Call for Concept Papers
Call for Concept Papers for the joint ITU and IPC IPTV Application Challenge - a “Better quality of life with international standards: an accessible world for all”
ITU and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are organizing an IPTV application challenge titled "Better quality of life with international standards: an accessible world for all". The Challenge is focusing especially on accessibility aspects to raise awareness of the importance of multimedia and multimodal audiovisual accessibility for everyone, especially persons with a variety of levels and types of disability. The Challenge will give both experts and non-experts a chance to uncover their innovative ideas and to develop/refine their applications for actual deployment in systems built to ITU-T’s global IPTV standards.
The winning applications will be showcased at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The Challenge will comprise two phases: a conceptual phase followed by an implementation phase:
Phase 1- Submission selection phase: Concept papers for an ITU-T IPTV Application with a focus on accessibility are invited at this phase. Working prototypes may optionally be submitted. A jury designated by ITU and IPC will select the best conceptual apps for finalists to the implementation phase.
Phase 2- Implementation phase: Finalists will develop fully fledged applications using ITU-T IPTV standards with the help of technical supporters and other collaborators. Final winners will be selected by the jury from the working applications and will be shown in front of an international audience at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The final application will have to run over the provided platforms based on either ITU-T H.761 (Ginga-NCL) or ITU-T H.762 (LIME: interactive multimedia), and optionally ITU-T H.763.1 (Cascading style sheets for IPTV services) or ITU-T H.764 (IPTV services enhanced script language).
|The Joint ITU-IPC IPTV Application Challenge presents a significant marketing opportunity. Sponsorship packages are available to make your company’s profile visible to a large worldwide audience. Your contribution will assist ITU and IPC in organizing the event including: the cash prize, refinement of the winning applications, awards ceremony and other logistics costs. Significant benefits will be offered to sponsors. |
To express your interest in sponsoring the Challenge, or any further information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .