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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
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
BenQ Corporation Mr Chris Bai
Bergische Universitšt Wuppertal Mr Daniel Bohn
Caldera Mr. Arnaud Fabre
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
Canon USA, Inc Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
Canon USA, Inc Mr. Francisco Imai, Ph.D.
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
Eastman Kodak Company Mr. William Li
EIZO Corporation Mr. Kensuke Nagashima
Epson America Mr. Roy Bohnen
Fujifilm Limited Mr. Craig Revie
Fujixerox Co. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
Fujixerox Co. Mr. Mr. Fumio Nakaya
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Juergen Seitz
GMG GmbH & Co KG Mr. Hanno Hoffstadt
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Uwe-Jens Krabbenhoeft
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
--- Mr. Awadhoot Shendye
Microsoft Corp Mr. Simon Tao
Printing Industries of America Dr. Mark Bohan
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:
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
APTEC Ms. Brenda Pang
ALWAN Color Expertise Mr. Pierre-Henri Mas
BenQ Corporation Mr. Chris Bai
Caldera Mr. Arnaud Fabre
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
EIZO Corporation Mr. Kensuke Nagashima
Fujifilm Limited Mr. Craig Revie
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Akihiro Ito
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Juergen Seitz
GMG GmbH & Co. KG Mr. Hanno Hoffstadt
Gjovik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
KARL STORZ Imaging Mr. Bryan Kennedy
Printing Industries of America Dr. Mark Bohan
Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. Mr. John 'J.D.' Dalrymple
Technicolor Mr. Mr. Jurgen Stauder
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz


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:
Eastman Kodak Mr. William Li
Members:
Adobe Systems Inc. Mr. Lars Borg
Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Mr. Marc Mahy
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
Artifex Software, Inc. Mr. Michael Vrhel
BenQ Corporation Mr. Chris Bai
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
Eastman Kodak Mr. William Li
Epson America Mr. Roy Bohnen
Esko Artwork Mr. Lieven Plettink
FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Assoc. Mr. Andreas Kraushaar
Fujifilm Limited Mr. Craig Revie
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
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
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
--- Mr. Jan-Peter Homann
--- Mr. Jack Holm
--- Dr. Michael Rodriguez
--- Mr. Steve Smiley
Kodak Graphic Communications Group Mr. Joris Verbouwe
Konica Corp. Dr. Po-Chieh Hung
Kyocera Document Solutions Mr. Michael Chang
Microsoft Corp. Mr. Simon Tao
Onyx Graphics Corp. Mr. Max Derhak
Printing Industries of America Dr. Mark Bohan
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Danny Rich
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Veronika Lovell
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza


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
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
BenQ Corporation Mr. Chris Bai
Caldera Mr. Arnaud Fabre
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
Canon USA, Inc. Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH Mr. Heijo Reinl
EIZO Corporation Mr. Kensuke Nagashima
Epson America Mr. Roy Bohnen
FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Assoc. Mr. Andreas Kraushaar
Fujifilm Limited Mr. Craig Revie
Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd Mr. Akihiro Ito
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
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
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Mr. Uwe-Jens Krabbenhoeft
Hewlett Packard Mr. Marti Maria
Hewlett Packard Dr. Ingeborg Tastl
Eastman Kodak Company Mr. William Li
Microsoft Corporation Mr. Simon Tao
Printing Industries of America Dr. Mark Bohan
Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. Mr. John 'J.D.' Dalrymple
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:
Eastman Kodak 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 Limited 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:
FFEI LimitedMr. Craig Revie
Members:
APTEC Mr. Lewis Lam
Barco NV Mr. Tom Kimpe
BenQ Corporation Mr. Chris Bai
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Mr. Rich Amador
Canon, Inc. Mr. Osamu Yamada
EIZO Corporation Mr. Brian Cote
EIZO Corporation Mr. Kensuke Nagashima
Gjøvik University College, Norway Dr. Phil Green
--- Dr. Kaida Xiao
KARL STORZ Imaging Mr. Efrain Morales
KARL STORZ Imaging Mr. Bryan Kennedy
KARL STORZ Imaging Dr. Marios Kyperountas
Konica Minolta Mr. Po-Chieh Hung
Printing Industries of America Dr. Mark Bohan
Rochester Institute of Technology Mr. Max Derhak
Rochester Institute of Technology Mr. Dave Wyble
Rochester Institute of Technology Ms. Christye Sisson
Sony corporation Ms. Toyoko Fujii
Sharp Labs of America Mr. James Chang
Xerox Corporation Dr. Martin Maltz
X-Rite, Inc. Mr. Tom Lianza


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. Osamu Yamada
Canon USA, Inc.Dr. Francisco Imai
Canon Inc.Dr. Siu-Kei Tin
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbHMr. Heijo Reinl
CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbHMr. Jan de Maeyer
Eastman Kodak Co.Mr. William Li
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Akihiro Ito
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Fumio Nakaya
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Mr. Yasunari Kishimoto
GMG GmbH & Co. KGMr. Hanno Hoffstadt
GMG GmbH & Co. KGMr. Juergen Seitz
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
Microsoft Corporation Mr. Michael Bourgoin
Océ Print Logic Technologies Dr. Maria V Ortiz Segovia
Océ Print Logic Technologies Mr. Christophe Leynadier
Onyx Graphics Mr. Max Derhak
Onyx Graphics Ms. Lin Chen
RicohDr. Yue Qiao
Ricoh Mr. Hisao Shirasawa
Sun Chemical Corp. Dr. Veronika Lovell
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