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IBC Technical Papers Sessions & Posters

What are the IBC Technical Papers?

Unveiling the latest innovations and technological thinking, the peer-reviewed Technical Papers remain the cornerstone of the IBC Conference. Promoting technological innovation stripped of all marketing and commercial pressure, the IBC Technical Papers and Posters stand or fall on the strength of their argument and expertise alone. Only the sharpest, relevant and most well researched are selected for publication at IBC and you can catch them - and their authors - in the Advances in Technology stream at the IBC Conference.

All IBC2016 Technical Papers are now available to download for free! Download the papers by conference session or individually today to make sure you've recapped on the ground-breaking content discussed at the IBC2016 Conference.

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Publishing Your Research

Competition for the IBC Technical Papers and Posters is intense and IBC’s experienced Technical Papers Committee review all proposals to choose those which they believe to be the most advanced, innovative and thought-provoking. 

Authors of successful proposals are invited to prepare full papers for publication and to make presentations at the conference in September. The best paper will also receive the accolade of the IBC Best Conference Paper, which in 2016 was awarded to Erik Stare of Teracom, Dr Jordi Giménez of Universitat Politècnica de València and Dr Peter Klenner of Panasonic Europe for their paper 'WIB – A New System Concept for Digital Terrestrial Television'.

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Posters & the IBC Future Zone

Posters & the IBC Future Zone

Technical Posters are selected alongside the Technical Papers were on display IBC2016 for all attendees to view in the IBC Future Zone. Here you could meet the authors of the posters and gain real insight into the latest projects being developed in the world’s R&D labs.

Technical Papers Committee

Technical Papers Committee

The technical papers committee are 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.

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Access Past Technical Papers

You can now access the high-quality conference papers from IBC2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. 

IBC2016 Technical Papers
Download the Technical Papers from IBC2016 covering: UHDTV, Multi-screen experiences, High Dynamic Range, wide colour gamut, IP, Dynamic Video Streaming, assisting sensory-impaired viewers, VR, 360 video, video coding, Terrestrial and Mobile video broadcasting, personalised advertising and more.

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IBC2015 Technical Papers & Posters 
Download the Technical Papers and Posters from IBC2015 covering: 4G Broadcast; high dynamic range; immersive content; second screen media applications; HEVC; integrated systems; 8K UHDTV; visual radio production for sports events; high speed video data mining; applications of big data to television; MPEG DASH Performance; audio processing; augemented soundscapes; dynamic cluster video encoding and more.

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IBC2014 Technical Papers
Forty-four papers covering: media archiving and restoration; high dynamic range imaging; broadcasting to mobiles; advances in 3D audio; new consumer trends; next generation studio interconnection; assistive technologies; advanced transmission techniques for satellite and terrestrial broadcasting; a new era of compression with high efficiency video coding; ultra-high definition TV; beyond HD; future content creation and display; and advanced content production in an automated world and more.

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IBC2013 Technical Papers
Forty-nine papers covering: advanced audio technologies; high efficiency video coding; the second screen; production technologies (new studios); production technologies (new tools); high dynamic range video; immersive and emotional technologies; developments in terrestrial broadcast; video delivery media; smart viewer interfaces; access services; and personalised TV and the Cloud and more. 

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The IET Digital Library

The Institute of Engineeering and TechnologyThe IET Digital Library is a global repository of science, engineering and technology content delivered by the world’s leading international scientific organisation and thought leader, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Online access to IET Digital Library unlocks an unsurpassed body of work of more than 190,000 technical papers including over 70,000 journal articles, 5,000 eBook chapters and over 1,300 conference publications from across a wide range of subject areas including electrical and electronic engineering.

Key features of IET Digital Library: 

  • search - get to the relevant information quickly
  • subjects - a more direct way to get to the information you are looking for
  • browse - by publication type to find a list of particular journal or book title
  • RSS feeds - keep updated on any change to IET Digital Library
  • register - create a personal account to benefit from personalisation features
  • buy - purchase personal subscriptions to articles, books and chapters 
  • download citations - many format options available, including EndNote®
  • collaborate - email colleagues or share links via social networking tools

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IET Journal Young Professional Award IBC2016

Each year the IET bestows the IET Journal Young Professional Award to the best IBC Technical Paper submitted by an author aged under 35. 

The winner of the IET Journal Young Professional Award 2016 was Lucien Lenzen, Reaserch Assistant at Hochschule RheinMain in Germany, for his paper 'HDR for Legacy Displays Using Sectional Tone Mapping'.


IBC Technical Supporters

  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It’s a good place to meet and get to know the industry. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


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