Milestones Status Report

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

Last updated: 28 February 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 Citation Approval
Section D.2 Proposals Awaiting Name-in-Citation Approval from Milestones Subcommittee
Section D.3 Proposals Awaiting Further Development or evaluation from Milestones Subcommittee
Section D.4 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:


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?
2022-01 Commercially Successful CRT for Television (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section 4 November 2022 yes yes yes yes yes 4 January 2023 4 March 2023 4 May 2023
2022-06 Electronic Lavatory Washlet, 1980 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Fukuoka Section
2022-07 Semiconductor Quantum-Well Laser Diode, 1977 (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 4 Central Illinois Section 3 September 2022 yes yes yes yes
2022-11 Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser, 1977 (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section
2022-20 Development of Optical Image Stabiliser ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kansai Section yes yes
2022-23 Theory of Superconductivity, 1957(*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 4 Central Illinois Section yes
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 10 Germany Section 1 December 2023 yes yes yes yes
2023-08 Image Stabilizer for Handheld Cameras ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kansai Section
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
2023-12 Digital Radiography ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Rochester Section
2023-13 Sidrapong Hydel Power Station ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kolkata Section
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
2023-17 DOCSIS, 1997 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 5 Denver Section
2023-20 Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility, 1973 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Australian Capital Territory Section 20 February 2024 yes yes yes yes yes
2023-21 URUPAC, 1977 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 9 Uruguay Section
2023-22 Silica-Based Arrayed Waveguide ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 1 February 2023 yes yes yes yes yes
2023-23 Image Stabilzer, 1981-1988 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Kansai Section
2023-24 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)(*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Benelux Section 30 December 2023 yes yes yes yes yes
2023-25 Dynamic Single-Mode Semiconductor Laser ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 16 January 2024 yes yes yes yes yes
2023-26 Discrete Cosine Transform ADVOCATE NEEDED Region Section ?, Signal Processing Society
2023-27 Edith Clarke achievements ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Section ? yes
2023-28 TRON Intelligent House, 1989 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region ? Section ?
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

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

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

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 (*) JMz Region 8 IEEE Switzerland Section yes yes yes
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 (*) AMsh 8 Ukraine Section
2015-07 Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator JVrd 7 Toronto yes yes yes yes
2016-01 Disconnectable Cable Terminating Device, 1905 JCM 5 Chicago
2017-12 Apollo Unified S-Band Communications Systems DMic Region 6 Scottsdale Arizona Section
2020-10 Mechanicville Hydroelectric Facility, 1898 (*) PKr Region 1 Schenectady Section yes
2021-02 Field Programmable Gate Array BBrg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2021-07 Intermodal Transportation System, 1991 PKr Region 2 Washington DC Section/Vehicular Tech. Soc.
2021-17 Spread Spectrum Communication MHs Region TBD Section TBD
2021-18 Marconi's Yacht Elettra (*) ETj Region 8 Italy Section
2022-06 Electronic Lavatory Washlet, 1980 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Fukuoka Section
2022-14 Special Citation: AT&T History Museum SgPr Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section yes
2022-20 Development of Optical Image Stabilizer ADVOCATE NEEDED 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 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 4 Central Illinois Section yes
2023-01 University of Hawaii 2.2 meter Observatory SPrk Region 6 Hawaii Section
2023-11 ALCOR Radar RmCu Region 1 Boston Section yes yes yes yes
2023-14 Commercial 800 MHz Analog Cellular DMi Region 10 Tokyo Section
2023-21 URUPAC, 1977 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 9 Uruguay Section
2024-02 Optical Tweezers ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section, Photonics Society
2024-03 Colossus Computer BBrg Region 8 UKI 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? Expert Reviewers chosen due date Reviews due Advocate recomm due
2021-01 Commercialization of the Fishfinder, 1948 MPo Region 10 Kansai Section 24 February 2021 yes yes yes yes 24 April 2021 24 June 2021 24 September 2021
2021-04 ADSL:Expediting Broadband Internet Access for society, 1993-1997 CeSh 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 PKr 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 (*) DMch Region 10 Tokyo Section 28 September 2021 yes yes yes yes 28 November 2021 28 January 2022 28 March 2022
2021-20 Long-Distance Transmission of Three-Phase Alternating Current, 1891 (*) IvPc Region 8 Germany Section and Poland Section 16 November 2022 yes yes yes yes 16 January 2023 16 March 2023 16 May 2023
2022-01 Commercially Successful CRT for Television (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED 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 DBrt 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 (*) ADVOCATE NEEDED 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 (*) RnNi Region 5 IEEE Denver Section 27 September 2022 yes yes yes yes yes 27 February 2023 27 April 2023
2022-16 MARS-1 Railroad Reservation System, 1959 JMZ Region 10 Tokyo Section 28 October 2022 yes yes yes yes 28 January 2023 28 March 2023 28 May 2023
2023-05 Anderson Bridge (*) AtSv Region 8 UKI Section 14 March 2023 yes yes yes yes 14 May 2023 14 July 2023 14 September 2023
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
2023-09 Cobalt-60 Radiation Cancer Treatment, 1951 DMch Region 7 London section, North Saskatchewan Section 8 August 2023 yes yes yes yes 8 October 2023 8 December 2023 8 February 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
2023-16 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 ADVOCATE NEEDED 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 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 10 Tokyo Section 1 February 2024 yes yes yes yes 1 April 2024 1 June 2024 1 August 2024
2023-24 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)(*) ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Benelux Section 30 December 2023 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 16 March 2024 16 May 2024 16 July 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

