INFORMS Annual Meeting 2008

Sponsored by IBM

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

Previous Winners


  • A submission or nomination must contain:
    1. A synopsis of an effective use of COIN-OR or valuable contribution to COIN-OR (or both!).
    2. An explanation of its significance.
  • The winner must accept the prize in person at the 2008 INFORMS meeting --- so we can all celebrate appropriately (see "Long Ceremony" below).
  • Submission deadline: Friday October 3, 2008.
  • 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 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 welcome (see below). All entrants and their supporters are welcome to join in the celebration and regale (rile) the prize winners.

  • Day: Monday, October 13th
  • Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Resturant: Open City
  • Location: 2331 Calvert St NW (one block from the convention hotels)
  • Directions: (coming)

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

Please e-mail your submissions to coin-cup

Enter, Come, possibly win, and raise your cup with us!