2003 JFIG Paper Competition

The Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Forum invites submissions to the first JFIG paper competition. JFIG Forum was created in 2001 to promote the career development of tenure-track faculty in INFORMS through many means. The goals of the paper competition are to encourage research among junior faculty and to increase the visibility of the research conducted by junior faculty within the fields of operations research and management science.

The entries will be judged and up to six finalists will be selected by the award committee. The papers submitted for the competition will be evaluated based on the importance of the topic, appropriateness of the research approach, and the significance of research contribution. Up to four awards (first and second place awards and up to two awards for Honorable Mention) may be given upon recommendation of the award committee. For the 2003 competition, first place carries a cash award of $500, second place $300, and each honorable mention $100. The first and second places and honorable mentions are also awarded certificates. Winners will be announced at the INFORMS, Atlanta meeting, where all finalists will present their research at a JFIG sponsored session.

Conditions for Eligibility

  1. Each entrant must have been an Assistant Professor in a tenure-track position at a university on or after January 1 of the year of the award.
  2. The paper may be co-authored with students or other qualifying entrants, but not with senior faculty. In case of multiple qualifying entrants as co-authors, the paper may be submitted jointly.
  3. The submitted paper must present original research results obtained and written by the entrant(s).
  4. The research must have been completed while the entrant(s) was an Assistant Professor.
  5. The paper must not have won another prize (first or second) in a previous competition.

Application Process

A complete entry includes:

  1. A cover document with:
    1. The entrant's name, current affiliation, email address and phone number. This information must not appear anywhere else.
    2. The title of the paper submission.
    3. A statement that all eligibility requirements have been met and signed by all JFIG entrants.
  2. A main document containing:
    1. Separate title page with an abstract.
    2. The paper (30 pages or less including tables and figures).

All submissions should be made electronically (PDF files). The submission deadline for the 2003 JFIG Paper Competition is July 15, 2003, at midnight (Eastern Standard Time).

Questions and Submissions Contact:

Dr. Phil Kaminsky, Committee Chair
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-4927 Fax: (510) 642-1403
E-mail: kaminsky@ieor.berkeley.edu