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Head to the IBC Future Zone and be among the first to witness cutting edge projects and prototypes liberated by IBC from the world’s leading R&D labs and universities. Some concepts won't progress beyond the design stage, while others may be become the hit product of IBC2020 but can you tell which?

Practical demonstrations of mind bending concepts in the Zone this year include: personalisation and enhancement of the viewer experience, highlights of the FIFA World Cup in 8K, the future of Digital Radio broadcasting, new technologies for AV archive restoration, ‘smart’ convergent media, 360° viewable 3D displays, and more.

The IBC Future Zone is also home to the Posters, the highly respected, rigorously peer-reviewed ideas chosen by the IBC Technical Papers Committee for their relevance to the subjects of IBC’s Conference Programme and their ability to startle your imagination.

Among the intriguing topics are: HEVC in the studio; Perception of 3D audio; Crowd-sourced music; DTV mobile surveillance; Object-oriented storytelling; Visual Quality Metrics; 4K Broadcast on a Budget; and more.

The IBC Future Zone is a portal to view our future directions, rather than just a glimpse of the future!

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The IET Future Zone Event and Publication Launch  - Friday 12 September at 16:00 - 18:00
Exhibitor/Project Origin Technology on Show Stand
4EVER Project France Enhanced Video Experience 8.F12
Academy of Broadcasting Science of SARFT  China Future Broadcast Radio 8.F05
BBC Research & Development UK Object-based Media 8.F18
Cisco - Connected Life US Connected Life Platform 8.G11
DAVID project EU FP7 Future-proofing AV Content 8.F22
ECMA-407 International 3D Audio Broadcasting Codec 8.F38
ETRI S Korea Future Broadcast Projects 8.G08
FTV Project of MPEG Japan Multi-view Natural Video 8.F45
LinkedTV EU FP7 TV & Web Content Interlinked 8.F42
NHK Japan 8K Ultra HDTV Theatre 8.G21
NTT Network Innovation Labs Japan Ultra HDTV Delivery 8.F25
VRT  Belgium Future Media Production 8.F02


Table of Posters
Name Company/Country Poster Title Poster
Ralph Kessler PINGUIN Ing. Buero, Germany

The Depth of Immersion. First Results of a 3D Audio Perception Experiment

Gleb Rogozinsky The Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University of Telecoms, Russia Distributed System for Collaborative Music Generation 2
Louis Clift
University of Essex, United Kingdom
Delivering Live 4K Broadcasting Using Today's Technology
Jon Harris Altera and Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
De-interlacing SD/HD for UHD delivery
Manfred Lueth
Kolpi S.A.S, France/Germany
Real-time editing stereo/3D video from multiple feeds during live TV broadcasts 5
Byungsun Kim Korean Broadcasting System, South Korea Application of HEVC to studio profile codec 6
Martin Fleury
University of Essex, United Kingdom
Joint Unicast/Multicast Mobile Video Surveillance
Viktoriia Chafonova
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia
Algorithm for Creating 3D Images Based on Automatic Assembly 8
Maarten Lauwaert
VRT, Belgium
Here Is Today; A object oriented approach to storytelling
Javier Taibo
CITIC-MADS Group, University of Coruña Syntheractive, Spain
Cloud-based Architecture for Interactive TV Sports 10
Steven A. Silva
21st Century Fox, US
UHDTV-IP Live Production Studio 11
Evgenia Grinenko St.Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia
Audiovisual Interaction-based Bit Rate Reduction in Bandwidth limited Multimedia Systems
Jaekwon Lee Technical Research Institute,  Korean Broadcasting System, South Korea Emergency Wakeup System: Remote Activation for DTV Receiver in South Korea 13
Prabhakar Srinivasan
SPVTG, Cisco, India
Audience Segmentation: Data-Science, Big Data Architectures & Solutions


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