Milestones Status Report


REPORT ON THE STATUS OF MILESTONES IN SUBMISSION/APPROVAL/DEDICATION PROCESS

Last updated: 10 August 2020

This ongoing report shows the status of Milestones in the various stages of the process, updated continually by IEEE History Center staff. Milestones are listed with their docket numbers. The IEEE Region and the sponsoring organizational unit are shown in parentheses. Please note the titles given here are shortened or working titles, not the full or official titles. While in the approval process, proposals have a History Committee advocate assigned to them, whose initials are given in brackets. 

To see a count of how many IEEE Milestones have been dedicated, click List of Milestones by year dedicated


For a list of dedicated Milestones in chronological order by date of achievement, see Chronological List of Milestones

To see how many Milestones have been dedicated in each Region and Section, see List of Dedicated Milestones by Region

Interested in proposing a milestone? Any IEEE member can submit a milestone proposal. Here is a list of important achievements suitable for proposal, and which we encourage a proposer to consult the Milestones Guidelines and submit. This list is not exclusive; if you know of other achievements you wish to submit, you are welcome to do so.

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A. ADVOCATES NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING MILESTONES:

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted/Completed Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Plaque payment commitment received?
2018-12 Brain-controlled Robot, 1988 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Macedonia Section 17 November 2018 yes yes yes

Advocates must be either current or past IEEE History Commmittee members. To volunteer to serve as an advocate, contact the IEEE History Staff milestone administrator at ieee-history@ieee.org

B. STATUS

B.1 PROPOSALS BEING WRITTEN AND AWAITING COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Plaque payment commitment received?
2011-01 High Temperature Superconductivity ABx Region 8 IEEE Switzerland Section yes
2014-04 Langevin Sonar, 1917 LyF Region 8 France Section
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 AMa 8 Ukraine Section
2015-07 Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator JVrd 7 Toronto yes yes yes
2015-14 Alexanderson alternator and multituned antenna, Grimeton JCM 8 Sweden
2016-01 Disconnectable Cable Terminating Device, 1905 JCM 5 Chicago
2017-03 Kodak Digital Camera, 1973-1977 JMaz 1 IEEE Rochester Section yes yes yes
2017-09 Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1984 ETej Region 9 Paraguay Section
2017-12 Apollo Unified S-Band Communications Systems DMic Region 6 Scottsdale Arizona Section
2017-13 Global Positioning System, 1973 AMcr Region 6 IEEE Coastal Los Angeles
2018-02 Alvin Deep Human Occupied Research Submersible, 1964 JVrd Region 1 Providence Section
2019-08 Calcutta Electric Supply Calcultta, 1899 RRN Region 10 Kolkata Section yes
2019-11 Computer-controlled aerial ladders MPol Region 10 Kansai Section
2020-06 Development of the First Laser Printer DBa Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section yes
2020-07 Universal Serial Bus (USB) DvBrt Region 6 Oregon Section yes yes yes

B.2. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AWAITING ADVOCATE DECISION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted/Completed Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?
2018-12 Brain-controlled Robot, 1988 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Macedonia Section 17 November 2018 yes yes yes
2019-05 Solid-State Diode Detector, 1899-1901 JnMz Region 10 Kharagpur Section 31 July 2019 yes yes yes
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 ABx Region 9 Uruguay Section 4 March 2020 Yes Yes Yes
2020-01 Experimental Radio Station XWA, 1919 DBa Region 7 Montreal Section 5 February 2020 yes yes yes
2020-02 First CT Scanner jvrd Region 8 UKI Section yes yes yes
2020-03 Grace Hopper achievements JHu Region 2 Philadelphia Section 27 February 2020 yes Yes yes
2020-04 Intel 4004 Microprocessor DBa Region 6 Santa Clara Valley section 18 June 2020 yes yes yes
2020-05 Commercialization of multi-layer ceramic capacitors with nickel electrode (Ni-MLCCs), 1982 ETjr Region 10 Kansai Section 8 April 2020 yes yes yes

B.3. PROPOSALS APPROVED BY ADVOCATES AND AWAITING FINALIZED CITATIONS APPROVAL FROM PROPOSERS

Once the proposers have agreed to the wording, the proposals will be submitted to the History Committee for action

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted/Completed Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?
2019-12 Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope JCM Region 10 Pune Section 2 July 2020 yes yes yes

B.4. PROPOSALS AWAITING HISTORY COMMITTEE ACTION

The proposals are expected to be acted upon at the next History Committee meeting or teleconference.