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

D.1. 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.2 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?
2023-29 Laser Ionization Mass Spectrometer, 1988 (*) THs Region 10 Kansai Section 1 February 2024 yes yes yes yes yes

D.3 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 JMZ Region 10 Taipei Section 26 April 2022 yes yes yes yes

D.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 COMPLETE Proposal submitted Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received?
2022-19 Toyota Prius THs Region 10 Nagoya Section 7 November 2022 yes yes yes yes

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? Expected date of BoD action



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

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 EJo 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
2017-09 Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1984 ETj Region 9 Paraguay Section
2018-10 Xerox Alto Computer JHu Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 17 May 2024
2019-02 Neutrodyne Circuit, 1922 DBrt Region 1 North Jersey Section TBD (postponed from June 2020)
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 SrPrk Region 9 Uruguay Section
2020-01 Experimental Radio Station XWA, 1919 DBrt Region 7 Montreal Section
2020-03 Hopper Programming Work Csha Region 2 Philadelphia Section 2 May 2024
2020-04 Intel 4004 Microprocessor DBrt Region 6 Santa Clara Valley section TBD
2020-05 Commercialization of multi-layer ceramic capacitors with nickel electrode (Ni-MLCCs), 1982 ErTj Region 10 Kansai Section 8 March 2024
2020-06 Development of the Laser Printer DBrt Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 17 May 2024
2020-07 Universal Serial Bus (USB) DBrt Region 6 Oregon Section TBD
2021-09 Cavity Magnetron 1939-1944 (*) DMch Region 8 UKI Section 4 June 2024
2021-11 IEEE 802 Standard BBrg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 19 May 2024
2021-21 Pulse Oximetry (*) ASav Region 10 Tokyo Section
2022-12 Deep Space Station 43, 1977 BBrg Region 10 Australian Capital Territory Section 6 March 2024
2022-17 Commonwealth Solar Observatory, 1924 SPECIAL CITATION DBrt Region 10 Australian Capital Territory Section 3 September 2024
2022-18 Commercialization of CDMA Cellular JMZ Region 10 Seoul Section 10 June 2024
2022-22 Intel 8087 Math Coprocessor BBrg Region 8 Haifa Section 2 June 2024
2023-03 Ethernet Local Area Network, 1973-1985 BBrg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 17 May 2024
2023-06 Project Echo DBrt Region 1 New Jersey Coast Section
2023-18 Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Architecture of Internet, 1974 * DBrt Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 19 May 2024
2023-19 PageRank Algorithm, 1996-1998 BBrg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 19 May 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