EURO Gold Medal 2012 Guidelines
The EURO Gold Medal is the highest distinction within OR in Europe. It is conferred on a prominent person for an outstanding contribution to the Operational Research science. The award will be officially bestowed at the opening plenary session of the EURO XXV Conference in Vilnius, if there is a suitable candidate. The EURO Gold Medal shall be awarded for a body of work in operational research, preferably published over a period of several years. Although recent work should not be excluded, care should be taken to allow the contribution to stand the test of time. The potential prize recipient should have a recognized stature in the European OR community. Significance, innovation, depth, and scientific excellence should be stressed. To emphasize the European flavour of the Award, all societies are strongly urged not to propose a candidate from their own country. No currently active officer of EURO (Executive Committee member, EURO Gold Medal jury member, Organising and Programme Committees Chairpersons of the EURO XXIV Conference) is eligible. Nominations for the 2012 EURO Gold Medal can come from EURO member national societies, the previous EURO Gold Medal laureates and jury chairs.
[Read more in the EURO webpage]
EDSM 2012 Guidelines
The EDSM (EURO Distinguished Service Medal) is awarded for recognition of distinguished service to the Association of European OR Societies (EURO) and to the profession of OR. The award will be officially delivered at the Opening Session of the 2012 EURO Conference in Vilnius (8-11 July 2012). The EDSM 2012 will be given to an individual who has served the European OR community and the profession effectively for many years. No currently active officer of EURO (Executive Committee member, EDSM 2012 jury member, Organising and Programme Committees Chairpersons of the EURO 2012 Conference) is eligible. The laureate will receive a medal, a diploma and will be invited to all future EURO Conferences without payment of the registration fees.
[Read more in the EURO webpage]
EDDA 2012 Announcement
The EDDA (EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award) is a EURO instrument consisting in a prize that is awarded at each EURO-K conference. The purpose of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding PhD thesis in Operational Research defended in the countries having an OR society that is member of EURO. It will be awarded for the sixth time at the closing session of the EURO 2012 Conference in Vilnius (8-11 July 2012).
EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2012
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.
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 is four years. The papers must not have been submitted concurrently to another competition.
The application is open to Operational Research specialists from any part of the world.
EURO/ROADEF Challenge 2012
Since 1999, the ROADEF challenge is an international operations research contest where teams have to solve an industrial optimization problem.
Thanks to the success of the previous seven challenges ROADEF'99, ROADEF'2001, ROADEF'2003, ROADEF'2005, ROADEF'2007, ROADEF'2009 and ROADEF'2010, the SFrench Operational Research (OR) and Decision Support Society (ROADEF) organizes exceptionally jointly with the European Operational Research Society (EURO) the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2012 dedicated to machine reassignment problem in collaboration with Google.
The aim of this challenge is to improve the usage of a set of machines. A machine has several resources as for example RAM and CPU, and runs processes which consume these resources. Initially each process is assigned to a machine. In order to improve machine usage, processes can be moved from one machine to another. Possible moves are limited by hard constraints, as for example resource capacity constraints, and have a cost. A solution to this problem is a new process-machine assignment which satisfies all hard constraints and minimizes a given objective cost.
Google will propose three prizes: 5000 Euros for the "senior category", 5000 Euros for the "junior category" and 10000 Euros for the Open Source category. Final results will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the EURO XXV Conference in Vilnius.
More information on the ROADEF/EURO challenge web site.
EURO Award for the Best EJOR Paper
EURO have 3 new annual awards available for papers published by EJOR. The best survey paper, best application paper, and best theory/methodology will be selected by a jury. Each award of €1,000 will be presented at the following EURO-K or IFORS conference and EURO will pay the registration fee for one representative of each paper. Winners for each category will be selected by a jury and the first of these new awards will be presented at the 25th European Conference on Operational Research.
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