NCTA, SCTE Call for Tech Papers

NCTA and SCTE join in call for next wave in cable innovation

October 15, 2008

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WASHINGTON -- The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today issued a joint call for submissions for both the 2009 NCTA Technical Papers and for SCTE's Conference on Emerging Technologies. Highlights of accepted papers will be presented during Cable Connection Week - Spring, the cable industry's new biannual week of consolidated industry events to be held April 1-7, 2009, in Washington, DC.

Cable Connection Week will mark the first time the NCTA Technical Program and the SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies have run in conjunction to each other, which made the joint submission process possible. An expert screening committee will select the top proposals and designate an author's participation in either the NCTA or SCTE program to best match subject matter with content in each of the two complementary programs.

Marking its 50th year of promoting advances in cable technology, NCTA's prestigious Technical Papers Program will present a special track of panels focused on new broadband applications that may soon reach the market. The program will continue as part of The Cable Show '09, NCTA's 58th Annual International Convention and Exposition - and the inaugural event of Cable Connection - Spring. The Cable Show '09 runs April 1 - 3 at the Washington Convention Center.

The SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies also runs April 1 - 3 but will focus on specific platforms and products that will be delivered in the next three to five years. The theme will be "Architecting the Network of the Future" with a focus on efficient bandwidth utilization for the home environment of 2014. By pairing the NCTA and SCTE technology events, Cable Connection - Spring will offer an opportunity for industry engineers and other technology experts to gather for a valuable exchange of ideas that lead to better capital investment decisions.

In addition, the CableLabs(r) Law and Technology Seminars will take place on April 3 as part of Cable Connection - Spring. Now in its eighth year, the Law and Technology Seminars provide a private forum to bring cable lawyers and technologists together for discussion of the legal and public policy implications related to cable technologies.

"NCTA's technical papers program has helped foster and promote many of the remarkable innovations that have kept the cable industry on the cutting edge of the telecommunications world for a half century," said Dr. William Check, NCTA Senior Vice President of Science and Technology. "We are pleased to be working with our colleagues at SCTE and CableLabs to make Cable Connection - Spring the epicenter of innovation for the broadband industry."

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