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ARCHITECTURE WORKING GROUP

Charter: The Architecture Working Group will address issues relating to ICC architecture.

Specifically the group will:

  1. Document the current architecture, including its functionality for the purpose of defining the baseline for further work and internal usage
  2. Investigate and propose improvements and alternatives to the current architecture to address identified issues
Chairman:
Onyx Graphics Corp.Mr. Max Derhak
Members:
Adobe Systems Incorporated Mr. Lars Borg
Adobe Systems Incorporated Mr. Peter MacLeod
Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Mr. Marc Mahy
ALWAN COLOR Expertise Mr. Pierre-Henri Mas
Apple Computer, Inc Mr. Luke Wallis
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
Artifex Software, Inc Mr Michael Vrhel
Canon, Inc. Mr. Susumu Shimbaru
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
Canon USA, Inc Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
Epson America Mr. Roy Bohnen
Fujifilm Corporation Mr. Craig Revie
Fujixerox Co. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Juergen Seitz
GMG GmbH & Co KG Mr. Hanno Hoffstadt
Hallmark Mr. Scot Fernandez
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Uwe-Jens Krabbenhoeft
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
--- Mr. Jack Holm
--- Dr. Michael Rodriguez
--- Mr. Awadhoot Shendye
Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Co. Mr. William Li
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
Microsoft Corp. Mr. Michael Bourgoin
Microsoft Corp Mr. Simon Tao
NPES Mr. Dave McDowell
Onyx Graphics Corp. Mr. Rohit Patel
RR Donnelly Mr. Mark Guin
Rochester Institute of TechnologyMr. Mitchell Rosen
Seiko Epson Corp. Mr. Yoshio Okumura
Sun Chemical Corp. Ms. Veronika Lovell
Technicolor Mr. Jurgen Stauder
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. James Vogh



DISPLAYS WORKING GROUP

Charter: When the ICC Profile Specification was developed, display technology was primarily CRT-based. As a result, the transform tags for the monitor support a simple additive model that is appropriate for that technology. Nowadays, there are numerous new technologies, including LCD, Led, and OLED with various types of backlighting. The simple model described by the ICC Monitor tags is inadequate to completely and adequately describe color displayed by these technologies. The predominance of the sRGB color encoding, which was developed during the CRT era, has been used for a large amount of content. New displays, especially those on mobile devices, often do not model that color encoding completing. In addition, new technologies that provide wider color gamut than sRGB are available. Unfortunately, these devices, because they do not provide a direct means to display sRGB content adequately, often yield inferior results.

The Display Working Group is created to address the aforementioned issues with the following goals:

  1. Work with other groups in the ICC as well as outside organizations to fully define the problems associated with color management of display output;
  2. Identify and categorize display technologies and the appropriate corresponding transform methodologies for supporting them in ICC workflows;
  3. Where the current ICC specification is inadequate to the needs of display color managements, draft profile proposals to implement the algorithms and data structures developed in #2 and bring them through to acceptance by the ICC; and
  4. Develop algorithms and data structures to implement the methodologies identified in #2 and #3.
Chairman:
X-RiteMr. Tom Lianza
Members:
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
Fujifilm Corporation Mr. Craig Revie
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Akihiro Ito
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. Mr. John 'J.D.' Dalrymple


GRAPHIC ARTS SPECIAL INTEREST WORKING GROUP

Charter: The primary focus of this working group is to address issues raised when using ICC Profiles for printing presses or related printing systems, for example digital proofers.

Objectives:

  1. Promote the use of ICC Profiles in 'high end' graphic arts applications.
  2. Identify areas where the existing ICC Profile format is unable to provide the functionality required by these printing systems.
  3. Propose changes in working practice and if necessary in the ICC Profile format to address current limitations.
Chairman:
Fuji Photo Film Co. LtdMr. Craig Revie
Members:
Adobe Systems Inc. Mr. Lars Borg
Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Mr. Marc Mahy
Apple Computer Inc. Mr. Luke Wallis
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
Artifex Software, Inc. Mr. Michael Vrhel
Canon, Inc. Mr. Susumu Shimbaru
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
Dainippon Screen Mr. Setsuo Ohara
DuPont Ink Jet Mr. Bob Strum
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
Epson America Mr. Roy Bohnen
NPES Mr. David Q. McDowell
Esko Artwork Mr. Lieven Plettink
FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Assoc. Mr. Andreas Kraushaar
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Akihiro Ito
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
Global Graphics Inc. Mr. Martin Bailey
Global Graphics Inc. Mr. Kenneth Elsman
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Juergen Seitz
GMG GmbH & Co KG Mr. Hanno Hoffstadt
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Mr. Henning Kramer
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Uwe-Jens Krabbenhoeft
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Detlef Freyer
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
--- Mr. Jan-Peter Homann
--- Mr. Jack Holm
Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Co. Mr. William Li
Kodak Graphic Communications Group Mr. Joris Verbouwe
Konica Corp. Dr. Po-Chieh Hung
Microsoft Corp. Mr. Simon Tao
Onyx Graphics Corp. Mr. Max Derhak
--- Dr. Michael Rodriguez
Remote Director Mr. Franz Herbert
SmileyColor & Associates Mr. Steve Smiley
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Danny Rich
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Veronika Lovell
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza
Zoran Corp. Mr. Tom Schuneman


ICC PROFILE ASSESSMENT WORKING GROUP

Charter: The mission of this group is to seek methods for assessing quality of ICC profiles.

