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Eloge: Dov Chevion, 1917-1983

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129461D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 22K

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Software Patent Institute

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ISAAC L. AUERBACH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Dov Chevion was a giant among his fellow men and women. He was respected for his strength of leadership, for his commitment toward worthy goals, and as the spokesman in the computer field for Israel for over two decades. He was particularly concerned with education, an area in which he made major contributions.

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Copyright ©; 1985 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Eloge: Dov Chevion, 1917-1983

ISAAC L. AUERBACH

  (Image Omitted: © 1985 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the AFIPS copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires specific permission. This article is adapted with permission from IFIP Bulletin No. 18. Author's Address: Isaac L. Auerbach, Inc., 455 Righters Mill Road, Narberth, PA 19072; Auerbach Publishers, Inc., 6560 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109. Categories and Subject Descriptors: A.0 [General] -- biographies, D. Chevron; K.2 [History of Computing] -- D.

Chevron, people. General Terms: Human Factors. Additional Key Words and Phrases: Information Processing Association of Israel, International Federation for Information Processing. © 1985 AFIPS 0164-1239/85/010004-006

Eloge: Dov Chevion, 1917-1983

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Dov Chevion was a giant among his fellow men and women. He was respected for his strength of leadership, for his commitment toward worthy goals, and as the spokesman in the computer field for Israel for over two decades. He was particularly concerned with education, an area in which he made major contributions.

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Dov was born on April 16, 1917, in Lodz, Poland. He was educated in the gymnasium in Lodz and immigrated to Palestine in 1935. He attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he studied philosophy, mathematics, and physics. His student days were interrupted by World War II, after which he worked in the field of statistics for the British government. He became active in the computer field in the late 1950s and with Aaron Gertz was responsible for founding and developing the Centre for Office Mechanization (MALAM) for the Israeli government. He directed MALAM from 1964 until he retired in 1982, and was responsible for teaching and training hundreds of computer and communication systems designers, computer analysts, and programmers who now hold senior positions throughout Israel. He left his mark of accomplishment on the computer user community of his country and those other countries that were privileged to benefit from his teaching.

IPA Contribution

In the early 1960s Chevion, together with some professors of the Weizmann Institute and Aaron Gertz, planned and founded the Information Processing Association of Israel (IPA). He served as chairman of the board from 1966 to 1976 and president from 1976 to 1982. Early in 1983 he was given the title of Honorable President...