SMPTE issues call for papers

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has issued a call for papers for the SMPTE 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, which will be held October 22-24 in Hollywood. Proposals for technical papers to be presented at the conference are being accepted through June 21 via the SMPTE online content submission tool located at

“As the premier annual technology event covering motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, over-the-top content services, and the allied arts and sciences, the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference draws the industry’s elite technology decision-makers and thought leaders,” said Patrick Griffis, who serves as education vice president at SMPTE and is the executive director of technology strategy at Dolby Laboratories. “Presentation of technical papers is a critical part of the conference and an ideal forum for showcasing new technical theory, research, innovation, applications, and practices specific to the industry.”

In broad terms, technical topics of interest include (but are not limited to) high-bandwidth, high-performance networks and infrastructure; use of newer and emerging high-resolution formats; acquisition, processing, management, storage, archiving, and distribution of media; digital audio usage and issues across various applications; colour management; digital cinema exhibition, production, and post-production; digital intermediate workflows; new display technologies; the cloud, SOA, and workflow; interactive technologies; file-based workflows; mobile video services; IP-based content handling and distribution; content security; monitoring and control; and advances in compression schemes and data exchange protocols.

A complete and more specific listing of possible topics is available at

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