Venue: Gjøvik University College, A-building, Atrium

Tuesday 25th of August
0900-1145 Conference registration and tutorial registration. Coffee.
0930-1030 Tutorial 1: Colour in Medical Imaging with a focus on laparoscopy

Tutorial 2: Spectral Image Reproduction: Workflow and Application.

Tutorial 3: Illusory colors and what one can do with them

1130-1145 Coffee 
  Session 1: Colour and measurement - Session chair: Dr. Alessandro Rizzi
1145-1230 Keynote: What is the colour of your eyes? - Dr. Reiner Eschbach
1230-1250 Oral presentation: Physically based image synthesis of materials: a methodology towards the visual comparison of physical vs. virtual samples - Victor Medina, Dominique Lafon-Pham, Alexis Paljic, Emmanuelle Diaz
1250-1310 Oral presentation: Photometric and Geometric Measurements based on Multi-primary Image Projector - Keita Hirai, Daisuke Irie, Takahiko Horiuchi
1310-1400 Lunch
  Session 2: Printing - Session chair: Dr. Carinna Parraman
1400-1420 Oral presentation: Multilevel halftoning as an algorithm to control ink overlap in multi-channel printing - Paula Zitinski Elías, Sasan Gooran, Daniel Nyström
1420-1440 Oral presentation: Spectral gamut mapping and ink separation with fluorescing substrates - Ludovic Coppel
1440-1500 Oral presentation: Producing two-component thermochromic pattern by means of offset printing: Case study in a small printing house - Ondrej Panák, Katsiaryna Kashtalyan, Tomáš Syrový
1500-1520 Coffee break
  Session 3: Indexing and retrieval - Session chair: Dr. Hasan Fleyeh
1520-1540 Oral presentation: A relevance feedback based image retrieval approach for improved performance - Carlos Arango Duque, Ani Khachatryan, Sule Yildirim-Yayilgan
1540-1600 Oral presentation: Finger vein indexing based on binary features - Jayachander Surbiryala, R Raghavendra, and Christoph Busch 
1600-1630 Invited talk: 3D Object Retrieval and its Applications in Biometrics and Cultural Heritage - Dr. Theoharis Theoharis
1630-1730 Tour of the Colourlab
1800-2100 Dinner
Wednesday 26th of August
0800-0830 Registration and coffee
  Session 4: Color and image processing - Session chair: Prof. Azeddine Beghdadi
0830-0900 Invited talk: Color modeling and fuzzy sets in image processing - Dr. JM Soto
0900-0920 Oral presentation: Divergance-based colour features for melanoma detection - Kajsa Møllersen, Jon Yngve Hardeberg and Fred Godtliebsen
0920-0940 Oral presentation: Traffic sign recognition without color information - Hasan Fleyeh
0940-1000 Coffee break
  Session 5: Quality - Session chair: Dr. Eng. Keita Hirai
1000-1020 Oral presentation:  Impact of camera pixel count and monitor resolution perceptual image quality - Michele A. Saad, Margaret H. Pinson, David G. Nicholas, Niels Van Kets, Glenn Van Wallendael, Ralston Da Silva, Ramesh V. Jaladi, and Philip J. Corriveau
1020-1040 Oral presentation: A critical look at some contrast enhancement evaluation measures - A. Beghdadi, M. Ali Qureshi, M. Deriche
1040-1100 Oral presentation: STRESS for dehazing - Vincent Whannou de Dravo and Jon Yngve Hardeberg

Poster session incl. lunch

Adaptive Sharpening of Multimodal Distributions - Freddie Åström, Michael Felsberg, Hanno Scharr

Iterative Sharpening for Image Contrast Enhancement - Ali Alsam, Ivar Farup and Hans Jakob Rivertz

Objective Assessment of Perceived Sharpness of Projection Displays with a Calibrated Camera - Ping Zhao, Yao Cheng, and Marius Pedersen

LED-based spectrally tunable light source for camera characterization  - Piotr Bartczak, Ana Gebejes, Pauli Fält, Jussi Parkkinen, and Pertti Silfstein

Light source criteria for digitizing color films - Giorgio Trumpy and Barbara Flueckiger 

Development and Evaluation of A Hybrid Point-wise Gamut Mapping Frame - Jiangping Yuan, Jon Y. Hardeberg , Guangxue Chen

Evaluation of Fusion Approaches for Face Recognition using Light Field Cameras - Kiran B. Raja, R. Raghavendra, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh, and Christoph Busch

Can the recognition of emotional expression be enhanced by manipulating facial skin color - Monika Żak, Bruno Laeng, and Joschua T. Simon-Liedtke

