The Eighth POMS-HK International Conference

7-8 January 2017

Best Student Paper Competition


  1. The first-place will receive HK$4,000.
  2. The second-place will receive HK$2,000.
  3. Each honorable mention will receive HK$500.


  1. The first-place prize
    • Zhen Xu for the paper titled “Instantaneous Control of Brownian Motion with a Positive Lead Time”
  2. The second-place prize
    • Yanzhe (Murray) Lei for the paper titled “Dynamic Joint Pricing and Order Fulfillment for E-commerce Retailers”
    • Will Ma for the paper titled “Dynamic Recommendation at Checkout under Inventory Constraint”
  3. The honorable mention prize
    • Hailun Zhang for the paper titled “Managing Perishable Inventory Systems as Non-perishable Ones”

Eligibility Requirements and Author Guidelines

  1. Competition participants should be students. The paper should be led and presented by the student during the conference. Each participant is required to register the conference and submit only one entry for competition. Failure to register the conference may lose the eligibility of the competition.
  2. Paper topic must fit the conference's theme. The submitted paper should be written in English, and the presentation should be conducted in English as well.
  3. To participate in the competition, please submit an electronic form (in MS-Word or PDF format, and should not exceed 32 pages including the appendices) with paper/presentation title, author names, and the corresponding author's phone/fax number and e-mail the submission with subject Best Student Paper Competition to on or before 30 October, 2016. 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. Submissions for student paper competition will be considered for conference presentation automatically (and hence please do not submit the same paper for conference presentation).

Award 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).