The issue starts with a series of articles attempting to set the stage with some reflections based on predictive essays that were published 50 years ago in a special 50th anniversary issue published. The first article in this series is by Proceedings Editorial Board Member, Joel Trussell, who coordinated the collection of the additional five articles that follow his own.
In the next article, a former Proceedings Editorial Board member, Peter Cochrane, makes a few predictions regarding the future.
The following 19 sections in the issue deal with the general topics selected for this Centennial Special Issue. Each section is introduced by a Section Prolog to describe the contents of the section and provide some additional information to the reader.
The issue also includes an article which discusses the style and contents of this journal.
James E. Brittain, Associate Editor of History, was invited to close out the centennial special issue by contributing an essay about his personal perspectives and experiences as it related to the importance of history at the IEEE.