Los Angeles, CA (March 14, 2019)—SMPTE is seeking technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2019 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2019), which will be held October 21-26 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles.
Abstracts must be submitted online no later than April 30. Authors of manuscript proposals selected by the SMPTE 2019 program committee will have the opportunity to present at the event. Program sessions will address advancements in current technology, plus future-looking developments in media technology, content creation, image and sound, and the allied arts and sciences.
Following SMPTE 2019, SMPTE will publish accepted manuscripts to the SMPTE Digital Library hosted on the IEEE Xplore platform, and video of each paper presentation will be posted to the society's YouTube channel. Submitted manuscripts will also go through peer review for possible publication in the award-winning SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.
Proposed papers must be informational, high-quality, and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media and entertainment industry. Preference will be given to forward-thinking proposals and particularly to research-based proposals addressing cutting-edge technology. The program committee is also interested in the perspective of the next generation of storytellers and industry leaders, and student papers are strongly encouraged. Papers that are of a commercial or promotional nature will not be considered.
Early submission of paper proposals will ensure consideration by the SMPTE 2019 program committee. Two SMPTE Fellows will co-chair this year's program committee: SMPTE Education vice president Sara J. Kudrle, product marketing manager for playout at Imagine Communications, and Thomas Edwards, vice president engineering and development at Fox.
Examples of possible SMPTE 2019 paper topics include:
• UHD, HDR, 4K, high frame rate (HFR)
• Future of media distributions (OTT, ATSC 3.0, mobile)
• Media infrastructure and control (SDI, IP)
• Workflow management (file-based, automation)
• Cloud and virtualized media processing
• Image acquisition and processing
• Content management and storage, restoration, and preservation
• Cinema processing and projection technology
• Human perception of images or sound
• Quality and monitoring of images and sound
• New compression techniques and implementations
• Content and network security
• New techniques in audio (scene-based production, compression, transport, immersive)
• Advances in display technologies
• Future media technologies, such as virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality and 360-degree video (VR/AR/MR)
• Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology in professional content creation
• Encouraging inclusion and diversity in STEM
Final proposal selection and notification to authors will occur no later than June 15. Selected presenters must be able to commit to providing an electronic version of the final technical manuscript to the Society no later than September 20, to ensure SMPTE has time to process papers for the conference.
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