INFORMS - Call for nominations: 2015 Distinguished Service Award of the INFORMS Simulation Society

To recognize individuals who have provided longstanding, exceptional service to the simulation community, the INFORMS Simulation Society annually sponsors a Distinguished Service Award, given to at most one person each year. This award is for sustained service to the simulation community over at least 15 to 20 years or longer, and acquitted with distinction. The concept of service for this award does not include teaching or research contributions. Areas of volunteer service include, for example: (i) elected offices in simulation societies; (ii) editorial responsibilities, such as area editor or editor-in-chief, for simulation; (iii) responsibilities such as program chair, proceedings editor, general chair or member of the program or organizing committee, for conferences involving simulation; (iv) appointed positions for simulation-related activities, such as newsletter editor or serving on committees; and (v) undertakings and actions that promote simulation.

Nominations for the award to be given in 2015 can be made by anyone and should be sent by Sept. 15 to the Distinguished Service Award Committee Chair: Peter J. Haas, IBM Almaden Research Center; email: The other committee members are James R. Wilson (North Carolina State University) and Jeffrey A. Joines (North Carolina State University).

Letters of nomination should identify the nominee’s areas of exceptional service, detailing the activities for which the nominee is believed to deserve this award. The nominator has the responsibility for justifying why the nominee should receive this award. If given, the award will be presented at the Winter Simulation Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., Dec. 6-9 (