With NAB looming rapidly, it can sometimes be hard to focus on the year beyond Vegas. But the deadline for submitting contributions to the IBC2007 conference is approaching swiftly and the organisation is calling for proposals by 16 February.
"With the help of key professionals from our industry we have identified the following crucial topics which will provide a focus in both the Conference sessions and on the exhibition floor," says an IBC statement. "However, visitors and exhibitors at IBC represent many diverse areas of our industry and so we continue to encourage original contributions from every sector.
"With conference attendees who are the industry decision makers and innovators, key subjects involving standards, best business practice, new technology, craft skills, regional and consumer issues will be debated. We welcome proposals for complete sessions technical papers, discussion panels and individual speaking opportunities.
"Areas of interest include: Archives and Restoration, ASO - Analogue Switch-Off & Use of Spectrum, Audio/Video - Multimedia Networked Home Business/Revenue Models and Issues, Content Protection & Digital Rights Management, Digital Cinema & Digital Movies, Displays/Digital Signage, Environmental Issues, File-based Production, Gaming/Gambling, HDTV/DVD Formats, Hybrid & Converged Networks, Interactive Media & EPGs, IPTV/Internet TV/Podcasting, Multimedia on the Move - Content and Technologies, New/Disruptive Technologies, News Coverage & Sports Events, Portable Devices and Handsets, PVRs, including Consumer Advertising, Reliability & Quality of Service, Wireless & Broadband Networks
"This list is not exhaustive, and we welcome contributions that may address other areas of interest across the broad spectrum of broadcasting and the media.
"Whether you work in content creation, management or delivery, have a unique solution or viewpoint or would purely like to enter the debate in Amsterdam, we want to hear from you. But hurry! The deadline for all submissions is Friday 16 February 2007. So click onto the IBC website and read the submission guidelines carefully before completing the online contribution form.