The Association for Print Technologies (APTech – Reston, VA) has announced that ICC DevCon 2020, the International Color Consortium Developers Conference, will be held online as a series of six webinars during November of 2020 and January of 2021. DevCon2020 will include talks from international researchers, presentations from ICC members on implementing advanced colour management solutions, and an extended hands-on workshop on using iccMAX. With the publication in 2019 of ISO 20677, ICC’s next-generation colour management architecture, the stage is set for a major rethink of colour management, said the organization. In response to new hardware technology and new user requirements, researchers and developers have been working on colour management solutions that aim to quantify and reproduce visual appearance beyond the diffuse, 2D colourimetry supported in ICC v4. New developments are arising in the measurement and modeling of appearance, in lighting and display technology, and in the production of complex gonio-chromatic surface effects, combined with a move towards colour matching for individual observers instead of a ‘one-colour-fits-all’ approach.
ICC DevCon 2020 will focus on these new and emerging developments and how they can be implemented in a colour-managed workflow. ICC invites presentations on recent work on topics including HDR imaging, BRDF (and other directional models of appearance), colourimetric observers and illuminants, measurement and modeling of appearance, the reproduction of complex surface properties such as gonio-chromatism, fluorescence and texture. The webinars will also focus on key application areas of the future, such as multi-colour 2D and 3D printing, cultural heritage, and web and broadcast imaging.
Participants will learn about:
- The latest research in advanced colour management topics
- Recent implementations of advanced solutions in iccMAX
- How to use iccMAX in your own projects
“With this essential event held just once every two years, ICC DevCon 2020 offers attendees a tremendous opportunity to learn the very latest solutions in colour management from the experts – experienced developers and users in the imaging, printing and publishing colour community,” said APTech President Thayer Long. “Most importantly, in addition to the new knowledge they’ll gain, attendees will be able help to grow their businesses armed with the skills to work more efficiently and productively.” For more information please visit the DevCon website.