IEEE Celebrates its Two Millionth Article on IEEE Xplore®

Cited in patents nearly four times as often than other technology sources, IEEE's digital library content supports today's technological innovations that benefit humanity

PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 16, 2009 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, is celebrating the addition of the two millionth article to IEEE Xplore, the world's largest source of valuable, cutting-edge, research, standards and educational courses. Providing nearly one-third of the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, communications and computer science, the IEEE Xplore digital library is the most trusted source for vital information in technology today.

The two-millionth IEEE Xplore article appears in the March issue of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, one of IEEE's 142 journals and magazines. The article, “Intelligent Packet Dropping for Optimal Energy-Delay Tradeoffs in Wireless Downlinks,” is written by IEEE Senior Member Michael J. Neely, assistant professor at the Communication Sciences Institute, part of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Neely's article discusses how implementing an innovative algorithm into a wireless network can fundamentally change the efficiency of wireless transmitters, which would be beneficial in prolonging battery life without adversely affecting performance. The article will be available on IEEE Xplore beginning March 16, 2009.

“Reaching the milestone of two million articles in the same year that IEEE is celebrating its 125th anniversary is one of the best demonstrations of how IEEE fosters technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity,” said Jon Rokne, Vice President, Publication Services and Products, IEEE. “The information contained in IEEE Xplore not only impacts the future of dozens of technology industries, but it has become the go-to source for top technology companies, universities and publishers around the world.”

IEEE Xplore, which includes content from IEEE journals and magazines going back as far as the year 1913, is a comprehensive, online database of current and past research from many industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, computing, medical devices, nanotechnology, petroleum and natural gas, power and energy, semiconductors and telecommunications. As a trusted and knowledgeable source, the IEEE Xplore digital library provides access to IEEE journals, magazines, proceedings from industry conferences, and standards that have set the bar for today's technological advancements. Content from The Institution of Engineering and Technology journals is also available.

IEEE Xplore's powerful search tools are designed to help visitors find the most relevant research. Features include:

  • Search millions of documents quickly by title, author, abstract, keyword, affiliation and more

    Tools to refine search results, search further within the results, view an abstract or download the full-text document

  • Browse more than 4,000 publication titles alphabetically or search by title keyword
  • Context-sensitive help features
  • Multimedia tied to relevant articles
  • Twice a week updates, with over 12,500 articles added monthly, and articles from select publications posted before the print issue is available
  • Free e-mail alerts announcing new content

    To learn more about IEEE Xplore, please contact IEEE at [email protected]. To download a free copy of the article, visit from March 16 through April 10, 2009.

    About IEEE

    IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), the world's largest technical professional society, is commemorating its 125thanniversary in 2009 by “Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future” around the globe. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide. Additional information about IEEE can be found at

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