Autumn Meeting 2019
14 – 16 October, Ljubljana, Slovenia

This information last updated 2019-10-18

The IPTC Autumn meeting for 2019 was held at the Best Western Premier Hotel Slon in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We heard updates on all working groups and the new AI Expert Group, voted in new versions of the IPTC Photo Metadata Standard and our JSON-based news standard ninjs, and saw presentations from innovative media-related projects from Slovenia and around Europe.

If you couldn’t make it to Ljubljana, why not attend our next event in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2020?

Schedule outline

Sunday 13 October

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

Monday 14 October

  • Introduction and update from Managing Director Brendan Quinn and the IPTC Board of Directors
  • Photo Metadata Working Group update, including an update on our collaborations with Google
  • Photo Metadata on Social Media: results from our tests and surveys
  • Proposed new version of Photo Metadata Standard including some exciting new developments in image regions
  • Session on News in JSON
    • Update from the newly-reconvened IPTC News in JSON Working Group
    • Presentations from members on their work with news content in various JSON formats
    • Member discussion on how we can consolidate JSON formats and how we can best contribute to the state of the art
    • Proposed new version of our ninjs standard
  • Presentation on  the Content Personalisation Network project from Luca Iadema and Anthony Garcia of Digital Catapult UK
  • optional Group Dinner

Tuesday 15 October

  • NewsCodes Working Group update
  • NewsCodes translations
    • presentation of Media Topics translations
    • discussion of translation workflow and handling updates
  • Representing NewsCodes in other formats
  • Update on our work with The Trust Project and the Journalism Trust Initiative
  • News Architecture Working Group update
  • Video Metadata Working Group update
  • Video Metadata extractor demo from Pam Fisher
  • Rights update: ODRL and RightsML
  • Sports Content Working Group update
  • Farewell to Stuart Myles, outgoing Chair of IPTC

Wednesday 16 October

  • Morning: IPTC 2019 Annual General Meeting and Standards Committee meeting
  • Afternoon: Off-site visit with presentations from local startups, research institutes and STA, the local news agency in Slovenia:
    • Event Registry
    • Parlameter
    • NewsMapper
    • Finspektor
    • Blockchain in Media
    • Embeddia
    • Behaviour Exchange

Thursday 17 October