Sorry, I just noticed this had no answer yet... The original proposal was written by Perry Roland (University of Virginia) circa 2006. The proposal itself is available here, and includes a list of references:
There may be other documents in the register that are related to this, but those are the ones I can put my finger on right now.
Roland's original proposal at UV has been long since taken down.
I would be happy to discuss the issues via e-mail, if you have further detailed questions.