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IEEE CQR Chairman Karl Rauscher, Director – Network Reliability Office, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, honored five individuals with the CQR Chairman’s Award at an awards ceremony during the 2004 CQR International Workshop in San Antonio, Texas on April 28.  The Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability is an IEEE Communications Society international professional organization that is unique in its service to the quality, reliability and security professionals of the global communications industry (  Criteria upon which recipients were selected include: sustained contributions in the field of Quality, Reliability & Security of communications services, networks or systems;  a demonstration of the core value of a professional society- adding value to others; and integrity consistent with that of a role model.


Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University

for sustained contributions in advancing the quality and reliability of emerging communications services, leadership and coordination of scientific collaboration, and for personal dedication to fostering international relationships.

Koichi Asatani received his BEEE. MEEE and Doctor of Engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974 respectively. After joining NTT, he was engaged in R & D in optical fiber subscriber loop systems, high-definition TV transmission system, ISDN and broadband networks. He was a leader of NTT R&D team on the first field trial of optical subscriber loop systems with use of wavelength-division-multiplexing technology, which was conducted in Yokosuka Japan, in 1980.  Based on the trial, high-speed digital leased line system was commercialized in 1984.

He led the international SDH/SONET standards in ITU-T as an editor and as the head of Japanese delegation, which were established in 1988. In 1989, as an Executive Manager at NTT Communication Quality Laboratory, where he was engaged in R&D management for R&D on communication quality and reliability, and EMC (Electrmagnetc Compatibility). In 1993, as an Executive Manager, R&D Deapartment, NTT, where he was engaged in global management for strategic standardization.

In 1997, He joined Kogakuin University as Professor, Depatment of Electronic and Communication Enginenring.  In 1999, he was appointed concurrently as a visiting Professor, Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University. In 2003, he was appointed as Dean of Depatment of Electronic and Communication Enginenring, Kogakuin University.

From 1989 to 2000, he served as a Vice-Chair of CCITT SG XVIII (which transformed to be ITU-T SG 13 in 1993) and Chair of Working Pary 6 of CCITT SG XVIII (Working Pary 3/ ITU-T SG13).  He led the international standards on ATM networks/B-ISDN, access network architecture, and IP networks.

In 2002, He was awaded as a Fellow of IEICE. He was elected as a member of IEICE board of Governors in 2002.  He founded IEICE Communication Quality Technical Committee (Japan) in 1996 and served as Chair for 1996-1998.  He is an advisory member of this TC.

In 2004, Dr. Asatani received the Minister’s Award for his contributions to the pioneering R&D on optical subscriber loop systems, and to thee R&D and global standardization of SDH/SONET and broadband networks by the Minister of Public Management, Home Affairs, Post and Telecommunications, Japan.

He served in other many international conferences such as IEEE International CQR Workshop 1994 as Co-General Chair, International Symposium on Interworking 1996 as Co-General Chair.  He also served for other conferences such as 16th International CQR Workshop2002 as Organizing Committee Chair, Communications QoS and Reliability Symposium at ICC2002 as Co-Symposium Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC2002) as Co-General Chair, Communications QoS and Reliability Symposium at Globecom2002 as Co-Symposium Chair and Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling Symposium at ICC 2003 as Co-Symposium Chair.  He will serve as Chair or Co-Chair for other future international conferences such as QoS and Performance Modelling Symposium at ICC2004.

He served IEEE Communications Magazine as Feature Editor on Standards for 1994-1999, and is serving as Senior Technical Editor since 1999. He is also Editorial Board Member of IEEE Communications Survey.

He served as Co-Guest Editor for several Feature Issues of IEEE Communications Magazine on “Standards for GII and Multimedia Communications”, “Standards and Innovation in Telecommunications and Information Technology Objectives” and “Telecommunications for Olympic Games”.

He served as a Senior Advisor to Committee on GII of TTC (Telecommunication Technology Committee) of Japan and Advisor to TTC for 1997-2000.

He has been serving as Chair for IP Network National Committee of Japan since 1999, where Japanese contributions to ITU-T are approved. He also appointed as Chair for IP Technology Working Group of the National Committee on IP Networking Technology of Japan in 2001, where IP telephony regulation in Japan was established. He serves as Chair for IP telephony Working Group of National Emergency Call Supports Committee, Ministry ofPublic Management, Home Affairs, Post and Telecommunications.

He published more than two hundred papers and articles. He is co-author of 14 books, including “Optical Communications”(Shoko-do Publishing, 1983 in Japanese), “Introduction to B-ISDN” (Ohm-sha Publishing,1992 in Japanese), “Designs of Telecommunication Networks”(IEICE, 1993 in Japanese), “Introductions to ATM Networks and B-ISDN” (John Wiley and Sons, 1997), Multimedia Communications Networks – Technologies and Services – (Artech House, 1998), Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (Marcel Dekker, 1998) and others.

