SCTE Calls for Emerging Technical Papers

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Exton, Pa. -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications
Engineers wants technical papers for presentation at its 2000 Conference on Emerging

Proposals must be submitted to the SCTE by Sept. 24, and
the organization's Emerging Technologies Program Committee will select them by Oct.
8, with accepting authors submitting camera-ready manuscripts for publication to the SCTE
by Nov. 19.

Preliminary session topics are:

• Interactive services and advanced set-top
applications, including operating systems and middleware; streaming video; managing
digital content; and compression improvements, wavelets and fractals.

• Network-management solutions for digital broadband,
including defining MIBs (management-information bases) for broadband; self-provisioning
solutions; and end-to-end managed networks.

• DOCSIS now and beyond, including Data Over Cable
Service Interface Specification 1.1; tiered services and streaming over DOCSIS; and
evolution of the DOCSIS standard.

• Broadband-telephony applications, including
developments in VoIP (voice-over-Internet protocol) technology; traffic engineering and
management; and the evolution of PacketCable.

• Home-area networks, including distributing services
throughout the home.

• Advancements in distribution and transport
architectures, including fiber-optic transport breakthroughs; modulation improvements;
alternative delivery mechanisms, such as power line, DSL and wireless; and network
powering to lifeline status.

Submissions should include a title, the author's name
and full contact information, plus a one- to two-page abstract regarding the technology or
issue and its industry significance.

Submissions can be sent by mail, fax or e-mail to Glenda
Calcaterra, SCTE, 140 Philips Road, Exton, Pa., 19341-1318. The fax number is
610-363-5834, and the e-mail address is