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SMPTE Australia Section Issues Call for Papers for METexpo Conference

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, and whose membership spans the globe announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has issued a call for papers for its forthcoming Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METexpo) Conference, which will be held between 18-20 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

“In line with keeping fresh and relevant in the fast-changing media landscape, the SMPTE Australia Section has undertaken considerable research to make sure our biennial conference and exhibition meet the expectations of the market”, said Australia Section Chair Paul Broderick. “As part of that process, we changed the name of the SMPTE Conference and Exhibition we have been presenting since the early 1980s to reflect the evolving media and entertainment technology industry better”.

 

“This conference is one of the few opportunities for local decision-makers, engineering, and production staff to hear all about the latest developments from overseas experts as well as an update on local developments”, said Andrew King, who will take on the role of conference chair in 2019. “To pull that together, we’re looking for informational papers that address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media and entertainment industries. We are planning a series of workshops, masterclasses, and panel sessions that focus on today’s challenges and provide in-depth treatment of those challenges”.

The call for possible paper topics includes the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Encoding developments — new codecs and use of machine learning to gain efficiencies
  • Ultra-High Definition (UHD)
  • High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology and artistic implementation
  • Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) technology and artistic implementation
  • Blockchain applications in media
  • Microservices as it relates to media
  • Virtualisation and cloud migration as they pertain to media
  • IP migration (SMPTE 2110)
  • Broadcast technology — DVB-T2, ATSC 3.0, LTE-B
  • Impact and application of 5G as it relates to media
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • OTT services — a threat or opportunity?
  • Esports
  • Online gaming as it relates to media
  • Case studies on interesting developments such as major projects, IMF implementations, or remote UHD (4K) production and major sports
  • Asset and workflow management
  • IMF developments

Instructions on submitting an abstract are available at www.METexpo.com.au/call-for-papers/. Early submission of paper proposals will ensure consideration by the conference committee. 18 January 2019 is the firm deadline for abstract submissions.

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