Call for Papers
The Association of Public Radio Engineers is calling upon engineering professionals and other members of the public radio community with expertise in technology-related issues to submit papers and session proposals for the 2014 Public Radio Engineering Conference. PREC14 will be held April 3-4, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, concurrent with the PBS Tech-Con sessions and immediately preceding the 2014 NAB Convention.
Interested individuals or organizations are encouraged to submit a technical paper or session proposal by December 20, 2014. Submissions should be relevant to radio broadcast engineering, with a particular focus on:
"Engineering in an Increasingly IP Environment"
Highlighting solutions, techniques and best practices for radio engineers in an environment of rapid change and increasingly constrained budgets.
Some suggested topics of interest to our attendees include:
While we understand that presentations may necessarily focus on proprietary technology products, we do ask that papers be structured in a manner which highlights general principles and technical solutions rather than a specific product endorsement.
- Achieving quality through innovative approaches to engineering
- Dealing with Budget Issues and Funding Sources
- Disaster Recovery/Emergency Planning (keeping the station on)
- Engineers as salesmen; how to ‘sell’ your projects internally)
- Radio consolidation: Regional TV/FM, CPB Consolidation Proposals
- IP Audio distribution – inside and outside the plant
- IP for remote control, and interfaces to legacy systems
- Facilities and tower maintenance, avoiding injury and ensuring safety
- Equipment replacement cycles, proactive maintenance
- Radio spectrum – is it a target as Wireless goes after smaller slices?
- Single Frequency Network transmission systems
- Alternative Delivery - Radio in Mobile TV channels
- A Futurist’s view, The Next Generation of engineers, Mentoring
Email Submissions (attachments as PDF only, please) to: firstname.lastname@example.org