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Autumn Meeting 2018
15 – 17 October, Toronto, Canada

This information last updated 2018-10-29

The 2019 Autumn Meeting was held in the Canadian city of Toronto, a vibrant metropolitan hub with a fast-growing technology base and numerous startups. We welcomed organisations across the search, classification and publishing technology space to participate in the meeting.

Venue

Novotel Toronto Centre
45 The Esplanade M5E 1W2, Toronto, Canada

Schedule outline

Sunday, 14 October

  • Arrival of participants. IPTC Board of Directors meeting in the afternoon.

Monday 15 October, 9:00 to 18:00

  • 9am: Welcome and overview – Stuart Myles, Associated Press (Chair, IPTC)
  • 9.30 – 10.30am: Photo and Video Metadata update – Michael Steidl, independent. Update on standards and promotion, including discussion of the Google Images embedded IPTC metadata extraction project.
  • 10.30 – 11am: coffee break
  • 11am – 11.30: NewsML update – Dave Compton, Thomson Reuters (News Architecture Working Group Lead). Change Requests including introducing the experimental NewsML namespace for faster prototyping and development projects.
  • 11.30 – 12.30: IPTC/MINDS joint project – Robert Schmidt-Nia and Gerald Innerwinkler. Discussion of a project shared between IPTC and MINDS on adding metadata for audience type and interest levels. Discussion of new work that can help publishers target content to audiences, drive engagement and ultimately increase revenue.
  • 12.30 – 2pm: lunch
  • 2 – 3pm: SportsML and SportsJS updates – Johan Lindgren, TT (Sports Content Working Group Lead). Updates to SportsML and new JSON rendition of SportsML.
  • 3 – 3.30pm: RightsML update – Stuart Myles, Associated Press (chair, Rights Expressions Working Group)
  • 3.30 – 4pm: coffee break
  • 4 – 5.30pm: Special session on new-generation editorial systems: New developments in the world of CMSs, publishing platforms and content distribution from vendors and IPTC members.
    • 4 – 4.45pm: NewsCycle – Peter Marsh
    • 4.45 – 5.30pm: AFP Iris – Stéphane Guérillot

Tuesday 16 October, 9:00 to 18:00

  • 9 – 9..05am: Introduction and welcome, Stuart Myles, Associated Press (Chair, IPTC)
  • 9.05 – 12 noon: Special session on search implementation stories: IPTC members discussing how they have implemented search at their organisations, share problems, lessons learned and best practices
    • 9.05 – 9.30am: Diego Ceccarelli, Bloomberg
    • 9.30 – 10am: Boerge Svingen, New York Times
    • 10 – 10.30am: Chad Schorr, Associated Press
    • 10.30 – 11am: coffee break
    • 11 – 11.30am: Robert Schmidt-Nia, DPA on DPA’s Elasticsearch NewsML-G2 repository in AWS
    • 11.30 – 12 noon: Solveig Vikene, Roger Bystrøm, NTB on NTB’s archive search system
  • 12 – 12.30: Update on NewsCodes Working Group: Jennifer Parrucci, New York Times (NewsCodes Working Group lead)
  • 12.30 – 2pm: lunch
  • 2 – 3.30pm: Session on classification systems
    • 2 – 2.30pm: Associated Press text classification systems: Veronika Zielinska, Associated Press
    • 2.30 – 3pm: Associated Press image classification systems: Stuart Myles, Associated Press
    • 3 – 3.30pm: Thomson Reuters Knowledge Items, Dave Compton, Thomson Reuters
  • 3.30 –  4pm: coffee break
  • 4 – 5pm: Search from the vendor’s perspective, including upcoming developments and best practices. Peter Kim (Solutions Architect), Elastic
  • 5 – 5.30pm: Q&A / panel discussion on search and classification systems.

Wednesday 17 October, 9:00 t0 16:30

  • 9am – 12.30pm: IPTC Annual General Meeting 2018
    • Updates from the Chair of IPTC and the Managing Director on their work
    • Working Group updates
    • Standards Committee update
    • Finances update
    • Election of Board of Directors
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm: IPTC Standards Committee Meeting
    • Votes and updates on new standards / standard versions
  • 12.30 – 2pm: Lunch
  • 2 – 3pm: Blockchain-based journalism: Dan Kinsley, Engineering Lead and Michael Young, Product Manager – Civil Media
  • 3 – 3.30pm: Credibility and trust: Open discussion led by Stuart Myles, Associated Press. Ongoing work around journalism trust indicators, CredWeb, Misinformation groups etc

Meeting Summaries

Image: CC-BY, Michael Mayer. Original on Flickr.com.