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The third edition of CCIW was organized by the University of Milano-Bicocca with the endorsement of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the Group of Italian Researchers on Pattern Recognition (GIRPR) affiliated with IAPR, and the Italian Gruppo del Colore (GdC). The second CCIW was organized by the University JeanMonnet and the Laboratoire Hubert Curien UMR 5516 (Saint-Etienne, France) with the endorsement of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the French Association for Pattern Recognition and Interpretation (AFRIF) affiliated with IAPR, and the Groupe Franais de l’Imagerie Numrique Couleur (GFINC). See the report in the July 2009 issue of the IAPR Newsletter.

Our goal was to bring together engineers and scientists from various imaging companies and from technical communities all over the world to discuss diverse aspects of their latest work, ranging from theoretical developments to practical applications in the field of color imaging, color image processing, and analysis. The workshop was therefore intended for researchers and practitioners in the fields of digital imaging, human vision and perception, multimedia, visual communications, computer vision, and the consumer electronics industry, who are interested in the fundamentals of color imaging and its emerging applications. We received many excellent submissions. Each paper was peer reviewed and then the General Chairs carefully selected only 16 papers in order to achieve a high scientific level at the workshop. The final decisions were based on the criticisms and recommendations of the reviewers and the relevance of papers to the goal of the workshop.

In order to have an overview of current research directions in computational color imaging, four different sessions were organized:  Computational photography, Color and perception, Color imaging, and Computational imaging

In addition to the contributed papers, six distinguished researchers were invited to this third CCIW to deliver keynote speeches on current research directions in computational color imaging:

Gaurav Sharma, on “Imaging Arithmetic: Physics U Math > Physics + Math”

Maria Vanrell, on “Perception-Based Representations for Computational Color”

Erik Reinhard, on “Color Spaces for Color Transfer”

Keigo Hirakawa, on “Spectral Filter Array Design for Multispectral Image Recovery”

- Thorsten Hansen on “The contribution of color to detecting edges in natural scenes”

- Göte Nyman on “How is a good image different from a bad one - new strategies for subjective image quality measurement”

The last session of CCIW2011 consisted in a panel discussion, where after a summary of the issues discussed during the workshop, the chairs, the invited speakers, and all the attendees addressed the hot topics regarding  the present situation and the future of color imaging.

There are many organizations and people to thank for their various contributions to the planning of this meeting. We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Chiba University, the University of Saint Etienne, the Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Comunicazione, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, the Italian Gruppo del Colore, and our industrial sponsors: Konica-Minolta, Eidomax, and OIKOS. Special thanks also go to Francesca Gasparini, Gianluigi Ciocca and to all our colleagues on the Conference Committee for their dedication and work, without which this workshop would not have been possible. Finally, we envision the continuation of this unique event, and we are already making plans for organizing the next 2013 CCIW workshop in Japan.

Workshop Report:  CCIW2011

Report prepared by  the Workshop Co-Chairs

Text Box: Computational Color Imaging Third International Workshop

20-21 April 2011
Milano, Italy
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Raimondo Schettini (Italy)

Shoji Tominaga (Japan)

Alain Tremeau (France)


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Lecture Notes in

Computer Science

(Volume 6626)


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