ABSTRACT DEADLINE:  December 15, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  February 9, 2018

POSTER SESSIONS:  June 11-15, 2018



  • Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words and clearly describe the topic. The abstract must clearly describe the aim, the work, and the results reported in the future paper in order to allow for evaluation of its content. Do not include graphs, symbols or equations in the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be formatted according to the Template for Abstract. All submitted abstracts must include author names and affiliations (with student authors noted) and a concise and descriptive title. Poster abstracts must be submitted in a single PDF file.
  • Authors are invited to submit up to three abstracts.
  • Accepted posters will be displayed during the poster sessions at the Munsell Centennial Symposium. Poster size limitations will be communicated at time of notification.
  • Student authors, please be sure to indicate your student status with your submission. Prizes will be awarded to the top student posters in the General, Science, Art, Industry and Education categories at the ISCC Annual Meeting on Friday, June 15th.
  • Submit abstracts to by December 15, 2017.


Poster submissions on topics that will enhance the themes of the invited presentations are especially encouraged.

  • Color Measurement
  • Color Language and Cognition
  • Color Perception 
  • Applications of the Munsell Color System
  • History of Color Systems
  • Theory and Comparability of Color Systems
  • Creative Uses of Color in Art and Design
  • Interactions of Color
  • Environmental Color
  • Color Reproduction
  • Color Management
  • Lighting
  • Color Education in Science and Industry
  • Color Education in Art and Design
  • Color Education in General


There will be a special issue of the journal of Color Research and Application dedicated to papers from this conference. The invited speakers and those presenting posters will be eligible, but not required, to submit full papers to this special issue. The deadline for submissions to the Munsell Centennial Special Issue will be two weeks following the Symposium on June 30th, 2018. Publication will be dependent on successful peer review through the normal journal procedures.


The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Munsell Color Company as well as 100 years since the passing of Munsell. 2018 is also the 75th anniversary of the Munsell Renotations. In June of 2018, ISCC and AIC are hosting a special joint meeting in Boston to celebrate these milestones in the world of color.

The Munsell Centennial Symposium will take place from June 11-15, 2018 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. MassArt was known as the Massachusetts Normal Art School when Munsell graduated and taught there for over 30 years.

The theme of the Munsell Centennial Symposium is “Bridging the Art, Science and Industry of Color.” Presentations will focus on Celebrating the Past as we follow the threads of Munsell’s influence from the early 1900’s to the present day, and on Envisioning the Future as we look ahead at state-of the-art developments that will take us far beyond anything Munsell could have imagined.

The goal of the symposium is to promote color communication across disciplines. The program for this special celebration includes invited presentations centered around the three vertices of the ISCC logo; color in science, art, and industry. Education, represented by the circle encompassing the ISCC triangle, fosters cross-disciplinary fertilization.

The Program Committee is interested in papers that feature the history, evolution, state-of-the-art, and future directions for Munsell’s systems and systems inspired by Munsell as well as other approaches to solving similar problems in color science, art, industry and education.

Poster submissions on topics that will enhance the themes of the invited presentations are especially encouraged.