Springtime for Tech in D.C.: Forum to Run Again During 2013 Cable Show

NCTA, CableLabs and SCTE Co-Sponsor Engineering and Technology Track for Fourth Year

The Spring Technical Forum will return for a fourth year to The Cable Show 2013, to take place June 10-12 in Washington, D.C.

The Spring Technical Forum is jointly presented by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CableLabs and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. The event has a specific focus on “innovation, R&D and the business of technology in the rapidly evolving digital marketplace,” according to the organizers.

First debuting in 2010, the Spring Tech Forum incorporates the SCTE's former Conference on Emerging Technologies as well as the annual NCTA Technical Papers program.

NCTA, CableLabs and SCTE have announced a call for papers to be presented at the Forum. Proposals may be submitted at www.springtechforum.com with a deadline of Jan 21, 2013. The goal is to focus on new science, technology, services, algorithms and architectures for cable, the organizations said.

"Cable’s powerful networks deliver more media, entertainment and information value to consumers than any other platform in America,” Dan Pike, GCI’s chief technical officer and chair of the 2013 Spring Technical Forum Committee, said in a statement. “The demand for new services, faster delivery, and stunning anywhere, anytime user experiences is driving a whole new evolution in cable’s technology infrastructure. This is the forum that contemplates cable’s amazing future and the scientific advancements that will shape it.” 

Admission to the 2013 Spring Technical Forum is included with a Cable Show full-program registration but requires separate signup. The Cable Show 2013, the NCTA’s 62nd annual convention and exposition, is set to run June 10-12, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.