The International Broadcasting Convention is now accepting submissions of technical papers for its annual conference, which is being held this September in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Following an increase in female speakers at the conference in 2018, up from 14 percent in 2017 to 37 percent, IBC is encouraging applications from a globally diverse audience.
Dr Paul Entwistle, chair of IBC's technical papers committee said, "We look forward to receiving many more novel, diverse and intriguing offers of papers from which we will curate the IBC2019 Tech Talks. Our integration within the key conference themes is a great opportunity for our authors to not only showcase their technology to fellow enthusiasts, but also explain its impact to the broader media industry.”
Last year saw the successful integration of the technical papers into IBC’s key conference themes, placing them as Tech Talks alongside strategic and business presentations. This was widely appreciated, as the audience heard first-hand about groundbreaking technologies from the world's brightest innovators and researchers. The BBC won the 2018 Best Conference Paper Award for its paper describing how AI-assisted production could increase the breadth of live event coverage.
The Technical Papers selected for 2019 will continue the success of the Tech Talks while retaining the underlying novelty and rigor expected of the papers. The scope of media technology continues to diversify well beyond the traditional production and distribution of audio-visual content. Today, the industry embraces such developments as: machine learning (AI), VR, AR, mobility, immersive sound, user psychology, gesture recognizing interfaces, blockchain, autonomous production, business data analytics, and the tracking and generation of sports data, to list just a few. IBC is especially interested in up-and-coming areas like these, and the potential that they have for influencing the future of the media and broadcast industry.
All submissions are rigorously reviewed by a panel of professional experts. Papers accepted for presentation at the IBC Conference have the opportunity to win the highly coveted Best Conference Paper Award, presented at the IBC Awards, and will also be published on IBC365.
The deadline for submissions is February 4. Entries can be submitted at show.ibc.org/technicalpapers.