James W. Moore Receives IEEE Standards Association's 'International Award'

    Recognizes Contributions to Development of International Software
Engineering Standards

    PISCATAWAY, N.J., December 3 /CNW/ - James W. Moore has received the IEEE
Standards Association's 2007 International Award for his "considerable
contribution to the IEEE Computer Society Software and Systems Engineering
Standards Collection (S2ESC) and the international collection of software
engineering standards supported by ISO/IEC."

    The award is presented annually to an individual who has made
extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the international goals of
the IEEE-SA.

    Moore, an IEEE Fellow, is a 35-year veteran of software engineering with
tenures at IBM and MITRE Corporation. Since 2001, Mr. Moore has been intensely
involved in software and systems engineering standardization for the IEEE,
serving as the IEEE Computer Society's liaison to the international standards
organization ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 and as a member of the Executive Committee of
the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee.

    "I am happy to accept this award on behalf of the dozens of individuals
who have been working toward this shared goal of establishing international
software engineering standards," says Moore.

    "One of the real problems in this field," says Moore, "has been that the
international collection of software engineering standards and the IEEE
collection of standards, although they mostly agree, weren't written to work
together. They were written independently and sometimes have odd
disagreements, creating confusion in the marketplace. Over the last seven
years, we have managed to complete roughly a dozen projects which resulted in
one organization accepting the standard of the other organization or both
organizations accepting the same document.

    "To me, the real value of this award is recognizing that this work is
important," says Moore.

    Previous recipients of the IEEE-SA International Award include Ben C.
Johnson, Roger B. Marks, Denis L. Dufournet, Carl R. Stevenson, Michael R.
Murphy, Ronald C. Petersen and Wallace S. Read.

    Moore's latest book on software engineering standards, The Road Map to
Software Engineering: A Standards-Based Guide, was published in 2006 by John
Wiley & Sons. He also serves the IEEE Computer Society as a member of its
Board of Governors and chairs its Professional Practices Committee. He is an
executive editor of the Society's Guide to the Software Engineering Body of
Knowledge and a member of the editorial board of the recent revision of the
Encyclopedia of Software Engineering. The IEEE Computer Society has recognized
him as a charter member of their Golden Core; the IEEE selected him as a
recipient of their Third Millennium Award.

    About the IEEE Standards Association

    The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting
body, develops consensus standards through an open process that brings diverse
parts of industry together. These standards set specifications and procedures
based on current scientific and technological consensus. The IEEE-SA has a
portfolio of over 870 active standards and more than 400 standards under
development. For information on IEEE-SA see: http://standards.ieee.org/.

    About the IEEE

    The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the
world's largest technical professional society. Through its more than 370,000
members in 160 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide
variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer
electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30
percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics
engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active
industry standards. The organization also sponsors or co-sponsors over 450
international technical conferences each year. Additional information about
the IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.

For further information:

For further information: The IEEE Standards Association Karen McCabe,
+1-732-562-3824 IEEE-SA Marketing Director k.mccabe@ieee.org

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