IEEE Seeks Research Papers for 2011 Broadcast Symposium

The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 1.
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The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society is seeking “timely and relevant technical papers” relating to all aspects of broadcast technology for presentation at its 61st Annual IEEE Broadcast Symposium scheduled for Oct. 19-21, 2011 in Alexandria, Va.

The symposium committee is accepting abstracts on papers, and the deadline for submissions of abstracts is May 1, 2011, the IEEE says in a written statement. The organization invites participation from broadcasters, researchers, developers, service providers, and suppliers of technology, equipment, systems, and consumer devices, as well as content originators and distributors.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by July 1, and full papers are due Oct. 3. Abstracts should clearly explain the subject, originality and relevance, and all papers that are selected must be presented at the symposium by the authors or their designated presenters, the IEEE says. Approximately 25 minutes will be provided for each paper presentation, including questions and answers. While papers on all aspects of broadcast technology will be considered, the IEEE is particularly interested in several areas. Those areas are:

  • Digital radio and television systems: terrestrial, cable, satellite, Internet, wireless.
  • Mobile DTV systems (all aspects, both transmission and reception).
  • Technical issues associated with the termination of analog television broadcasting.
  • Transmission, propagation, reception, re-distribution of broadcast signals.
  • AM, FM, and TV transmitter and antenna systems.
  • Tests and measurements.
  • Cable & satellite interconnection with terrestrial broadcasters.
  • Transport stream issues – ancillary services.
  • Unlicensed device operation in TV white spaces.
  • Advanced technologies and systems for emerging broadcasting applications.
  • DTV & IBOC reception issues and new technologies.
  • ATSC & other broadcast standards developments.
  • Broadcast spectrum issues – re-packing, sharing.

In addition to papers, the IEEE is accepting proposals for half-day tutorials, and for panels on technology, application, business, and policy-related issues and opportunities for the broadcasting industry.

Interested parties can submit a 500-1,000 word abstract via email to: bts@ieee.orgde. Please indicate that the abstract is for the 2011 Annual IEEE Broadcast Symposium, and include the corresponding author’s full name and contact information including affiliation, address, e-mail, and phone number.