The 18th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS05) will be held in
Lyon July 8 - 12, 2005 at the Palais des Congrès overlooking the Rhône River.

The scope of the meeting spans all aspects of color vision, including perception,
retinal and cortical processing, ecology, genetics, development, acquired
and congenital deficiencies, screening, standards, and applications.

A full social program will be included to foster informal interaction and to introduce
the participants to the beauty, history and culture of Lyon.


Latest Information


New! New! The group photo by Cécile Bordier

New! New! A comics proposed by Peter Ahnelt

List of awardees for an ICVS 'O5 Travel Grant
Mikel Aldaba Arevalo, J.M. Bosten, Luiz Henrique M. do Canto Pereira , Vitaly Gavrik, Katie Mancuso, Matt Mauck, Paulo Pinto, Manca Tekavcic Pompe, Maria Rodriguez-Carmona, Michael E. Rudd, Claudia Feitosa Santana, Franziska G. Veit, António M. G. Baptista and Hao Sun

Extended deadline for abstract submission and early registration : April 7

Information about travel grants

Verriest medal - 2005

The International Colour Vision Society is pleased to announce that the Verriest Medal will be awarded at the biennial meeting in Lyon, France (July 8-12, 2005) to John D. Mollon, Professor of Visual Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, UK. This award is bestowed by the Society to honor long-term contributions to the field of color vision. If the field of color vision was itself a rainbow, then Professor Mollon's contributions cover nearly its full spectrum, including the isolation and elucidation of basic chromatic coding mechanisms and the constraints that they impose on human (and more generally primate) visual performance, the genetic basis of spectral coding mechanisms, the ecological influences on and evolutionary orgins of chromatic discrimination. He has been instrumental in the design of several new color vision tests and has extensively exploited abnormal models, both congenital and acquired, to further our understanding of normal mechanisms. He is especially appreciated for his keen and profound sense of the history of science, in particular with respect to the field of color vision.

The selection committee members were: John L. Barbur, Steven Buck,Gabriele Jordan, Kenji Kitahara, Jay Neitz, Joel M. Pokorny and Andre Roth,

Invited talk

Surface color perception with spatially non-uniform illumination
Professor Laurence T Maloney, New York University, USA

Cortical computations involving color, orientation, and 3-D shape
Professor Qasim Zaidi, SUNY College of Optometry, USA

Spectral coding mechanisms in circadian rhythmes
Dr. Howard Cooper, Inserm U371, France

Irregular sampling and photoreceptor non-linearity can "make sense" for color perception
Professor Jeanny Herault, University Joseph Fourier, France