November 25, 2018

The Committee on Stochastic Programming is pleased to announce the triennial Dupacová-Prékopa Best Student Paper Prize in Stochastic Programming, which will be given in recognition of the most outstanding student-authored paper(s) in stochastic programming. The prize will be awarded at the 15th International Conference on Stochastic Programming to be held in Trondheim, Norway, July 29-August 2, 2019.

The award committee consists of Nilay Noyan (Sabanci University, chair), Alejandro Jofre (Universidad de Chile), and Johannes Royset (Naval Postgraduate School).

Each submission must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  • The paper must present original research results.
  • The entrant must have been a student on, or after, January 1, 2016.
  • The research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student.
  • The paper must have been published in, or submitted to, an English language journal.
  • The paper must be written by the entrant with only minor assistance. One or more advisors may appear as co-authors, but the student must be the first author. If multiple students appear as co-authors of the winning paper, the prize will be shared among them.
  • The entrant can be a (co-)author on at most one paper submitted to the competition.

Entrants must submit the following material by March 1, 2019:

  • An electronic copy (PDF file) of the paper. 
  • Publication information. If the paper is still under review, state the name of the journal and the point in the review process.
  • An email address and phone number where the entrant can be contacted.
  • A letter signed by both the faculty advisor and the entrant attesting that the eligibility conditions are met.
  • In case the paper is co-authored by the advisor, the latter should include a statement about the contribution of the entrant.

The submitted papers will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Magnitude of the contribution to the advancement of the field of stochastic programming.
  • Originality of ideas and methods.
  • Clarity and excellence of exposition.

Submissions must be sent to the committee via by March 1, 2019.

The Prize Committee will select the finalists at least two months before the 2019 ICSP meeting. Once the decision is made, the committee will inform the shortlisted entrants; those students are expected to attend the ICSP meeting and present their papers at a special award session. During the SPS Business Meeting, the prize committee will announce the winners.

For more information on the 15th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, please see: