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The CIE Expert Symposium on Visual Appearance, Paris, France. will be held in Paris, October 19-20, 2006 at the auditorium of the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris, France.


The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) is an organization devoted to international cooperation and exchange of information among its member countries on all matters relating to the science and art of lighting. CIE organizes expertise type of symposia or workshops, sometimes jointly with other organizations. Information on the CIE can be found on the CIE Home Page.


The scope of the CIE Expert Symposium on Visual Appearance spans all aspects of visual appearance, including metrology, perception, and applications.

The two-day Symposium will feature Invited Papers and Contributed Papers. Ample time will be allocated for round-table discussions. A Poster Session will also be included. Papers should deal with one of the following subjects:

  • Gloss, Texture, translucency

  • Definition of appearance and appearance attributes

  • Appearance management

  • Instruments and standards


This meeting is open to everyone with an interest in any aspect of Visual Appearance: Academics, Industrials, Students Ö