The
BealeOrchardHays Prize
call for nominations
citations 2006
past
winners
The
BealeOrchardHays Prize for Excellence
in Computational Mathematical Programming is awarded for a paper
published within the three year period prior to the Symposium at
which it is awarded. 'Computational mathematical programming' includes
experimental evaluation of mathematical programming algorithms,
the development of highquality mathematical programming software,
the development of new computational methods together with experimental
evidence of their effectiveness, and the development of new methods
for the empirical testing of mathematical programming techniques.
Eligibility
To
be eligible a paper or a book must meet the following requirements:
1.
It must be on computational mathematical programming. The topics
to be considered include:
(a)
experimental evaluations of one or more mathematical programming
algorithms;
(b)
the development of quality mathematical programming software (i.e.,
welldocumented code capable of obtaining solutions to some important
class of mathematical programming problems) coupled with documentation
of the application of the software to this class of problems (note:
the award would be presented for the paper that describes
this work and not for the software itself);
(c)
the development of a new computational method that improves the
stateoftheart in computer implementations of mathematical programming
algorithms coupled with documentation of a the experiment that showed
the improvement; or
(d)
the development of new methods for empirical testing of mathematical
programming techniques (e.g., development of a new design for computational
experiments, identification of new performance measures, methods
for reducing the cost of empirical testing).
2.
It must have appeared in the open literature.
3.
Documentation must be written in a language acceptable to the Screening
Committee.
4.
It must have been published during the three calendar years preceding
the year in which the prize is awarded.
These
requirements are intended as guidelines to the Screening Committee,
but are not to be viewed as binding when work of exceptional merit
comes close to satisfying them.
Frequency
and Amount of the Award
The
prize will be awarded every three years. The 2006 prize of $1,500
and a medal was presented in August 2006, at the awards session
of the 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming
to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Judgment
Criteria
Nominations
will be judged on the following criteria:
1.
Magnitude of the contribution to the advancement of computational
and experimental mathematical programming.
2.
Originality of ideas and methods.
3.
Degree to which unification or simplification of existing methodologies
is achieved.
4.
Clarity and excellence of exposition.
The
Awards Committee
The
screening process will be carried out by a committee of four to
eight people appointed by the Chair of MPS. The appointment of the
committee must be made at least one year prior to the awarding of
the prize. Each committee member will read all nominations and provide
to the Chairman of the committee his or her assessment based on
the four criteria noted above. The Screening Committee reserves
the right to determine that there will be no prize given for that
meeting.
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