Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Program Chair of CCGrid 2003:

"An on-line program committee program called CyberChair was employed during the entire review process, with extensive help from its creator Richard van de Stadt, to enable round-the-globe discussion process going smoothly. In fact CyberChair was first created by Richard when I was a program chair of another conference in 1997, and have helped its evolution through its employment in a few other conferences I have chaired. I hereby express my deepest appreciation to Richard for his dedication and work, not only for this conference but also the services he has provided to other academic conferences as well. As a matter of a fact Richard is a very dedicated man, staying up very late or waking up early to synchronize time so that we communicate smoothly between Japan and the Netherlands."

Source: CCGrid 2003 proceedings