AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Papers submitted to NEDSI 2024 will be considered for the following awards:
- David M. Levine Best Paper Award in Innovative Teaching
- Richard Briotta Best Paper Award in Knowledge Management/Strategy
- Bryant University Best Paper Award in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
- Best Application of Theory Award
- Best Contribution to Theory Award
- Best Overall Conference Paper Award
- Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award
- Undergraduate/Master Poster Awards
Other awards can be given at the discretion of the program chair.
Review and selection process (all awards except the Undergraduate poster awards):
- The process starts during the submission review process, where reviewers nominate papers for awards.
- From this set of nominated papers, the awards committee (put together by the conference chair), determines which papers are chosen for each award. Papers are evaluated based on their contributions to innovative teaching (Levine award) or research (all other awards).
- If no paper qualifies for one or more of the awards, that award will not be given that year.
- These awards need to be determined prior to the printing of the conference program (all award winners, except the Best Overall Conference Paper, are listed in the program). This leaves the time between when the submission review process ends and program printing as the longest time the awards committee can take to make their selections.
Review and selection process (for the Undergraduate poster awards):
- The process starts at the NEDSI conference, where conference attendees (faculty and industry participants) are asked to rate the poster presentations and are provided forms to do so. Conference chairs, at their discretion, can offer an incentive for conference attendees to rate the poster presentations (such as two free drink tickets at the President’s reception).
- The three (at least) highest rated poster presentations receive the Undergraduate Poster awards.
- All awards are presented at the awards dinner/lunch.
- Awardees receive an award certificate from NEDSI, as well as a cash award.
- Amazon gift cards can substitute for cash awards. This works especially well for the Undergraduate Poster awards, because they are not chosen until the conference.
David M. Levine Best Paper Award in Innovative Teaching
This award was endowed by David M. Levine, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Baruch College (CUNY) and former NEDSI President, to acknowledge excellence in innovative teaching approaches.More
Richard Briotta Best Paper Award in Knowledge Management/Strategy
This award was endowed by Bay Path University in memory of their colleague, Richard Briotta, Director of the Communications and Information Management program, to acknowledge excellence in research in knowledge management and strategy.More
Bryant University Best Paper Award in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
This award was endowed by Bryant University to acknowledge excellence in research in supply chain management and logistics.More
Best Contribution to Theory Award
This award is for the paper that makes the greatest contribution to theory as the primary focus of the paper.More
Best Application of Theory Award
This award is for the paper that makes greatest contribution to the application of theory as the primary focus of the paper.More
Best Overall Conference Paper Award
This award is for the paper chosen from among the other award categories or separately as the best overall paper.More
Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award
This award is for the best research paper among all papers submitted by Ph.D. students as primary authors.More
Undergraduate/Master Student Poster Award
These awards are for the best poster presentations by undergraduate students. Multiple awards are given for first through third place at a minimum.More