Milestones Status Report


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

Last updated: 11 December 2019

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?
2019-06 Inverter-driven air conditioner ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10
2019-08 Calcutta Electric Supply Calcultta, 1899 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kolkata Section
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 9 Uruguay Section
2019-10 Bipolar, CMOS, and DMOS Super Integrated Technology ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Italy Section
2019-11 Computer-controlled aerial ladders ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kansai Section

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 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 LyF Region 8 France Section 24 July 2019
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 AMa 8 Ukraine Section
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
2017-03 Kodak Digital Camera, 1973-1977 JMaz 1 IEEE Rochester Section yes yes yes
2017-04 Printing Telegraph, 1856-1859 ElBru 3 IEEE Kentucky Section
2017-05 Space Shuttle Training and Simulator Software, 1976 JVar Region 5 TBD
2017-06 Stubblefield Broadcast, 1902 DvBa Region 3 TBD
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 Ocean exploration technologies JVrd Region 1 Providence Section
2019-08 Calcutta Electric Supply Calcultta, 1899 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kolkata Section
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 9 Uruguay Section
2019-10 Bipolar, CMOS, and DMOS Super Integrated Technology ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Italy Section
2019-11 Computer-controlled aerial ladders ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kansai Section

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?
2018-09 ALOHANET DMi*n Region 6 Hawaii Section 5 September 2019 yes yes yes
2018-12 Brain-controlled Robot, 1988 MBns Region 8 Macedonia Section 17 November 2018 yes yes yes
2018-13 Fiber Optic Connectors with Push-Pull JVr Region 10 Tokyo Section 30 November 2018 yes yes yes
2019-04 Folsom Powerhouse, 1895 ABx Region 6 Sacramento Section 19 Sep 2019 yes yes yes
2019-05 Solid-State Diode Detector, 1899-1901 JMzk Region 10 Kharagpur Section 31 July 2019 yes yes yes
2019-07 Fiber Bragg Grating, 1978 DaMic Region 7 Ottawa Section 29 October 2019 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?
2018-14 μPD7720 Signal Processing Chip IsSh Region 10 Tokyo Section 18 December 2018 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, which is 16-17 September 2019.

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?


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 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
2015-03 BASIC Programming Language, 1964 ETej Region 1 New Hampshire TBD
2017-08 Budapest Metro, 1896 MHa Region 8 Hungary Section TBD
2017-11 Piezoelectric Quartz Oscillator, 1921-1923 JaH Region 1 Connecticut Section TBD
2017-14 High Electron Mobility Transistor, 1979 JMaz Region 10 Tokyo Section 18 December 2019
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 UKRI Section TBD
2018-05 International System of Units MPo Region 8 Italy Section TBD
2018-06 Ferraris Early Induction Motor JCMi Region 8 Italy Section TBD
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
2018-15 RCA Radio Central DBar Region 1 Long Island Section TBD
2019-02 Neutrodyne Circuit, 1922 DBar Region 1 North Jersey Section TBD
2019-03 Gravitational Wave Antenna, 1972 DvBa Region 5/ Region 6/ Region 8 Baton Rouge/Richland/Italy TBD

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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Proposals in progress as well as completed proposals can be viewed here NOTE: This is a staff workspace.