IBC2019 Technical Papers

Everything you need to know about submitting a Technical Paper  

The IBC Technical Papers Programme welcomes entries from 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 after the show, which has over 55,000 subscribers. Papers accepted for presentation at the IBC Conference will also have a chance of winning the highly coveted Best Conference Paper Award and authors aged 35 years and under will have the chance to win the IBC Best Young Professional Award.

See below for the key dates for 2019

The 2019 Call for Papers deadline has now closed! Please contact technicalpapers@ibc.org if you have any questions

Hear form last years authors:
Kendra Ruczak, Managing Editor, Sound and Picture

What goal motivated you to submit a synopsis to IBC?
IBC attracts an audience who is truly interested in the future of broadcast, filmmaking, technology, and content creation. I was motivated to submit a synopsis in order to personally connect my magazine, Sound & Picture, with this diverse, exciting audience and to explore a topic that I believe to be very relevant to our industry.

Tell us how the IBC platform is helping you/your company to achieve this goal
The IBC platform made it easy to connect with a dynamic, engaged audience.

Since IBC, what have you/your company gained from participation at the show?
My magazine has expanded its audience and I have made many new and exciting connections in a variety of fields that I am interested in.

What advice would you give to those thinking of submitting a technical synopsis to IBC?
Select a topic that you find to be very intriguing, and do not miss out on this opportunity!

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So Endo, Systems Engineer, NHK

What goal motivated you to submit a synopsis to IBC?
To develop and build on different, and future, ideas from networking with other participants at the show.

Tell us how the IBC platform is helping you/your company to achieve this goal
It gave us the opportunity to publicise our ideas, to generate worthwhile leads and new business opportunities

Since IBC, what have you/your company gained from participation at the show?
Presenting my work at IBC as a Technical Paper Author has opened a lot of doors for me. I am now recognised in my company as a Live Streaming Service specialist which has helped to further grow my network within the industry.

What advice would you give to those thinking of submitting a technical synopsis to IBC?
I think all IBC attendees are there to get the latest technology, cutting-edge idea or upcoming trends. I would keep this in mind and include these elements when submitting your synopsis.

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Anna Sowa, Producer, Chouette Films

What goal motivated you to submit a synopsis to IBC?
In the project that I showcased at IBC we utilised the latest technology, that is VR, to preserve an endangered religious ritual. It's a project that merges the world of academia with the creative world and I felt this fitted perfectly with the essence and spirit of IBC which is linking people across sectors and silos.

Tell us how the IBC platform is helping you/your company to achieve this goal
The creative industry, especially that of film, is exceptionally fragmented – but a few large organisations seem to hold all the power in their hands. This creates significant challenges to the ‘micro’ companies with less than 10 employees (CBI, 2014), which make up 85.4% of the sector. For a micro company such as Chouette Films being part of IBC has been a source of great encouragement especially in the age of digital disruption. After all, I presented next to people such as David Puttnam and Peter Jackson!

Since IBC, what have you/your company gained from participation at the show?
Following my presentation at IBC, Nicolas Lodge, the IBC's Consultant Executive Producer, has kindly visited the exhibition of our VR work in a London Gallery. His constrictive criticism and feedback on our work has been absolutely invaluable and will make our future VR projects only better. 

What advice would you give to those thinking of submitting a technical synopsis to IBC?
No matter how small you are, even if you're among the 85.4% of companies in the sector, your work will never be insignificant. Constraint only fuels creativity and you should boldly share your ideas with others in the industry. 

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Why should you submit a paper?

Successful papers will provide the opportunity for you to:

  • Present your work at the IBC2019 Conference
  • Have your paper published and available for download on IBC365 after the show
  • Have your paper published in 'The Best of IET' journal which is distributed to over 2,000 delegates at IBC
  • The opportunity to be selected for the Best Technical Paper Award at the IBC Awards Ceremony
  • Authors aged 35 years and under can opt in to be selected for the Best Young Professional Award 

Successful papers will also receive one complimentary conference pass, giving you full access to the IBC Conference and Exhibition

Winners of IBC's Best Paper Award 2018

In a year when artificial intelligence and machine learning become a very hot topic in the media industry, the IBC Best Conference Paper Award for 2018 went to a team from BBC R&D which investigated practical applications. 

In the award-winning paper a team of BBC researchers covering a wide range of skills, under project lead Mike Evans, discuss a project known as 'Ed'. This prototype system is used to create near-live content with minimal crew. An example might be a set of three unmanned 4K cameras, from which 'Ed' would produce a number of properly framed HD pictures, cutting between them as appropriate.

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: technicalpapers@ibc.org

Telephone: +44(0)207 832 4100