The Internet Society is soliciting nominations of qualified candidates for the 2013 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award by 31 May. This annual award is presented to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. The award, which includes a presentation crystal and a USD 20,000 prize, is scheduled to be presented during the 87th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Berlin, Germany, 28 July – 2 August.
Deadline for nominations is 31 May, 2013.
Award Nomination Procedures
Recognition of pioneering role in Internet technologies and information access for Chinese research and educational communities.
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, July 28 – The Internet Society today announced that its prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2010 was awarded to leading Chinese technologist Dr. Jianping Wu for the pioneering role he has played in advancing Internet technology, deployment, and education in China and Asia Pacific over the last twenty years.
Dr. Wu’s best-known contribution is the development of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) which he designed and developed to be the first Internet backbone network in China. Created to establish a nation-wide advanced network infrastructure to support education and research among universities, CERNET has since become the world’s largest national academic network. Since 1998, Dr. Wu has also devoted his time to the design and development of a large-scale native IPv6 backbone in China that now serves to connect over 200 universities and millions of users.
Today, 16 October 2008, marks ten years since the death of internet visionary Jon Postel. In honour of Jon, ISOC has gathered reflections and quotes on his life, his work, and his legacy. Read here.
Reston, VA and Geneva, Switzerland – 5 December 2007 â€“ The Internet Society has awarded pioneering Internet engineer Nii Quaynor the prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award for 2007 for his leadership in advancing Internet technology in Africa and galvanizing technologists to improve Internet access and capabilities throughout the continent. Continue reading