Karl Rauscher presenting CQR Chairman’s Award to Dr. Koichi Asatani.


Chi-Ming Chen, AT&T

for sustained contributions in the field of expert quality processes, in exemplary transfer of technical knowledge, and for amiable professionalism.

Karl Rauscher presenting CQR Chairman’s Award to Dr. Chi-Ming Chen.

Chi-Ming Chen received the Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania; M.S. from the Pennsylvania State University; M.S. and B.S. from Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He taught at Tsing Hua University four years in the 70s’. Chi-Ming started his career in telecommunications with Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in 1985. His responsibilities included specifying the reliability objectives of the Common Channel Signaling (CCS) network and database services, technical analysis of various products including the Signaling Transfer Point (STP), Service Control Point (SCP), and software architecture reviews. Dr. Chen joined AT&T in 1995. He has worked as a system engineer to design a billing verification system and operations center. He also worked as a system engineer for the systems used by AT&T Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) to monitor and control AT&T’s world wide network for high quality and reliability. He is currently in the Enterprise Architecture organization in AT&T Labs to define and plan the target system architecture in different functional areas, e.g., trouble ticketing, fault management, performance management and services such as remote access and MPLS VPN.

Dr. Chen is a Member of the IEEE since 1979. He is currently a Senior Member.  He is serving as the Vice Chair – Publications of the CQR Technical Committee.


Henry (Hank) M. Kluepfel, SAIC

for sustained contributions in the fields of network security and infrastructure protection that been have marked by breadth of knowledge and awareness, edification of peers, and gentle tutelage.

Hank serves as a senior advisor on communications cyber security to the FBI’s Cyber Crime Squads, the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC) and the FCC’s Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC).  He is known for regularly sharing information related to network security with others that can help them in their scope of responsibility.  Hank joined SAIC in the 1995, after leading the Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) government account team and network security practice, where he led the industry’s efforts to protect, detect, contain and mitigate electronic and physical intrusions to the public networks and public packet networks.  While at Bellcore he led the company’s information security and forensics sciences practice. As former head of AT&T worldwide cyber security, he is widely known within both industry and government as one of our nation’s most distinguished experts in the security of our critical telecommunications infrastructure.  Hank is an active participant, lecturer, author and leader in a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Industrial Security International (ASIS) as former Vice Chair of the Information Technology Security Council, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) as a Senior Member,  IEEE Carnahan Conference on Security Technology as Executive Committee Member,  IEEE Conference on Quality and Reliability (CQR), the National Defense University (NDU), the FBI’s Quantico In-service training conferences, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Advanced Computing Systems Association (USENIX).  Hank is the lead inventor of a non-privacy intrusive data evidence collection device used by the telecommunications common carriers to detect, prosecute and deter computer hackers.  Hank has been certified as an expert witness of telecommunications security in state and federal courts.

(Karl Rauscher presenting CQR Chairman’s Award to Telcordia Technologies’ Spilios Makris – accepting in Hank Kluepfel’s absence.)


Archie McCain, BellSouth

for sustained contributions that have enhanced network element performance, and technical dialogue marked by being both highly insightful and highly courteous that has lead to meaningful rigor in industry discussions.

Archie C. McCain received the BS Comp. Eng. degree from Southwestern College in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his telecommunications career at Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois where he worked on the development and implementation of the 5ESS, one of the first digital switches in the world. When the Bell System divested into multiple entities in 1984, he transferred to BellSouth, where he became a leader in the systematic measurement and improvement of communications quality and reliability. He developed the first mechanized system for recording performance data at BellSouth and has championed the concept of systematic recording and full disclosure of network reliability data to suppliers. He is currently working with several industry leading companies on a project to enable the automated collection and recording of network performance data to drive further improvements in communications quality and reliability.

Karl Rauscher presenting CQR Chairman’s Award to Mr. Archie McCain.


Art Reilly, Cisco Systems

for sustained contributions in the area of industry standards, the facilitation of industry consensus, and for serving as a benchmark of professional etiquette.

I have been fortunate to have worked with so many talented people, including my co-recipients Koichi Asatani and Hank Kluepfel on these important topics in industry activities like the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, the IEEE, and the ITU.

I look forward to continuing to make the information society better for all and helping others carry this torch forward.

(CQR Chairman Karl Rauscher presenting award to Cisco’s Jim Huang – accepting in Art Reilly’s absence.)