NCTA Seeks Engineering White Papers


The National Cable & Telecommunications Association is putting out a call
for engineering white papers for its Cable 2002 show in May.

The deadline for the papers is Dec. 10. Topics include advancements in
digital and optical broadband technology; national-scale distributed computer
networking; transactional bandwidth management; networked home technology; and
other advanced broadband-technology topics.

Product pitches and works already published elsewhere will not be considered.
However, individuals or companies may submit more than one paper.

An NCTA panel will judge the submissions. Selected authors must create
camera-ready manuscripts by March 4 and must be prepared to give 15- to
20-minute oral presentations at the convention.

Cable 2002 is set May 5 through 8 in New Orleans.

Submission forms are available at under the 'Call for Papers'
link. Proposals may also be faxed to 202-775-1098 or mailed to Mark Bell,
director of administrative services, NCTA, 1724 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20036-1969. Bell's electronic-mail address is