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SCTE Issues Call For Abstracts By Feb. 17

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is seeking proposals for papers and presentations for technical sessions to be conducted at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015, which is set for Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 13-16 in New Orleans. The SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 Program Committee is targeting papers that address technologies, best practices, solutions, workforce training, and case studies in four key subject areas: Business-to-Business: Driving Revenue; Wireless Services: From 4G to LTE and Beyond; Wireline Access: Evolving the HFC Access Network; and Next-Generation Services: Leveraging All-IP, Cloud and Apps. It is desired that all sessions be interactive and include case studies whenever possible.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Tuesday, Feb. 17. Abstracts will be reviewed by the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 Program Committee, chaired by Balan Nair, executive vice president and CTO of Liberty Global.

Here are the key subject areas for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2015 in greater detail:

• Business-to-Business—Improving cable operators’ revenue and offerings in current and next-generation business class services, including SDN/NFV; cloud-based services; “as-a-service” models; traffic engineering, SLAs and business continuity planning; and hospitality services and standards.

• Wireless Services—Wireless drop technologies; Wi-Fi coverage in the home; Wi-Fi extension; maintaining customer experience; Wi-Fi First robustness requirements and operational practices; LTE interference elimination; leveraging white spaces in the USA; and operational practices for Wi-Fi hotspot deployment in congested areas or spectrum.

• Wireline Access—Transition planning and operational issues related to DOCSIS 3.1; transition plans for remote PHY and remote MAC/PHY; deployment and troubleshooting of fiber-deep and FTTH; moving the upstream/downstream split point; just-in-time training delivery; improving the number of military veterans in the workforce; and operational practices and standards requirements related to the Energy 2020 program.

• Next-Generation Services—Next-generation services that leverage all-IP or cloud architectures as well as apps and the vibrant app environment, including: DCAS/DRM for next-gen rights management; advanced advertising; deployment, operational practices and cost-avoidance strategies for continuing toward all-IP networks; set-top client evolution; operational practices for TVE to 4K TV; IoT and its applicability to cable; CDN management and orchestration practices; cybersecurity; RDK and beyond; and CPE virtualization.

More details on these topics and subtopics are available in the Call for Papers at Proposals tailored to them will receive the strongest consideration. Interested participants must submit through the online submission platform a one-page abstract (300 words max.) and identify which of the aforementioned key subject areas it addresses.

Previously published papers and product-specific presentations will not be accepted. Abstracts must be tailored for workshop learning and provide real-world tools that attendees can apply to their everyday work. The Call for Papers provides the complete abstract submission instructions.

Scheduled in 2015 for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is the leading venue for helping the cable telecommunications industry and its workforce to reduce costs, deploy new services, and increase customer satisfaction. Expo 2015 will offer a wide variety of learning events and demonstrations, as well as peer-to-peer interaction and networking.