Milestones Status Report

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

Last updated: 12 June 2024

This ongoing report shows the status of Milestones and Special Citations in the various stages of the process, updated frequently by IEEE History Center staff. Milestones and Special Citations 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 C.1 Proposals Proposals Submitted, Awaiting Expert Reviews
Section C.2 Proposals Reviews Received, Awaiting Advocate Decision
Section D.1 Proposals Approved by Advocate and Awaiting Milestones Subcommittee Chair Approval
Section D.2 Proposals Approved by Advocate and Awaiting Citation Approval
Section D.3 Proposals Awaiting Name-in-Citation Approval from Milestones Subcommittee
Section D.4 Proposals Awaiting Further Development or evaluation from Milestones Subcommittee
Section D.5 Proposals Awaiting History Committee Action
Section E Proposals Approved by History Committee and Awaiting Board of Directors Action
Section F Milestones Approved by Board of Directors and the Dedication Ceremonies Are Being Planned
Section G Milestones Dedicated


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A. PROPOSAL AWAITING APPOINTMENT OF ADVOCATES BY MILESTONES SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR:



Proposals with a personal name in the citation are indicated by (*)

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Plaque payment commitment received? Full text of references received? 4 Possible Reviewers Suggested?
2022-11 Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser, 1977 (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section
2023-02 Acoustical Labyrinth ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Rochester Section
2023-04 Instantaneous Reactive Power in Three-Phase Circuits (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section
2023-07 Unipolar conduction of metal semiconductor junctions ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Germany Section 1 December 2023 yes yes yes yes
2023-10 p-q Theory of Three-Phase Instantaneous Real and Imaginary Powers, 1983-1986 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 21 June 2023 yes yes yes yes
2023-13 Sidrapong Hydel Power Station ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kolkata Section yes yes yes yes yes
2023-15 Bayer Color Filter Array ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Rochester Section
2023-16 Engineering Data Analysis System sNOVA, 1989-1997 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Taipei Section 27 July 2023 yes yes yes yes
2023-21 URUPAC, 1977 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 9 Uruguay Section
2023-25 Dynamic Single-Mode Semiconductor Laser ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 16 January 2024 yes yes yes yes yes
2024-01 Discovery of Photoelectrets ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Bulgaria Section
2024-02 Optical Tweezers ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section, Photonics Society
2024-04 Radio Astronomy ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section IM/C Chapter
2024-08 Digital TV Standards Converter ADVOCATE NEEDED Region ? Section ?
2024-09 Super Resolved Microscopy ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-10 Quantum Dots ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-11 Optical Trapping ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-12 Charge Coupled Device Digital Camera ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-13 Fractional Quantum Hall Effect ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-14 Molecular Beam Epitaxy ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-15 Theories on Neural Networks ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section
2024-19 Usuda Deep Space Center, 1984 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 IEEE Tokyo Section

Advocates must be either current IEEE History Committee members, past IEEE History Committee members, or past proposers or expert reviewers of successful milestone proposals. In March 2024, the History Committee voted that past proposers and expert reviewers of successfully-dedicated Milestone proposals are also eligible to serve as milestones advocates, subject both to having completed proposer/advocate training, and receiving Milestones Subcommittee Chair’s approval. 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 BY PROPOSERS

In the case of inactive Proposals, i.e. proposals which are incomplete or have had no new material added to them for a period of a year, the advocate will email the proposer(s) to advise that the proposal will be deleted from the Milestones Status Report unless there is activity within the next month.

