JOSA A Feature Issue Announcement | Colour Vision 2020

Submission Opens: 1 October 2019

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2019

This feature issue of JOSA A is based on the 2019 Symposium of the International Color Vision Society (ICVS) to be held in Riga, Latvia, 5-9 July 2019 ( While meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature is open to all other researchers in the related area.

As with the previous Color Vision feature issues, the scope will span basic-science and applied approaches to the study of color vision, including perception and psychophysics, physiology and anatomy, functional imaging, genetics, and color-vision deficiencies. 

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journals. To be eligible for publication, the paper needs to add substantial and/or significant new information to the original conference summary. Please see OSA’s guidelines on expanded conference papers.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to JOSA A; see the Information for Contributors in any printed issue or the OSA Style Guide. Manuscripts must also be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. All manuscripts must be submitted to the JOSA A. Please specify that the manuscript is for the Color Vision 2020 feature (choose from the feature issue drop-down menu).

Feature Editors

John S. Werner, University of California-Davis, USA (Lead Editor)

Jenny Bosten, University of Sussex, UK

David Brainard, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Marina Danilova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Sergejs Fomins, University of Latvia, Latvia

Anya Hurlbert, University of Newcastle, UK

Neil Parry, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK


167 participants from 19 countries (including invited and accompanying persons) has attended the 25th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society in Riga, Latvia.

The organizers appreciate your contribution to the ICVS2019.

Looking forward to see you all in the next symposium of ICVS!



Accompanying tours

The sequence of the accopanying tours by days.   

6th July -  Liepāja & West Coast. The longest tour. The meeting point is Riflemen square 9.00 am  ("Strelnieku laukums") situated right at the beginning of the Stone Brigde. 

7th July - Short tour to Sigulda and Turaida. After the tour group will ride directly to Conference Excursion. No extra attendance is possible on this day!

8th July - Riga and Jurmala. 


Meeting update

Dear colleagues, 

Please, find the latest updated on the Social Programme and updated detailed meeting programme from June 21st, including latest list of talks and poster presentations. 

The Abstract book of ICVS2019 (web version).


Acceptance notifications

Dear colleagues, 

Thank you for submitting your abstract to the 25th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS).

There have been 123 submissions in total. 

We are looking forward to see you in Riga!

Due to large number of applications for Student Travel Award, the notification of STA will appear during coming week. 


Call for Abstracts

Dear colleague, 

We invite you to participate in the 25th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society which will be held on July 5-9 in Riga, Latvia. 

Submit an abstract for either a paper or a poster presentation on any aspect of colour vision.

Traditionally to every symposium, ICVS will award a number of travel grants for student members of ICVS to attend the Symposium and present a talk or a poster.

Abstract submission deadline:   March 11th , 2019  
Early registration deadline:       April 29th, 2019 


Please, see the submission webpage for details.



25th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS) will be held in Riga, Latvia, 5-9 July 2019. Riga is the biggest metropolis in the Baltics, which perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool. In its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe.