The ER Institute and the ER Steering Committee has announced that Prof. Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, is the winner of the 2011 Peter P. Chen Award.
The Peter P. Chen Award honors one person each year for his or her outstanding contributions to the field of conceptual modeling. The winner receives a plaque and check for US$1000 from the ER Institute. The winner is announced and presented each year at the ER conference.
(In 2011, the ER conference was held on Oct 31 to Nov 3, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium).
Professor Ling highly deserves the 2011 Peter Chen Award.
The selection process was done according to the following four basic criteria:
Criteria for the Award:
• Research: how well the nominee has helped advance the field of conceptual modeling with his/her intellectual contributions.
• Service: participation in the organization of conceptual-modeling-related meetings and conferences and participation in editorial boards of conceptual-modeling-related journals.
• Education: how effectively the nominee has mentored doctoral students in conceptual modeling, produced researchers from their labs, and also helped mentor young people in the field.
• Contribution to practice: the extent to which the nominee has contributed to technology transfer, commercialization, and industrial projects.
• International reputation: the extent to which the nominee's work is visible to and has diffused into the international community.
The 2011 committee members were Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA), Antoni Olive (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), John Mylopoulos (University of Trento, Italy), Heinrich Mayr (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), and Veda Storey (Georgia State University, USA). T
Previous winners of the Peter P. Chen Award :
2010 Prof. John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
2009 Prof. David Embley, Brigham Young University, USA
2008 Prof. Bernhard Thalheim, University of Kiel, Germany