The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is now accepting nominations for its 2008 Emerging Technologies Awards. Any individual is eligible to submit a nomination. The deadline is Friday, November 2.

The three Emerging Technologies Awards are:

The IP Innovator Award - sponsored by Juniper Networks - honors a member of the SCTE who, as an engineer or manager, has displayed innovative achievement and creativity in the advancement and development of IP networking.

The Polaris Award - sponsored by CommScope - honors a member of the SCTE who has displayed exceptional achievement and commitment to the development and/or deployment of HFC networks. Nominees should be engineering managers at the system, MSO, or vendor level.

The Star of Integrity Award - sponsored by C-Cor - honors a member of the SCTE who, as an engineer or manager, has contributed to the efficiency and effectiveness of next-generation networks in delivering on-demand services.

Nominators for the Emerging Technologies Awards are required to detail - at a minimum of 250 words - why they believe their nominees are deserving of one of the awards, considering career achievements, education, leadership skills, published papers, and involvement in SCTE and other industry associations.

Nominations may be submitted conveniently online. In the Member Services section of the Web site, the ET Awards page can be accessed by clicking on Awards and Recognition.

Each of the honorees will be presented with a special award during an awards luncheon set for Tuesday, January 15. The recipients also will be recognized in a multitude of industry venues, including a cover feature in the March 2008 issue of CED magazine.

The SCTE Conference on Emerging Technologies 2008 will be held January 14–16 in Los Angeles.