Comparative study of endoscopic image enhancement techniques - Bilel Sdiri, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh, Kushtrim Dragusha, and Azeddine Beghdadi

The customized daltonization method using discernible colour bins - Neda Milić, Farès Belhadj, Novaković Dragoljub

  Session 6: Multispectral - Session chair: Prof. Shoji Tominaga
1300-1320 Oral presentation: Illuminant estimation from uncalibrated multispectral images- Jean-Baptiste Thomas
1320-1340 Oral presentation: Contributions To Spectral Imaging Of Oil Paintings Using Standard Medical X-ray Equipment - Dag Waaler
1340-1400 Oral presentation: Hyperspectral crack detection in paintings - Hilda Deborah, Noël Richard, and Jon Yngve Hardeberg
1400-1420 Coffee break
  Session 7: Three worlds - Session chair: Dr. Reiner Eschbach
1420-1505 Keynote: The tale of the three worlds: about the relationship among light, images and appearance - Dr. Alessandro Rizzi
1505-1520 Concluding remarks and award ceremony


Dr. Reiner Eschbach: "What is the colour of your eyes?".

The talk examines our assumptions about what colour means when it comes to "quality". Is quality really a pure DE metric ? Or is DE only a  Process Quality metric that allows us to guarantee reproducibility ? How do we define Quality in the scenario we are working in ? Can we have a single entity that works from medical applications to marketing applications to end-user applications ?

In this environment, how does the Colour professional come in, be they printer, designer, etc. ? How can they add expertise ? How can they add their "eyes" to the problem. That is what "colour of your eyes" is all about.


Reiner Eschbach received his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Essen, Germany, in 1983 and 1986 respectively. He is a Xerox Research Fellow and Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science & Technology ( IS&T ).

From 1986 to 1988 Reiner was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego. He joined Xerox in 1988 where he became a Principal Scientist at the Xerox Digital Imaging Technology Center in 1994 and a Research Fellow in 2000. He was a Project Leader in the Xerox Innovation Group, from where he retired in Jan 2015.

His research interests include image processing, document security, color imaging, image understanding for document automation, digital halftoning and compression. He is the former Editor of the Recent Progress Series of the IS&T and former Secretary and Publications Vice President of the IS&T Board of Directors.

He is Associate Editor of SPIE’s Optical Engineering and a past Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing

Dr. Alessandro Rizzi: "The tale of the three worlds: about the relationship among light, images and appearance". 

The talk will focus on the big and small differences among the distribution of light intensity in a scene, its photographic acquisition and how it appears to the vision system of the observer.
In the matter of fact, in many applications, we consider these three "worlds" as almost identical. We take e.g. a picture as a faithful reproduction of light field to the point of using a camera as an instrument to make measures of light and color in the scene. Experiments and measures prove that this is not the case.  The interesting part is investigating about these differences, since they tell some important details about each one of these three "worlds".


He took degree in Computer Science at University of Milano and PhD in Information Engineering at University of Brescia. Now he is associate professor at the Department of Information Technologies at University of Milano. Since 1990 he is researching in the field of digital imaging and vision. His main research topic is color information with particular attention to color perception mechanisms.

Invited talks

Dr. Theoharis Theoharis: "3D Object Retrieval and its Applications in Biometrics and Cultural Heritage".

With the proliferation of 3D scanning technologies, the quantity and complexity of 3D objects is rising fast, in an analogous manner to the previous waves of text and images. Content based retrieval of 3D objects is thus rapidly gaining importance and the list of applications is expanding. In this talk we distinguish between the main types of 3D object retrieval and demonstrate its applications in 3D biometrics and cultural heritage.


Theoharis received his D.Phil. in computer graphics and parallel processing from the University of Oxford, U.K. in 1988. He subsequently served as a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, and as a Professor at the University of Athens and NTNU, Norway. His main research interests lie in the fields of 3D Object Retrieval, Biometrics and Reconstruction. He is the author of a number of textbooks, including Graphics and Visualization: principles and algorithms.

Dr. JM Soto: "Color modeling and fuzzy sets in image processing".

In this talk, I will discuss the problem of vagueness, subjectivity and context dependence of the color representation in images and how fuzzy logic can address these problems in semantic color modeling, focusing on our novel proposal which has several advantages respect to existing proposals.


Dr. J.M. Soto-Hidalgo was born in Canillas de Aceituno (Málaga), Spain, in 1981. He received the MS and PhD degrees, both in Computer Science, from the University of Granada, Spain, in 2004 and 2014 respectively. Since 2007, he is member of the Department of Computer Architecture, Electronics and Electronic Technology at the University of Córdoba, Spain, where he is now an Assistant Professor. His research interests include softcomputing applied to image processing and image content-based information retrieval from image databases.

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