WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Mar. 1, 2017 —
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), Oct. 23-26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. Proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to an evolving technology relevant to the media industry. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than May 15.
“As SMPTE enters its next century, technological innovation is accelerating,” said SMPTE Education Director Sara Kudrle, SMPTE Fellow and SMPTE 2017 program committee co-chair along with Thomas Edwards. “The technologies that enable creative storytelling have already made significant advancements. Higher resolutions, faster frame rates, wider color gamut, and bit depths are regularly being introduced while current conversations are exploring IT and cloud technologies, virtualization, and artificial intelligence with a focus on how they will impact the industry. The papers presented at the conference will delve into these and other key questions shaping the future of the motion imaging industry.”
Possible paper topics include subjects such as ultra high definition (UHD); color and dynamic range management; the future of media distribution (OTT, ATSC 3.0, mobile, etc.); media infrastructure (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 and sound; image and sound quality and monitoring; new compression techniques and implementations; content and network security; new audio technologies; advances in display technologies; future media technology (virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 video); machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technology for professional content creation; and encouraging diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
A more comprehensive listing of potential topics, along with instructions on submitting an abstract, is available at
Proposed papers may be research- or theory-oriented presentations, case studies, tutorials, or technical descriptions of an application or implementation.
SMPTE encourages authors to submit their paper proposals early. If SMPTE receives a suitable selection of papers prior to the deadline, it will not extend the deadline for submissions. 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.
Further information about SMPTE is available at
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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
For more than a century, the people of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE, pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has received an Oscar(R) and multiple Emmy(R) Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. SMPTE has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force today. SMPTE Time Code(TM) and the ubiquitous SMPTE Color Bars(TM) are just two examples of the Society’s notable work. As it enters its second century, the Society is shaping the next generation of standards and providing education for the industry to ensure interoperability as the industry evolves further into IT- and IP-based workflows.
SMPTE’s global membership today includes more than 7,000 members: motion-imaging executives, creatives, technologists, researchers, and students who volunteer their time and expertise to the Society’s standards development and educational initiatives. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) connects SMPTE and its membership with the businesses and individuals who support the creation and finishing of media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at
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Sara Kudrle, SMPTE 2017 Program Committee Co-Chair
Thomas Edwards, SMPTE 2017 Program Committee Co-Chair
Audience at SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
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