IFORS Prize for OR in Development 2023

IFORS is pleased to announce that the long-standing IFORS Prize for OR in Development will be awarded again during its 23rd triennial conference to be held in Santiago, Chile, on 10-14 July 2023.

The competition aims at promoting the practice of OR for development. Past winners and finalists include works that have improved health, wellness, education, public investments and other issues in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The submission process consists of two stages:

  • First stage. Entries should be submitted by email to the Chair of Judges by 24th October 2022. Each entry should comprise a maximum 5 page summary of the work.

  • Second stage. Entrants who are successful in the first evaluation will be invited to submit, by 19th December 2022, a full-length manuscript.

After these two stages, the panel of judges will select the finalists who will present their work in a special session of the competition at the 2023 IFORS Triennial conference. The winner will receive a grand prize of US$4,000 and the runner-up a prize of US$2,000.

More details will follow.

Inquiries should be sent by email to the Prize Chair:

Mario Guajardo
Professor at the Department of Business and Management Science,
NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.
E-mail: mario.guajardo@nhh.no

Important dates

2022 OCT 24 Submission deadline summary (first stage): October 24, 2022
2022 DEC 19 Submission deadline full paper (second stage): December 19, 2022
2023 JAN 31 Finalists will be notified by: January 31, 2023
2023 JUL 10-14 Date of oral presentation: July 10-14, 2023

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