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

Last updated: 19 December 2014

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. Proposals in progress can be viewed on the IEEE Global History Network at: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=104   

To see a count of how many IEEE Milestones have been dedicated, click List of Milestones by Dedication Year


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 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 Date
2014-14 Keage Power Station ADVOCATE NEEDED 10 Kansai Section

IEEE History Commmittee members, as well as Corresponding Members of the History Committee, are encouraged to serve as advocates for milestone proposals. 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 ON THE GHN AND AWAITING SUBMISSION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-12 Bayer Color Filter Array DBu
2013-13 Erbium-Doped Fiber Optical Amplifier MS 8 UKRI Section
2013-20 CRC102-A Activation 1954 F-AH 8 Italy Section
2013-31 Weston Meter EMat 1 North New Jersey Section
2014-01 Mother of All Demos EJ 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2014-04 Langevin Sonar, 1917 LF 8 France Section
2014-6 Macintosh Computer, 1984 JImp & DMi 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2014-08 Hollow dielectric beam waveguide, 1966 AMa 8 Ukraine Section
2014-10 Automotive Navigation System, 1981 MPol 10 Tokyo Section
2014-12 Rescue/Life Saving Enabled by Space Tech, 1982 DKmp 7 Ottawa Section
2014-14 Keage Power Station ADVOCATE NEEDED 10 Kansai Section

B.2. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AWAITING ADVOCATE APPROVAL

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2014-07 Fermi Semiconductor Statistics, 1926 FA-H 8 Italy Section 24 July 2014
2014-09 Koenigs Wusterhausen Radio Transmission, 1920 ASav 8 Germany Section 7 September 2014
2014-11 High Definition TV, 1964 XL 10 Tokyo Section 11 November 2014
2014-13 Emergency Warning Code Signal Broadcasting SV 10 Tokyo Section 11 November 2014

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

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-09 Mark 1 Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator LF 1 Boston Section 25 March 2014
2014-05 Special Citation for Computer History Museum JImp 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 16 June 2014

B.4. PROPOSALS READY FOR HISTORY COMMITTEE ACTION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date

B.5.1.. PROPOSALS APPROVED BY HISTORY COMMITTEE AND BEING PREPARED FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGENDA

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date

B.5.2 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 Date
2013-19 Virginia Smith HVDC Converter GC 5 Denver Section 10 February 2014
2013-27 Stereo Sound Recording JImp 8 UKRI Section 14 July 2014
2014-02 Zenit Three-Coordinate L-band Pulsed Radar, 1938 MSch 8 Ukraine Section 10 April 2014
2014-03 TAT-8 Fiber Optic Cable TB 2 New Jersey Coast Section 3 April 2014

B.6. DEDICATIONS BEING PLANNED, ALL APPROVALS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED

Docket Number Short Name Region Sponsoring Org Unit Dedication Date
2013-06 SPARC RISC Architecture F-AH 6 Santa Clara Valley Section 13 February 2015
2013-08 Birthplace of Silicon Valley TB 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2013-11 Ampex Videorecorder LL 6 TBD
2013-16 First RISC Microprocessor F-AH 6 Oakland East Bay Section 12 February 2015
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
2013-15 Interactive Video Games AM 1 New Hampshire Section TBD
2013-18 Vapor-phase Axial Deposition DBu 10 Tokyo Section TBD
2013-24 ASCII TB 1 New Jersey Coast Section TBD
2013-29 Middle and Upper Atmosphere Radar EO 10 Kansai Section TBD

B.7 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


                                           C. POTENTIAL MILESTONES BEING RESEARCHED OR EXPLORED

                                                                  (that History Center staff are aware of)

High performance Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, 1977

Cellular radio

First All-Electronic Television Broadcasts (BBC)

London to Adelaide telegraph line 

Charles Kao optical fiber (R8 UKRI Section)

John Logie Baird television (R8 UKRI Section)

Harrisons clock (R8 UKRI Section)

Photovoltaic effect (R8 – France)  

RCA Victor (R2 Philadelphia Section)

386 Micro (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)

4004 Micro (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)

Canadian Niagara Plant (Region 7)


Oberlin-Smith electromagnetic recording (Region 2, South Jersey Section) (possible ASME codesignation?)



                                                         D. OTHER MILESTONES ACTIVITY

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