Submission of Abstracts


The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday, 2nd April, 2001, but earlier submissions are encouraged. The first author must be a paid-up member of the International Colour Vision Society. It is hoped to notify authors of acceptance by 21 May 2001.

The organisers would prefer to receive abstracts electronically. You can use the online submission form or send us the abstract as an e-mail attachment (RTF format) to If either of these methods is difficult, then send us a printed copy of your abstract with a copy on a floppy disk, saved in RTF format.

Format of Abstracts

The style of the abstract should resemble that of recent ICVS meetings. The abstract should fit into a printing area of 120mm by 175mm, including title, authors and affiliations. The font should be Times New Roman (12pt), single spaced. It is not necessary to subdivide the text into 'Purpose', 'Methods' etc. Please put the title in bold and the authors in capitals but otherwise minimize the amount of special formatting you use, since that will assist us in introducing a uniform appearance to the abstract book. An example of an abstract is given below:

Colour and Claret
Department of Experimental Vintnery and Theoretical Oenophily, Cambridge University, Cambridge CB3 9NQ, United Kingdom

What is the role of colour in the discrimination of claret and what is the effect of claret on the discrimination of colour? In a counterbalanced, double-blind, cross-over design, twenty dons aged 80 - 102 were asked to place 10 samples of Bordeaux wine in order of year of vintage. In one experimental condition, the samples were presented under a standard illuminant (candlelight of 2000 degrees Kelvin) and in the other the subjects were blindfolded with a table napkin. The Cambridge Colour Test was administered at the beginning and at the end of the experiment. The results were analysed by a three-way Analysis of Variance. One subject was excluded from the analysis, owing to diplopia. The analysis showed no effect of colour vision on the discrimination of clarets; but there was a highly significant effect of claret on the discrimination of colour (p < 0.001). Our results are in agreement with those of Adam et al (1976).

Adam, A. J., Brown, B. and Flom, L. C. (1976) Perception and Psychophysics, 19, 219-225

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