USTA Issues Conference Call for Papers

October 28, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

The United States Telecom Association (USTA) is now accepting proposals for white papers to be presented at the USTA Telecom Engineering Conference being held at SUPERCOMM 2003 in Atlanta, GA, from June 1-5, 2003. Paper proposals will be accepted from any person or company that is a telecom/media service provider, technology supplier, government agency, government contractor, student or academic.

Potential topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Futuristic Technologies and Services; IPv6, MPLS, SIP-T, H.323, ENUM, DNSSec, XML etc; Preventing DOS Attacks, Data Mining and Unauthorized Surveillance; CALEA functionality in NGN; Privacy Protection; Next-Generation Business Paradigms, Management Models and Systems; Technology Advances, Security, Reliability, Scalability;

Security, Reliability, Value; IP phones and Wireless LAN Integration; PON, Ethernet Loop, FTTH Premise Equipment; Return on Network and Access Technology Investments; and New and Innovative Business Models and Processes

All contributions must be in English. Abstracts of 600 words or less describing the intended contribution, and a brief bio to the USTA website must be sent no later than December 20, 2002. Selected papers for presentation must be accompanied by a 20-minute presentation, including discussion. Early submission is recommended. Sales-oriented proposals will not be considered for presentation. Notification of acceptance is January 2003. The deadline for submission of full papers is April 4, 2003.

Please submit all contributions online at