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FITCE Congress 2018


57th FITCE Congress, UK 2018

Delivery and Consumption of Digital Media

6-7 September 2018, MediaCityUK, Salford


P R O G R A M M E


The current version of the programme for the FITCE Congress is presented below. Please note that it may be subject to change but the version on this page will always be the up to date version.

Wednesday 5th September 2018
Time Activity
18:30 to 20:00 Pre-Congress Evening Reception For those people who have arrived early for the Congress we are pleased to offer an evening reception and opportunity to visit the University of Salford’s facilities at MediaCityUK.
Thursday 6th September 2018
Time Activity Speaker Topic
08:30 to 09:30 Registration Registration desk open and welcome refreshments
09:30 to 09:45 Formal Opening
Professor Helen Marshall, VC, University of Salford Welcome to the University of Salford
Professor Andy Valdar, President, FITCE Welcome to the 57th FITCE Congress
09:45 to 10:50 KEYNOTES
Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport The BT Sport studios facility
Ian Macrae, Director of Market Intelligence, Ofcom The changing picture: trends in how we access and watch TV and other video
10:50 to 11:20 Refreshments An opportunity to network with fellow delegates and view exhibits.
11:20 to 13:00 PAPER SESSION 1
Andy Sutton, BT 5G Network Architecture - Enabling the Future Delivery and Consumption of Digital Media
Juan Riol Martín, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Towards 5G: Techno-economic analysis of suitable 5G use cases
Hassan Hamdoun, Video Delivery Research, Future Consumer Applications & Services Labs, BT Technology Media Delivery in 5G
Berit Bettina Schubert, ATOS, Germany Pathways to digital transformation in the media industry
PANEL The session concludes with a question and discussion panel comprising the session’s speakers
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch An opportunity to network with fellow delegates and view exhibits.
14:00 to 14:30 KEYNOTES
Waiting confirmation The future of gaming and its impacts
14:30 to 16:10 PAPER SESSION 2
Ed Smith, BT QUIC’s role as a transport mechanism for IP video
Tom Evens, Ghent University, Belgium Platform Mania in Television Distribution
Doug Williams, BT Why the future of Media Distribution may be object based: Exploring the power of this new approach to media distribution using content genres as diverse as live theatre and sport.
Silvia Rossi, UCL Learning optimal streaming strategies for virtual reality applications
PANEL The session concludes with a question and discussion panel comprising the session’s speakers
16:10 to 16:40 Refreshments An opportunity to network with fellow delegates and view exhibits.
16:40 to 18:00 Technical Visit An opportunity to visit the studios and media production facilities at MediaCityUK.
Thursday 6th September 2018 - Congress Dinner
Time Activity
19:00 to 23:00 Reception and Congress Dinner The Congress Dinner and reception will be held in the Compass Room at the world-class waterside Lowry Theatre.
Friday 7th September 2018
Time Activity Speaker Topic
09:00 to 09:30 Registration Registration desk open and welcome refreshments
09:30 to 10:35 KEYNOTES
Ian Wagdin, Senior Technology Transfer Manager, BBC R&D The impact of future networks on media content creation and distribution
Fernando Garcia Calvo, Director, Huawei Video Business (Europe) New TV and video services
10:35 to 11:05 Refreshments An opportunity to network with fellow delegates and view exhibits.
11:05 to 13:05 PAPER SESSION 3
Mike Nilsson and Brahim Allan, Video Delivery Research, BT Technology, Service & Operations High Dynamic Range Subjective Testing
Richard Cranefield,Redbee media
Ed Smith, BT and Mauro Ugolini, Roma Tre University What is the future for media in the Post Information Age?
Peggy Valcke, KU Leuven Accountable, not liable: Is regulating video-sharing platforms under the new AVMS Directive a slippery slope towards internet censorship?
Seamus Simpson, University of Salford
PANEL The session concludes with a question and discussion panel comprising the session’s speakers
13:05 to 14:00 Lunch An opportunity to network with fellow delegates and view exhibits.
14:00 to 15:20 PAPER SESSION 4
Andy Valdar, UCL Important Developments in Telecommunications Network Architecture
Doug Williams, BT Does exploding data drive a demand for Gigabit connections?
Jon Hart, BT 5G Network Slicing and Convergence: Key technologies in Next Generation Networks.
PANEL The session concludes with a question and discussion panel comprising the session’s speakers
15:20 to 15:45 Refreshments An opportunity to network with fellow delegates and view exhibits.
15:45 to 16:45 ROUND TABLE Panel comprises:

Andrzej Dulka, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent, Poland

Laurence Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Media Technology, University of Salford

Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT

George Williamson, Consultant

The panel will discuss: “The next 5 years; opportunities and challenges”
16:45 to 17:00 Formal Close
Millie Banerjee Concluding insights and remarks
Professor Andy Valdar, President, FITCE Formal closure of the 57th FITCE Congress.
Saturday 8th September 2018 - FITCE General Assembly
Time Activity
10:00 to 12:30 FITCE General Assembly A meeting of the FITCE General Assembly will be held within the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK building.
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