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ICC DevCon Preliminary Programme

November 12, 2012
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown, 711 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA

8.30amConference Intro Note
ICC Chair

8.45amKeynote 1
Chris Cox  Adobe Systems

Chris is a senior developer at Adobe, working on the Photoshop team since 1996. Chris is responsible for more features than he can remember, in addition to application performance and color issues.

 iccLabs
9.30amIntroduction to Icc Labs
Tom Lianza  X-Rite

Tom Lianza is Co-Chair of the ICC and holds the title of 'Free Electron' within X-Rite. His role within X-Rite is to work on technical projects either independently or by the direction of the office of the CTO. His principal focus these days examines the problem of inter-device agreement in a decentralized production environment and the communication of color between disparate facilities and users. Tom has an M.S. In Photographic Science from Rochester Institute of technology. He holds 11 patents in the area of image scanning, color calibration, and hardware interface.

9.45amRefIccLabs - A peek behind the curtain
Max Derhak  Onyx Graphics

Max Derhak has worked for Onyx Graphics Inc. for over 22 years. Max has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Utah, a Masters in Imaging Science at The Rochester Institute of Technology, and is currently working on a Doctorate in Colour Science at RIT. Max was an initial contributor to the open source SampleICC and ICCXml projects which he continues to maintain. Max serves as the Vice-Chair of the ICC as well as the Chair of the ICC Architecture Working Group and is active in the ICCLabs project and the RefIccLabs implementation.

10.30amCoffee Break

10.50amImplementing BRDF in ICC Labs
James Vogh  X-Rite

James received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering form the University of Tulsa in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University in 1998. During his Ph.D. he developed a neural network architecture for recognizing 3D objects. At Monaco Systems he developed ICC based calibration technologies. Since 2004, he is a principle engineer at X-Rite where he continues to develop calibration technology as conducts advanced research in color science.

 CM Best practices and use cases - Graphic Arts
11.25amEngineering Color with ICC profiles for Print
Bob Hallam  Quad/Graphics

Bob Hallam has worked as the Corporate Color manager for Quad Graphics a global leader in providing high-value, complete marketing and advertising solutions. His areas of responsibility are; color technology and color standards from capture to consumer. He works with customers, printing, pre-media and photo facilities as well as equipment vendors to analyze and develop technologies to improve color quality and productivity. He directs plant and customer standardization for all color technology and process improvements. Prior to that he was Director, Color Technology for Worldcolor. His focus is delivering product color consistency on multiple platforms across multiple plants in multiple countries.

12.00pmLunch Break and IccLabs table presentations

 Web & Mobile Colour Management
1.15amServing Color Managed Images to Mobile and Desktop Devices
Tom Lianza  X-Rite

Tom Lianza is Co-Chair of the ICC and holds the title of 'Free Electron' within X-Rite. His role within X-Rite is to work on technical projects either independently or by the direction of the office of the CTO. His principal focus these days examines the problem of inter-device agreement in a decentralized production environment and the communication of color between disparate facilities and users. Tom has an M.S. In Photographic Science from Rochester Institute of technology. He holds 11 patents in the area of image scanning, color calibration, and hardware interface.

1.50pmColor considerations when authoring content for Digital Publications
Leonard Rosenthol  Adobe

Leonard Rosenthol is a Principal Scientist with Adobe Systems and serves as their PDF Architect having been involved with PDF technology for more than 12 years. He also represents Adobe on various international standards bodies including the ISO (where he is the Project Editor for PDF/A and PDF/E), ICC, W3C and ETSI/ESI. Prior to re-joining Adobe in 2006, Leonard worked as the Director of Software Development for Appligent, and the Chief Innovation Officer for Apago, while also running the successful consulting business of PDF Sages. Before becoming involved in PDF, Leonard was the Director of Advanced Technology for Aladdin Systems and responsible for the development of the StuffIt line of products.

2.25pmMobile Color: From Colorimetric Estimations to Calibrated Pages
Nathan Moroney  HP

Nathan Moroney is a principal scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. Previously, he worked for the Barcelona division of Hewlett-Packard and at the RIT Research Corporation. He has a Masters Degree in Color Science from the Munsell Color Science Laboratory of RIT and a Bachelors degree in color science from the Philadelphia University. His research interests span various color imaging technologies and machine learning techniques. Nathan was the technical chair for CIE Technical Committee 8-01, which developed the CIECAM02 color appearance model. He was the past general co-chair for the IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference and has written over thirty papers and presentations, with ten invited presentations. He holds eighteen US patents on technologies ranging from large format printers, displays, halftoning, image enhancement, gamut mapping and other technologies. His contributions to the imaging field have been recognized with the awarding of Fellow status by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

3.00pmAndroid Mobile Color Needs, Difficulties and Approaches. Where to go next?
Jeremiah Snader  X-Rite

Jeremiah Snader has a BS in Computer Science with a secondary BA in Mathematics. His Masters course-work studies at RIT focused on Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence. Development on mobile platforms has been a focal point since Google Android?s introduction of the operating system back in 2007. Previous career focus over the past several years has been with government contractors that supported research and development opportunities for soldiers. Currently he has been supporting X-Rite in mobile development projects that are meant to bridge current color management between mobile platforms and existing technologies.

3.35pmCoffee Break + Table Tops

 CM Best practices - Motion Picture
3.50pmVFX Color Workflows
Jeremy Selan  OpenColorIO

Jeremy Selan is an Imaging Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, specializing in color management, lighting, and compositing. His work has been used on dozens of motion pictures including The Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black 3, and Alice in Wonderland. He is the founder of OpenColorIO, and also co-founded Katana (a recently commercialized visual effects and animation lighting toolkit). His work on color processing has been previously featured in GPU Gems 2 and Siggraph's Electronic Theater.

4.20pmCommunicating Color from Set
Joseph Slomka  FotoKem

Joseph Slomka's background includes a master's degree in color science from the Munsell Color Science Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in information technology from RIT. His industry experience includes working closely with the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the development of the Academy Color Encoding Specifications (ACES). He has also worked with the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee, and was a contributor to the Sony Imageworks OpenColorIO (OCIO) project. He currently spearhead's the execution of color science, management, and best practices for FotoKem?s digital post production and creative services. Prior to his current role, Slomka served as color scientist of Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he managed the color pipeline on over 30 major studio pictures in addition to multiple facility projects. He was instrumental in designing the color architecture for several major motion pictures and visual effects integration at SPI, as well as planning and implementing workflows, pre-production decisions, onset acquisition and production support, digital intermediate technologies, software development, and archival YCM separations.

4.50pmColor for Computer Animated Features
Rod Bogart  Pixar

Rod Bogart joined Pixar in 2005 after spending ten years as a software engineer at Industrial Light & Magic. He has a M.S. from the University of Utah, where he specialized in computer graphics. At Pixar, Rod is in charge of color science at the studio, overseeing the technology for creating the final distributed masters of the movies. His initials are RGB.

5.20pmPanel discussion: Colour Management Best Practices in Motion Picture

6.00pmNight Reception and Booth Presentation

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