Best Paper Competition

Three finalists are selected from the Best Paper Competition submissions using a blind review process. Cash award prizes totaling $600 will be distributed to three finalists based on their finishing position first place, first runner-up and second runner-up. All others will receive honorable mention. These finalists will be announced at the conference and will be recognized during the Oct. 14 closing and awards session. More detailed information to follow.

Submit Your Paper

2020 ELSS Paper Guidelines

Important Dates

  • Final paper due no later than Sept. 8.
  • Finalists will be notified by Sept. 30.
  • PowerPoint of the presentation due Sept. 15.

Awards

  • First Place: $300 cash award
  • First Runner-Up: $200 cash award
  • Second Runner-Up: $100 cash award
  • All Others: Honorable Mention

Don’t miss outsubmit your paper to the 2020 ELSS Best Paper Competition today!

Reflect back on ELSS Best Paper Awards presented at the 2019 conference. Three finalists, first place winners Hung-da Wan and Rafid Al Janahi, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA); first runners-up Elisa Gouveia Waldrup and Raphael McIntyre, UT Southwestern; and second runner-up F. Frank Chen, Hamed Bouzary, University of Texas at San Antonio were selected from among the Best Paper competition submissions using a blind review process. Cash award prizes totaling $600 were distributed to three finalists based on their finishing position first place, first runner-up and second runner-up. All others received honorable mention.

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