INFORMS Annual Meeting 2006

Announcing the second annual "COIN-OR INFORMS Cup" competition --- the most coveted prize in computational OR!


  • The submission or nomination must contain a (i) synopsis of an effective use of COIN-OR or valuable contribution to COIN-OR and (ii) a cover letter explaining the significance.
  • The winner must accept the prize in person at the 2006 INFORMS meeting --- so we can all celebrate appropriately (see "Long Ceremony" below).
  • Submission deadline: October 31, 2006.
  • Self-nomination is welcomed.
  • We especially encourage nominations of effective use of COIN-OR that the community may not know about.

Submissions will be judged by a committee of members of the INFORMS Conference program committee and the COIN-OR Foundation, Inc.

Long Ceremony: The actual awarding of the COIN-OR INFORMS Cup will take place during a long ceremony at a congenial locale where cups are needed. All entrants and their supporters are welcome to join in the celebration and regale (rile) the prize winners.

  • Day: Sunday, November 5, 2006
  • Time: 9:00 - 10:30 pm
  • Location: August Henry's, 946 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (right across the street from the Courtyard Marriott, and just half a block from the Convention Center and the Westin)

The winner will be posted on the COIN-OR website.

Come on -- enter and win! Please send submissions to coin-cup --- see you at the cup-raising!