Park's Best Paper Awards

This award recognizes significant contributions made in advancing Axiomatic Design research. This award is given in honor of Dr. and Mrs. BJ Park, who supported axiomatic design research through the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and the MIT Center for Complex Systems. Dr. and Mrs. Park have been major philanthropists who have supported many non-profit organizations, including his alma mater MIT, Leeds, and Seoul National University as well as many other educational and medical organizations such as Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in the U.S.A.

 

The awarding process is coordinated and managed by the Axiomatic Design Research Foundation (ADRF), a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote the research and education of Axiomatic Design on the global scale. A total of three award categories are available for nominations:

  • Park’s Best Journal Paper Award with $1,500 cash award

  • Park’s Best Conference Paper Award with $1,500 cash award

  • Park’s Best Student Paper Award with $1,000 cash award

 

In 2019, the awards will be announced during the Gala Dinner of the 13th International Conference on Axiomatic Design (www.icad2019.org) to be held in Sydney, Australia on October 18-20, 2019.

 

The Park’s Best Journal Paper Award aims to recognize extraordinary work published in leading scientific journals. The paper must have already been published in journals no earlier than January 2017 and no later than April 2019. The nomination for this award category must be received by ADRF no later than June 30th, 2019. The award recipient will be informed of the decision and invited to participant in ICAD-2019 by June 2019. The nominations can be lodged based upon the official website of ICAD-2019. The nominators are required to provide a short justification regarding how the nominated work meet the criteria. Alternatively, the nomination can be directly emailed to <adrf@mit.edu>. One award of this category will be granted based on a set of criteria as follows:

  • Relevance to the Axiomatic Design Theory

  • Contribution to the theoretical understanding, methodological integration, and/or practical application of the Axiomatic Design Theory  

  • Scientific quality, novelty, and rigorousness of the work

  • Potential impacts of the work for the society

  • Quality of the journal where the work is published  

 

The Park’s Best Conference Paper Award aims to recognize extraordinary work published and presented during the annual International Conference on Axiomatic Design. Any scientific paper submitted to ICAD-2019 will be automatically nominated for this award category. Papers published and presented in peer conferences other than ICAD-2019 are not eligible for competing in this award category. One award of this category will be granted based on a set of criteria as follows:

  • Relevance to the Axiomatic Design Theory

  • Contribution to the theoretical understanding, methodological integration, and/or practical application of the Axiomatic Design Theory 

  • Scientific quality, novelty, and rigorousness of the work

  • Potential impacts of the work for the society

  • Quality of presentation during the conference

 

The Park’s Best Student Paper Award aims to recognize innovative work primarily completed by young talents who have not received their Ph.D. degrees. Any student paper submitted to ICAD-2019, for which a student is the first author, will be automatically nominated for the Best Student Paper Award. Student papers published and presented in peer conferences other than ICAD-2019 are not eligible for competing in this award category. One award of this category will be granted based on a set of criteria as follows:  

  • Relevance to the Axiomatic Design Theory

  • Contribution to the theoretical understanding, methodological integration, and/or practical application of the Axiomatic Design Theory 

  • Scientific quality, novelty, and rigorousness of the work

  • Potential impacts of the work for the society

  • Quality of presentation during the conference


The nominations will be assessed by the Award Committee under the ICAD Scientific Committee. The Award Committee consists of 5 members who are all world-renowned experts in the area of engineering design. The Committee is chaired by Prof. Nam Suh at MIT. The decisions will be made purely based on the criteria above for each category. 

 

Please kindly note that, in the interest of community building, it is compulsory that the award recipients must personally attend the ICAD-2019 conference in order to receive the awards. The ADRF reserves the right to retrieve the award decision if the recipient cannot commit to attending the conference.

 

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email the inquires to <adrf@mit.edu>  

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 

University of New South Wales

ang.liu@unsw.edu.au

Tel: +61 0452380127

Fax:+61 0452380127

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