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ISCC Project Committees

Project Committee 51: Guide to Material Standards
Project Committee 52: Comparative List of Color Terms II
Project Committee 53: Annotated "Webliography" of Color
Project Committee 54: Colors of Maximum Contrast

Project Committee 51: Guide to Material Standards (Complete)
Dr. Art Springsteen (Chair)
Avian Technologies LLC
116 Newport Rd, Suite 4-6b
New London, NH 03257-0092
arts@aviantechnologies.com
Scope:
  1. To collect information on new material standards for color and appearance measurement, their suppliers, and their characteristics.
  2. To collect recent references to the literature of measurement, calibration, and standardization of color and appearance instrumentation for revision and modernization of the literature citations of ISCC Technical Report TR 89-1.
  3. To collect new terms for the glossary, and to check acccuracy of current terms by comparing with authoritative terminology sources such as ASTM E-284 and CIE Publication 17.4.
  4. To revise the current text of TR 89-1 to be complete and up-to-date with modern practice.

Project Committee 52: Comparative List of Color Terms II (Complete)

Dr. Ellen Carter (Chair)
Color Research and Application
21 Castle Drive
Pennsville, NJ 08070
tel: 856-678-6444
Ellen.Carter@alum.rpi.edu

Purpose:
The ISCC Comparative List of Color Terms was first published in 1949, but the supply has been exhausted. While many terms are still useful and have not changed, the usage of others has evolved, and new terms have come into common appeared and should be added. Therefore, there is a need to update the orginial publication. The original publication is available now as a 9.1MB PDF.

Scope:
  1. To review the terms included in the original comparative list for current accuracy and appropriateness.
  2. To solicit member bodies for new terms to be added.
  3. To compare and contrast definitions and usage of terms in various disciplines and from other dictionaries or lists of color terms, identifying the source(s) of definitions(s) of each term.

Objective:
To publish as an approved ISCC publication, the ISCC Comparative List of Color Terms II by 2003.
The project committee was approved by the ISCC Board of Directors in February 2000.


Project Committee 53: Annotated "Webliography" of Color (Closed)
Dr. Michael H. Brill (Chair)
Dr. Michael H. Brill
Datacolor
5 Princess Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 USA
609-924-2189
mbrill@datacolor.com

Purpose:
To enhance the ISCC's website so as to promote the ISCC's role as a nexus for color information exchange. Other websites exist that are excellent sources of color information, and hence web-linking resources to the ISCC. Such links would be the subject of ISCC deliberation, and would fall in a category separate from the current member links.

Scope:
  1. To develop a list of criteria that will be used to select a website for annotation/citation.
  2. To provide a first selection of websites for citation according to the criteria.
  3. To organise the selection into an annotated list for incorporation on the ISCC website.
  4. To provide rules for updating the resulting Annotated "Webliography".
  5. To transition the effort to a standing committee that will review and update the webliography periodically.

Objective:
To publish as an approved ISCC office document the list of criteria and the rules for updating the webliography, and to post an initial webliography, by 2002.
The project committee was approved by the ISCC Board of Directors in February 2000.


Project Committee 54: Colors of Maximum Contrast (Complete)
Mr. Hugh S. Fairman
(Chair)
Resourceiii, Inc.
P. O. Box 490
Tatamy, PA 18085
tel: 610-252-2120
resourceiii@erols.com
 
Purpose:
There is a need to revise and republish the work of Project Committee #26. This work was completed in 1964 and was published in Color Engineering, November-December, 1965, page 26. This publication named twenty-two colors that were said to be maximally different from each other. In the light of modern developments in color measurement and specification as well as expansion of the producible surface color gamut, these colors are no longer thought to be the optimal set of colors of highest contrast to each other.

Committee’s Actions:
PC54 attempted to find 22 colors of maximum contrast to the CIE Standard Observers, that also had substantial contrasts for the three kinds of dichromats (protanope, deuteranope, and tritanope). After substantial effort, it was concluded that no better selection could be made than the original 22 colors found by Kelly. Therefore, the original article is posted here: K. L. Kelly, Twenty-two colors of maximum contrast, Color Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 26-27 (1965).
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