Objectives:

  1. Define a set of quality attributes for ICC profiles
  2. Identify analytical methods for defining and investigating performance capabilities of valid ICC profiles. (A valid profile is one that conforms to the ICC specification.)
  3. Investigate metrics that might quantify or qualify said performance characteristics
  4. Recommend promising solutions to the ICC body for their consideration
  5. Short term goal is to develop evaluation methods for use within the ICC
  6. Longer term goal is to offer suggestions to users for evaluation
Chairman:
Océ Print Logic Technologies SA Dr. Maria V. Ortiz Segovia
Members:
Adobe Systems, Inc. Mr. Lars Borg
Agfa Graphics N. V. Mr. Marc Mahy
ALWAN COLOR Expertise Mr. Elie Khoury
ALWAN COLOR Expertise Mr. Pierre-Henri Mas
ALWAN COLOR Expertise Mr. Luc Regnault
Apple Computer Inc. Mr. Luke Wallis
Canon, Inc. Mr. Susumu Shimbaru
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
Canon USA, Inc. Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
Epson America Mr. Roy Bohnen
FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Assoc. Mr. Andreas Kraushaar
Fujifilm Corporation Mr. Craig Revie
Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd Mr. Akihiro Ito
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Juergen Seitz
GMG GmbH & Co KG Mr. Hanno Hoffstadt
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Henning Kramer
Goss International KG Mr. Ragy Isaac
Hallmark Mr. Scot Fernandez
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
--- Mr. Jack Holm
Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Co Mr. William Li
Microsoft Corporation Mr. Michael Bourgoin
Microsoft Corporation Mr. Simon Tao
NPES Mr. David Q. McDowell
--- Dr. Michael Rodriguez
RR Donnelly Mr. Mark Guin
Remote Director Mr. Franz Herbert
Ryerson UniversityDr. Abhay Sharma
Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. Mr. John 'J.D.' Dalrymple
SmileyColor & Associates Mr. Steve Smiley
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Danny Rich
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Veronika Lovell
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza

SPECIFICATION EDITING WORKING GROUP

Charter: The Specification Editing Working Group is responsible for dealing with issues related to published ICC specifications.

Objectives:

  1. Ensure that balloted changes to published ICC specifications, including both ICC-published and directly-derived versions are published in minor or major revisions in a timely fashion, including performing the mechanics of ensuring that the specifications are published.
  2. Discuss, review, and make recommendations on non-material changes to the specifications which help clarify the intent of the specification, as well as ensure that these changes are made to the appropriate published specifications.
  3. Be responsible for the publication and maintenance of new ICC specification documents as they are developed by the body of the ICC.

Chairman:
Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Co.Mr. William Li
Members:
Adobe Systems Inc. Mr. Manish Kulkarni
Adobe Systems Inc. Mr. Lars Borg
Agfa Graphics N.V. Mr. Marc Mahy
Canon USA, Inc. Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
NPES Mr. David Q. McDowell
Fujifilm Corporation Mr. Craig Revie
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Co. Mr. Dana Fokos
Rochester Institute of Technology Mr. Mitchell Rosen
The Fuji Photo Group Mr. Martin Gouch
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza


MEDICAL IMAGING WORKING GROUP

Charter: Enable and promote the correct and effective use of ICC color management for medical imaging.

Specifically the group will:

  1. Identify issues with the implementation and use of color management for medical imaging.
  2. Establish and maintain liaison relationships with the appropriate medical imaging standards development organizations, e.g. DICOM, AAPM, ACR, IEC and ISO.
  3. Prepare white papers and other educational materials, and promotion activities to guide developers and users in the appropriate application of color management to medical imaging.
  4. When necessary, propose new ICC specifications or revisions to existing ICC (and other) specifications to address the needs of the medical imaging community.
  5. Promote the use of ICC color management in medical imaging.
Chairman:
Fujifilm CorporationMr. Craig Revie
Members:
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
Eizo Corporation Mr. Kensuke Nagashima
Konica Minolta Mr. Po-Chieh Hung
Sony corporation Ms. Toyoko Fujii
Sharp Labs of America Mr. James Chang
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz


ICC STEERING COMMITTEE

Members:
Adobe Systems Inc.Mr. Lars Borg
Adobe Systems Inc.Mr. Leonard Rosenthol
Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Mr. Marc Mahy
Apple Inc. Mr. Luke Wallis
Canon, Inc. Mr. Susumu Shimbaru
Canon USA, Inc.Mr. Francisco Imai
Canon Inc,Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
Eastman Kodak Co.Mr. William Li
Fujifilm CorporationMr. Craig Revie
Fujifilm CorporationMr. Hitoshi Urabe
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Akihiro Ito
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Fumio Nakaya
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
Heidelbergerer Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Uwe-Jens Krabbenhoeft
Heidelbergerer Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Detlef Freyer
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
Microsoft Corporation Mr. Simon Tao
NPES Mr. David Q. McDowell
Océ Print Logic Technologies Dr. Maria V Ortiz Segovia
Océ Print Logic Technologies Mr. Christophe Leynadier
Onyx Graphics Mr. Max Derhak
Onyx Graphics Mr. Rohit Patel
Ricoh Americas Corp. Dr. Yue Qiao
Ricoh Americas Corp. Mr. Hisao Shirasawa
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Veronika Lovell
Technicolor/Thompson Mr. Jurgen Stauder
Technicolor/Thompson Mr. Joshua Pines
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. James Vogh
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza



ICC OFFICERS

ICC Co-chairs:
X-Rite
Kodak
Mr Tom Lianza
Mr William Li
   
ICC Vice-Chair:
Onyx Graphics Mr. Max Derhak