The call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2019 Conference.

The Technical Papers provide an opportunity for forward-thinking technologists and companies to unveil their ideas and research to media industry leaders hungry for new technology concepts, their possible uses and practical applications.

IBC2018 Best Paper Award Winners - BBC RandD

BBC R&D: IBC2018 Best Paper winners

A team from BBC R&D (pictured) won the 2018 Best Conference Paper Award for its paper which described how AI-assisted production could increase the breadth of live event coverage.

Last year saw the integration of the Technical Papers into IBC’s key conference themes, placing them as ‘Tech Talks’ alongside strategic and business presentations. This was widely appreciated, as the audience heard first-hand about ground-breaking technologies from the world’s brightest innovators and researchers.

Chair of IBC’s Technical Papers Committee Dr Paul Entwistle said: “We look forward to receiving many more novel, diverse and intriguing offers of papers from which we will curate the IBC2019 Tech Talks. Our integration within the key conference themes is a great opportunity for our authors to not only showcase their technology to fellow enthusiasts, but also explain its impact to the broader media industry.”

IBC is especially interested in up-and-coming areas, including machine learning (AI), VR, AR, mobility, immersivity, user psychology, gesture recognising interfaces, blockchain, autonomous production, business data analytics, and the tracking and generation of sports data and the potential that they have for influencing the future of the media and broadcast industry.

And following an increase in female speakers at the conference in 2018, up from 14% in 2017 to 37%, IBC encourages applications for the Technical Papers from a global and diverse audience.

All submissions are rigorously reviewed by a panel of professional experts.

Papers accepted for presentation at the IBC Conference have the opportunity to win the coveted Best Conference Paper Award, presented at the IBC Awards, and be published on IBC365.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 February. For more information visit