IPTC Spring Meeting 2017
15, 16, 17 May, London (UK)


Monday, 15 May – BBC Rights Management Conference

Time: 13:00 to ~17:00

Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, BBC News Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Only persons who have registered for this event prior to 28 April may attend.

The Changing World of Rights Management and News

The BBC is hosting a conference to discuss with experts from the News, Legal and Technical industries all aspects of how Rights Management effects how content is ingested, created and distribution. We will be looking at what the current limitations are, what our responsibilities are as news organisations (broadcasters or agencies) and what we are doing, as an industry, to address them to improve end-to-end workflows. Are technological enhancements today enough? How does the “Digital World” affect the content we produce for use locally and/or globally?

There will be 3 moderated panel sessions with experts from within, or associated with, the News industry made up of:

  • News/Editorial
  • Legal/Business
  • Technical/System vendors

The IPTC meeting on 16 and 17 May will be held at
etc.venues – Marble Arch
Garfield House, 86 Edgeware Road, London W2 2EA

A Conference Package of 73.00 GBP (86.00 EUR) per day has to be paid by participants; it includes breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and the meeting space.

Tuesday, 16 May – IPTC Meeting Day 1

Time: 09:00 to about 18:00
Venue: etc.venue Marble Arch, see above

  • Technical verification of trustworthy news?
    Presentations and discussions about how to check, improve and show trust and accurracy.
  • IPTC Video Metadata Hub Working Group
  • IPTC Photo Metadata Working Group
  • JSON for Video and Photo Metadata
  • Presentation of Upsum News, by Iain Collins from Glitch.Digital
  • Update on the progress of the IPTC EXTRA project
  • PR Committee
  • The European Data News Hub
    France’s AFP is joining forces with Italy’s ANSA news agency and Germany’s DPA to launch a new website offering data journalism on the European Union, it will be launched in June.
  • NewsML-G2 Working Group
  • IPTC News Architecture: the NAR Data Model
  • Documentation of IPTC standards on the web
  • Post-BBC Rights Conference discussion: IPTC conclusions 
    With Ben Whittam Smith, Thomson Reuters, co-chair of the W3C Permissions and Obligations Working Group – IPTC is involved in it.
  • Presentation about the use of rights at AP, by Stuart Myles

Note: the planned topic System Vendors and News Exchange was moved to the Autumn Meeting, 6-8 November, in Barcelona (Spain)

Wednesday, 17 May – IPTC Meeting Day 2

Time: 09:00 to about 17:00
Venue: etc.venue Marble Arch, see above

  • Sports Content Working Group
  • NewsCodes Working Group: Sport Facets for IPTC Media Topics
  • UK member presentations: PA News, Fingerpost, Thomson Reuters
  • Publishing@W3C: The new W3C Publishing Business Group and related initiatives
    to bring professional publishing expertise into the development of Web standards
  • Update on recent publishing related standards activities at W3C
    Phil Archer, W3C, will join both sessions.
  • Standards Committee

As of 2017-05-11