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  28 January - 2 February, 2018 • Burlingame, California USA

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Material Appearance 2018

Conference Keywords:  Visual Rendering Methods, Physical and Visual Characterization, Appearance Design and Reproduction, Appearance and Quality Assessment, Optical Models and Measurements

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Monday January 29, 2018

Keynote: Appearance Issues in Cultural Heritage

Session Chairs: Mathieu Hebert, Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne (France) and Ingeborg Tastl, HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)
10:40 – 11:20 AM
Cypress A

Prof. Holly Rushmeier is a professor in the Yale Department of Computer Science. Her research interests include shape and appearance capture, applications of perception in computer graphics, modeling material appearance and developing computational tools for cultural heritage. Prof. Rushmeier received her BS, MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University (1977, 1986 and 1988 respectively). Between receiving the BS and returning to graduate school in 1983 she worked as an engineer at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and at Washington Natural Gas Company (now a part of Puget Sound Energy). In 1988 she joined the mechanical engineering faculty at Georgia Tech. At the end of 1991, she joined the computing and mathematics staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, focusing on scientific data visualization. From 1996 to early 2004, Dr. Rushmeier was a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. At IBM she worked on a variety of data visualization problems in applications ranging from engineering to finance. She also worked in the area of acquisition of data required for generating realistic computer graphics models, including a project to create a digital model of Michelangelo's Florence Pieta, and the development of a scanning system to capture shape and appearance data for presenting Egyptian cultural artifacts on the World Wide Web.

Material appearance issues: Cultural heritage research, Holly Rushmeier, Yale University (United States)

Surface Appearance Measurement

Session Chair: Lionel Simonot, Institut Pprime (France)
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Cypress A

Diffraction removal in an image-based BRDF measurement setup, Antoine Lucat1,2,3, Ramon Hegedus4, and Romain Pacanowski1,2,3; 1Institut d'Optique Graduate School (France), 2University de Bordeaux (France), 3INRIA (France), and 4Department of Cognitive Science (Germany)

Morphological characterization of rough surfaces, Colette Turbil, Iryna Gozhyk, and Ingve Simonsen, SVI UMR 125 CNRS/Saint-Gobain Recherche (France)

Three-dimensional hyperspectral imaging: A new method for human face acquisition, Lou Gevaux1, Cyprien Adnet2, Pierre Seroul2, Raphael Clerc1, Alain Trémeau1, Jean-Luc Perrot3, and Mathieu Hebert1; 1Univ Lyon, UJM-Saint-Etienne, CNRS, Institut d Optique Graduate School, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, 2Newtone Technologies, and 3University Hospital of Saint Etienne (France)

12:20 – 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 PM PLENARY: Overview of Modern Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks - Impact on Imaging and the Field of Computer Vision

3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Surface Appearance Modeling and Reproduction

Session Chairs: Reiner Eschbach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway) and Monroe Community College (United States) and Mathieu Hebert, Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne (France)
3:30 – 4:50 PM
Cypress A

This session is jointly sponsored by: Color Imaging XXIII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, and Material Appearance 2018.

Color prediction based on individual characterizations of the ink layers and print support, Théo Phan Van Song1,2, Christine Andraud2, Luis Sapaico1, and Maria Ortiz Segovia1; 1Océ Print Logic Technologies -- Canon Group and 2Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (France)

Light interreflections and shadowing effects in a Lambertian V-cavity under diffuse illumination, Dorian Saint-Pierre1, Rada Deeb1, Damien Muselet1, Lionel Simonot1,2, and Mathieu Hebert1; 1Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne and 2Institut Pprime (France)

Interactive RGB transparency: A color rendering tool for superimposed translucent layers in digital images, Lionel Simonot1,2 and Mathieu Hebert3; 1Institut Pprime, 2Laboratoire Hubert Curien, and 3Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne (France)

General method for estimating fluorescent Donaldson matrices, Shoji Tominaga, Keita Hirai, and Takahiko Horiuchi, Chiba University (Japan)

5:00 – 6:00 PM All-Conference Welcome Reception

Tuesday January 30, 2018

7:15 – 8:45 AM Women in Electronic Imaging Breakfast

Keynote: Appearance Assessment

Session Chair: Ingeborg Tastl, HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)
8:50 – 9:30 AM
Cypress A

Dr. Marc S. Ellens is a senior research scientist with X-Rite in Grand Rapids, MI. He received his PhD in computer aided geometric design from the University of Utah. Employed at X-Rite for 13 years, he has been involved in research and development efforts toward the capture and reproduction of appearance. Dr. Ellens has presented at numerous conferences including the Nvidia GPU Technology conference, Autodesk’s Automotive Innovation Forums, AATCC LED Lighting Conference, and SPIE Color Image Conference and Materials Conference. He is named in three patents related to material visualization and reproduction and has been a member of ACM SIGGRAPH for more than 15 years.

