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IBC2018 Tech Talks

Everything you need to know about submitting an IBC Technical Paper  

The IBC Technical Papers Programme welcome's entries from all industry sectors across the media, entertainment and technology industry and from every discipline, whether you are a professional or a professor, a member of a R&D team, working alone or within a global brand and from across any part of the broadcast, communications, electronic media and entertainment fields. 

All submissions are peer-reviewed by a panel of experts and successful papers will be published and available to download on IBC365, which has over 32,500 subscribers. Papers accepted for presentation at the IBC Conference will also have a chance of winning the highly coveted Best Conference Paper Award. 

The Call for Papers submission deadline has now closed and all synopses have been peer reviewed. 

This year, we have three possible ways to present your work at IBC (subject to peer review). 

  1. Technical Paper verbal presentation within the IBC conference programme (speaker slot)
  2. Lounge Talk - The Lounge Talks are a new addition to the event this year and will be held during the lunch breaks in the Forum Lounge (one per day). The Lounge Talks will have their own dedicated zoned off area within the Forum Lounge, a bustling break-out area, and will be open to all of the conference attendees to join
  3. Future Zone Tech Bytes - FZ Tech Bytes are a new initiative for the Future Zone, an area dedicated to new ideas and technologies on the exhibition show floor. 

 

Successful authors will have received an email outlining the next steps in the process:

  • Check out the box below 'Guidelines - Instructions and Templates' - April
  • Paper authors submit a technical paper or slides for review - Monday 7 May
  • Technical Paper Committee Peer Review Meeting – Friday 8 June
  • Outcome notification – w/c 18 June

 

We're excited to read your innovative ideas and are here to offer guidance and support along the way. 

Guidelines - Instructions and templates      

Guidelines - Instructions and templates      

1. Technical Paper verbal presentation

 

We would like to tell you how your full paper will be handled by IBC:

(a) Upon receipt, your full paper will be reviewed by the same five specialists who refereed your original synopsis and their comments will subsequently be considered by the full Technical Papers Committee (20 media technology experts).  They will either: accept your paper as submitted (the fate of ~35% of papers); provide suggestions for its modification to make it acceptable (~60% of papers); or reject your paper (~4% of papers).

(b) You will receive notification of the decision on your paper by the week commencing 10th July.  Authors whose papers require modification will be given time to make the changes. Papers containing minor errors or imperfect use of English will be corrected by IBC.

(c) All papers which are accepted will be published in the Conference Proceedings, which is an internationally citable reference work. They will also be listed in the Conference Programme and their authors will receive complimentary registration for the Conference.  Most of these papers (~80%) will be given presentation slots in the Conference sessions.

We do try to provide as many speaking opportunities as possible in the sessions but we are unable to include all the accepted papers. The most common reason for not being able to provide a speaking slot is that two papers destined for a particular session turn out to have content which is too similar.  Sometimes, papers will deal with very fine detail (for example bit-specification in digital standards); we feel that although these papers are worthy, their verbal presentation may not appeal to a general technical audience. [Note that we DO encourage the use of relevant mathematics, which adds to the precision and understanding of technical work - we would not deny a verbal presentation on the grounds of mathematical content].  Finally, and very occasionally, authors fail to deliver their promised full papers.  At a late stage this can be very disruptive, requiring us to reorganise whole sessions and, in the wake of such change, presentation slots can be lost.

Papers which are not verbally presented are assigned to sessions as 'supporting papers' and these will be mentioned in the session by the session chair. If their authors are present in the room, the chair will direct any questions about their paper to them. Supporting papers are given exactly the same status in the Conference Proceedings as those which are verbally presented.

2. Lounge Talks

 

3. Future Zone Tech Bytes

 

Synopsis Guidelines
For more information about the Synopsis Guidelines please click here.

Understanding the Peer Review Process

Understanding the Peer Review Process

The process by which the Technical Papers Committee performs the peer review and editorial amendment of submitted synopses and complete papers has been arrived at over many years of refinement.

Technical Paper publication is the means by which new work is communicated and peer review is an important part of this process. Peer review is a vital part of the quality control mechanism that is used to determine what is presented/published, and what is not. 

 

Stage 1 – Synopsis submission

  • Call for Papers Opens (Jan) 
  • Call for Papers deadline – Synopses submitted (Feb)
  • Synopses Committee Peer Review Meeting (March)

 

Stage 2 – Outcome of Stage 1

  • Outcome of synopses communicated to authors (March)
    • Successful stage 1 authors invited to write a technical paper for further peer review for verbal presentation at the IBC conference (speaker slot) (March)
    • Or, successful stage 1 authors invited to write a technical paper for a Lounge Talk
    • Or, successful stage 1 authors invited to  prepare slides with proposed content for a Future Zone Tech Byte poster
    • Unsuccessful stage 1 authors, where possible, offered an alternative route at IBC; details added to speaker database and sponsorship opportunities (March)

 

Stage 3 – Full Paper submission

  • Paper authors submit a technical paper for review (May)
  • Technical Paper Committee Peer Review Meeting (June)
  • At the review meeting the Committee will also put aside around 10 papers for the IET top conference papers which will be acknowledged and published in the Best of IET & IBC Journal. One paper will ultimately win the coveted IBC Best Conference Paper Award. This paper and its author will be presented with the award at the IBC Awards Ceremony.

