P. Michelon (Brazil) A framework of computational systems and optimization models for the prevention and combat of dengue
XVI, 2002, Edinburgh Goutam Dutta (India)
Robert Abrams (USA)
Elise del Rosario (Philippine, DC Chair)
Paul Fatti (South Africa)
Xiaoming Pan
(China)
Dominique de Werra
(Switzerland)
First Place: Rafael Epstein, Lysette Henriquez, Jaime Catalan, Gabriel Y. Weintraub, Cristian Martinez (Chile) A Combinational Auction Improves School Meals in Chile Network Service Scheduling and Routing
Second Place: G. Groves, J Le Roux and Jan H Van Vuuren (South Africa) Network Service Scheduling & Routing
XV, 1999, Beijing Goutam Dutta (India)
Robert Abrams
(USA)
Elise del Rosario (Philippines, DC Chair)
Xiang Sun Zhang (China)
Theo Stewart
(South Africa)
Nelson Maculan
(Brazil)
Jan Weglarz
(Poland)
First Place: Xikang Chen, Xiaoming Pan, Cuihong Yang (China) Study of China Grain Output Prediction
Runners Up: JH Van Vuuren, Werner Grundling (South Africa) An Active Decision Support System for Optimality in Open Air Reservoir Release Strategies
Qingzhen Zhao (China) Application of OR in Agriculture Management in China
XIV, 1996, Vancouver Jonathan Rosenhead (UK)
Claudio Bornstein
(Brazil)
Goutam Dutta
(India)
Sung Joo Park
(Korea)
Elise Del Rosario
(Philippines- DC Chair)
Arabinda Tripathy
(India)
Andres Weintraub
(Chile)
First Place: X-S Zhang and J-C Cui (China) A Project Evaluation System in the State Economic InformationSystem of China: An Operations Research Practice in the Public Sector
Runners Up: RK Chaturvedi, K Bhattacharya and J Parikh (India) Transmission Planning for Indian Power Grid: A Mixed Integer Programming Approach
G Liu, J Xu, C Hi, B Zhou and Q Ren (China) Operational Research and Economic Development: The Optimization of the Ecological,Economic Development for the Upper Reaches of the Yangtze River (Changjiang)
XIII, 1993, Lisbon Jonathan Rosenhead (UK)
Roberto Galvao (Brazil)
A.K. Shahani
(UK)
RVV Vidal
(Denmark)
Andres Weintraub
(Chile)
Nitin Patel
(DC Chair-India)
First Place: Goutam Dutta (India) A Linear Programming Model for Distribution of EliectricalEnergy in a Steel Plant
Runners Up: N.D. Pizzolato (Brazil) School Location: A Real Application of the P-Median Model
A. Tripathy (India) Using OR/MS in Third World Countries: Some Cases from India
XII, 1990, Athens Roberto Galvao(Brazil) No winner

XI, 1987, Buenos Aires

Bob Kavanagh (Australia) Nicolas Majluf (Chile) The National Assessment of Education in Chile