Paper proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 NAB Show’s Broadcast Engineering and IT (BEIT) Conference.
Please review this year's topics, requirements, guidelines and application fees below for 2020 submissions. Proposals for technical papers should focus on the topics listed below. Those featuring original research and rarely seen or highly regarded speakers will receive most favorable consideration.
$495 per Proposal
In order to ensure that NAB Show provides the best possible content to attendees, a non-refundable application fee is required for each paper proposed for presentation at the BEIT Conference by a Vendor. (Vendors include all equipment manufacturers and providers of professional services.)
End Users, Associations and Press
End Users, Associations and Press may submit paper proposals for consideration free of charge. (End Users include all individuals and organizations directly involved in the creation or delivery of broadcast media content. Associations include SDOs, Media-industry Forums, Trade/Membership Associations and other industry-related non-profit organizations. Press includes any bona-fide member of the trade or mainstream Press covering NAB Show.)
Interested in speaking but on a topic not listed below or in a non-paper format? NAB Show will soon be collecting submissions for The NAB Show Conference and Partner Insights programs. Learn more.
Proposal Requirements and Deadlines
- NAB Show will not accept applications from Vendors/Exhibitors without the application fee.
- 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 Partner Insights sessions on a space-available basis for companies seeking to promote their services. More information coming soon.)
- Application fees for declined proposals will not be refunded.
- Proposals for 2020 BEIT Conference papers must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, November 1, 2019 in order to be considered.
- Incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
- Written papers accompanying BEIT Conference presentations are highly encouraged, and will be included in the Proceedings of the 2020 Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference, available at the NAB Store at the 2020 NAB Show and online at www.nabstore.com. Guidelines and deadlines for the Proceedings papers will be distributed after the 2020 BEIT Conference papers are selected and the conference program is finalized.
- BEIT Conference papers will be presented in either of two session formats: 1) “Traditional,” timed, on-stage presentations (called Paper Presentations), with visual aids projected on a large screen before a seated audience, followed by Q&A; or 2) “Electronic poster” sessions (called ENGAGE! Presentations), in which the presenter speaks directly and at greater length to a group of attendees at close proximity, with visual aids presented on an LCD screen immediately adjacent to the presenter. If your paper is selected, you will be notified in which format your paper will appear.
- Paper Presentations will be limited to 25 minutes each, and presented by a single author. It is highly recommended that this be allocated by presenters as follows: 20 minutes of prepared remarks, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. ENGAGE! Presentations 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. Multiple presenters are acceptable for ENGAGE! Presentations.
Topics for 2020All paper proposals will be required to include the selection of one of these topics of interest:
- All-Digital AM and FM HD Radio
- Audio over IP / SIP / AES 67
- Centralized Monitoring and Operations
- FM HD Radio Power Increase and Other Improvements
- FM Translators and Interference Resolution
- Hybrid Radio
- Next Generation Architecture for Radio
- Radio Metadata Management
- Other New Radio Technologies
- Advances in Audience Measurement Technologies
- ATSC 3.0 / Next-Gen TV Technologies
- Content and Signal Security
- Content Replacement Techniques for Hybrid ATSC 1.0/3.0 Operations
- Immersive and Personalized Audio for Next-Gen TV
- Next Gen MVPD Interfaces
- OTT Technologies
- SCTE 224 and Other Trigger Technologies
- SFNs and Other Market-Collaboration Technologies / Planning for Next Gen TV
- 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
GENERAL BROADCAST (Radio and TV)
- 5G Effects on Broadcast
- Advanced Emergency Alerting 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
- Connected Cars
- Consumer and IOT Technologies
- Drones for Broadcast Use
- Engineering Staff Development/Recruiting
- Smart Speaker Applications in Broadcasting
- Software-based / Virtualized Video Processing
- Spectrum Usage and Other Technical Regulatory Issues (e.g., Wireless mics, Use of White Spaces, FM Class C4, DVS Rules Changes, etc.)
- TV Band Repack Issues and Early Lessons
- Voice Interaction Applications for Broadcast
- User-Interface and User-Experience Techniques for Broadcast Apps
- Other General Broadcast Technologies
Please direct any questions about this program to Sharon Devine.