Proposals with a personal name in the citation are indicated by (*)

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Plaque payment commitment received? Full text of references received? 4 Possible Reviewers Suggested?
2011-01 Discovery of High Temperature Superconductivity, 1986 (*) JnMz Region 8 IEEE Switzerland Section yes yes yes
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 (*) AlMr 8 Ukraine Section
2015-07 Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator JhVr 7 Toronto yes yes yes yes
2016-01 Disconnectable Cable Terminating Device, 1905 JaMg 5 Chicago
2017-12 Apollo Unified S-Band Communications Systems DvMc Region 6 Scottsdale Arizona Section
2020-10 Mechanicville Hydroelectric Facility, 1898 (*) PiKe Region 1 Schenectady Section yes
2021-02 Field Programmable Gate Array BBrg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2021-07 Intermodal Transportation System, 1991 PiKe Region 2 Washington DC Section/Vehicular Tech. Soc.
2021-17 Spread Spectrum Communication MrHn Region TBD Section TBD
2021-18 Marconi's Yacht Elettra (*) ErTj Region 8 Italy Section
2022-06 Electronic Lavatory Washlet, 1980 MxCh Region 10 Fukuoka Section
2022-14 Special Citation: AT&T History Museum SrPo Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section yes
2022-20 Development of Optical Image Stabilizer ClSa Region 10 Kansai Section yes yes
2022-21 Small Electronic Calculating Machine, 1948-1951 StSe Region 8 Ukraine Section
2022-23 Theory of Superconductivity, 1957 DvMc Region 4 Central Illinois Section yes
2023-12 Digital Radiography DvBr Region 1 Rochester Section
2023-13 Sidrapong Hydel Power Station ClSa Region 10 Kolkata Section yes yes yes yes yes
2023-14 Commercial 800 MHz Analog Cellular DvMc Region 10 Tokyo Section
2023-17 DOCSIS, 1997 KiMo Region 5 Denver Section yes yes
2023-21 URUPAC, 1977 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 9 Uruguay Section
2023-23 Image Stabilizer, 1981-1988 ClSa Region 10 Kansai Section yes
2023-26 Discrete Cosine Transform ClSa Region Section ?, Signal Processing Society
2023-27 Edith Clarke achievements ClSa Region 1 Section ? yes
2024-02 Optical Tweezers ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section, Photonics Society
2024-03 Colossus Mark 1, 1944 BBrg Region 8 UKI Section
2024-05 Microwave Oven MxCh Region 1 Boston Section
2024-17 Invention of Deep Learning, 1965 ClSa Region 8 Ukraine Section
2024-18 Northern Cross Radio Telescope DvMc Region 8 Italy Section yes yes
2024-19 Usuda Deep Space Center, 1984 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 IEEE Tokyo Section



C. UNDER ADVOCATE AND/OR EXPERT REVIEW

C.1. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AND AWAITING EXPERT REVIEWS

Advocates shall complete the review of milestone proposals within six months of submission of the proposal, except in cases where an unusual circumstance or major obstacle arises. Within 2 months, advocate works with proposers to select independent expert reviewers and to make sure all materials submitted are complete; within 4 months, advocate receives expert reviews; within 6 months, advocate completes review and recommends History Committee action.

Advocates please notify History Center Staff Milestones Administrator when reviews have been received.

Proposals whose reviews or advocate decision are overdue will show their docket numbers in red.

