Standards: Appendix B - Special Interest Groups

These are a few examples of special interest groups that operate in the media and broadcasting sphere. They publish useful supporting materials that will help you deploy standards-based products.

This is an Appendix to our series of articles on Standards.

Organization Description
ACM The Association for Computing Machinery is a professional body for computing and manages a large range of special interest groups covering specific topics. They also have a large digital library for access by members.
This special interest group within ACM is concerned with computer graphics.
IMIS The International Moving Image Society was previously known as the BKSTS. They publish very useful reference wall charts with detailed information about cinematic film gauges and processes and an informative knowledge base.
MPAI The Moving Pictures by AI group are researching how to compress video and other content using AI techniques.
A collection of algorithms that have been optimized for mathematical and statistical purposes. Not really a standard but a useful collected body of computing knowledge and techniques. As we develop software for analytics and processing, these algorithms will save a lot of time.
IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is based in New York. They publish a wide range of scholarly journals and resources containing papers written by experts in broadcasting and telecommunications. Not to be confused with the IEE or IET organizations.
IET The Institution of Engineering and Technology works to promote careers in engineering. They publish a range of useful resources. They have assimilated various other organizations such as the IEE.
NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that represents the interests of radio and television broadcasters in the USA. This is particularly useful because there are a lot of independent broadcasters in America. Their annual conference proceedings contain informative papers.
IBC The annual International Broadcasting Convention have published many conference proceedings with relevant and useful technical papers.
BBC R&D Historically, a lot of useful material has been published by the BBC. If you are working with legacy archive material, this might be a valuable resource. Some technical papers were also published in collaboration with the independent commercial TV services in the UK.


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