Call for Presentations - Workshop: New Insights on Metamerism

(in conjunction with the 22nd Colour and Imaging Conference (CIC22), Nov 7, 2014, Boston, USA

Metamerism is the matching of colour of objects or lights with different spectral power distributions. The phenomenon of metamerism has been studied for many decades and is the fundamental part of colour science. Yet, there is a constant interest in the subject as the impacts of metamerism on the modern lighting, imaging and printing technologies are profound.

We invite 20 min presentations discussing new observations and state-of-art algorithms generally related to the effect of metamerism. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • mathematics of colour formation equation.
  • modelling metamer sets and mismatch volumes.
  • metameric failures.

- observer metameric failure for standard and non-standard (colour anomalous) observers.
- illuminant metameric failure in the LED age.
- field size metameric failure and other sources of metamerism.

  • colour correction and observer metameric failure.
  • camera-to-human metamerism
  • metamerism in printing.
  • metamerism measures and indices.


This workshop intends to bring researchers together who work in various parts of the relevant fields, so that most recent insights can be shared and new ideas stimulated. The relevant disciplines include those that touch upon various aspects of metamerism from the general mathematics of colour formation equation to metamerism issues related to certain specific applications. The idea here is to present the current research in the related research fields and the specific challenges in those fields. The collation of presentations on this specific topic in one workshop should provide new insights that will benefit the related relevant disciplines.

Paper Submissions

The speakers will submit papers in a form of extended abstracts of 2 pages for the conference proceedings. The papers should be formatted in accordance with the CIC guidelines. Please send your submission to The submissions will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Important Dates

  • Initial submissions: 18 Aug. 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 Aug. 2014
  • Submission of publication-ready version: 31 Aug. 2014
  • Workshop date:  7 Nov. 2014

Preliminary list of speakers (to be updated)

  • Alexander Logvinenko, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Philipp Urban, Technische Universit√§t Darmstadt
  • Peter Morovic, HP, Barcelona
  • Brian Funt, Simon Fraser University