Abstract submission opens
1 June
 Registration opens 1 Oct
 Final submission deadline 7 Oct
 Manuscripts due for FastTrack
23 Nov

 Early registration ends 4 Jan
 Short Courses begin
11 Jan
 Symposium begins
18 Jan
 All manuscripts due
8 Feb

Color Imaging XXVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications

Conference keywords: color, displays, prints, cameras, vision

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ATTENTION: We're pleased to announce that EI 2021 will be fully online! We recognize that one of the most important features of attending EI is interacting with colleagues from Industry and Academia. We are committed to making community connection a priority and to providing ample opportunities to meet and discuss personally with others. We see the move to an online platform as an opportunity for greater numbers of people to join from around the world. Join us on this exciting adventure . . . submit your work today!

Conference Overview

Color imaging has historically been treated as a phenomenon sufficiently described by three independent parameters. Recent advances in computational resources and in the understanding of the human aspects are leading to new approaches that extend the purely metrological view of color towards a perceptual approach in documents and displays. Part of this perceptual view is the incorporation of spatial aspects, adaptive color processing based on image content, and the automation of color tasks, to name a few. This dynamic nature applies to all output modalities, including hardcopy devices, but to an even larger extent to soft-copy displays with their even larger options of dynamic processing. Spatially adaptive gamut and tone mapping, dynamic contrast, and color management continue to support the unprecedented development of display hardware covering everything from mobile displays to standard monitors, and all the way to large size screens and emerging technologies. This conference provides an opportunity to present, to interact, and to learn about the most recent developments in color imaging researches, technologies and applications. Focus of the conference is on color basic research and testing, color image input, dynamic color image output and rendering, color image automation, emphasizing color in context and color in images, and reproduction of images across local and remote devices. The conference covers also software, media, and systems related to color. Special attention is given to applications and requirements created by and for multidisciplinary fields involving color and/or vision. 

 2021 Conference Topics

Image Processing

Image processing for color input, soft and hard copy output and electronic publishing, automatic color correction, image preference processing (automatic as well as user-guided), visual tolerance, quantization, half toning, data compression and artifact reduction

Color reproduction

Spatial aspects of color, color in context, color reproduction across devices, network color management, color appearance, color preference and estimation, visual adaptation, computational color science, high dynamic range imaging and tone mapping, wide gamut imaging systems, and image processing pipelines

Systems and architectures

Device independent color implementation in commercial systems, color management, color matching device drivers, system performance, imaging workflow

Device modeling and characterization

Paper UV fluorescence, infra-red behavior, etc. and their influence on rendering

Effects of extra-spectral attributes

Paper UV fluorescence, infra-red behavior, gloss, etc. and their influence on rendering

Applications of color hard and soft copy

Medical imaging, cartography, fine arts, use of color in documents, new communications media, knowledge delivery

Color image encoding and standards

Interchange languages, file formats, color encoding, ICC profiles, color atlases and color naming

Representation and encoding of compound documents

Mixed raster content, multi-plane imaging models, document compression

Spatial processing

Exploring spatial aspects in image processing, including spatial aspects of human perception as it relates to image rendering

Color vision models

Functional aspects of color vision, computational models, spatial and local color image processing, color vision deficiencies and modeling, model parameters tuning methods, perceptual evaluation methods and techniques for models output and related color image processing

2021 Special Sessions



First paper submitted
Last paper presented

2021 Committee

Conference Chairs

Reiner Eschbach, National University of Science and Technology (Norway)/ Monroe Community College (United States)
Gabriel Marcu, Apple Inc. (United States)
Alessandro Rizzi, Università Degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Program Committee

Jan Allebach, Purdue University (United States)
Vien Cheung, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Scott Daly, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
Philip Green, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Norway)
Yasuyo G. Ichihara, Kogakuin University (Japan)
Michael Kriss, MAK Consultants (United States)
Fritz Lebowsky, consultant (France)
John J McCann, McCann Imaging (United States)
Carinna Parraman, University of the West of England (United Kingdom)
Caterina Ripamonti, Cambridge Research Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Shoji Tominaga, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway) and Nagano University (Japan)
Sophie Triantaphillidou, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
Stephen Westland, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

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