Milestones Status Report

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

Last updated: 17 June 2022

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 B.2 Proposals Submitted and Awaiting Advocate Decision
Section B.3 Proposals Approved by Advocate and Awaiting Citation Approval
Section B.3.1 Proposals Awaiting Name-in-Citation Approval from Milestones Subcommittee
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:[edit]


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?
2011-01 High Temperature Superconductivity ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 IEEE Switzerland Section 12 November 2020 yes yes yes
2021-17 Spread Spectrum Communication ADVOCATE NEEDED Region TBD Section TBD
2021-18 Marconi's Yacht Elettra ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 Italy Section 1 December 2021
2022-01 Commercially Successful CRT for Television ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section yes yes yes
2022-03 Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon, 1969 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Aerospace & Electronics System Society / Boston Section 4 May 2022 yes yes yes yes
2022-04 193-nm Projection Photolithography ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Boston Section 1 May 2022 yes yes yes yes
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

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[edit]

B.1 PROPOSALS BEING WRITTEN AND AWAITING COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION[edit]

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.

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?
2014-08 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 BBg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley 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.
2021-11 IEEE 802 Standard BBg Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2021-19 DUPLICATE DO NOT USE Region 10 Tokyo Section
2021-20 Long-Distance Transmission of Three-Phase Alternating Current, 1891 IPch Region 8 Germany Section and Poland Section
2021-21 Pulse Oximeter ASav Region 10 Tokyo Section
2022-01 Commercially Successful CRT for Television ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 North Jersey Section yes yes yes
2022-02 First Live Commercial Trans-Atlantic Radio Broadcast DBrt Region 1 IEEE Maine Section
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

B.2. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AWAITING ADVOCATE DECISION[edit]

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 which are overdue in the review process will show their docket numbers in red.

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? Expert Reviewers chosen due date Reviews due Advocate recomm due
2011-01 High Temperature Superconductivity ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 8 IEEE Switzerland Section 12 November 2020 yes yes yes 12 January 2021 12 March 2021 12 May 2021
2017-09 Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, 1984 ETj Region 9 Paraguay Section 12 March 2022 yes yes yes yes 12 May 2022 12 July 2022 12 September 2022
2018-12 Brain-controlled Robot, 1988 CeSh Region 8 Macedonia Section 17 November 2018 yes yes yes yes 17 January 2019 17 March 2019 17 May 2019
2019-09 URUCIB Presidential Information System, 1988 SrPrk Region 9 Uruguay Section 4 March 2020 Yes Yes Yes yes 4 May 2020 4 July 2020 4 September 2020
2020-03 COBOL Compiler Csha Region 2 Philadelphia Section 12 October 2021 yes Yes yes partial 12 December 2021 12 February 2022 12 April 2022
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 8 June 2020 8 August 2020 8 October 2020
2020-08 Perpendicular Magnetic Recording CeSh Region 10 Sendai Section 30 October 2020 yes yes yes yes 30 December 2020 28 February 2021 28 April 2021
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
2021-09 Cavity Magnetron 1939-1944 DMch Region 8 UKI Section 24 April 2022 yes yes yes yes 24 June 2022 24 August 2022 24 October 2022
2021-12 Finite-Element Method for Electromagnetics, 1979-1991 JMaz Region 10 Taipei Section 26 April 2022 yes yes yes 26 June 2022 26 August 2022 26 October 2022
2021-13 Discovery of Electrodynamics, 1820 ASv Region 8 France Section 1 April 2022 yes yes yes yes 1 June 2022 1 August 2022 1 October 2022
2021-14 Commercialization of E-assisted Bicycle, 1993 PKr Region 10 Nagoya Section 25 October 2021 yes yes yes 25 December 2021 25 February 2022 25 April 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
2022-03 Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon, 1969 ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Aerospace & Electronics System Society / Boston Section 4 May 2022 yes yes yes yes 4 July 2022 4 September 2022 4 November 2022
2022-04 193-nm Projection Photolithography ADVOCATE NEEDED Region 1 Boston Section 1 May 2022 yes yes yes yes 1 July 2022 1 September 2022 1 November 2022
2022-05 Portable Satellite Communication Terminal, 1989 JMaz Region 10 Taipei Section 28 April 2022 yes yes yes yes 28 June 2022 28 August 2022 28 October 2022

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

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-appoval.


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.3.1 PROPOSALS AWAITING NAME-IN-CITATIONS APPROVAL FROM MILESTONES SUBCOMMITTEE[edit]

Next Milestones Subcommittee meeting/teleconference: 19 May 2022. 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 Submitted/Completed Date Section support letter received? Site owner permission letter received? Payment commitment received? Full text of references received?
2014-04 Langevin Sonar, 1917 LyF Region 8 France Section 8 February 2022 yes yes yes yes

B.4. PROPOSALS AWAITING HISTORY COMMITTEE ACTION[edit]

The proposals are expected to be acted upon at the next History Committee meeting or teleconference: 9 June 2022

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.5.1.. PROPOSALS APPROVED BY HISTORY COMMITTEE BEING ACTED UPON AT UPCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OR TELECONFERENCE[edit]

(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?
2020-11 Computer Graphics Development, 1968-1995 BrBg Region 6 Utah Section 6 May 2022 yes yes yes yes
2021-10 Multimedia Integrated Circuits for MPEG, 1988 JCM Region 8 France Section 12 May 2021 yes yes yes yes

C. DEDICATIONS BEING PLANNED, ALL APPROVALS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED[edit]

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
2017-08 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 21 October 2022
2018-04 Active Shielding of Superconducting Magnets JMzr Region 8 UKI Section 16-17 June 2022
2018-10 Xerox Alto Computer JHu Region 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
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
2019-13 QR Code JVdl Region 10 Nagoya Section 26 September 2022
2020-01 Experimental Radio Station XWA, 1919 DBa Region 7 Montreal Section
2020-02 First CT Scanner JVrd Region 8 UKI Section
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 https://www.ieee-ukandireland.org/announcement-ieee-milestone-award-event-celebrating-two-major-landmarks-in-computer-history/
2020-12 Atlas Computer and Virtual Memory BrBg Region 8 UKI Section 20-21 June 2022 https://www.ieee-ukandireland.org/announcement-ieee-milestone-award-event-celebrating-two-major-landmarks-in-computer-history/
2020-13 First Geographic Information System, 1962-1968 MsGrc Region 7 Ottawa Section
2021-16 Trans-Canada Microwave System, 1958 JVrd Region 7 Multiple Sections 1 July 2022

D. DEDICATIONS HELD[edit]

 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