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received? Four possible reviewers suggested? Expert Reviewers chosen due date Reviews due Advocate recomm due
2021-01 Commercialization of the Fishfinder, 1948 TmHs Region 10 Kansai Section 24 February 2021 yes yes yes yes yes 24 April 2021 24 June 2021 24 September 2021
2021-04 ADSL:Expediting Broadband Internet Access for society, 1993-1997 ClSa Region 8 Benelux Section 16 April 2021 yes yes yes yes 16 June 2021 16 September 2021 16 November 2021
2021-08 Commercialization of Rice Cookers, 1923 PiKe Region 10 Tokyo Section 30 July 2021 yes yes yes 30 September 2021 30 November 2021 30 January 2022
2021-15 Okumura Curve and Commercial Cellular Telephone System (*) DvMc Region 10 Tokyo Section 28 September 2021 yes yes yes yes 28 November 2021 28 January 2022 28 March 2022
2022-01 Commercially Successful CRT for Television (*) SeSl Region 1 North Jersey Section 4 November 2022 yes yes yes yes 4 January 2023 4 March 2023 4 May 2023
2022-02 First Live Commercial Trans-Atlantic Radio Broadcast DvBr Region 1 IEEE Maine Section 6 December 2023 yes yes yes yes 6 February 2023 6 April 2023 6 June 2023
2022-07 Semiconductor Quantum-Well Laser Diode, 1977 (*) DvBr Region 4 Central Illinois Section 3 September 2022 yes yes yes yes 3 November 2022 3 January 2023 3 March 2023
2022-13 Longley-Rice Terrain Model (*) MtSl Region 5 IEEE Denver Section 27 September 2022 yes yes yes yes yes 27 November 2023 27 February 2023 27 April 2023
2023-01 University of Hawaii 2.2 meter Observatory SrPo Region 6 Hawaii Section 23 May 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 23 July 2024 23 September 2024 23 November 2024
2023-07 Unipolar conduction of metal semiconductor junctions ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Germany Section 1 December 2023 yes yes yes yes 1 February 2024 1 April 2024 1 June 2024
2023-10 p-q Theory of Three-Phase Instantaneous Real and Imaginary Powers, 1983-1986 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 21 June 2023 yes yes yes yes 21 August 2023 21 October 2023 21 October 2023
2023-11 ALCOR Radar GlCo Region 1 Boston Section 12 March 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 12 May 2024 12 July 2024 12 September 2024
2023-16 Engineering Data Analysis System sNOVA, 1989-1997 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Taipei Section 27 July 2023 yes yes yes yes 27 September 2023 27 November 2023 27 January 2023
2023-20 Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility, 1973 BBrg Region 10 Australian Capital Territory Section 20 February 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 20 April 2024 20 June 2024 20 August 2024
2023-22 Silica-Based Arrayed Waveguide SeSl Region 10 Tokyo Section 1 February 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 1 April 2024 1 June 2024 1 August 2024
2023-24 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)(*) SeSl Region 8 Benelux Section 30 December 2023 yes yes yes yes yes 1 March 2024 30 April 2024 30 June 2024
2023-25 Dynamic Single-Mode Semiconductor Laser ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 16 January 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 16 March 2024 16 May 2024 16 July 2024
2024-06 Integrated Circuits for Satellite Digital Radio, 1996-1997 KiMo Region 8 France Section, Italy Section 10 March 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 10 May 2024 10 July 2024 10 Sep 2024
2024-07 JUNET, 1984 TmHs Region 10 Tokyo Section 15 April 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 15 June 2024 15 August 2024 15 October 2024
2024-16 First Electrostatic Generator in Japan, 1776 TmHs Region 10 Shikoku Section 3 June 2024 yes yes yes yes yes 3 August 2024 3 October 2024 3 December 2024



Proposals with a personal name in the citation are indicated by (*)



C.2. PROPOSALS WITH EXPERT REVIEWS RECEIVED AND AWAITING ADVOCATE DECISION

Advocates shall complete the review of milestone proposals within six months of submission of the proposal, except in cases where an unusual circumstance or major obstacle arises. Within 2 months, advocate works with proposers to select independent expert reviewers and to make sure all materials submitted are complete; within 4 months, advocate receives expert reviews; within 6 months, advocate completes review and recommends History Committee action.

Proposals whose reviews or advocate decision are overdue will show their docket numbers in red.

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received? Expert Reviewers chosen due date Reviews due Advocate recomm due
2022-16 MARS-1 Railroad Reservation System, 1959 JnMz Region 10 Tokyo Section 28 October 2022 yes yes yes yes 28 January 2023 28 March 2023 28 May 2023

D. BEING FINALIZED FOR, OR EXPECTING, HISTORY COMMITTEE ACTION

D.1. PROPOSALS APPROVED BY ADVOCATES AND AWAITING APPROVAL BY MILESTONES SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received?


