Important Dates
Call for Papers 22 December 2019
Final Manuscripts Due
28 February 2020
Early Registration Ends
7 March 2020
Conference Dates
6-7 April 2020



LIM Series Chair
Graham Finlayson
University of East Anglia (UK)

General Chair
Javier Vázquez Corral
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

Program Committee Members
Ali Alsam
Gjøvik University College

Simone Bianco

University of Milano Bicocca
Jonathan Cepeda-Negrete
Universidad de Guanajuato
Wei Chen
Omnivision Technologies
Mark Drew
Simon Fraser University

Jon Hardeberg

Youngshin Kwak
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Michal Mackiewicz
University of East Anglia
Jan Morovic
HP Inc.
Michael Murdoch
Rochester Institute of Technology
Marius Pedersen
Raimondo Schettini
University of Milano-Bicocca

Midori Tanaka

Chiba University
Philipp Urban
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Maria Vanrell
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Minchen Wei
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stephen Westland
Leeds University
Sophie Wuerger
University of Liverpool
Kaida Xiao
University of Leeds

Steering Committee
Michael Brown
York University (Canada)
Susan Farnand
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rafal Mantiuk
University of Cambridge (UK)

  About the Conference / Conference Program

The London Imaging Meeting (LIM) is a new yearly topic-based conference in imaging science being launched in 2020. The theme of the first conference is “Future Colour Imaging”. It seeks to attract and present new papers in the area of colour imaging especially those which will lead and seed future research directions. The conference programme also includes a keynote presentation and evening talk.

Pre-conference Workshop: Understanding Color for the In-Camera Processing Pipeline
As part of the 2-day conference program, Prof. Michael Brown of York University in Toronto, Canada will offer a 90-minute workshop that provides a background on color theory and its relationship to the in-camera processing pipeline and imaging applications. The workshop, organized into two parts, starts with background on color theory and color representations, namely the CIE 1931 XYZ color space and other common color spaces such as sRGB, L*ab, and Yuv, then discusses routines applied on board cameras to convert the low-level sensor raw-RGB responses to their final standard RGB (sRGB) colors. These routines include computational color constancy (auto white balance), colorimetric conversion, image demosaicing, image denoising, tone-mapping, and general color manipulation. The workshop concludes with a discussion on various misconceptions about color and camera images made in many areas of image processing and computational computer vision. The workshop takes place the morning of 6 April and is included in the registration fee.

Confirmed Keynote and Focal Talks
Keynote Talks
6 April: Laurence Maloney (professor psychology and neural science, NYU)—Surface color perception in realistic scenes: Previews of a future color science
7 April: Felix Heide (professor, Princeton)

Focal Talks
Jon Hardeberg (professor, NNTU)—Imaging the visible beyond RGB
Ronnier Luo (professor, Zheijiang)—An overview of the recent developments on colour science
Raimondo Schettini (professor and head of the Imaging and Vision Lab, Univ. of Milano-Bicocca)CNN-based image quality assessment
Hannah Smithson (professor, Oxford Univ.)—talk on Perception; title TBA
Philipp Urban (head, Competence Center 3D Printing Technology, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, and adjunct professor, NTNU)—Graphical 3D Printing: Challenges, Solutions and Applications


The conference will take place over two days at the Institute of Physics in London, 6-7 April 2020. To facilitate easy travel to and from the conference, the technical programme begins mid-morning on the 6th and finishes late afternoon on the 7th (only a single night needs to be spent in London).

LIM 2021

As well as soliciting new research papers in this year’s topic area, we would also like to hear from colleagues/groups who would like to suggest a topic of interest for the theme of next year’s London Imaging Meeting.

  Call for Papers

Program Topics

Authors are invited to submit short-papers describing original work in technical areas related to colour imaging. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • colour science
  • human colour perception
  • physics-based computer vision
  • illumination
  • image reproduction. 

In their papers we encourage authors to speculate on how their research ideas will impact on the field in the future.

We encourage submissions from scientists and engineers, as well as practitioners and graduate students.

  Peer Review Process and Publication

All submitted proposals are peer reviewed by the program committee to assure that the program provides significant, timely, and authoritative information. All papers presented at LIM 2020 are published in the conference proceedings, indexed with various services, filed with the US Library of Congress, and made available as downloadable PDFs through the IS&T Digital Library. Papers presented at the conference should be authoritative and complete in regard to advancing the state of knowledge in the areas of color imaging. The conference language is English

 How to Submit

Prospective authors are encouraged to review all the details below

Submit via:
Submission Deadline: 22 December 2019
Submission Format:  4 page draft paper
Submission Template (MS-Word)
Submission Template (LaTex)

  • Clearly identify the technical content of the paper, including how the material is new or distinct from previously presented/published work on the same topic. We also encourage authors to speculate on how their research ideas will impact on the field in the future.
  • List author and all co-authors with a maximum 50-word bio for each.
  • Provide complete contact info (address, phone, e-mail) for the primary author, and indicate the format preference (oral or poster).

Final decisions on acceptance and presentation format (oral or interactive paper) are at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee. Notices of acceptance will be sent out 17 January 2020. Upon notice of acceptance, authors are sent detailed instructions for submitting the full text of the paper for publication in the conference proceedings, including forms for “transfer of copyright.” Please note that each author is responsible for obtaining appropriate clearance as necessary.

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Final papers are due 28 February 2020.