Press release

IET to launch special interest publication at IBC 2015

11 September 2015

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) will today launch a new special interest publication, The Best of IET and IBC 2015-16, at IBC 2015.

The publication is the seventh edition of an annual joint publication between IBC and the IET and celebrates the very best technical media papers from this year’s IBC and the IET’s flagship journal, Electronics Letters.

The Best of the IET and IBC features a selection of the best papers from this year’s conference, editorial and a feature on the best young professional contribution.  Recent research papers and editorial on various broadcasting-related technologies from the IET’s flagship publication, Electronics Letters is also included.

Ahmed Kotb, Head of Information and Communications at the IET said: “The IET is a formal member of the IBC’s partnership board and has a long-standing and close relationship with the organisation, through which we together encourage and promote professional excellence in the field of media technology. Nowhere is this relationship more strongly reflected than in the pages of this publication.

“The IET is one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary engineering and technology organisations and we are proud to have been involved with IBC since its founding in 1967. Projects like this publication and the community it brings together are a perfect example of the role the IET plays in the modern engineering world and helps demonstrate the importance and influence of the broadcast industry.”

The publication will be launched at an event hosted by the IET President-elect Naomi Climer on Friday 11 September at 4pm in the Future Zone.

Media enquiries to:

Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
Mob: +44 (0)7738 602426
Email: HKellett@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

  • Interview opportunities are available with IET spokespeople from a broad range of engineering and technology disciplines including cyber-security, energy, engineering skills, innovation, manufacturing, technology, transport and women in engineering.
  • The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 163,000 members in 127 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all.
  • The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
  • We want to build the profile of engineering and change outdated perceptions about engineering in order to tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.