 

Stage 4 – Outcome of Stage 3

  • Outcome of technical paper communicated to authors (June)
    • Successful Stage 3 authors with straight paper accept are invited to present verbally at the IBC Conference and/or have their paper published in the Conference Proceedings (June)
    • Successful Stage 3 authors with a paper accepted with changes are requested to make the necessary improvements to their paper and resubmit (June-July) Authors are informed of their outcome and are invited to speak at IBC Conference and/or have their paper published in the Conference Proceedings.
    • Unsuccessful Stage 3 authors informed their paper has not been accepted, and where possible, offered an alternative route at IBC (June)

 

Stage 5 – Presentation at IBC

  • Successful authors that been invited to present their technical paper at IBC are guided through the process and format of speaking slot (July)
  • IBC2018 Conference (Sept)

 

The selected 2018 Technical Papers will not form part of a single conference stream, as in previous years. Instead, they will be integrated with business and strategic presentations within specific themes throughout the conference. This will bring ground-breaking technologies closer to the attention of more delegates, and will ensure these delegates have the opportunity to hear first-hand presentations from the world's brightest innovators and researchers.

Key dates for 2018

Key dates for 2018

Call for papers opens Tuesday 2 January
Synopsis submission deadline Monday 5 February
Monday 12 February
Committee peer review meeting Friday 9 March
Synopsis acceptance notification w/c 19 March
Full technical paper or Tech Bytes slides deadline Monday 7 May
Committee final review meeting Friday 8 June
Outcome notification w/c 18 June
Accepted papers/slides presented at IBC2018 13 - 17 September
Best Conference Paper Award Presented in the IBC Awards Ceremony Sunday 16 September

 

Successful Author Benefits

Successful Author Benefits

Technical Papers for conference presentation

Authors of successful synopses are invited to prepare full technical papers for further review. 

Benefits of successful papers:

  • authors of successful papers are invited to present their work on stage at the IBC2018 Conference
  • published and available for download on IBC365 
  • published in 'The Best of IET' which is distributed to over 2,000 delegates. The Proceedings is officially published by the IET and all papers will remain internationally available in perpetuity through the academic databases of the IET and IEEE
  • the Best Conference Paper will also receive an award presented at the prestigious IBC Awards Ceremony
  • achieve valuable word of mouth reference by the world's leading technologists about your idea, your team or your brand and gain the attention of international technical press
  • one complimentary conference pass, giving you full access to the IBC Conference and Exhibition, is provided for the primary author of the successful paper. If the paper will be presented by a different person at the conference, please state this on submission so the conference pass can be allocated to that individual.

 

Lounge Talks

Benefits of successful Lounge Talk papers have the:

  • opportunity to give a 20-minute presentation of your subject followed by time for Q&A
  • opportunity to network with the audience in a relaxed, informal setting
  • paper listed and promoted within the main conference programme
  • paper published in the IBC proceedings and available for download on IBC365 
  • one complimentary conference pass, giving you full access to the IBC Conference and Exhibition, is provided for the primary author of the successful Lounge Talk paper. If the talk will be presented by a different person, please state this on submission so the conference pass can be allocated to that individual.

 

Future Zone Tech Bytes

FZ Tech Bytes comprises several elements within the zone to increase your exposure with the audience, made up of delegates and exhibition visitors. Benefits include:

  • a large printed poster hanging within the research lab/library of the zone
  • a 15-minute presentation slot held in the Future Zone Theatre and listed within the Future Zone Tech Bytes programme
  • the option to have an allotted ½ day within the Future Zone Speaker Corner/Soap box area within the research lab/library of the zone. Here you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with visitors, display demonstrations and content on a laptop provided by IBC
  • one complimentary conference pass, giving you full access to the IBC Conference and Exhibition, is provided for the primary author of the successful Tech Byte presenter. If the talk will be presented by a different person, please state this on submission so the conference pass can be allocated to that individual.

 

Meet the Technical Papers Committee

Meet the Technical Papers Committee

The Technical Papers Committee is drawn from the leading engineers and technologists in the industry, who review each paper and submission thoroughly to ensure only the best make it to IBC each year.

Meet the Committee

Download the 2017 Papers on IBC365

Download the 2017 Papers on IBC365

Successful papers will be published on IBC365 which has over 32,000 subscribers.

IBC365 is an online community platform providing business knowledge for the global media, entertainment & Technology industry.

Download the IBC2017 Technical Papers

Download Archive Papers

 

Attendance & Demographics

Attendance & Demographics

Tech papers demographics

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Technical papers or any of the offerings then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the IBC Team on the details below:

Email: conference@ibc.org

Telephone: +44(0)207 832 4100

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IBC Technical Supporters

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