Milestones Status Report

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

Last updated: 24 November 2021

This ongoing report shows the status of Milestones in the various stages of the process, updated frequently 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.

CONTENTS:
Section A. Proposals Needing Advocates
Section B.1 Proposals Being Written and Awaiting Completion and Submission
Section B.2 Proposals Submitted and Awaiting Advocate Decision
Section B.3 Proposals Approved by Advocate and Awaiting Citation Approval
Section B.4 Proposals Awaiting History Committee Action
Section B.5.1 Proposals Approved by History Committee and Awaiting Board of Directors Action
Section C. Milestones Approved by Board of Directors and the Dedication Ceremonies Are Being Planned
Section D. Milestones Dedicated


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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? Full text of references received?
2021-08 Commercialization of Rice Cookers, 1923 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 30 July 2021 yes yes yes
2021-17 Spread Spectrum Communication ADVOCATE NEEDED Region TBD Section TBD

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? Full text of references received?
2014-04 Langevin Sonar, 1917 LyF Region 8 France Section
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 AMsh 8 Ukraine Section
2015-07 Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator JVrd 7 Toronto yes yes yes yes
2015-14 Alexanderson alternator and multituned antenna, Grimeton JCM 8 Sweden
2016-01 Disconnectable Cable Terminating Device, 1905 JCM 5 Chicago
2017-09 Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1984 ETj 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
2019-05 Semiconductor Crystal Diode Detector, 1899-1901 JnMz Region 10 yes yes
2019-11 Computer-controlled aerial ladders MPol Region 10 Kansai Section
2020-10 Mechanicville Hydroelectric Facility, 1898 ABX Region 1 Schenectady Section yes
2020-11 Computer Graphics Development, 1968-1995 BrBg Region 6 Utah Section
2021-02 Field Programmable Gate Array BBg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2021-05 Mauna Kea Telescope DMic Region 6 Hawaii Section
2021-06 Standard 754 for Floating Point Arithmetic BBg Region 6 Oakland-East Bay Section
2021-07 Intermodal Transportation System, 1991 PKr Region 2 Washington DC Section/Vehicular Tech. Soc.
2021-09 Cavity Magnetron 1939-1944 DMch Region 8 UKI Section
2021-11 IEEE 802 Standard BBg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2021-12 Finite-Element Method for Electromagnetics, 1979-1991 JMaz Region 10 Taipei Section yes
2021-13 Discovery of Electrodynamics, 1820 ASv Region 8 France 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? Full text of references received?
2011-01 High Temperature Superconductivity ABX Region 8 IEEE Switzerland Section 12 November 2020 yes yes yes
2018-12 Brain-controlled Robot, 1988 CeSh Region 8 Macedonia Section 17 November 2018 yes yes yes yes
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 ABX Region 9 Uruguay Section 4 March 2020 Yes Yes Yes yes
2020-03 COBOL Compiler JHu Region 2 Philadelphia Section 12 October 2021 yes 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
2020-08 Perpendicular Magnetic Recording CeSh Region 10 Sendai Section 30 October 2020 yes yes yes yes
2021-01 Commercialization of the Fishfinder, 1948 MPo Region 10 Kansai Section 24 February 2021 yes yes yes yes
2021-04 ADSL:Expediting Broadband Internet Access for society, 1993-1997 CeSh Region 8 Benelux Section 16 April 2021 yes yes yes yes
2021-08 Commercialization of Rice Cookers, 1923 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 30 July 2021 yes yes yes
2021-10 SGS-Thomson MPEG Integrated Circuits JCM Region 8 France Section 12 May 2021 yes yes yes yes
2021-14 Commercialization of E-assisted Bicycle, 1993 PKr Region 10 Nagoya Section 25 October 2021 yes yes yes
2021-15 Okumura Curve and Commercial Cellular Telephone System DMch Region 10 Tokyo Section 28 September 2021 yes 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? Full text of references received?

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? Full text of references received?
2020-01 Experimental Radio Station XWA, 1919 DBa Region 7 Montreal Section 5 February 2020 yes yes yes yes
2020-02 First CT Scanner ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 UKI Section 29 September 2020 yes yes yes
2020-13 First Geographic Information System, 1962-1968 MsGrc Region 7 Ottawa Section 31 December 2020 yes yes yes yes
2021-16 Trans-Canada Microwave System, 1958 JVrd Region 7 Vancouver Section 20 November 2021 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/Completed 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 Dedication Ceremony Info
2013-09 Harvard Mark I Computer, 1944-1959 1 Boston Section September 2021?
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
2017-03 Hand -Held Solid State Digital Camera, 1973-1977 JMaz 1 IEEE Rochester Section
2017-08 Budapest Metro, 1896 MHa Region 8 Hungary Section TBD (postponed from 25 March 2020)
2018-02 Alvin Deep Human Occupied Research Submersible, 1964 JVrd Region 1 Providence Section
2018-04 Active Shielding of Superconducting Magnets JMzr Region 8 UKI Section 16-17 June 2022
2018-05 International System of Units MPo Region 8 Italy Section 15 December 2021
2018-10 Xerox Alto Computer JHu Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2018-11 String Galvanometer for Human Electrocardiogram, 1901-1905 JVrd Region 8 Benelux Section 8 April 2022
2019-02 Neutrodyne Circuit, 1922 DvBr Region 1 North Jersey Section TBD (postponed from June 2020)
2019-07 Fiber Bragg Grating, 1978 DaMic Region 7 Ottawa Section postponed from 24 August 2020
2019-08 Calcutta Electric Supply Calcultta, 1899 RjRN Region 10 Kolkata Section 18 December 2021
2019-13 QR Code JVdl Region 10 Nagoya Section TBD
2020-04 Intel 4004 Microprocessor DBa Region 6 Santa Clara Valley section TBD
2020-06 Development of the Laser Printer DBa Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2020-07 Universal Serial Bus (USB) DBr Region 6 Oregon Section TBD
2020-09 Small-Scale Experimental Machine SSEM BrBg Region 8 UKI Section 20-21 June 2022
2020-12 Atlas Computer and Virtual Memory BrBg Region 8 UKI Section 20-21 June 2022

D. DEDICATIONS HELD

 For a list by dedication date of all IEEE Milestones dedicated from the beginning of the Milestone Program, see https://ethw.org/Milestones:List_of_Milestones#Milestones_By_Year_Dedicated_And_Region