The Tenth POMS-HK International Conference

5-6 January 2019


Best Student Paper Competition


  1. The first-place will receive HKD4,000.
  2. The second-place will receive HKD2,000.
  3. Each honorable mention will receive HKD500.


  1. The first-place prize:
    • Shan Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) for the paper titled
          "Managing Appointment-based Services in the Presence of Walk-in Customers".
  2. The second-place prize:
    • Zhe Liu (Columbia University) for the paper titled
          "A General Dual Sourcing Inventory Model: Trading off Lead Time and Cost Differences".
  3. The honorable mention prize:
    • Qinshen Tang (National University of Singapore) for the paper titled
          "Joint Pricing and Production: A Fusion of Machine Learning and Robust Optimization";
    • Vivek Choudhary (INSEAD) for the paper titled
           "Do Flexibility and Chaining Really Help? An Empirical Analysis of Automotive Plant Networks";
    • Yifan Feng (University of Chicago) for the paper titled
           "Learning Customer Preferences from Personalized Assortments".

Eligibility and Guidelines

  1. Competitors should be students. Each paper should be led and presented by a student during the conference. Each student is required to register for the conference and submit only one entry for the competition. Failure to register for the conference may lose the eligibility of the competition.
  2. Paper topics must fit the theme of the conference. The submitted papers should be written in English. Presentation should also be conducted in English.
  3. To participate in the competition, please submit an electronic form (in MS-Word or PDF format, and should not exceed 32 pages), including paper/ presentation title, authors' names, affiliations, and the corresponding author's phone/ fax number, with subject “Best student paper competition” via email to on or before 15 November, 2018. The format of the papers should follow that of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the Production and Operations Management which is available at
  4. Submission for the competition will be considered for conference presentation automatically. Please do not submit the same paper twice.

Selection Criteria

Each paper/ presentation will be evaluated based on two criteria.

  1. Academic significance (originality, depth, completeness and work's potential impact on future research).
  2. Engineering or business relevance (importance of the problem and its impact on engineering or business practice).