Milestones Status Report


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

Last updated: 16 January 2018

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.  Proposals in progress as well as completed proposals can be viewed here

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 Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Plaque payment commitment received?
2017-06 Stubblefield Broadcast, 1902 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 3 TBD
2017-10 Self-Regulating Trace Heater, 1971 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 6 Santa Clara Section
2017-11 Weslyan Labs Innovations, 1902-1951 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Connecticut Section yes yes
2017-14 High Electron Mobility Transistor, 1979 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section
2017-15 SCR/Thyristor ADVOCATE NEEDED Region ?? Section ??
2017-16 First Operational Large-scale Fingerprint Identification System, 1982 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section yes

IEEE History Commmittee members, as well as Corresponding Members of the History Committee, are encouraged to serve as advocates for milestone proposals. 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 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?
2014-04 Langevin Sonar, 1917 LF 8 France Section
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 AMa 8 Ukraine Section
2015-01 Invention of Radar 1904 TaSar 8 Germany Section
2015-03 BASIC Computer Language EJo 1 New Hampshire
2015-07 Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator JSor 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
2016-02 Detection of Radar Signals Reflected from the Moon, 1946 APY 1 North Jersey Coast
2017-02 Discovery of Superconductivity at 93 Kelvin DBu Region 3 IEEE Huntsville Section yes yes yes
2017-03 Kodak Digital Camera, 1973-1977 JMaz 2 IEEE Rochester Section
2017-04 Printing Telegraph, 1856-1859 ElBru 3 IEEE Kentucky Section
2017-05 Space Shuttle Training and Simulator Software, 1976 JVar Region 5 TBD
2017-08 Budapest Metro, 1896 MHa Region 8 Hungary Section yes yes yes
2017-09 Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1984 ETej Region 9 Paraguay Section
2017-12 Apollo Unified S-Band Transponder DMic Region 6 Scottsdale Arizona Section
2017-13 Global Positioning System, 1973 AMcr Region 6 IEEE Coastal Los Angeles
2017-14 High Electron Mobility Transistor, 1979 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section

B.2. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AWAITING ADVOCATE APPROVAL

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?
2015-13 Birth of WiFi, 1988 MBa 8 Benelux 30 October 2016 yes yes yes
2017-01 Czochralski Process, 1916 KKul Region 8 Poland Section and Germany Section 16 March 2017 yes yes yes
2017-14 High Electron Mobility Transistor, 1979 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 21 November 2017

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

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?
2016-06 Chirp Sonar Subbottom Profiler GCo Region 1 Providence Section 9 September 2016 yes yes yes

B.4. PROPOSALS READY FOR HISTORY COMMITTEE ACTION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?
2016-10 Pacinotti Ring Armature, 1863 JCMi Region 8 Italy Section 22 June 2017 yes yes yes

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 Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received?


C. DEDICATIONS BEING PLANNED, ALL APPROVALS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED

Docket Number Short Name Region Sponsoring Org Unit Dedication Date
2013-08 The Birthplace of Silicon Valley TB 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 15 August 2018
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 TBD
2013-28 Introduction of Apple I Computer EJo 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2014-06 Macintosh Computer, 1984 JImp & DMi 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2014-12 Rescue/Life Saving Enabled by Space Tech, 1982 DKmp 7 Ottawa Section TBD
2015-04 Outdoor Large-Scale Color Display 1980 AMg 10 Fukuoka 8 March 2018
2015-11 Moore's Law, 1965 DaBar 6 Santa Clara Valley 15 August 2018
2015-12 French Transatlantic Cable, 1869-1898 PIsr 1 Providence July 2017 (France) and 6 Sept 2018 (Massachusetts)
2016-07 Amorphous Silicon TFT Switches, 1979 JCM Region 8 UKRI Section 5 April 2018
2016-13 First Magnetic Resonance Image JaH Region 1 Long Island Section TBD
2017-07 Electric Lighting of the Kingdom of Hawaii, 1886-1888 AMar Region 6 Hawaii Section 23 March 2018

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



                                                         D. OTHER MILESTONES ACTIVITY

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