Global Award

Introducing the award

The award was initiated by Elsevier in 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Data and Knowledge Engineering journal, the Peter P. Chen award honors one person each year for outstanding contributions to the field of conceptual modeling.

The award is presented annually at the Entity Relationship (ER) International Conference on Conceptual Modeling


Data and Knowledge Engineering

The Criteria for the Award:

  • Research
  • Service
  • Education
  • Contribution to practice
  • International reputation

On behalf of the ER Institute and the ER Steering Committee, I am pleased to announce that Prof. Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University is the winner of the 2015 Peter P. Chen Award.

Previous winners:

2014: Prof. Antonio Luz Furtado, Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013: Prof. Carlo Batini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

2012: Prof. Stefano Spaccapietra, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

2011: Prof. Tok Wang Ling, National University of Singapore, Singapore

2010: Prof. John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy

2009: Prof. David Embley, BYU, USA

2008: Prof. Bernhard Thalheim, University of Kiel, Germany

(More information about this award can be found at www.conceptualmodeling.org.)

The award was initiated by Elsevier in 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Data and Knowledge Engineering journal, the Peter Chen award honors one person each year for outstanding contributions to the field of conceptual modeling.

The award is presented by the Editor-in-Chief, Peter P. Chen, annually at the ER International Conference on Conceptual Modeling.

Criteria for the Award:

  • Research: how well the nominee has helped advance the field of conceptual modeling with his/her intellectual contributions.
  • Service: participation in the organization of conceptual-modeling-related meetings and conferences and participation in editorial boards of conceptual-modeling-related journals.
  • Education: how effectively the nominee has mentored doctoral students in conceptual modeling, produced researchers from their labs, and helped mentor other young people in the field.
  • Contribution to practice: the extent to which the nominee has contributed to technology transfer, commercialization, and industrial projects.
  • International reputation: the extent to which the nominee's work is visible to and has diffused into the international community.

Selection Process

The selection committee consists of five people: the Steering Committee (SC) chair, two Program Committee members appointed by the SC chair, and the previous two years' recipients.

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The awardee receives a plaque and a prize of $3000, sponsored by Elsevier. The presentation is held at the ER International Conference on Conceptual Modeling annually.