Invitation and Call for Papers

The 10th Biannual Joint Meeting of the CNC/CIE and CIE/USA and celebration of the IYL2015
October 18-20, 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Join us in Toronto for two days of technical presentations, business meetings and networking opportunities with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of light and lighting. In celebration of the UNESCO designation of 2015 as the International Year of Light, this joint meeting will include special outreach events to raise public awareness about the contributions of the CIE and its work in the field of light and lighting technologies. All topics within the CIE portfolio will be discussed during these two days — including updates from the Division meetings taking place at the 28th quadrennial CIE session earlier in July in Manchester, UK.

The meeting starts with a reception on Sunday evening, October 18, 2015, at the hotel. The technical and business meetings will take place at the University of Toronto in downtown Toronto. October 19 is the Technical Day, with formal presentations on a broad range of topics in light and lighting, including a special student presentation by the winner of the CNC/CIE IYL 2015 High School Science Competition.   On the Monday evening, the CNC/CIE will host a free public lecture by Prof. George Brainard on the exciting ways that lighting can affect human health at a nearby venue. Tuesday, October 20 is the CIE business day, with a joint morning session to share information about the activities in the seven CIE divisions and separate CNC/CIE and USA/CIE business meetings in the afternoon.

We seek presentation proposals for papers, panel sessions, and posters/demonstrations for the Technical Day on October 19. Send your proposal via e-mail to one of the two Technical Day Coordinators:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Please include a title, author(s), and 150-word abstract. If you wish to put on a demonstration, please also include details of the technical requirements. Authors will receive a decision by Sept. 7, 2015.

A block of rooms is being held for this event at the Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville, 280 Bloor St. West at a rate of $130 CAD (Popular model:1 Queensize bed)  to $145 CAD (Executive model:1 Kingsize bed) + tax single or double occupancy. Make your reservation soon, by calling 1-877-660-8550 (toll free). Reference “Canadian National Committee of the CIE” to obtain these preferred hotel rates.

Registration details are posted at the website of both the CNC/CIE and USA/CIE.

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The Chilean Color Association (ACC) is pleased to invite you to Santiago for the Interim Meeting of the AIC (Association Internationale de la Couleur). 18th -21st October, 2016

The aim of AIC2016 is to share experiences regarding the use of color in images, objects and space, from different perspectives and disciplines, thus contributing to a better user experience, improving usability, and also to improve life quality in our cities.

Call for Papers is Open! 


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18th, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: May 1st, 2016
Final Paper Submission Deadline: June 18th, 2016
Early Registration Ends: June 18th, 2016

 Conference Theme: Color in Urban Life: Images, Objects and Spaces. 


Color & Environment
Architectural Color Design
Color in Product Design
Color in Communication Design
Color in Urban Cultures
Color Aesthetics
Color Psychology
Color Education
Color & Health
Color & Light
Color Science & Technology
Color Physiology

We hope to see you next year in Santiago!.

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The Festival of Colour

To celebrate Asian Heritage Month (May) & National Aboriginal Month (June) in Canada we are hosting
an educational and entertaining presentation on the significance of colours in various cultures – including Asian and First Nations performances – showcasing and discussing the use of colour in traditional and modern art, dance, music, performance, and food.

When:  Wednesday 27th May 2015, between 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Where:  900 Bay Street, St. Lawrence Lounge, MacDonald Block, Queen's Park, Toronto
Featuring: the Colours of Asian Cultures presentation, a Talent Show, Live Music Performances, Art/Photography Exhibit and Silent Auction
Cultural foods will be available on site for a small donation - a portion of the donations will go to the OPS Federated Health campaign


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Colour News February

Colour Events also at http://www.ad-chroma.com/index.php?article_id=28&clang=1

XI Conferenza del Colore, Milan, ITALY
Gruppo del Colore–Associazione Italiana Colore
10–11 September 2015
Dipartimento di Design, Campus Bovisa
Politecnico di Milano
Via Durando 10, 20158 Milano, Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: before 7 February 2015!


AIC Midterm Meeting, Tokyo, JAPAN
19-22 May 2015
Organiser: The Color Science Association of Japan
Chair: Hirohisa Yaguchi
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Register now! http://aic2015.org/?page_id=282

Colour-Light Concert, Pinneberg, GERMANY
28 February 2015
6.30pm and 9pm
Christuskirche Pinneberg
Event – Year of Light 2015
Internationales Jahr des Lichts

CIE 2015, 28th Session, Manchester, UK
28 June – 4 July 2015


Lascaux Workshops, Brüttisellen, Switzerland

17 February 2015 (more sessions, see website)

Lascaux Colours & Restauro

Barbara Diethelm AG


pro/colore General Assembly & Meeting, Gossau, SWITZERLAND
25 March 2015
Polychromie Le Corbusier & Farbwerk – zwei Gestaltungswerkzeuge von KABE Farben


Interior Innovation Award

Die Teppichmanufaktur Ruckstuhl aus Langenthal ist anlässlich der Messe imm in Köln für die Teppichkollektion Maglia mit dem «Interior Innovation Award» prämiert worden. Der Teppich aus Fique, einer Naturfaser aus Kolumbien, wird in Südamerika von Hand gestrickt und hat schon den Publikumspreis am letzten Designers' Saturday erhalten. Nun sind 25 weitere Farben erhältlich.

