The conference committee consists of:
As with previous conferences in the PICS series, the aim is to provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion of recent and ongoing research, presented so as to be accessible to scholars in other disciplines. We therefore welcome proposals for papers on colour studies from any area of interest, including but not limited to the following topics:
Authors are also encouraged to consider their own specialist colour expertise in the broader context of colour at the intersection of many disciplines. Following previous PICS practice, post-conference we have arranged to publish an edited book of full peer-reviewed papers with John Benjamins Amsterdam.
Along with four keynote speakers, the conference will include a single track of oral presentations (ca. 33) and up to three poster sessions / demonstrations. Oral presentations will be allocated 25 minutes per speaker (15 minutes for the presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion). Proposals for poster sessions and group sessions (of 3-5 papers) are also welcome. There will be a prize for the best poster.
University College London, UK
Professor Semir Zeki pioneered the study of the higher visual areas of the brain, and discovered, among other things, its colour and motion centres and hence the functional specialization within it. More recently, he has expanded his work to enquire into the neural correlates of aesthetic and artistic experience.
University of Glasgow, UK
Dr Biggam’s principal interest is the multidisciplinary study of Anglo-Saxon England, based particularly on the techniques of semantics and archaeology, and this has led to particular involvements in colour semantics, plant-names and building terminology.
KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof Koenderink's research interests include "empirical psychophysics of visual perception, empirical cognitive science of perception, theoretical neurophysiology of the senses, theoretical cognitive science...
University of California, Irvine, USA
Dr Jameson is an expert in the fields of colour categorisation and naming, tetrachromatic vision, and the language and cognition of colour.
Early bird registration is now open! The PICS conference dinner will be held on Thursday 17th September at Hilton London Euston Hotel (17-18 Upper Woburn Pl, London WC1H 0HT). The dinner costs £60 per person.
The early bird conference fee will be GBP200, with a reduced rate for students, undergraduate and postgraduate. We regret that we cannot offer any scholarships or other contributions to expenses. A separate delegate registration fee has to be paid for each paper or poster presented at PICS. One participant can be a co-author of multiple papers. It is not necessary for a co-author to pay if he or she does not attend the conference. Each participant at the conference should pay the appropriate registration fee, whether or not presenting a paper, and each paper presented must correspond to the payment of a separate registration fee. Please note that the Early Bird will be available until the 31st July 2016. After that date, prices will increase by 25%.
Please use the following link to download the conference programme:Download Programme
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University College London (UCL)
UCL Bloomsbury campus
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
The closest tube stations to UCL’s Gower Street site are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube