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DAS/SDP Practice Award

DAS/SDP Practice Award


Purpose of the Award

The Decision Analysis Practice Award is sponsored jointly by the Decision Analysis Society (DAS) and the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP). It is given annually to the best decision analysis application, as judged by a panel of members of both Societies. The award includes a cash prize of $750 and assistance in getting the work published in a suitable journal, if the winner so desires. The winner of the Practice Award is also invited to present their work at Society of Decision Professionals Annual Conference and Workshops (Formerly known as DAAG) the following spring.

2023 Chairs:

Gilberto Montibeller and Nadia Papamichail

How does the competition work?

  1. By July 31 - Applicants submit an application form including abstract, project details and client testimonial. Click here to download application.
  2. By Sept 15 - The Award Committee selects three finalists. 
  3. Week of Oct 10 - Finalists present their projects to the committee in a webinar. 
  4. The Award Committee selects and announces the winner during the 2023 INFORMS Annual Meeting, to be held in hybrid mode for both in-person and virtual participation, scheduled for October 15-18, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

How are the applications judged?

The Award Committee will use the following criteria:

  1. Clear framing of the decision using the principles of decision theory. 
  2. Quality and originality of the decision analysis techniques employed. 
  3. Centrality of the analysis to the client's decision-making process, taking account of the importance of the problem. 
  4. Benefits and importance of the decision analysis to the client, stakeholders, and the public. 
  5. Describe the next steps for the analysis. 


How to Submit your application? 

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Send the completed form and all attachments, no later than July 31, 2023, to 


For more information visit: 


2022 DAS/SDP Practice Award Finalist Presentations



Past Awardees


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