Practice Prize Competition
The Practice Prize Competition recognizes the outstanding application of OR by practitioners in Canada, and it attracts quality papers to the CORS Annual Conference.
The Prize Committee will determine, at its discretion, First, Second, and Honourable Mention awards and the distribution of up to $1800 in prize money according to the extent to which the finalists have reported on a completed, practical application with results that had a significant, verifiable, and (preferably) quantifiable impact on the performance of the client organization. Every member of the winning teams receives a certificate.
The applicant must be a resident of Canada. The submission must include work completed over the last two years, but the entire project may have taken place over a longer period. The project may include published work, but it cannot have been previously submitted to this competition.
By 3 March 2024 applicants must submit e-copies of the following to the Chair of the Practice Prize Committee Antoine Legrain:
- An abstract, not exceeding 500 words, outlining the successful application of OR.
- A letter from an executive of the client organization attesting that the application had an impact and giving permission for the project to be presented at the CORS Annual Conference.
- The names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of all authors and of at least one executive of the client organization.
By 28 March 2024 the judging committee, consisting of three past winners of the Practice Prize, will select up to four finalists according to the following criteria:
- The challenge of the application of OR and the significance of the problem.
- The quality of the analysis and modeling and the implementation of the results.
- The impact on the client organization.
By 28 April 2024 the finalists must:
- Submit a detailed written report, not exceeding 25 pages in the body, presenting a "case history" of the project describing its development from start to finish and focusing on the challenges and results.
- Submit a one-page project summary including key messages and best practices, suitable for publication in the CORS Bulletin and on the CORS website.
- Present the project at the Practice Prize Sessions at the CORS Annual Conference.
Based on the written report and the oral presentation, the judges will determine the prizes to be awarded and announced at the banquet. The committee reserves the right not to award any prize.
Srinivas S. Tamvada (Pennsylvania State University), Bahareh Mansouri (Saint Mary's University), Ramy Abdallah (McMaster University), Elkafi Hassini (McMaster University), Brian Bellino (Purolator International), Khelil Khelil (Purolator Inc.)
Mikael Rönnqvist (Université Laval) Linnea J. Hansson, Victoria Forsmark, Patrik Flisberg, Anders Mörk, Petrus Jönsson (Forestry Research Institute of Sweden)
Imadeddine Aziez, Jean-François Côté, Leandro Callegari Coelho
Francis Marleau-Donais, Irène Abi-Zeid, Roxane Lavoie, Edward Waygood
Antoine Legrain, Jonathan Patrick
Florian Grenouilleau, Antoine Legrain, Nadia Lahrichi, Louis-Martin Rousseau
Philippe Grangier, Marc Brisson, Michel Gendreau, Fabien Lehuédé, Louis-Martin Rousseau, John Ye
Felipe Rodrigues, Greg Zaric, David Stanford
Émilie Dufour, Gilbert Laporte, Julie Paquette, Marie-Ève Rancourt
Guoqing Zhang, Nooshin Nekoiemehr, Qiqi Zhang, Jérôme-Olivier Ouellet, Jean-François Pagé, Adam Dudar, Anqi Chen
Fletcher Lu, Craig Trought
Daniel Karapetyan, Abraham Punnen
Richard J. Caron, Esai Selvarajah, Sahand Ashtab, Carly Henshaw, Michael Higgins, Lily Wu, Dong Wang
Claire Ma, Annie Zhang, Mahesh Nagarajan, Hamid Mahmoudi, Catherine Barnardo, Stuart Donald, Derek Atkins
Emma Liu, Liping Liang, Derek Atkins, Chong Chen, Yue Zhang, Rachel Lewis, Jinjin Fu
Peter Vanberkel, Richard J. Boucherie, Erwin W. Hans, Johann L. Hurink, Wineke A. M. van Lent, Wim H. van Harten
Derek Atkins, Vanessa Noonan, Marcel Dvorak, Argelio Santos, Rachel Lewis, James Gurling, Liping Liang, Andy Chen
Burcin Bozkaya, Erhan Erkut, Dan Haight, Gilbert Laporte
Kent J. Kostuk, Keith A. Willoughby
Andrea Cameron, Corinne MacDonald, Eldon Gunn
Sonya Vanderby, Michael W. Carter, Christopher Feindel, Timothy Latham
Vincent S. Chow, Derek Atkins, Wenhai Huang, Martin L. Puterman, Neda Salehirad
Mustapha Ouhimmou, Sophie D'Amours, Daoud Ait-kadi, Robert Beauregard, Satyaveer Singh Chauhan
Saeed Zolfaghari, Vinh Quan, Ahmed El-Bouri, Banafsheh Namiranian, Maryam Khashayardoust
Mehmet Aydinel, Ximena Cerda, Eric Cope, Mats Gerschman, Taraneh Sowlati
Bao Nguyen, David Hopkin, Handson Yip, John Fawcett
Eric Cope, Ian Fichtenbaum, Neda Salehirad
Li Chen, Mats Gerschman, Fredrik Odegaard, David K. Puterman, Martin L. Puterman, Ryan Quee
Derek Atkins, Mehmet A. Begen, Bailey Kluczny, Anita Parkinson
Brunilde Sansò, Frédéric Bodevin
Ernest Urbanovich, Ella E.Young, Martin L. Puterman, Sidney O. Fattedad
Marko Blais, Sophie D.Lapierre, Gilbert Laporte
A. Ingolfsson, E. Erkut, S. Budge
Jean-Marie Bourjolly, Leslie Dejoie, Ke Ding, Oumar Dioume, Michel Lominy
Erhan Erkut, Steve Kabanuk, Russ Fenske, Jerry Davis
Bao Nguyen, Kevin Ng
Claude Berger, Fabien Chauny, André Langevin, Richard Loulou, Diane Riopel, Gilles Savard, Jean-Philippe Waaub, Agnès Wizere
Erhan Erkut, Anthony Myroon, Kevin Strangway
Michel Gamache, François Soumis, Daniel Villeneuve, Jacques Desrosiers, Éric Gélinas
John Blake, Mike Carter
Michel Gamache, François Soumis, Gerald Marquis, Jacques Desrosiers
Michael Carter, Gilbert Laporte
Michael Scriabin, Jason Farlette, Dilip Kotak, Michael A. Matthews
Jacques Ferland, Charles Fleurant
Eldon A. Gunn, Glenn Allen, John C. Campbell, Barclay Cunningham, Peter Rutherford
Jacques A. Ferland, Gilles Guénette
Iain R. Grunwell