Call for Papers

Proposals are currently being accepted for papers to be included on the program of the NAB Show’s Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC).

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Topics for consideration at the 2019 BEITC include the following:


  • All-Digital AM and FM HD Radio
  • Audio over IP / SIP / AES 67
  • Centralized Monitoring and Operations
  • Connected Cars
  • FM HD Radio Power Increase
  • FM Translators and Interference Resolution
  • Hybrid Radio
  • Podcasting
  • Technologies for Streaming Delivery to Smart Speakers (and Other Atypical End-user Delivery Platforms)
  • Other New Radio Technologies


  • ATSC 3.0 / Next-Gen TV Technologies
  • Content Security
  • Immersive and Personalized Audio for Next-Gen TV
  • OTT Technologies
  • SCTE 224 and Other Trigger Technologies
  • Transition to Next-Gen TV and Early Deployment/Testing Results
  • Ultra HD / High Dynamic Range / High Frame Rate Video
  • Video over IP / SMPTE 2110
  • Other New Television Technologies


  • Advanced Newsgathering Technologies
  • Advanced / Targeted / Programmatic Advertising Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications for Broadcast
  • Back-office IT in the Broadcast Plant
  • Big Data Analytics / Applications
  • Broadcast Facility Design
  • Broadcast Workflows
  • C-Band Satellite Issues
  • Cloud Computing for Broadcast
  • Consumer and IOT Technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drones for Broadcast Use
  • Engineering Staff Development/Recruiting
  • Software-based / Virtualized Video Processing
  • Spectrum Usage and Other Regulatory Issues (e.g., Wireless mics, Use of White Spaces, FM Class C4, etc.)
  • TV Band Repack Issues and Early Lessons
  • Voice Interaction Applications for Broadcast
  • User-Interface and User-Experience Techniques for Broadcast Apps
  • 5G Effects on Broadcast

Proposal Requirements and Deadlines

  • Proposals for technical papers featuring original research or rarely seen yet highly regarded speakers will receive very favorable consideration.
  • All content proposed should be presented in a tutorial, non-promotional form. Proposals overtly promoting company products or services will not be accepted, although proposals explaining the underlying technologies used in broadcast products or services may be considered. (Note that NAB Show® offers Info Sessions on a space-available basis for companies seeking to promote their services. Click here for Info Session details.)
  • Proposals for 2019 BEITC papers must be submitted by October 26, 2018 in order to be considered.
  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
  • Written papers accompanying BEITC presentations are highly encouraged, and will be included in the Proceedings of the 2019 Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference, available at the NAB Store at the 2019 NAB Show and online at Guidelines and deadlines for the Proceedings papers will be distributed after the 2019 BEITC papers are selected and the conference program is finalized.
  • BEITC papers will be presented in either of two session formats: 1) “Traditional,” timed, on-stage presentations, with visual aids projected on a large screen, followed by Q&A, or 2) “Electronic poster” sessions (called BEIT Engage! sessions), in which the presenter speaks directly and at greater length to a group of attendees at close proximity (without using sound reinforcement), with visual aids presented on a large LCD screen immediately adjacent to the presenter. If your paper is selected, you will be notified in which session format your paper will appear.
  • On-stage paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, and presented by a single author. It is highly recommended that this be allocated by presenters as follows: 15 minutes of prepared remarks, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. BEIT Engage! sessions will be limited to 80 minutes, which can be allocated at the presenter’s option between prepared remarks and Q&A or extended discussion with attendees.
  • All paper proposals will be required to include the selection of one of the topics of interest listed above for the 2019 BEITC.

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