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New Perspectives on Colour
3rd & 4th April 2014

at AISB-50, Goldsmiths, London, 1-4 April 2014

in association with the Colour Group (GB), as part of the AISB-50 Annual Convention 2014 to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, on April 1st-4th 2014.

The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB).

This symposium offers the chance to explore the usefulness of our knowledge of colour from an interdisciplinary perspective. We encourage contributions from a wide range of fields such as psychology, philosophy, neurology and colour science through to (but by no means limited to) computer graphics and vision, linguistics, art and the Classics. There are no prescribed topics of interest: we welcome proposals from anyone in any discipline whose research is concerned with the perception, understanding and use of colour. It is hoped that engaging a broad variety of disciplines will enable all participants to reflect on insights that may not be obvious or prevalent within their own research.

Understanding the way in which we experience colour is a topic that crosses many disciplines. From scientific measurement to subjective phenomena, colour is as diverse an area of study as Artificial Intelligence itself. Colour permeates all aspects of our daily lives and yet still contains many unknowns. If we can gain a better understanding of how we perceive colour then we can use this information to drive advancement in technology, both in the machine processing of colour information and in simulation of the human visual system. Instead of (re)attempting to define how we experience colour, this symposium asks how we can explore and use what knowledge we already have, particularly across a wide range of disciplines.

The symposium will be organised around talks (the accepted papers) and an informal discussion. The outcome of this symposium will be a broadened perspective of approaches to colour and a chance to foster new interdisciplinary research connections and collaborations.


Submissions can be full papers or extended abstracts and should be sent via EasyChair:

For full papers (max 8 pages), we are using the ECAI format. Templates (LaTeX and Word) are available at
There is also a PDF formatting guide.

Extended abstracts should be one page of A4, outlining the topic and its contribution to the symposium.

Each paper will receive at least two reviews. Selected papers will be published in the general proceedings of the AISB convention, with the proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and participate in general symposium activities.



In previous years there have been awards for the best student paper, and limited student bursaries. These details will be circulated as and when they become available. Authors of a selection of the best papers will be invited to submit and extended version of the work to a journal special issue.


Symposium Chair

Symposium Organising Committee

Programme Committee