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SMPTE Calls for 2015 Tech Conference Papers

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) announced it is seeking paper proposals for its upcoming technical conference and exhibition.

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SMPTE® Issues Call for Papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Deadline for Online Submission of Proposals Is June 26

White Plains, NY — February 13, 2015 – The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. The proposals themselves, comprising a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, must be submitted no later than June 26.

“As the premier annual technology event covering current and future developments in media technology, content creation, image and sound, over-the-top, and the allied arts and sciences, the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition draws the motion-imaging industries’ elite technology decision-makers and thought leaders,” said Paul Chapman, program chair for SMPTE 2015. “Presentation of technical papers thus affords authors a unique and valuable opportunity to showcase research, innovation, and expertise in evolving areas of motion-imaging technology. Given the rapid pace at which our field is advancing, I expect that this year’s paper presentations will delve into a variety of exciting and significant topics.”

Technical paper topics include, but are not limited to, 4K/8K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and beyond High Definition (HD); postproduction; broadcast infrastructure, 3G, Internet Protocol (IP) and file-based workflows; cinematography and image acquisition; asset management, storage, and archiving; the “Internet of everything,” the second screen, and alternative content/event cinema; audio/video processing and compression; content security; new techniques in audio; content distribution; display technology; advanced image processing; mobile, IP, and future distribution technologies; restoration and preservation; and virtual reality and augmented reality. Papers that are commercial or promotional in nature will not be considered, nor will those that have already been published. Student papers are strongly encouraged.

SMPTE encourages authors to submit their paper proposals early. Last year the Society received a record number of proposals for the annual technical conference, and if a suitable selection of papers of high quality are received this year before the deadline it will not be extended.

A complete and more specific listing of possible topics is available at with instructions on submitting a paper proposal, along with more details about SMPTE 2015. Further information about SMPTE is available online at

About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
The Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

More than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world sustain the Society. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at