Attend the Poster Sessions and the Poster Competition
Poster submission deadline: July 25, 2022
Poster sessions: Sunday & Monday October 16-17, 2022
Competition: Tuesday October 18, 2022
Submission and Competition
INFORMS places special emphasis on high-quality poster submissions. As in past years, a Poster Session Competition will be held to recognize the best posters. If you would like to enter this competition, you are required to submit a soft copy of your poster (in pdf format) by July 25, 2022.
As in past years, a Poster Session Competition will be held to recognize the best posters. If you would like to enter the competition, you have to indicate your participation during the submission procedure. Three winners will be selected during the conference, with awards given for first place ($350), second place ($250), and third place ($150). The winners will also receive a certificate and will be recognized in INFORMS newsletters, OR/MS Today, INFORMS Connect, and on the INFORMS website.
Interactive Poster Sessions Co-Chairs
Morton C. Frank Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University at Buffalo
Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
University of South Florida
Poster Competition Judges
Arzum Akkas – Boston University
Albert Berahas – University of Michigan
Sebastian Birolini – University of Bergamo
Anton Braverman – Northwestern University
Kedong Chen – Old Dominion University
Chun-An Chen – Northeastern University
Arthur Delarue – Georgia Institute of Technology
Burak Eksioglu – University of Arkansas
Sandra Eksioglu – University of Arkansas
Trilce Encarnacion – University of Missouri, St. Louis
Eduarda Frej – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Ruimeng Hu- University of California, Santa Barbara
Natalie Huang – University of Minnesota
Hyojung Kang – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Anahita Khojandi – University of Tennessee
Trung Le – University of South Florida
Taewoo Lee – University of Pittsburgh
Brian Lee – Pennsylvania State University
Jinkun Lee – East Carolina University
Qiang Li – Wilfrid Laurier University
Zhepeng (Lionel) Li – University of Hong Kong
Michael Lim – Seoul National University
Jian Liu – University of Arizona
Xiaojin Liu – Virginia Commonwealth University
Haihao Liu – University of Chicago
Will Ma – Columbia University
Kayse Maass – Northeastern University
Yonatan Mintz – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Juliane Mueller – National Renewable Energy Lab
Rajeev Namboothiri – GE Research
Jie Ning – Case Western Reserve University
Clara Novoa – Texas State University
Hyunwoo Park – Seoul National University
Young Woong park – Iowa State University
Diana Ramirez-Rios – University at Buffalo
Talayeh Razzaghi – University of Oklahoma
Sara Reed – University of Kansas
Bruno F. Santos – Delft University of Technology
Thiago Serra – Bucknel University
Michelle Shell – Boston University
Raghav Singal – Dartmouth University
Amanda Smith – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Eunhye Song – Georgia Institute of Technology
Emily Speakman – University of Colorado, Denver
Yanshuo Sun – Florida State University
Rajan Udwani – University of California, Berkeley
Kaizheng Wang – Columbia University
Weijun Xie – Georgia Institute of Technology
Fasheng Xu – Syracuse University
Chiwei Yan – University of Washington, Seattle
Rui Zhang – University of Colorado, Boulder
Hao Zhong – ESCP Business School
Luis Zuluaga – Lehigh University
How the Poster Competition Works
Participation in the poster competition is voluntary. That is, an author may elect to enter the General Poster session and make a poster presentation without entering the competition. For those who wish to compete, there are two rounds in the competition. In Round 1 (Sunday & Monday), the poster competition chairs and judges will screen the submitted posters for their fit-for-competition and determine the posters to be evaluated in Round 2 (Tuesday) by the judges. In Round 2, judges will evaluate each poster. After the judges submit their scores for each poster, the competition chairs will identify the first, second, and third place winners. The recognition includes a certificate, an award check, and announcements on INFORMS newsletters, OR/MS Today, INFORMS Connect, and on the INFORMS website
Before the Annual Meeting
Step 1. Abstract Submission: Only one poster abstract submission will be permitted per presenting author. For the poster submission, the following items are needed by July 25, 2022: contact information for yourself and any co-authors, the title, a 50-word abstract, and a poster in PDF format. You must select an option when entering your information to let us know if you wish to be part of the competition.
Step 2. Poster Review for Competition and Scheduling (Pre-Conference Round): All posters are accepted for presentation in person at the conference (Sunday and Monday). Chairs will screen the poster submissions to assign to judges and determine the presentation time (Sunday or Monday) accordingly. The schedule will be announced before the conference.
During the Annual Meeting
Step 3. Round 1: Poster presenters should bring a hard copy of their poster and hang it on the specified area before the scheduled poster session.
Step 4. Round 2: The finalists chosen for Round 2 will be asked to present at the competition session on Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm. Chairs will contact the finalists on Monday afternoon.
After the Annual Meeting
Further Recognition: The winners of the poster competition will be announced on the INFORMS website, in INFORMS newsletters, and in OR/MS Today.
Poster Preparation Guidelines & Instructions
Poster: Each presenter in the Poster Sessions and Competition should submit their poster in the form of a 1-page PDF file in landscape orientation and bring a hard copy to the annual meeting. The bulletin board measures 90” wide by 43” tall. We recommend a poster size of 72” wide by 36.” However, other sizes are acceptable as long as they do not exceed the bulletin board dimensions of 90” wide by 43” tall.
Suggested Best Practices
For all posters, please follow these guidelines:
- Maintain a good contrast between background and foreground text.
- Avoid acronyms and extensive mathematical notation as much as possible.
- Include one or more of the following: a brief description of the problem, objectives of the work, the methodology utilized, conclusions, relevant diagrams, and graphs and charts, in order to present an overview of the application.
- Organize your poster into sections, e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited. (Avoid using too many citations.) You may wish to use numbers to help sequence sections of the poster.
- Arrange the material into columns.
- The title should be readable from 15–20 feet (approximately 4.5–6 meters) away.
- The text should be large enough to be read easily from at least 6 feet (approximately 2 meters) away.
- The poster should not rely upon your verbal explanation to link together the various portions.
- Avoid densely packed, high word-count posters. Posters with 800 words or less are ideal.
- Self-explanatory graphics should dominate the poster.
- Below are webpages that provide more guidelines and free poster templates: