Proceedings of the IEEE celebrated its centennial year of publication during 2012. Below are the exciting features and events that marked this occasion.
A Centennial Special Issue was published in May 2012, in honor of the founding and election of officers of the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), a predecessor of engineering societies, on 13 May 1912.
The Centennial Special Issue is currently being made available to all interested readers as an open-access document in HTML format on Xplore so that the wider IEEE and engineering communities have an opportunity to sample some of the diverse topics routinely covered in the journal.
The Proceedings of the IEEE organized a Future Technology Prediction Competition in 2012, as part of its Centennial Celebration. Participants were asked to exercise both their imaginations and their technological predictive powers to outline future technological trends and evolutions as they personally see them developing over the next 20, 50, or even 100 years.
Submissions were evaluated and the top five (5) contest winners were selected by the Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief:
• The Grand Prize winner (received US$5,000): “i2CSmart: An Identity Management Based Cognition-Enabled Cooperative Smartphone,” by Salman Ali and Noman Akbar.
• The Second Prize winner (received US$1,000): “Cyber-Eco Technology: Engineering of Ecological Systems,” by Paul G. Flikkema.
• Honorable Mention prize winners (each received US$500): “Engineering the Future of Education,” by Flora S. Tsai; “The Reflections of the Future,” by Harry Steven Warford; and “Transcript for June 15, 2063 IEEE Awards Ceremony,” by Jim DeWitt Isaak.
These articles are being published as Point of View articles in the Proceedings of the IEEE monthly journal, where authors share their visions of the future.
Beginning in January 2011 and concluding with the December 2012 issue, the Proceedings Editorial Office posted classic papers each month on the Proceedings Web pages by some of the luminaries of the past, such as Marconi, De Forest, and Shannon.
The classic papers can be found on IEEE Xplore.