Lifetime Professional Achievement Award
The Lifetime Professional Achievement Award is sponsored by the AUTOTESTCON Board of Directors, and funded by the current year AUTOTESTCON.
- Nominees must have clearly demonstrated professional (technical or managerial) achievements in AUTOTESTCON fields-of-interest spanning a career
- Nominees should have name recognition within the AUTOTESTCON community
- The Nominee’s demonstrated achievements should have significant impact across the AUTOTESTCON community, beyond the normal functional duties of his/her organization
- Nominees should have visible participation in AUTOTESTCON
- Nominations may be submitted by any individual, regardless of affiliation
- Nominations should be accompanied by a short biographical sketch, along with a short (300-500) word summary recommendation.
Nomination & Balloting Process
- Each year, the AUTOTESTCON Board of Directors will solicit nominations via a variety of means, including AUTOTESTCON attendees, AUTOTESTCON exhibitors, IEEE Sponsoring Societies (I&M, AESS), personal contacts, etc.
- Award nomination solicitations should be publicized via I&M Magazine and AESS Magazine announcements, along with notices sent to various trade publications and organizations that are concerned with automated test.
- Nominations are to be sent to the designated Agent of the Board
- Once nominations are received, which should occur no later than May 1 of each year, balloting shall occur among Board members, with each member having one vote.
- Ballots shall be sent to Board members with instructions to note 1st choice, 2nd choice, etc. Ballots shall be tallied by adding all numbers per candidate, with the lowest count winning. A ballot received with a blank space by a candidate’s name shall be counted as a number representing the highest number of candidates on the ballot.
- Ballots shall also have a “no award” entry, and if a simple majority of votes cast indicate “no award”, then the Lifetime Professional Award will be not presented for that year Nominate someone here!
Walter E. Peterson Best Technical Paper Award
David M. Goodman Best Management Paper Award
Oscar W. Sepp Best Student Paper Award
John Slattery Professional Achievement Award
The John Slattery Professional Achievement Award is sponsored by the Automatic Test Committee of the Systems Engineering Division of the National Defense Industrial association (NDIA) and honors the memory of John Slattery, a long-time employee of the General Dynamics Electronics (GDE) Company, based in San Diego, California, for his professional contributions to the advancement of automatic testing via Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). It is presented annually to an individual who has made major contributions to improving the state of automated testing in support of the national security posture of the United States, including outstanding technical achievements, demonstrated technical innovation, contributions to ATE technology, participation in ATE industry/government peer groups, an enthusiasm and eagerness to provide mentoring, uncompromised ethics and professionalism, and contributions to the industry that reflect technical excellence, competence and integrity, and an unswerving desire to achieve technical success regardless of political or management considerations.
Recognition for Technical Innovation
The paper must be presented at the conference and must appear in the conference record. The author or authors need not be IEEE members.
The conference technical committee shall select from among the technical papers submitted to the conference record a slate of not more than four (4) finalists for review by the AUTOTESTCON Board of Directors at their meeting preceding the conference, who will make the final selection. The selection criteria includes:
– Novelty and uniqueness of the idea behind the innovation – Is the innovation an incremental improvement over the state-of-the art or is it a significant change that disrupts the status quo – Did the innovation meet an unmet need – Significance of the innovation to AUTOTESTCON technical fields-of-interest – Impact of the innovation on system readiness – Benefit of the innovation to the military/aerospace community – Evidence that the innovation has been implemented with successful results
The AUTOTESTCON Recognition for Technical Innovation is a non-monetary award consisting of a certificate presented to the author or authors during the awards ceremony at the conference by the AUTOTESTCON Board Chair or Vice-Chair.