11th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC) 2009

Thank you to all delegates who attended AIC 2009!

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To all recipients of the AIC2009 Proceedings CD, Please note:

The information on referencing papers which appears on the Home Page of
the Proceedings CD is incorrect.

The correct information to be used in referencing a paper from the
Proceedings is as follows and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"Paper authors", 2009, "Paper Title". In Proceedings of the 11th Congress
of the International Colour Association (AIC 2009), edited by Dianne
Smith, Paul Green-Armytage, Margaret A. Pope and Nick Harkness. CD.
Sydney: Colour Society of Australia

Important Dates
Author Notification of Session Details: 3 July 2009
Author Registration Deadline: 17 July 2009
Early Registration Deadline: 24 July 2009
Accommodation: Non-refundable at 25 August 2009
Congress Opens: 27 September 2009
Congress Closes: 2 October 2009


On behalf of the Colour Society of Australia and the organising committee of AIC Colour 2009 I am pleased to invite you to the eleventh AIC Congress to be held in the spectacular harbour city of Sydney, Australia, between September 27th and October 2nd 2009.

Plans for an exciting and stimulating Congress are well advanced. In the programme there are features that will be familiar and others that are new. In addition to providing a forum for specialists to share the latest findings from their colour research we are keen to promote greater dialogue between people working in different disciplines and to provide opportunities for delegates to broaden their understanding of colour.

We will be offering a series of pre-congress Colour Skills workshops; these will be sessions providing an overview of current issues in colour vision, colour technology and colour in art and design.

Additionally there will be two symposia the themes of which will be approached from the perspective of the arts and the sciences. Symposia themes are:

  • ‘Good’ colours, ‘bad’ colours, humanity and the environment
  • Appearance: phenomena and measurement

Papers for oral or poster presentation will be subject to review, but we will also offer delegates the opportunity to have their full papers sent to referees. The Congress proceedings will be published in separate volumes, one exclusively for fully refereed papers. 

The Colour Market is a new concept and will have books and examples of Australian design for sale as well as displays of instruments and other products for those who work professionally with colour.

The social programme includes a welcome reception as well as a banquet. The choice of excursions will include an opportunity to climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The colours of Australia will be highlights of pre- and post-congress tours. Destinations will include the Great Barrier Reef and the ‘Red Centre’. We hope you will take this opportunity to visit us to share knowledge and experience and we look forward to welcoming you to ‘The Great Southern Land’.

Nick Harkness
Chair of AIC Colour 2009 Organising Committee

Organising Committee

Nick Harkness

Papers Committee:

Professor Stephen Dain, University of New South Wales
Dr Paul Green-Armytage, Curtin University of Technology
Dr Dianne Smith, Queensland University of Technology
Margaret Pope, University of Sydney
Dr Geoff Woolfe, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Dr Ralph Pridmore, Macquarie University, Sydney

Dr Ken Pidgeon, CSA AIC Representative
Di Robson

Glen Bowden, Rebecca Harkness, Annamarie di Cara

Accommodation and Social:
Katrina Hill, Annamarie di Cara, Maree Knight, Annie Hoar, Ian Bannister, Di Swinbourn

Derek Grantham, CSA National President

Colour Market:
Glen Bowden (Chair), Babette Hayes, Rebecca Harkness, Derek Grantham

General Committee:
Eva Fay, Dr Peter McGinley, Akiyo Tanaka

Congress Managers

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