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IBC 2017 - Technical Papers Submissions is Open!

The IBC Technical Papers and Posters are world renowned for promoting the latest innovations and technological thinking. Stripped of marketing and commercial influence the proposals made to IBC are rigorously peer reviewed and stand or fall on the strength of their expertise, novelty, clarity and insight.


AI All Party Parliamentary Group

An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting on Artificial Intelligence (the inaugural meeting) was convened by Stephen Metcalfe (Conservative MP) and Lord Clement-Jones CBE (Liberal Democrat peer) to consider ‘the future and implications of Artificial Intelligence’.

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IBC 2016 - Transformation in the Digital Era

The theme of IBC 2016 will focus around “Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, strategy and creativity in media and entertainment.” The conference will focus on how the entertainment and media sector is using the accelerating power of technology to transform its businesses. The Best of IET and IBC will also be launched at IBC this year.

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Event Report with Sir Paul Nurse

In the joint IET/RTS Public lecture, “Science as Revolution”, Nurse argued that science is “the most long-lasting revolutionary activity known to humankind; if it is nurtured and if the public are properly engaged, science will continue to bring great benefits to us all.”

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BBC Micro:Bit

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) recently launched a series of events, as part of its Coding the Future initiative, aimed at inspiring and nurturing the next generation of UK coders. The events have been developed in conjunction with a number of UK-based leading technology organisations.
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Joint Public Lecture by the IET and RTS - Science as Revolution

The joint public lecture series between The IET and RTS continues into 2016 with the next lecture pencilled in for 11th May 2016 at the British Museum to be delivered by renowned geneticist and cell biologist Sir Paul Nurse, covering topics such as synthetic biology, changing population and digital healthcare.


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Mobile World Congress 2016 with The IET

Mobile technology is growing and developing at an exceptional rate and this year’s congress provided in-depth coverage of the current and future mobile industry with over 100,000 people attending. Highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technological developments, next generation services and growth strategies, some of the major themes were predictable like 5G, IoT, and VR


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What the $5 computer means to your network

Martin Lee, Manager, Intelligence at Alert Logic discusses how the IT industry continues to evolve and progress. With expensive hardware becoming commoditised, what would once have passed as a super-computer is now carried about in pockets as a smart-phone. The release of the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero risks to be a tipping point for the Internet of Things.


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The Future of Machine Learning

The Joint Royal Television Society(RTS)/IET held a public lecture with Demis Hassabis. Demis Hassabis is founder of Deep Mind and an artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist and computer game designer. Tim Davie, Director, Global and CEO of BBC Worldwide chaired the event.


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IBC 2015: Venturing into the future

2015 promises to be an exciting year for IBC. Drones, disruptive technologies and virtual reality will be high on the agenda at IBC. Now in its seventh year, the IET has recently launched its prestigious Best of IET and IBC Publication, representing the best of almost 300 synopses submitted by authors from across the world as well as a selection of papers from The IETs’ Electronic Letters. Access previous IBC content here.


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Launch of the BBC micro:bit – supported by the IET

Year 7’s across the UK receive a Microbit from the BBC as part of the Make it Digital campaign to encourage young people to get innovative with technology.



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Broadcasting the Olympic Torch Relay Sector Insight

The nationwide relay put more than the 8,000 torch bearers through their paces in the run-up to the London 2012 Games. It provided significant technical challenges to the TV engineers and camera crew covering the relay across far flung communities. The story behind this amazing feat of engineering is now the subject of an IET I&C Sector Insight.


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Cambridge Healthcare Networks: Empowering the Patient Revolution

View the Information and Communications case study on Cambridge Healthcare Ltd’s new social networking platform, 'How Are You'.



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Delivering London 2012

These IET special interest publications, identify and demonstrate the innovation, legacy, best practice and lessons learned from the ICT delivery of the Games.



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ICT Education in Schools

The Current ICT curriculum, whilst this may have been adequate 20 years ago as pupils were introduced to common tools for word processing, spreadsheets and graphical generation, is now dated and inadequate for the digital generation.



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IET supports new Science Museum gallery

On Monday the Science Museum unveiled the name for its new gallery on the making of modern communications. Information Age will open in September 2014 and will be the world’s foremost celebration of information and communication technologies. The IET is pleased to be acknowledged as a supporter of the project and looks forward to seeing the gallery develop.


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Mobile World Congress

For the past 25 years Mobile World Congress has been a combination of the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent Chief Executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. And this year is no exception!



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The Future of Accessible ICT

Good design for people with disabilities is frequently good design for everyone. This latest Sector Insight outlines the principles behind designing accessible ICT systems and software for disabled users and the benefits this can bring to the wider user community.