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Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications 2009 - Raouf Boutaba

"For outstanding service as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management, and as Director of Conference Publications."

Raouf received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Pierre & Marie Curie University (France) in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at POSTECH (Korea). Raouf held Visiting Professor Positions at the University of Toronto (Canada), the University of Pierre & Marie Curie (France), and ENST-Paris (France). 

His research interests include network and service management in wired and wireless networks.  He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and received several journal and conference best paper awards and other recognitions such as the Premier's Research Excellence Award and the Don Stokesburry Award.

Raouf has been active within ComSoc in many capacities: Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter Chair, Information Infrastructure Technical Committee Program Chair, Vice-Chair and Chair, and founding Chair of the Autonomic Communications Subcommittee.  He is currently the Director of Conference Publications and served in the past as Director of the Standards Board and the Related Societies Board. He also served as a member of other ComSoc boards such the Education Board, the On-line Content board and the Meetings & Conferences Council. He chairs IM/NOMS steering committee, has organized many conferences, and is a ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is the founding editor in chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management.

Raouf was selected recipient of the Hal Sobol Award for Exemplary Service to Meetings & Conferences, in 2007, and the Fred W. Ellersick Paper Prize in 2008.