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DevCon 2020: The Future of Color Management

The next International Color Consortium Developers Conference "ICC DevCon 2020" will have the theme 'The Future of Color Management. It will be held on-line as a 6-week series of weekly webinars, from November 16 to December 21. There will be a panel of expert speakers on advanced colour management topics, and an iccMAX hands-on workshop. Plan to join us! DevCon2020 will include talks from international researchers, presentations from ICC members on implementing advanced colour management solutions, and an extended hands-on workshop on using iccMAX.

See a video summary of the 2016 Developer Conference, DevCon2016.

With the publication in 2019 of ISO 20677, ICC's next-generation colour management architecture, the stage is set for a major rethink of colour management. In response to new hardware technology and new user requirements, researchers and developers have been working on colour management solutions that aim to quantify and reproduce visual appearance beyond the diffuse, 2D colorimetry supported in ICC v4. New developments are arising in the measurement and modelling of appearance, in lighting and display technology, the production of complex gonio-chromatic surface effects, combined with with a move towards colour matching for individual observers instead of a 'one colour fits all' approach.

ICC DevCon 2020 will focus on these new and emerging developments and how they can be implemented in a colour managed workflow. ICC invites presentations on recent work on topics including HDR imaging, BRDF (and other directional models of appearance), colorimetric observers and illuminants, measurement and modelling of appearance, the reproduction of complex surface properties such as gonio-chromatism, fluorescence and texture. It will also focus on key application areas of the future, such as multi-colour 2D and 3D printing, cultural heritage, and web and broadcast imaging.

To be added to the DevCon2020 mailing list, email the ICC Technical Secretary

What you will learn

Participants will learn about:

  • the latest research in advanced colour management topics
  • recent implementations of advanced solutions in iccMAX
  • how to use iccMAX in your own projects

Preliminary program

Future colour management needs

Colorimetry beyond D50 / CIE 1931 observer / 0:45 geometry
Danny Rich, Sun Chemical (a division of Dainippon Ink and Printing)

Colour appearance
Ronnier Luo, Hangzhou University

Printing beyond 4-colour process: requirements for n-colour reproduction
William Li, Kodak

Spectral reproduction
Tanzima Habib, NTNU

3D appearance
Philipp Urban, Frauenhofer Institute

Colour on the web and broadcast
Chris Lilley

Steps towards the future: current implementation work

A new colour management paradigm
Wiliam Li, Kodak

Total appearance at X-Rite
James Vogh, X-Rite

BRDF implementation at NTNU
Tanzima Habib, NTNU

N-colour work at Onyx
Max Derhak, Onyx Graphics

iccMAX implementation at Barbieri
Michele Conni, Barbieri Electronic

Hands-on workshop

Led by Max Derhak, the initial contributor and maintainer of the iccMAX reference implementation, RefIccMAX

The workshop will include sessions on:

  • Features of iccMAX
  • Profile connection and PCS operations
  • Working with RefIccMAX
  • ICSs and ICS workflows
  • Using iccXML to create and get information about profiles
  • Calculator Element programming
  • Using ICS workflow profiles to better understand iccMAX

Sponsor ICC DevCon 2020

Information on sponsoring DevCon2020 is here