This is an invitation for Authors to submit a paper for the above award.


   - The purposes of the competition are to:
   - recognise outstanding accomplishments in the practice of Operational
   - attract more application-oriented papers to EURO Conferences,
   - promote the practice of Operational Research in general.

All interested authors are invited to submit a detailed description of an
application of Operational Research which has original features, whether in
methodology, application or implementation. This may be in the form of a
paper written for publication (although not necessarily published at the
time of submission), a client report, or other appropriate documentation.
The documentation must describe the work in a way which illustrates how it
meets the criteria outlined below. The age limit for published papers is
four years. The work must not have been submitted concurrently to another
competition. The application is open to Operational Research specialists
from any part of the world.

The criteria for the evaluation of the papers are:

   - scientific quality,
   - relevance to Operational Research,
   - originality in methodology, implementations and/ or field of
   - a real impact to practice,
   - appreciation by the organisation involved with the application.

Letters of appreciation are important.

The jury selects a short-list of finalists who will present their work in a
special session of the EURO Conference 2013 in Rome. There is no
registration fee for one author of each of the finalist presentations. The
winner will be determined by the jury at the end of the special session and
will be announced by the chairman of the jury during the closing session of
the EURO Conference.

The prize for the winners is a distinct honour, and in material terms
consists of:

   - a certificate of excellence in OR practice for each author of the
   paper and for the concerned organization,
   - an amount of 3.000 EUR for the authors.

Prof. Gautier Stauffer, ENSIMAG, France
Prof. Nadia Brauner, UJF - UFR IMAG, France
Prof. dr. A. (Ton) G. de Kok, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Prof. Luca Maria Gambardella, IDSIA Lugano, Switzerland
Dr. Marco Laumanns, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Joerg Rambau, Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany

Please submit the material online on before February 28, 2013.

Dr Sarah Fores
Manager of EURO