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Offline: Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya, 1 Pobedy Square, Saint‑Petersburg, Russian Federation
Why It’s Worth Going
- To see old friends. To discuss current problems. To come up with new ideas. To debate and just chat.
Switch the format to offlineTo have a change of scenery, to distract and have a good time. To gain fresh impressions and new acquaintances.
There will be a broadcast on the Offline day of the conference, which is available to participants with any ticket. If you want to meet and interact with the speakers and other participants live,we are waiting for you at the venue. And if you are not ready to get to the venue, recordings of all the talks and activities will be waiting for you on this website.
See for yourself
The time in the program is for the time zone UTC+3.
As offline day comes closer, the program may be updated.
In his talk Alexey will discuss what factors affect the stability of voice transmission during videoconferences and speech intelligibility: from sampling rates to the peculiarities of transmitting this data via TCP/IP networks. He will also tell how VK Calls assesses and monitors the audio characteristics to provide users a consistently high level of sound quality.
Sooner or later, any service faces the fact that video content costs money. And you have to pay not only for data storage or transcoding capacities, but also for traffic.
In her talk, Olga will look at ways to save the amount of traffic consumed without impairing the user experience.
Kirill will talk about the main contradiction of Ultra-low latency using the example of Cloud Gaming. The problem of network losses, principles and mechanisms of forecasting, prevention and recovery after losses, as well as methods of preprocessing, parameterization, and postprocessing of the video stream will be considered.
The talk gives an introduction to SRT: the reasons why it appeared and its features. The talk describes SRT modes and basic concepts, such as latency. Mikhail will share the cases of SRT application and talk about the pitfalls they have stepped on.
How to improve compression by 20% using machine learning, without wasting 300+ machine years of computation
Speaker will talk about how not to get lost in thousand-dimensional spaces, how much you may improve the work of codec by optimal parameterization, and why after having tried to implement this solution by themselves the companies come back to speaker.
Chromium is a big media combine. More than 25 decoders and several demuxers serve to make the tag work flawlessly. The report will talk about the architecture behind it. Why all this variety is missing in Yandex.Browser and other Chromium-based browsers. The speaker will explain how and why you can read media logs in the browser if you create a web with video content.
Aleksei will share his experience of creating the Teleport Media p2p streaming platform, from 2016 to the present day. He will talk about the architecture of the core (teleport.js script) and backend, as well as key concepts (such as blacklist, in swarm search, timeslot search, hash broadcast, etc.) that allow us to achieve maximum CDN offload. In addition, he will talk about the low-level flaws of the WebRTC datachannel, how they affect the efficiency of file delivery through peering, and what can be done to ensure low latency and HD streaming.
From the talk you will learn what problems had to be solved to make the streaming of endless HLS streams generative music. Each user's stream is unique and collected on the fly, and interaction with it should not differ from ordinary music listening. The talk will be of interest to those who work with audio streaming.
Fedor will tell you how the Fastvideo team processes and encodes images. You will learn how to work with them on CUDA and see how fast it is.
As examples, the speaker will look at the projects that Fastvideo has made thanks to this technology.
Sales of 4K TVs are increasing rapidly. 8K TVs are no longer exotic. The resolution of flagship smartphones has confidently crossed 2K, and tablets have crossed 4K. Such devices will soon require appropriate content. But where to get it?
Fortunately, Super-Resolution algorithms are being actively developed in parallel. A team led by the speaker has created three public benchmarks of Super-Resolution methods. The talk will consider the problems encountered in answering the question, "Which SR is better?"
DiscussionsLive conversation with speakers between activities. No recording and no time limit.
BoFInformal conversations without hosts or speakers. This is where new ideas are born.
Round tablesSpeakers and experts discuss current industry issues.
COVID-19 free zone
The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing and we want to ensure sufficient security measures at the Offline day. For this reason, we are introducing new rules for visiting the site. At the entrance, we will ask you to show a PCR negative result test made 48 hours before the event.
We consider vaccination an insufficient safety measure to avoid an outbreak of the virus. Therefore, you won’t be able to access the Offline day only with a QR code. We ask you to take care of others’ and your own safety, and do a PCR test before the conference.
If you have problems getting to the site, email our support — we will help you.
How can I access the conference?Show your PCR test with a negative result (it’s valid for 48 hours). Without a PCR test, even if you have a QR code, we are sorry, but you cannot attend the offline day.
I have a vaccination certificate. Can I attend the conference?If you have a QR code without a PCR test with a negative result (it’s valid for 48 hours), you will not be able to access the conference.
What if I have bought an offline ticket? Will I be refunded?
You will be refunded if none of these options suits you:
What security measures will be on site?
- There will be sanitizers and masks. However, it is not obligatory to wear a mask; it is up to you.
- An ambulance team is constantly on duty at the site.
Please send all questions and clarifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will the Offline day of the conference be held?Offline-day will be held on October 26 at the following address: Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya: 1 Pobedy Square, Saint‑Petersburg, Russian Federation.
When will the program and time for the Offline day of the conference be known?We will publish the program on the conference website starting in the second half of September.
What activities will be included on the Offline day of the conference?
There will be on the offline day:
- BoF-sessions: meetings of interest without a scheduled schedule
- discussions with offline and online speakers who will come to the site
Will there be an online broadcast of the Offline day of the conference?
We will broadcast live most of the activities of the offline day: talks, roundtables, etc.
Discussions and BoF-sessions will not be broadcast or recorded.
Offline was so long ago that I no longer remember what the procedure was for offline conferences.Don’t worry, before the conference we will send you a participant’s memo. It will contain all the necessary information.
Can I buy a ticket only for the Offline day of the conference?To attend the Offline Day, you must purchase an "Online+Offline" ticket. It entitles you to attend the offline day of the conference and access to the recordings of the online day.
How do I get into Offline Day if I have a "Double Online" ticket?If you already have a ticket for the online part of the conference, you can upgrade it to "Online+Offline". To do so, email our support team at email@example.com
How do I get to the Offline day if the company only paid for my "Double Online" ticket?If the company that paid for your ticket is not willing to upgrade to Offline, you can do it yourself at a discount. The discount is given for taking the survey after the online part of the conference ends.
Is there a limit to the number of tickets for the Offline day?
The number of tickets is limited to the capacity of the conference venue.
So it is better to buy tickets in advance while they are available.
Are there any restrictions on going to an offline conference?
In order to access the conference, you will need a negative PCR test. It must have been done no earlier than 48 hours before registration.
If you have a QR code but no PCR test with a negative result, you will not be able to access the conference. A valid PCR test is a prerequisite for attending the conference.
If you have problems getting to the site, email our support firstname.lastname@example.org — we will help you.
What will be the case with Offline Day if a new wave of COVID-19?
The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing, so we are setting new rules for visiting offline sites.In order to get to the Offline day of the conference, we will ask you to present a PCR test with a negative result made during the 48 hours before the event. At venues in Moscow and St. Petersburg, we will provide seating according to the principles of social distancing. These are tough measures, but they will make conference participants safe.
If the situation worsens and offline events are canceled, we will move the Offline Day to online. That way, speakers will give their talks remotely or from our studio. Nothing will change for participants with a "Double Online" ticket. "Online + Offline" participants can convert their ticket into a "Double Online" ticket with a refund of the price difference, or carry it over to the next year. It will also be possible to return the ticket and get a full refund.
Either way, we will not be postponing the conferences to next year.