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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. 

Submit your 300 word synopsis today outlining a fresh perspective on a challenging subject, a cutting-edge prototype or a piece of enlightening research begging for wider recognition for your chance to gain the undivided attention of the sharpest minds in electronic media.

The Call for Papers submission deadline has now closed.

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 (March)
    • Unsuccessful stage 1 authors, where possible, offered an alternative route at IBC (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 speak at 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 papers deadline Monday 7 May
Committee full paper review meeting Friday 8 June
Paper outcome notification Friday 18 June
Accepted papers 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

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

Benefits of successful papers:

  • authors of successful papers are invited to present their work at the IBC2018 Conference and will see their work published and available for download on IBC365 
  • Published in 'The Best of IET' which is distributed to over 2,000 delegates
  • 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.
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 and MMP then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the IBC Team on the details below:


Telephone: +44(0)207 832 4100

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IBC Technical Supporters

IBC would like to thank our Technical Supporters: