5th CIE Expert Symposium on Colour and Visual Appearance

April 20, 2020 to April 24, 2020
Hong Kong



This 5 day event comprises a two day symposium, a day of workshops and the annual meetings of CIE Divisions 1 and 2, and their Technical Committees.

Like its predecessors the symposium will be of interest to those concerned with aspects of the perception and measurement of visual appearance and measurement of the bidirectional reflection and transmission distribution functions of modern materials. 

There will be ample social time to experience the local culture. As such, it forms a great opportunity to bring together international members of the CIE, as well as other experts and stakeholders in the fields of vision and colour, measurement and image technology.

Links to the information points listed below will be added as they are made available:

  • Letter of Invitation
  • Abstract Submission
    Opens July 23, 2019
    Closes October 23, 2019
  • Registration
    Opens October 11, 2019
    Early Deadline January 27, 2020
    Standard Deadline April 10, 2020
    No onsite registration available
  • Symposium Topics
  • Conference Registration 
  • Event Location
  • ISC and LOC contributors
  • Sponsorship Opportunities

Scope of the Symposium

Assessing the visual appearance of objects and materials is a very complicated process for which four research areas have been suggested: colour, gloss, texture and translucency. This CIE Expert Symposium aims to create a symbiosis between the different scientific disciplines conducting research about visual appearance and related attributes, comprising the fields of vision, metrology, and image technology

The following topics, related to visual appearance, colour, gloss, translucency, and texture, are key to the symposium, with possibility to submit abstracts on other related topics:

  • Limitations of physical colour measurements
  • 3D printing Appearance
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality as a tool for studying Visual Appearance
  • Appearance Metrology as a tool for better Augmented / Virtual Reality applications
  • Perception in High-Dynamic Range or Wide Colour Gamut Imaging
  • Image vs. non-image based appearance measurement
  • Appearance Applications and Phenomena