IBC has always been seen as the best place to discuss new ideas, and a technical paper programme has been part of IBC since the very first meeting in 1967.
From then until now, the rule has always been that the papers presented at IBC are chosen by peer review.
Authors submit synopses to the Technical Papers Committee and, if the subject looks promising, they are invited to write the paper.
This is carefully read and investigated by fellow experts in the subject, and only if it is seen to offer new knowledge and applications does it make it into the programme.
Even with that level of scrutiny, there is not room for every paper in the conference programme. Some authors are invited to present their research as a poster, which are on display in the IBC Future Zone.
At times, those authors will be present to discuss their thoughts and exchange ideas.
Delegates to the conference this year get access to all the papers after the event. If you want to read the most important new work from recent years, IBC is now working with IET to publish the papers online.
Through the IET Digital Library (digital-library.theiet.org) you can download papers from 2013 and 2014. Almost a hundred papers are available, either individually or as annual collections.
To register for your conference pass and gain access to the digital library, visit www.ibc.org/register