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Itojun Service Award

The Itojun Service Award was launched in 2008 to provide recognition and support for those progressing IPv6 development on the Internet.

About Itojun Service Award

The Itojun Service Award, established by the friends of Dr. Jun-ichiro “Itojun” Hagino and administered by the Internet Society (ISOC), recognises and commemorates the extraordinary dedication of Itojun to IPv6 development. The award includes a presentation crystal, a US$3,000 honorarium, and a travel grant.

The award is named after Dr. Jun-ichiro “Itojun” Hagino, who passed away in 2007, aged just 37. Itojun worked as a Senior Researcher at Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), was a member of the board of the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE) project, and from 1998 to 2006 served on the groundbreaking KAME project in Japan as the “IPv6 samurai”. He was also a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 2003 to 2005.

The award is focused on pragmatic technical contributions, especially related to development or operation of IPv6 networking, keeping with the spirit of servicing the Internet. With respect to the spirit, the selection committee seeks contributors to the Internet as a whole; open source developers are a common example of such contributors, although this is not a requirement for expected nominees. While the committee primarily considers practical contributions such as software development or network operation, higher level efforts that help those direct contributions will also be appreciated in this regard.

Nominees’ contribution should be substantial, but could be immature or ongoing; this award aims to encourage the contributor to continue their efforts, rather than only recognizing well established work. Finally, contributions of a group of individuals will be accepted as deployment work is often done by teams or organizations, not just a single outstanding individual.

For more information, please contact itojun-award@internetsociety.org

Award Nomination Procedure

Neither the nominee nor nominator needs to be a member of ISOC. Nominate via email to <itojun-award at elists.isoc.org> and include the following details:

  1. Name and Email address of nominee (in case of a group nominee, names and Email addresses of representative persons of that group)
  2. CV/Bio of nominee (in case of a group nominee, a summary of the group’s achievements)
  3. Statement of recommendation including specific acts, works, contributions, and other criteria that would show the nominee to fit the standard set by Itojun.
  4. Please include corroborating references with their name, email address, and telephone number.
  5. Conclude with your affiliation, postal address, and telephone number as well as the postal address, telephone and fax number of the nominee.

Nominations are now closed.

Itojun Service Award Winners

2012 Winners: John Jason Brzozowski, Donn Lee, and Paul Saab

The awards were presented to:

John Jason Brzozowski for his tireless efforts in providing IPv6 connectivity to cable broadband users across North America and evangelizing the importance of IPv6 deployment globally, and

to Donn Lee and Paul Saab for their efforts in making high-profile online content available over IPv6 and for their key contributions to World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch.

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2011 Winners: Alexandre Cassen and Rémi Després

The award was presented to Alexandre Cassen and Rémi Després for their implementation and design of “6rd,” an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) protocol that aims to speed the transition to global deployment of IPv6, which is critical to ensuring the continued growth and evolution of the Internet.

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2010 Winner: Bjoern A. Zeeb

The award was presented to Bjoern A. Zeeb for his dedicated work to make significant improvements in open source implementations of IPv6.

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2009 Winners: Lorenzo Colitti and Erik Kline

The first Itojun Service Award was presented to Lorenzo Colitti and Erik Kline of Google for their outstanding contributions to the development and deployment of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol.

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Selection Committee

The selection committee members for the Itojun Service Award is:

Memorial Fund

Memorial donations to the Itojun Service Award Fund are welcomed.

Donations in US Dollars

The Internet Society has established an account for donations, which may be made by wire transfer, using the following details:

Financial institution:  Wachovia Bank, N.A.

Address:
1753 Pinnacle Drive
3rd Floor VA 1940
McLean, VA  22101
Bank contact phone:  703-760-5861
Bank fax:  703-760-5860

SWIFT code: PNBPUS33ABA
Routing Number:  051400549
Account Number:  2000036138494
Account Title:  Internet Society, Dr. Jun-ichiro Hagino Restricted Fund
Address:  1775 Wiehle Avenue
Suite 201
Reston, VA 20190
Donations in Japanese Yen

The WIDE project has also established a Japanese bank account to collect donations in Japanese Yen (details to be made available shortly).

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