The main criterion for selection is the same as for being a top-rated paper in the conference: introduction of a strong new technique, solution of a long-standing open problem, introduction and solution of an interesting and important new problem, etc. These are the characteristics associated with giving a paper the highest score.
If a paper qualifies for the Best Student Paper Award, it should not be disqualified from being considered for the Best Paper Award, and vice versa; a paper meriting both Awards should be given both Awards.
The awards will be:
300 CHF (Swiss Francs)
This award was sponsored by
Energies (ISSN 1996-1073; CODEN: ENERGA)