NCTA Wants White Papers


The National Cable & Telecommunications Association is issuing a call for
engineering white papers for Cable 2002, set for May 5 through 8 in New

The deadline for the papers is Dec. 10. Topics of interest include
advancements in digital- and optical-broadband technology, particularly
broadband-server architecture; 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,
but 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.

Submission forms are available at under the 'Call for Papers'
link. Proposals may also be faxed or mailed to Mark Bell, director of
administrative services, NCTA, 1724 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
20036-1969; fax 202-775-1098; or electronic mail