SMPTE's Call for Papers Encourages Student and Professional Proposals

SMPTE 2009 Annual Tech Conference & Expo

Call for Papers Encourages Student Presentations

SMPTE Call for Papers
2009 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition
Hollywood, CA October 27-29, 2009

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is seeking proposals for technical papers and tutorials for the 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition. Proposed papers must be informational in nature and must address technical theory, application, or practice associated with technologies relevant to the Motion Imaging Industry.

Student Papers are strongly encouraged.

"Encouraging student technical papers is in line with SMPTE's strategy to support the educational and development efforts of students who may be looking towards a career in motion imaging. We see these students as the leaders and innovators of the industry in coming years. As such, we want to provide this unique opportunity for them to demonstrate their knowledge and to network with some of SMPTE's luminaries." Said Kimberly Maki, SMPTE's Executive Director

Technical Topics to consider:
- MXF Implementation
- IPTV
- File Based Workflows
- Broadband Content Delivery
- Broadcast Facility IP Data Exchange (e.g. BXF)
- Digital audio implementation issues, including loudness variations and lip-sync errors
- Opportunities and challenges for mobile video services
- Next generation digital infrastructure in an end-of-analog world
- New technologies and architectures for improved workflow efficiency
- Beyond HD - 1080p60 3G infrastructure
- Digital Intermediates: Process, advancements and case studies
- Stereoscopic 3D Imaging, processing, distribution and display
- Digital Cinema Exhibition: servers, content storage, networks and scheduling
- Digital Cinema Production and Post Production: processes and workflow
- Image Acquisition for filmmaking, broadcast news, studio production and sports
- Wide bandwidth infrastructure: 1080p50/60, 4K and beyond
- Animation: new techniques and process
- Advancements in film technologies: film stocks, restoration techniques
- Electronic Display technologies: Plasma, LCD, LCoS, OLED's, laser
- Color management, interchange, correction techniques
- Metadata and file management
- IP Content networks, transport, architectures, standards and applications
- Content security, rights management, watermarking
- Digital audio for cinema, broadcast and gaming
- Consumer technologies: HD deployment, transmission, home networking
- Historical topics on early filmmaking, animation and television technologies
- Content management, storage, archiving, and retrieval

To Submit an Abstract
Interested parties are invited to submit a one-page abstract (no more than 300 words) Including topic heading, paper title, delivery method (presentation, video clip, demonstration), a brief description of the proposed paper's content, name of author/presenter, company, mailing address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address no later than June 12, 2009.

Previously published, product-specific, or promotional papers will not be considered.

If not already registered with EDAS
1. Go to http://www.edas.info
2. Select "New User"
3. Fill in required information
4. Check "I consent to the EDAS Privacy Policies" box
5. Click on "Add This Person" Button

Submit a Paper (if registered with EDAS):
1. Log-in
2. go to http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=7387
3. Enter the paper's title
4. Add the author's name
5. Enter the synopsis in the "Abstract" field
6. Press "Submit"

Authors will be notified regarding the status of their submitted abstracts no later than July 17, 2009

To ensure distribution of paper at the conference, selected speakers are required to provide an electronic version of the final technical paper to SMPTE no later than September 11, 2009.

Please note: A formal technical paper is required in addition to the speaker's presentation.