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted/Completed Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?

B.5.1.. PROPOSALS APPROVED BY HISTORY COMMITTEE BEING ACTED UPON AT UPCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OR TELECONFERENCE

(The schedule for upcoming Board of Directors meetings can be found in the right hand column of  http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/board/index.html or at Upcoming Series )  


Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted/Completed Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?
2019-04 Folsom Powerhouse, 1895 ABx Region 6 Sacramento Section 19 Sep 2019 yes yes yes
2019-06 Inverter Air Conditioners, 1980-1981 ETej Region 10 Nagoya Section 6 January 2020 yes yes yes
2019-10 Multiple Silicon Technologies on a Chip, 1985 ETj Region 8 Italy Section 16 February 2020 yes yes yes
2019-13 QR Code JVdl Region 10 Nagoya Section 25 December 2019 yes yes yes


C. DEDICATIONS BEING PLANNED, ALL APPROVALS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED

Docket Number Short Name Region Sponsoring Org Unit Dedication Date
2013-09 Harvard Mark I Computer, 1944-1959 1 Boston Section TBD
2013-22 Introduction of Apple II Computer EJ 6 Santa Clara Valley Section postponed from 2 May 2020
2013-28 Introduction of Apple I Computer EJo 6 Santa Clara Valley Section postponed from 2 May 2020
2014-06 Macintosh Computer, 1984 JImp & DMi 6 Santa Clara Valley Section Postponed from 2 May 2020
2015-03 BASIC Programming Language, 1964 ETej Region 1 New Hampshire TBD
2017-08 Budapest Metro, 1896 MHa Region 8 Hungary Section TBD (postponed from 25 March 2020)
2017-11 Piezoelectric Quartz Oscillator, 1921-1923 JaH Region 1 Connecticut Section Virtual Ceremony likely November 2020
2017-16 First Operational Large-scale Fingerprint Identification System, 1982 JVrd Region 10 Tokyo Section TBD
2018-04 Active Shielding of Superconducting Magnets JMaz Region 8 UKI Section TBD (postponed from 1 May 2020)
2018-05 International System of Units MPo Region 8 Italy Section TBD
2018-06 Ferraris Early Induction Motor JCMi Region 8 Italy Section TBD (postponed from 12 June 2020, possibly to November of 2020 or early 2021)
2018-09 ALOHANET DvMi Region 6 Hawaii Section Fall 2020 Virtual installation ceremony; 21 June 2021 full dedication
2018-10 Xerox Alto Computer JHui Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2018-11 String Galvanometer for Human Electrocardiogram, 1901-1905 JVrd Region 8 Benelux Section TBD
2018-13 Fiber Optic Connectors with Push-Pull JVrd Region 10 Tokyo Section TBD
2018-14 μPD7720 Signal Processing Chip IsSkw Region 10 Tokyo Section TBD
2018-15 RCA Radio Central DBar Region 1 Long Island Section TBD
2019-02 Neutrodyne Circuit, 1922 DBar Region 1 North Jersey Section TBD (postponed from ?? June 2020)
2019-03 Gravitational Wave Antenna, 1972 DvBa Region 5/ Region 6/ Region 8 Baton Rouge/Richland/Italy TBD (postponed from Baton Rouge 1 July 2020/Richland 19 June 2020/Italy 10 June 2020)
2019-07 Fiber Bragg Grating, 1978 DaMic Region 7 Ottawa Section 24 August 2020 (at SC2020)

D. DEDICATIONS HELD

 For a list by dedication date of all IEEE Milestones dedicated from the beginning of the Milestone Program, see List of Milestones by Dedication Year


For a list of dedicated Milestones in chronological order by date of achievement, see Chronological List of Milestones

For a list of dedicated Milestones by Region, see List of Dedicated Milestones by Region