MARCH 25, 2008 -- The Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council has extended the deadline of its Call for Papers for its 2008 annual conference to March 27 at 5 PM PST.
The 2008 FTTH Conference & Expo will be held from September 21-25, 2008 in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center under the theme, "Linking Communities at the Speed of Light." Don Tapscott, bestselling author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, will be the opening keynote speaker.
The 2008 program will be constructed to help guide those contemplating or deploying FTTH services through the experiences and understanding of the leading experts in the field. The FTTH Council is seeking papers in the following target areas:
- Success Stories: Share your experiences as a provider of FTTH services. Explain the impact of linking your customers and community to FTTH. Experience-based service provider submissions will be given first consideration.
- Technology: Educate prospective and practicing network builders on the technologies that enable optical services. Target topics include in-home connectivity, battery backup, video, and new cost-saving electronic and optical systems. Special consideration will be given to system-level papers that help inform technology decision-makers and help improve the business case for FTTH.
- Network Design, Construction and Management: Explain the latest in efficient network design concepts and construction techniques, including installation and testing. Describe options for efficient management of the network and subscribers. Target topics include network design cost modeling, construction techniques and equipment, testing, and tools for managing subscribers.
- Business and Regulatory - Challenges and Opportunities: Key topics of interest in 2008 are the regulatory landscape for municipal broadband, MDU deployments, and the expected evolution of the regulatory landscape in the next several years. Targeted business topics include content acquisition, financing, and marketing strategies to win against the competition.
Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words/3,000 characters without pictures and must be commercial free. The abstract should describe the primary conclusion or results of the paper including pertinent details of the work indicating the significant findings. Learner outcomes should also be included. Papers must contain significant new material not presented or published previously. Papers may range from introductory to advanced, but the council asks that would be presenters bear in mind that your audience may be just getting started in this field. As such, "FTTH 101" papers will also be considered within each category. (FTTH 101 Papers do not need to meet the new or unpublished requirement.)
For complete information on deadlines and submission guidelines, visit the speaker information page.
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