Hans Karlsson Standards Award

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About the Hans Karlsson Award

Deadline for 2016 Nominations: 15 October 2015 

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

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

2015 Hans Karlsson Award Committe Chair

Roger U. Fujii

Deadline for 2016 nominations is 15 OCT 2015


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Karlsson Press Release

IEEE Computer Society Honors Lockheed Martin's Annette D. Reilly for Her Contributions to Standards Development

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 25 February 2014 – Annette D. Reilly, a senior staff member of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Hans Karlsson Award for her contributions to systems and software engineering standards.

For 15 years, Reilly has led the development and harmonization of IEEE and ISO/IEC standards for systems and software engineering, software user documentation, and IT service management. She was nominated for the Karlsson Award due to her "harmonization and development of novel approaches to the system and software engineering standards for vocabulary, life-cycle information, and user documentation."

Reilly, holder of an IEEE Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) credential, has received four Computer Society Outstanding Contribution Awards for her leadership and development work in systems and software engineering standards.

Working diplomatically as a leader in US and international standards groups, including the Computer Society's Systems and Software Engineering Standards Committee Management Board (S2ESC-MB) and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC7,

Reilly achieved difficult standardization challenges—including some that had been considered impossible. She was instrumental in fulfilling a strategic plan for software documentation standards, carried out through a series of five audience-oriented standards (ISO/IEC/IEEE 26511 to 26515), including IEEE's first standard for agile projects.

Reilly developed the schema and produced a highly adaptable standard for the content of information items in systems, software, and service delivery (ISO/IEC/IEEE 15289). She developed a ground-breaking vocabulary standard for software and systems engineering (ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765) to update definitions from IEEE's 25-year-old vocabulary standard with ISO's even older one. She leads a large international working group to revise the pioneering IEEE and ISO standard (2001/23026) on website engineering and management. At Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, Reilly is responsible for IT enterprise management and technical solutions development for US and international proposals. In over 30 years with Lockheed Martin, she has held a variety of roles for proposal management, engineering management, systems engineering, information management, and technical documentation. She received a B.A. from Rice University, a PhD from Brandeis University, and an MIS from The George Washington University.

Established by the Computer Society in 1992 in memory of Hans Karlsson, father of the IEEE 1301 family of standards, the award comes with a plaque and $2,000 honorarium. It is presented in recognition of outstanding skills and diplomacy, team facilitation and joint achievement, in the promotion of computer standards where individual aspirations, corporate competition, and organizational rivalry could otherwise be counter to society's benefit.

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