Knitted skilfully and sustainably

Fique is practically the national fiber of Colombia. Used in former times for the production of coffee bags and agricultural yarns, this natural resource was discovered by Ruckstuhl by a miraculous coincidence, when partnership with a knitting enterprise in the Colombian heartland first gave a hint of what could be achieved using this durable and versatile fiber. Today the natural material is spun by hand in Colombia's Curití region, and then knitted into uniquely beautiful carpets using big knitting needles. Maglia is the name of the collection created in this way. It comes in five vivid colour combinations. The craftsmanlike processing of the irregular material results in wonderfully authentic patterns.




Colour Book

Schwarz Black, by Katrin Trautwein

Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich
ISBN 978-3-03778-382-5, Deutsch/English


Entertainment for French speaking people:


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New Year news 2015

AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design

New colour books:


AIC e-news

December 2014 (roll down the page, to your right)



I am very pleased to let you know that the JAIC December 2014 issue (Volume 13) has now been published – http://aic-colour-journal.org/index.php/JAIC/issue/current. It is a special issue of a selection of extended papers of the IX conference of the Italian Colour Group held in September 2013.

Hope you have a lovely winter break!

Best wishes,

Dr Vien Cheung

AIC Judd Award 2015

Françoise Viénot will receive the Judd award 2015

The award will be presented during the AIC Midterm Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Following the presentation of the Judd medal and the citation of the award, Françoise Viénot will deliver the Judd lecture.


AIC 2015 Midterm Meeting, Tokyo, Japan

Colour and Image

19-22 May 2015

Venue: Ochanomizu sola city Conference Center

Organizer: The Color Science Association of Japan (CSAJ)

Chair: Hirohisa Yaguchi (Chiba University, Japan)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Register now! http://aic2015.org/?page_id=282

Additional colour information:

En avent la couleur (Annie Mollard Desfour)

Emmanuèle PEYRET 18 décembre 2014 à 15:34


Glissement progressif des couleurs

Un épisode de la série La Nuit du Vivant : voyage au cœur de la pourriture.

Réalisation : Geneviève Anhoury


imm cologne, NCS Colour AB, Cologne, Germany

19–25 January 2015


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Photonique et Couleur, Saint-Etienne, France

Journée thématique du pôle ORA Optique Rhône-Alpes

Le jeudi 29 janvier 2015


Pour s'inscrire - Inscription obligatoire en ligne avant le 22 janvier 2015


Haus der Farbe, Zurich, Switzerland







Color Imaging and Applications, Québec, Canada

Conférence Internationale

27–30 septembre 2015

Appel à communications à envoyer au plus tard le 30 janvier 2015

Image Analysis and Cultural Heritage, Hammamet, Tunisia

Du 11 au 16 mai 2015

La 9e édition des ateliers, TAIMA'2015

Groupe français de l'Imagerie Numérique Couleur (GFINC)

Appel à communications jusqu'au 2 février 2015


XI Conferenza del Colore, Milan, Italy

Gruppo del Colore–Associazione Colore Italia

10–11 September 2015

Dipartimento di Design, Campus Bovisa

Politecnico di Milano

Via Durando 10, 20158 Milano, Italy

Abstract Submission Deadline: before 7 February 2015


Cuarto Foro Internacional de Investigación del Interiorismo, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México

29 y 30 de Abril 2015

Convocan la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, el Instituto de Arquitectura, Diseño y Arte, el Departamento de Diseño y la Licenciatura de Diseño de Interiores, através del cuerpo académico de registro interno Teoría y Diseño del Interiorismo

Recepción de resúmenes: Del 15 de enero al 15 de febrero de 2015

correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Farbe in Architektur und Stadt, Dresden, Germany

Doktorandenkolloquium Architekturästhetik

24.–25. April 2015

Einreichung Abstrakt 500 Zeichen: 15. Februar 2015

Prof. Ralf Weber, TU Dresden, Fakultät Architektur


De la nature à l'histoire : la garance, une couleur dans le conflit

Du 2 octobre au 28 février 2015


Yoga–Farben–Klang, Weggis, Switzerland

18–22 April 2015

Retreat conducted by Barbara Diethelm, Jagadeesan Kamalan and Werner Schmidt

Fondation Lascaux Programm


CIC23 Conference, Darmstadt, Germany

Color and Imaging Conference

19–23 October 2015

Organizer: Society for Imaging Sciences and Technology

Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 March 2015


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