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Colour Topics

Submissions will be accepted for consideration in any of the following topics. All authors will be required to nominate the most relevant topic for each of their submissions. Note that as the lists are not exhaustive, you will need to nominate the most relevant topic and sub-topic for your paper’s content.

A – Colour in Nature

  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Meteorology
  • Astronomy

B – Colour Physics

  • Light Sources
  • Optics
  • Colour Rendering
  • Polarisation
  • Fluorescence
  • Retro-reflection

C – Colour Chemistry

  • Causes of Colour
  • Pigments
  • Dyes
  • Paints
  • Inks
  • Processes
  • Plastics
  • Building Materials

D – Colour Vision

  • Evolution and Ecology of Colour Vision
  • Anatomy of the Eye and Brain
  • Neural Coding
  • Colour Vision Deficiencies
  • Colour Vision and Aging
  • Colour Vision Examination
  • Occupational Aspects of Colour Vision

E – Colour Measurement

  • Photometry
  • Colorimetry
  • Colour Difference
  • Standards
  • Instruments

F – Applications of Colour Science

  • Food
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science
  • Forensics
  • Art Conservation

G – Colour Imaging

  • Reproduction
  • Multi-Spectral Imaging
  • Colour Management
  • Vision Models
  • Displays
  • Printing

H – Colour Psychology

  • Perception
  • Emotion
  • Synaesthesia
  • Experience
  • Preference
  • Colour Harmony

I – Colour Communication

  • Meaning and Semiotics
  • Language
  • Publication and Calligraphy
  • Broadcasting
  • Photography, Theatre and Film
  • Cartography
  • Advertising, Packaging and Marketing

J – Colour Theory

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Colour Naming
  • Colour Order Systems

K – Colour in Art, Design and the Built Environment

  • Architecture, Interior and Lighting Design
  • Furniture, Furnishings, 3D and Industrial Design
  • Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
  • Urban Design and Planning
  • Transportation Design
  • Graphic Design and Multimedia Design
  • Design for Performing Arts
  • Painting and Printmaking
  • Sculpture and Installations
  • Ceramics and Glass
  • Fibre Art
  • Jewellery and Metalwork

L – Colour in Clothing and Fashion

  • Textiles
  • Leather and Other Materials
  • Fashion Design
  • Cosmetics and Hair
  • Shoes and Accessories

M – Appearance Measurement

  • Surface Quality
  • Texture
  • Gloss
  • Transparency and Translucency

N – Colour Education

  • General
  • Discipline Specific
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching Aids
  • Use of Computers
  • Use of the Internet