Abstract submission opens
1 June
 Late submission deadline 23 Sept
 Registration opens 1 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

Human Vision and Electronic Imaging 2021

Conference keywords: visual human factors of traditional and head-mounted displays; fundamental vision, perception, cognition research; perceptual approaches to image quality; visual and cognitive issues in imaging and analysis; art, aesthetics, and emotion; vision, audition, haptics, multisensory

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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

The conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging explores the role of human perception and cognition in the design, analysis, and use of electronic media systems. Over the years, it has brought together researchers, technologists, and artists, from all over the world, for a rich and lively exchange of ideas. We believe that understanding the human observer is fundamental to the advancement of electronic media systems, and that advances in these systems and applications drive new research into the perception and cognition of the human observer. Every year, we introduce new topics through our Special Sessions, centered on areas driving innovation at the intersection of perception and emerging media technologies. The HVEI website ( includes additional information and updates.

We are also proud to announce that IS&T is now publishing the Journal of Perceptual Imaging, the journal of the HVEI community, to publish peer-reviewed papers at the intersection of Human Vision/Cognition, Imaging/Media, and Art.

2021 Conference Topics

Fundamental and applied research in human perception and cognition

Psychophysical, neurophysiological, and computational approaches to human spatial, temporal, color, and stereo perception

Perception modalities

Visual, auditory, haptic, olfactory, and taste perception, and cross-sensory interactions

Perceptually-based algorithms, metrics, and methods

Image and video quality and compression; image and video analysis and understanding; texture, lighting, and material appearance; and rendering

Visual cognition

Visual attention and saliency, visual search, pattern recognition, perceptual organization, and semantics

Higher-level issues in image quality

Quality of experience, aesthetics, emotion, and context

Perceptual and cognitive opportunities for emerging technologies

Social networks, big data visualization, data analytics, medical imaging, mobile computing, and digital humanities

Perception, art, and aesthetics

Fine arts and design, integrating artistic and scientific insights on perceptual phenomena

2021 Special Sessions

HVEI Conference Banquet

Wednesday evening HVEI Banquet and Talk (details available closer to the event).


Best Paper Award

Past winners

2020 Best Paper
Gyorgy Denes and Rafal Mantiuk (University of Cambridge) for their work on  "Predicting visible flicker in temporally changing images."
2019 Best Paper
Gyorgy Denes, George Ash, Huameng Fang, and Rafal Mantiuk (University of Cambridge and Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.) for their work titled "A visual model for predicting chromatic banding artifacts."
2017 Best Student Paper (co-award)
Shahram Peyvandi (Rutgers University) for his work titled "Characterization of spatiotemporal fluctuation in absorbed light energy by an array of interleaved photosensitive elements."
2017 Best Student Paper (co-award)
Best Student Paper (co-award) Jing Wang (Northwestern University) for her work on "Determining the influence of image-based cues on human skin gloss perception."
2016 Best Student Paper
Yashas Rai (University of Nantes) for work titled "Role of spatio-temporal distortions in the vsiual periphery in disrupting natural attention deployment."
2016 Best Student Paper (Honorable Mention)
Deepti Pappusetty (Florida Atlantic University) for her work on "Reducing inattentional blindness using subliminal cues in visual performance tasks."

2021 Committee

Conference Chairs

Damon Chandler, Shizuoka University (Japan)
Mark McCourt, North Dakota State University (United States)
Jeffrey Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)

Program Committee

Kjell Brunnström, Acreo AB (Sweden)
Claus-Christian Carbon, University of Bamberg (Germany)
Scott Daly, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
Ulrich Engelke, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)
Elena Fedorovskaya, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
James Ferwerda, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Jennifer Gille, Oculus VR (United States)
Sergio Goma, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (United States)
Hari Kalva, Florida Atlantic University (United States)
Stanley Klein, University of California, Berkeley (United States)
Patrick Le Callet, Université de Nantes (France)
Lora Likova, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (United States)
Mónica López-González, La Petite Noiseuse Productions (United States)
Laura McNamara, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
Thrasyvoulos Pappas, Northwestern University (United States)
Adar Pelah, University of York (United Kingdom)
Sylvia Pont, Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands)
Hawley Rising, Consultant (United States)
Bernice Rogowitz, Visual Perspectives (United States)
Sabine Süsstrunk, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Christopher Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (United States)
Andrew Watson, Apple Inc. (United States)
Michael Webster, University of Nevada, Reno (United States)

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