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Pre-2016 Press Releases 8 April 2009

Call for Nominations: Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

The Internet Society (ISOC) announces a call for nominations for the 2009 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award. This annual award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. This year the award will be presented during the 75th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 26-31, 2009. The award includes a presentation crystal and a prize of USD 20,000. The Internet Society requests nominations of qualified candidates.

The deadline for nominations is 29 May 2009.

About the Award

The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award was established by the Internet Society to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. The award is focused on sustained and substantial technical contributions, service to the community, and leadership. With respect to leadership, the committee places particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled others in addition to their own specific actions.

The award is named for Dr. Jonathan B. Postel to recognize and commemorate the extraordinary stewardship exercised by Jon over the course of a thirty year career in networking. He served as the editor of the RFC series of notes from its inception in 1969 until 1998. He also served as the ARPANET “numbers Czar” and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over the same period of time. He was a founding member of the Internet Architecture (nee Activities) Board and the first individual member of the Internet Society, where he also served as a Trustee. More information on Jon Postel’s life and contributions is available here.

Award Nomination Procedure

The nominee does not need to be a member of ISOC. Nominate via email to postel2009@isoc.org and include the following details:

Name and Email address of nominee
CV/Bio of nominee
Statement of recommendation including specific acts, works, contributions, and other criteria that would show the nominee to fit the standard set by Jon Postel. It should be clear from your statement that your nominee has performed in this manner over a long period of time, not simply that the nominee has done several significant things in the area of data communications and the Internet. Please include corroborating references with their name, email address, and telephone number. Conclude with your postal address, ISOC member number, and telephone number as well as the postal address, telephone and fax number of the nominee.

Thank you in advance for your support,
The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2009 Nominating Committee

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