The International Symposium on Colour Imaging and Metaverse was held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 27-28 January 2023, where around 100 researchers and industry professionals gathered to exchange knowledge and insights on colour, imaging, and metaverse related technologies.
The event was a huge success, with distinguished international speakers sharing their works and ideas on various topics such as product design, next-generation display applications, fashion and textiles, and human skin colour in the virtual world. The symposium was attended by prominent technology companies such as Apple, ByteDance, Huawei, and SenseTime, as well as top universities such as Chiba University, Columbia University, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The launch ceremony of the Colour Imaging Metaverse and Research Centre (CIMRC) was held on the first day of the symposium. The research centre, which aims to carry out impactful research to better understand the human visual system and to develop innovative solutions for imaging and metaverse related technologies, was officiated by Prof Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, Hon Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation) of HKSAR, Mr Andy Wong, Head of Innovation and Technology of Invest Hong Kong, Prof Li Ping, Dean of Faculty of Humanities of PolyU, Prof Li Xiangdong, Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment of PolyU, Prof Christina Wong, Director of Research and Innovation of PolyU and Dr Tommy Wei, Director of CIMRC.
Dr Tommy Wei, Director of CIMRC, also participated in the symposium as the moderator for the panel discussion on "User Experience in Metaverse" and gave an invited talk on "Addressing Challenges Introduced by Advanced Imaging Systems". Dr Wei's expertise and contributions to the field of colour, imaging and metaverse were highly valued by the attendees.
The Symposium was co-organized by the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) of PolyU, which is dedicated to promoting technology development and research within the university and fostering partnerships with industries, governments, and other organizations to benefit society.
In conclusion, the International Symposium on Colour Imaging and Metaverse was a significant event that brought together international scholars and professionals to share their advancements in the field and inspire new ideas for future developments.