The Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) is hosted and organized by Bristol Vision Institute at the University of Bristol.  PCS is the pioneer conference in this area and, since 1969, has provided the most engaging forum for the visual coding community attracting world-leading academics and industrialists. PCS typically attracts industrial and academic experts from across the globe. Topics for PCS2021 include (but are not limited):

  • Coding of still and moving pictures; Model-based and synthetic coding
  • Multimodal coding and processing; Compression of virtual, augmented and mixed reality
  • 360-degree and multi-view video coding; Representation, analysis and coding of 3D scenes
  • Machine-learning for image/video analysis and compression. Datasets for training and testing
  • Emerging standards for visual data coding; Coding of screen content and desktop sharing
  • Perceptually optimized objective quality metrics; Subjective quality assessment
  • Transcoding and adaptive streaming; Error robustness, resilience and concealment
  • Network-, edge- and cloud-based coding; Optimized streaming
  • Low complexity video compression; Energy management in compression
  • Hardware architectures
  • Real-time video communication; both peer-to-peer and multi-party video conferencing
  • Protection and integrity of visual data

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Call for Submissions

The PCS 2021 Call for Papers will open on 7 December and authors are invited to submit work which pushes the boundaries of image and video coding.  We are pleased to announce the list of accepted special sessions for PCS2021.

Paper Submission Deadlines
Opens: 7 December  – Closes: 7 February 2021

News and Updates

9 Nov 2020: The conference is still preparing for a physical event. So the authors are expected to travel where feasible.  Should it be necessary to run the conference as an on-line or hybrid event, authors will be requested to submit recorded videos of their presentations.


Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Whether you are looking to demonstrate your product or service, gain brand recognition or connect with our audience of leading picture coding developers, PCS2021 can help you achieve your goals as an exhibitor or sponsor.

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About Bristol

PCS 2021 will convene at the University of Bristol, UK. Bristol is a vibrant waterfront city that is well known internationally for its multi-cultural environment, its architecture and green spaces, its cluster of creative industries and its world-leading university. It is a UNESCO City of Film and the home of many well-known artists and organizations such as Banksy, the BBC Natural History Unit and Aardman Animations. It is known as the Green Hollywood, based on its reputation for natural history filmmaking. Bristol was European Green Capital in 2015. It is a place which inspires creativity and is one of the most attractive places (Sunday Times) to work and live in the UK.

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