Important Dates

 Call for Papers Proposals April 15, 2018
 Call for Workshops April 15, 2018
 Manuscripts Due Sept. 7, 2018
 Early Registration Ends
October 15, 2018
  Hotel Reservations
October 19, 2018
 Conference Starts November 12, 2018

CIC 26

November 12-16, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Twenty-sixth Color and Imaging Conference

Color Science and Engineering Systems, Technologies, and Applications

CIC26 Conference Topics

Technical papers are invited in, but not limited to, the following:

  • Color Perception: Visual adaptation, visual psychophysics, color blindness, inter-observer differences, salience and attention, psychological effects of color, spatial and temporal color vision, color semiotics, color harmony, memory color, animal color vision
  • Capture and Display: Image capture, color imaging sensing, multi-modal capture, multi-primary displays, mobile color imaging, special effects color printing, multi-ink printing, high dynamic range (HDR) color imaging, pseudo-color and data visualization, color imaging workflows
  • Material Appearance and Color: Material capture, appearance reproduction, and modeling (gloss, translucence, etc.), color 3D printing, color in 3D, 3D CAD modeling, 3D scanning, spatial color models, computer generated imagery (CGI)
  • Color in Illumination and Lighting: Color rendering, color mixing, light projection, metamerism, multi-illumination imaging, atmosphere, quality of light
  • Color Theory: Color science, colorimetry, uniform color spaces, expanded color spaces, color difference, color appearance models, color constancy, color modeling, color distribution in the universe, color and psychophysics
  • Image Quality:  Image quality, color image processing, color gamut mapping, computational imaging, color difference metrics, color preference, color fidelity
  • Multispectral Imaging: Spectral image capture, processing and analysis, spectral image quality, spectral image visualization, display and reproduction, spectral optimization of imaging systems, spectral image applications
  • Specific Color Applications: Color in cinema, broadcast video, AR/VR, user interfaces, computer graphics, computer vision video games, medical and dental imaging, biomedical prosthetics, security applications, camouflage, automotive applications, paints, coatings, nano-materials

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Accepted Papers Deadline: September 7, 2018

CIC26 Call for Workshops

CIC26 workshops will take place the afternoon of Tuesday November 13 and are scheduled for 2 hours.

Submissions for workshop topics should be sent to Please put “CIC26 Workshop Proposal” and your last name in the subject line. Topics should be of timely interest and might include subjects related to AR/VR/MR (augmented, virtual, and mixed reality); temporal color perception; material appearance; 360°capture; gaming; cinema; cultural heritage applications; medical applications; or machine learning, for example.

Please include a general description of the topic to be covered, the format of the workshop (i.e., short papers with discussion; panel; hands-on; etc.), and list of confirmed or potential speakers/moderators.

Submissions are due April 15, 2018.

How to Submit / Note Journal Options

Authors have the option to submit either a traditional conference paper, which will be published in the proceedings only, or a paper that will also appear in the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) or the online Open Access Journal of Perceptual Imaging (JPI).. Papers submitted via either option will be considered for CIC presentation.

How to Submit Conference Paper

Original work on relevant topics will be considered by the CIC Review Committee when submitted in the form of a 4-6 page draft paper by April 15, 2018. Papers should represent unpublished work, provide a clear indication of originality, contain at least preliminary results, and include references to prior work.

Papers should represent unpublished work, provide a clear indication of originality, contain at least preliminary results, and include references to prior work. Electronic submissions are preferred. If you cannot submit your paper electronically, contact

A double-blind review process is used to select papers based on criteria including technical soundness and novelty. 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 in mid April. Upon acceptance, instructions are provided for the preparation of the full paper, which is published in the conference proceedings.

Final papers are due September 7, 2018. Direct submission inquiries  to Karen Braun (


How to submit a Journal-first (JIST-first or JPI-first) Paper

Journal papers differ from conference papers in that they meet the standards of a peer-reviewed journal in terms of scope, originality, relevance of topic, completeness of background and references to prior work, completeness of results and discussion, and quality of language. Refer to JIST-first Author Guidelines or JPI-first Author Guidelines.

Complete JIST or JPI CIC26 2018 papers are due by April 15, 2018 and are fast-tracked for review. Accepted papers are published in the journal, appear in the CIC proceedings as reprints, and are presented at CIC within the technical papers program. Decisions and requests for revision, if required, will be sent to authors by the end of June. Revisions of provisionally accepted papers are due within 10 days following the decision letter. Upon acceptance of papers, first authors will register for CIC, per individual journal requirements. Rejected papers will be reviewed for possible inclusion in CIC using the conference submission criteria.

Note: JIST is SCI/EI-indexed. JPI is Open Access.

Submit JPI-first papers via


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Cooperating Societies

Colour Group Logo

German Society for Color Science and Application (DFWG)

European Optical Society Logo

Forum Farge

Gruppo del Colore - Associazione Italiana Colore

Imaging Society of Japan

Inter-Society Color Council


Royal Photographic Society

Suomen Variyhdistys (Finnish Colour Association)