Digital appearance assessment methods and challenges, Marc Ellens, X-Rite, Inc. (United States)

Appearance Assessment

Session Chair: Takuroh Sone, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Japan)
9:30 – 10:10 AM
Cypress A

Perceptual appearance uniformity in 3D printing, Michael Ludwig1, Nathan Moroney2, Ingeborg Tastl2, and Melanie Gottwals2; 1University of Minnesota and 2HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)

A model of visual opacity for translucent colorants, Helene Midtfjord, Phil Green, and Peter Nussbaum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

10:00 AM – 7:30 PM Industry Exhibition

10:10 – 10:50 AM Coffee Break

Keynote: Appearance Rendering

Session Chair: Lionel Simonot, Institut Pprime (France)
10:50 – 11:30 AM
Cypress A

Prof. Henrik Wann Jensen is a professor at the University of California at San Diego, where he works in the computer graphics lab. His research is focused on realistic image synthesis, global illumination, rendering of natural phenomena, and appearance modeling. His contributions to computer graphics include the photon mapping algorithm for global illumination, and the first technique for efficiently simulating subsurface scattering in translucent materials. He is the author of "Realistic Image Synthesis using Photon Mapping," AK Peters 2001. He has rendered images that have appeared on the front covers of the National Geographic Magazine and the SIGGRAPH proceedings. He previously worked at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Weta, Pixar, and at mental images. He received his MSc and PhD in computer science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is the recipient of an Academy Award (Technical Achievement Award) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for pioneering research in rendering translucent materials. He also received a Sloan Fellowship, and was selected as one of the top 10 scientists by Popular Science magazine.

Simulating the appearance of materials, Henrik Jensen, University of California, San Diego (United States)

Discussion: Interfaces for Material Appearance Design

Session Chairs: Mathieu Hebert, Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne (France) and Ingeborg Tastl, HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cypress A

Computer graphics systems have elaborate systems of menus for specifying reflectance, transmittance and texture for objects. These menus are generally based on the computational structures that will be used (e.g. Specifying parameters like a "Phong exponent"), rather than on how people view or think about material appearance. Further, the systems apply to virtual materials only — not necessarily materials that will be physically produced. Only a few projects have explored other paradigms for specification — such as virtually painting test objects, rather than tweaking parameters. Little work has been done on the display requirements in terms of resolution, color reproduction and dynamic range required. The constraints of real material manufacture have not been incorporated. The role of VR and AR in material design has not be explored. This discussion will ask the audience to contribute their experiences with using and developing interfaces, and ideas for new research directions in this area.

Interfaces for material appearance design, Holly Rushmeier, Yale University (United States)

12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 PM PLENARY: Fast, Automated 3D Modeling of Buildings and Other GPS Denied Environments

5:30 – 7:30 PM EI 2018 Symposium Demonstration Session

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2017
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page)
· Regular Submission Ends 15 Aug 2017
· Late Submission Ends  10 Sept 2017
Registration Opens
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Hotel Reservation Deadline
12 Jan 2018
Early Registration Ends 8 Jan 2018
Conference Starts 28 Jan 2018 

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Conference Chairs
Mathieu Hebert, Université Jean Monnet de Saint Etienne (France); Francisco Imai, Apple Inc. (United States); Ingeborg Tastl, HP Labs, HP Inc. (United States)

Program Committee
Marc Ellens, X-Rite, Inc. (United States); Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States); Roland Fleming, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (Germany); Jon Hardeberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway); Susanne Klein, Hewlett-Packard Ltd. (United Kingdom); Gary Meyer, University of Minnesota (United States); Gael Obein, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (France); Maria Ortiz Segovia, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France); Carinna Parraman, University of the West of England (United Kingdom); Holly Rushmeier, Yale University (United States); Lionel Simonot, Université de Poitiers (France); Takuroh Sone, Ricoh Japan (Japan); Sabine Süsstrunk, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Shoji Tominaga, Chiba University (Japan); Philipp Urban, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD (Germany)