About the Hans Karlsson Award
Deadline for 2017 Nominations: 15 October 2016
The award nomination requires a minimum of 3 endorsements.
Established in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, chairman and father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards. A plaque and $2,000 honorarium is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and dedication to diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the development or promotion of standards in the computer industry where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to the benefit of society. Eligibility is limited to present or past participants in IEEE CS Standards activities.
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Karlsson Past Recipients
|2015||Francois Coallier||For leadership in the development of the theory and practice of international software and systems engineering standards.|
|2014||Annette D. Reilly||For harmonization and development of novel approaches to the system and software engineering standards for vocabulary, life-cycle information, and user documentation.|
|2013||Brian G. Kiernan||For extraordinary skill and dedication in chairing the complex task groups that developed the IEEE 802.16a, 802.16e, and 802.16m WirelessMAN standards, including the world's first 4G broadband standard.|
|2012||Paul R. Croll||For dedicated leadership of the IEEE Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee, and for his diplomacy and collaboration in facilitating the development of a collection of high-quality standards.|
|2011||Arthur W. Astrin||For leadership and diplomatic skills applied to LAN/MAN wireless personal area network standards; mediating rivalry of corporate entities and personal aspirations by promoting the value of IEEE wireless standards-based approaches.|
|2009||James W. Moore||For charting the road maps and leading the harmonization of IEEE and ISO systems and software engineering standards.|
|2007||Katherine L. Morse||For leadership in development of modeling and simulation standards and exemplary collaboration in establishing the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) Standards Activity Committee (SAC) as an IEEE standards sponsor.|
|2006||John L. (Jack) Cole||For bringing together diverse interests with inspired leadership, dedication and vision in producing five storage system standards, and forming the first information assurance standards committee.|
|2005||Yervant Zorian||For outstanding leadership, communications, and achievement with the IEEE Testability Method for Embedded Core-based ICs standard (IEEE Std. 1500tm-2005) through collaboration with major industry groups.|
|2004||David B. Gustavson||For outstanding leadership in Standards and for your insight, organization, and political astuteness in bringing the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) (IEEE 1596-1992) to fruition, significantly advancing the art and science of scalable systems.|
|2002||H. Wayne Hodgins||For your extraordinary leadership and vision that led to the first learning technology standard and that was instrumental in moving an entire industry to pursue a standards-based rather than a proprietary approach.|
|2001||Victor Hayes||For your dedication to the advancement of technologies and their use in a wide area of segments, markets, and applications benefiting all our lives.|
|1996||Leonard L. Tripp||For your long-term service and leadership of the IEEE Computer Society Software Engineering Committee (SESC) and related activities.|
|1995||Roger Martin||For leadership in timely completion of test methods which assure quality and dependability for the standards customer, completeness for the portable app builder and consensus to the whole community.|
|1994||James D. Isaak||For outstanding leadership and achievement through collaboration.|
Karlsson Subcommittee Chair
2016 Hans Karlsson Award Committee Chair
Susan K. (Kathy) Land
Deadline for 2016 Hans Karlsson Award Nominations has passed. Nominations are under review. Winner will be published in the CS press room.
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Karlsson Press Release
IEEE CS Honors François Coallier of ÉTS for Contributions to International Standards Development
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