SMS Conference Awards & Honors
These three awards recognize outstanding academic work submitted to the SMS Annual International Conference.
- SMS Best Conference Paper Prize
- SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications
- SMS Best Conference PhD Paper Prize
To distinguish those who have contributed to the SMS over the years and have become pillars of our Society, in 2006 the recognition as Friend of the SMS was introduced to the conference.
Recognized are attendees of the SMS Annual International Conference, who either have:
- been SMS members for 20 or more years
- attended 10 or more annual conferences
- served as a program chair of a past conference
- served as a Board member of the Society
- have been elected to the Fellows Group within the SMS.
As a sign of recognition and appreciation, a golden SMS logo is added to the conference name badges of these individuals. The names of the Friends of the SMS are also displayed during the program intermittences on the projection walls of the plenary hall at the conference.