D.2. 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. If there is a name in the citation, the proposal will be submitted to the Milestones Subcommittee for pre-approval.

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received?

D.3 PROPOSALS AWAITING NAME-IN-CITATIONS APPROVAL BY MILESTONES SUBCOMMITTEE

Next Milestones Subcommittee meeting/teleconference: TBD. If inclusion of name is approved, the proposals will be submitted to the History Committee for action

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received? Expert Reviewers Suggested?

D.4 PROPOSALS AWAITING FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OR EVALUATION, EITHER BY MILESTONES SUBCOMMITTEE OR HISTORY COMMITTEE

Proposals in this section are being worked on by the Milestones Subcommittee with an eye to recommending improvements to the proposer(s)

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received?
2021-12 Variational Reaction Theory for Finite Element Formulation, 1979-1991 JnMz Region 10 Taipei Section 26 April 2022 yes yes yes yes

D.5. 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 COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received? Reviewers suggested?

E. UNDER BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACTION


(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 )  

E.1 PROPOSALS APPROVED BY HISTORY COMMITTEE; AWAITING CITATION CONFIRMATION FROM PROPOSER(S)


Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received? Expert reviewers suggested? Expected date of BoD action
2023-09 Cobalt-60 Radiation Cancer Treatment, 1951 DvMc Region 7 London section, North Saskatchewan Section 8 August 2023 yes yes yes yes September 2023



E.2 PROPOSALS APPROVED BY HISTORY COMMITTEE BEING ACTED UPON AT UPCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING(S) OR TELECONFERENCE(S)


Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received? Expected date of BoD action
2023-05 Anderson Bridge (*) AtSv Region 8 UKI Section 14 March 2023 yes yes yes yes September 2024
2021-20 Long-Distance Transmission of Three-Phase Alternating Current, 1891 (*) IaPc Region 8 Germany Section and Poland Section 16 November 2022 yes yes yes yes June 2024
2023-28 TRON Intelligent House, 1989 TmHs Region 10 Tokyo Section 29 March 2024 yes yes yes yes June 2024

F. FINAL APPROVAL GIVEN

F. DEDICATIONS BEING PLANNED, ALL APPROVALS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED

Docket Number Short Name Region Sponsoring Org Unit Dedication Date Dedication Ceremony Info
2013-22 Introduction of Apple II Computer EiJh 6 Santa Clara Valley Section postponed from 2 May 2020
2013-28 Introduction of Apple I Computer EiJh 6 Santa Clara Valley Section postponed from 2 May 2020
2014-06 Macintosh Computer, 1984 JhIp & DvMc 6 Santa Clara Valley Section Postponed from 2 May 2020
2017-09 Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1984 ErTj Region 9 Paraguay Section
2019-02 Neutrodyne Circuit, 1922 DvBr Region 1 North Jersey Section TBD (postponed from June 2020)
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 SrPo Region 9 Uruguay Section
2020-01 Experimental Radio Station XWA, 1919 DvBr Region 7 Montreal Section
2020-04 Intel 4004 Microprocessor DvBr Region 6 Santa Clara Valley section TBD
2020-07 Universal Serial Bus (USB) DvBr Region 6 Oregon Section TBD
2021-21 Pulse Oximetry (*) AtSv Region 10 Tokyo Section 14 November 2024
2022-17 Commonwealth Solar Observatory, 1924 SPECIAL CITATION DvBr Region 10 Australian Capital Territory Section 3 September 2024
2022-19 Toyota Prius TmHs Region 10 Nagoya Section 30 October 2024
2022-22 Intel 8087 Math Coprocessor BBrg Region 8 Israel Section September 2024
2023-06 Project Echo DvBr Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section
2023-29 Laser Ionization Mass Spectrometer, 1988 (*) TmHs Region 10 Kansai Section 15 November 2024

G. 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