INTX Kicks Off Technical Paper Chase

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CableLabs and the Society of  Cable Telecommunications Engineers have issued their annual call for technical papers for the 2015 Spring Technical Forum, which will run in tandem next year with INTX: The Internet  & Television Expo – the convention formerly known as The Cable Show.

The organizations said the 2015 Spring Technical Forum targets a broad cross section of senior-level technologists and those with engineering management, operational, and financial responsibilities, with a specific focus on innovation, R&D and the business of technology in the rapidly evolving digital marketplace.

Topics of particular interest include the proverbial cloud (including big data, software defined networks and network functions virtualization); wireless (including WiFi access and voice-over-WiFi); security; streaming and OTT services; advanced cable architectures, including DOCSIS 3.1 and RF Over Glass, among others); reaching gigabit capacities; spectrum allocation and efficiencies; all-IP networks, and 4K/8K video compression and the impact on bandwidth requirements.

Prospective authors interested in preparing and presenting a paper at the 2015 Spring Technical Forum should submit a proposal using the online submission tool available at no later than December 12, 2014. Authors who have been selected to present their papers will be notified by the end of January and will be invited to present the highlights of their written work during the Forum. The technical papers proceedings will be available for free download during the event and thereafter online.

"Cable networks continue to evolve at exponential rates to deliver more digital media and entertainment to consumers than any other platform in the country,” said Dan Pike, GCI’s chief technical officer and chair of the 2015 Spring Technical Forum Committee. “This Forum brings together the innovative minds that advance the underlying science and technology of the cable industry.” 

Admission to the 2015 Spring Technical Forum is included with an INTX full-program registration, though separate sign-up is required. INTX registration opens November 3 at

INTX is slated to run 5-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago.