A Week of Color in Paris  -- CIC 27

 A Week Focused on Color

The conference begins with two days of extensive short courses on a wide range of topics, as well as an intensive one-day introduction to color science course and a workshop organized by GDR on material appearance. On Tuesday, we offer four participant-generated workshops designed to allow a deeper dive into specific color arenas.

The conference committee has put together a very strong technical program with 31 oral papers, 3 invited talks, and 41 interactive (poster) papers, providing a great opportunity to learn, discuss, and share knowledge. In addition, we are thrilled to host three outstanding keynote speakers:
  • Dr. Marina Zannoli, Vision Scientist in the Display Systems Research group at Facebook Reality Labs, focusing on the Perception-centered development of AR/VR displays.
  • Dr. Andrew "Beau" Watson, Chief Vision Scientist at Apple, revealing The Chromatic Pyramid of Visibility.
  • Dr. Panagiotis-Alexandros Bokaris, Augmented Reality Research Engineer at L’Oréal, enlightening us with Let there be light: “An AR immersive experience”.

Long coffee breaks and lunches, plus the Welcome and Conference Receptions, provide the perfect time to meet new associates, reconnect with friends, and delve into the many exciting topics related to color and imaging.

Please help us get the word out about this amazing annual event and prepare yourself for a great week in Paris. We're looking forward to seeing you and enjoying an excellent conference together!

—Nicolas Bonnier, General Chair, CIC27

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, Display, and Print: Image capture, 360° 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: Cultural heritage applications, color in cinema and broadcast video, AR/VR/MR (augmented, virtual, and mixed reality), user interfaces, computer graphics, computer vision, video games, medical and dental imaging, biomedical prosthetics, security applications, camouflage, automotive applications, paints, coatings, nano-materials

Materials Appearance Workshop

Organized and sponsored by GDR APPAMAT
The objective of the Materials Appearance Workshop is to have an overview of the different disciplinary fields around the appearance of materials, surfaces and objects: materials, nanosciences, optics, image, computer science, metrology, perception, art and design, focusing on characterization by measurement, prediction by modelling, virtual prototyping, manufacturing and reproduction of objects with visual effects.

Contributions are being accepted via the Workshop website. Deadline: 17 Sept 2019. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Vahid Babaei, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Säarbrucken, Germany: Multi-material 3D printing for appearance fabrication
  • Gaël Obein, Centre National des Arts et Métiers, Saint-Denis, France: Traceability and references for the measurement of appearance
  • Carinna Parraman, Center from Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol, UK: Title TBA
  • Shoji Tominaga, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjovik, Norway: Appearance analysis of fluorescent objects.

Final GDR Program; PDF version.​

Conference Committee

​General Chair
Nicolas Bonnier, Nicolas Bonnier, Apple Inc. (USA)

Technical Program Chairs
Maria Vanrell, CVC – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Peter Morovic, HP Inc. (Spain)

Liaison and Special Program Chair
Christine Fernandez-Maloigne, University of Poitiers (France)

Short Course Chairs
Ivar Farup, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
Eric Walowit, independent consultant (USA)

Workshop Chairs
Javier Vazquez-Corral, University of East Anglia (UK)
Qianqian Pan, University of Leeds (UK)

Interactive Paper Chairs
Youngshin Kwak, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)
David Alleysson, Université Grenoble Alpes (France)

CIC27 JIST-first Associate Editors
Lead AE: Michael J. Murdoch, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
Jérémie Gerhardt
, IRYStec Software Inc. (Canada)
Jean-Baptiste Thomas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
Norimichi Tsumura, Chiba University (Japan)

CIC27 Steering Committee
Nicolas Bonnier, Nicolas Bonnier, Apple Inc. (USA)
Graham Finlayson, University of East Anglia (UK)
Suzanne Grinnan, IS&T (USA)
Peter Morovic, HP Inc. (Spain)
Marius Pedersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
Maria Vanrell, CVC – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Important Information

2019 CIC27 Best Paper Award Winners: The following awards were given in Paris:

  • Best Student Paper Award: Perceived Glossiness: Beyond Surface Properties, Davit Gigilashvili, Jean-Baptiste Thomas, Marius Pedersen, and Jon Yngve Hardeberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Best Paper Award: Color Temperature Tuning: Allowing Accurate Post-capture White-balance Editing, Mahmoud Afifi, Abhijith Punnappurath, Abdelrahman Abdelhamed, Hakki Can Karaimer, Abdullah Abuolaim, and Michael S. Brown, York University (Canada)
  • Cactus Award for Best Interactive Paper: The Importance of a Device Specific Calibration for Smartphone Colorimetry, Miranda Nixon, Felix Outlaw, Lindsay MacDonald, and Terence Leung, University College London (UK)

Workshops: CIC27 workshops will take place Tuesday afternoon, October 22. Please plan to attend these complementary additions to the program. More information is found under the list of conference and workshop topics.

Short Courses: The conference offers an extensive array of classes taught by world-renowned experts, including the one-day intensive Color, Vision, and Basic Colorimetry. If you are interested in teaching a class on Monday or Tuesday, October 21 or 22, please contact [email protected].

Demonstration Session: Authors are invited to participate in the demonstration session where they showcase software, hardware, samples of materials produced, etc. related to their oral or interactive paper topic(s).

CIC Exhibit/Sponsorship: The CIC Exhibit, held Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24, provides an opportunity to highlight your company to an audience of world-class color systems experts. Space is limited. Sponsorship increases awareness of your company. A number of exhibition configuration and/or sponsorship opportunities have been arranged. Contact Donna Smith ([email protected]) for details.

 Important Dates
Call for Presentations
 » JIST-first Submission
24 March 2019
      (w/paper in proceedings)
 » Standard Submission
7 April 2019
      (w/paper in proceedings)
Final Manuscripts Due
3 September 2019
Hotel Reservations
Early Registration Ends 22 September 2019
Conference Begins
21-25 October 2019

 Collocated Events

MCS 2019, the 20th International Symposium on Multispectral Colour Science, is collocated with CIC27. The general chair for MCS 2019 is Markku Hauta-Kasari, head of the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland


 Confirmed Exhibitors


 Cooperating Societies

European Optical Society Logo
Royal Photographic Society
German Society for Color Science and Application (DFWG)
Gruppo del Colore - Associazione Italiana Colore
Inter-Society Color Council
The Colour Group (Great Britain)
Imaging Society of Japan IOP
Suomen Variyhdistys (Finnish Colour Association)

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