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The Social Media Analytics Section of INFORMS announces the Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members. The award program brings prestige to the Social Media Analytics Section as well as to the recipients honored. 

Four finalists for the Best Student Paper Award will be selected to make presentations on

The student finalist present on Sunday of the INFORMS main conference and the winner an finalist are announced soon after. There will be a presentation at the social media analytics section business meeting.

The broad criteria for selecting the recipient of the Social Media Analytics Best Student Paper Award are:

(a) Academic significance (originality, depth, and completeness of the work and its potential impact on future research);

(b) Engineering or business relevance (importance of the problem and its impact on engineering or business practice).

Eligibility Requirements and Application Process:

Award nominees must be a student member of the Social Media Analytics Section.

Paper topic must fit the Social Media Analytics themes.

The student must be the first author. Moreover, a formal, signed statement by the student's advisor should be submitted along with the paper affirming that the majority of the original results presented in the paper are due to the student rather than the advisor or other collaborators involved in the work.

  • The paper must be completed during the first author’s undergraduate or graduate studies.
  • Previous finalists who wish to compete again should submit an entirely different paper.
  • The student must be committed to present the paper at a special session on either Sunday (the first day), or Monday (the second day) of the annual INFORMS conference.

Finalists may not be announced until other INFORMS sessions are already organized. Thus, papers considered for this competition MAY be simultaneously submitted to other sessions at the INFORMS conference. If a finalist is scheduled to present in another session, then they will present the paper twice: once in the Social Media Analytics Best Student Paper Competition session on Monday/Sunday and once in their previously scheduled session.

Social Media Analytics Section does NOT own copyrights of the paper. However, the paper must be available to the Social Media Analytics Section to be posted on their web page.

Submitted Paper Format: The paper should be (ideally) 4-8 pages, single-spaced, with two columns in 10 point Times Roman or Times New Roman typeface. Margins should be 1 inch or more. Papers should begin with a 50 word abstract. 

The due date is June 15 sent to allen.515@osu.edu.

Informs Social Media Analytics Student Best Paper Competition

Informs Social Media Analytics Student Best Paper Competition

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