The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia

Prof. Dr. Yulia A. Griber
Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia
Verena M. Schindler MA, MA, MSc
Art and Architectural Historian, Zollikon, Switzerland


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Scientific Committee 

Juliet Albany, Urban Designer, Perth, Australia

Kine Angelo, Assistant Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Technology and Design, Trondheim, Norway

Ulrich Bachmann, Professor, Institute of Colour and Light, Zurich, Switzerland

Doreen Balabanoff, Professor, Environmental Design, Design for Health, Inclusive Design, Faculty of Design, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Janet Best, Applied Color Psychologist, Textile Institute Associate, London, United Kingdom/Moscow, Russia 

Sabina Bračko, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Slovenia

Michael H. Brill, PhD, Director of Research, Datacolor, United States

Ingrid Calvo Ivanovic, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Assistant Professor, Design Department, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Vien Cheung, Associate Professor, Colour and Imaging Science, School of Design, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Elisa Cordero-Jahr, Graphic Designer, Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, School of Design, Valdivia, Chile

Paula Csillag, Professor, Department of Design, ESPM College, São Paulo, Brazil

Maria João Durão, Professor, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa, Chair Colour and Light Research Group CIAUD, Director, Laboratório da Cor/ColourLab FAUL, Portugal 

Brian Funt, Professor Emeritus, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Yacine Gouaïch, PhD, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis of Mostaganem, Algeria

Paul Green-Armytage, PhD., Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Kyoko Hidaka, Associate Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan 

Robert Hirschler, PhD, Colour Consultant, Hungary 

John Hutchings, Visiting Professor, School of Design, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 

Domicele Jonauskaite, Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland 

Robin Kingsburgh, Professor, York University, Faculty of Science, Division of Natural Science, Toronto, Canada

Agata Kwiatkowska-Lubańska, PhD, Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków, Poland

Jean-Philippe Lenclos, Professor Emeritus, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Maggie Maggio, Chair, AIC/ISCC Joint Colour Literacy Project; Co-Chair, AIC Study Group on Colour Education, Portland OR, United States

Banu Manav, Professor, Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Istanbul, Turkey 

Fiona McLachlan, Professor of Architectural Practice, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Manuel Melgosa, Full Professor, Department of Optics, University of Granada, Spain 

Galina Paramei, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom

Laurence Pauliac, Art and Architectural Historian, Bordeaux, France

Saara Pyykkö, MSc (Landscape Architecture), MA (Art and Design), Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland

Maurizio Rossi, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Jada Schumacher, Professor, Communication Design Pathways, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, United States

Elza Tantcheva-Burdge, PhD, Art and Architectural Historian, Tickenham, United Kingdom

Justyna Tarajko-Kowalska, PhD Arch., Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Poland 

Jinghong Wang, PhD, Researcher, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China 

Ralf Weber, Professor of Architecture, Chair of Spatial Design, Faculty of Architecture, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Mark Wentworth, Executive Board Member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP), United Kingdom

The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia 
(The Second Russian Congress on Color)
RUcolor2020 – ONLINE

1–5 December 2020

Venue: ONLINE (Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia)
Official website:
Registration now open:
Steps for submission:
Abstract submission via EasyChair

Organised by
Yulia A. Griber, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia;
Verena M. Schindler, Art and Architectural Historian, Zollikon, Switzerland;
Co-Chairs of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design 

The First Russian Congress on Color took place September 18–20, 2019 in Smolensk, Russia. Overall, more than 300 people from twenty countries and nineteen regions of the Russian Federation participated in the congress. Оn the last day of the event, congress participants made the momentous decision to establish the Color Society of Russia and to regularly schedule color conferences in Russia. The organisers of the Second Russian Congress on Color plan to expand participation geographically, attract even more attendees, and set a record for the longest nonstop online 24-hour conference session.

Smolensk State University; 
Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
Research and Education Center "Color Lab"; 
AIC Study Group on Environmental Color Design; and,
Publishing House "Soglasiye".

Color Psychology
Colour Sociology
Color in Communication
Color in Art and Design
Color in Science and Technology

The Conference is funded by the Presidential Grant Foundation (project № 20-2-000280).

Participation in the Second Russian Congress on Color is free of charge.

English, Russian.

Important Dates

July 15, 2020

First announcement

July 31, 2020

Website ready for abstract submission

July 31, 2020

Start of participants registration

August 1, 2020

Second announcement

August 24, 2020

Third announcement

September 1, 2020   

Deadline for abstract submission

October 1, 2020    

Deadline for review of abstracts by the Scientific Committee

October 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance
November 1, 2020

Deadline for submission of final version of abstracts
November 1, 2020

End of participants registration
November 10, 2020

Program announcement
December 1–5, 2020        

December 7, 2020

Deadline for submission of full papers 
for the proceedings or a special issue 
(both options only for participants 
who presented their findings
during the RUcolor2020 Conference
in any form (Poster/Skype))

January 5, 2021

Deadline for review of full papers by the Scientific Committee

January 7, 2021

Notification of acceptance

January 15, 2021

Deadline for submission of final version of full papers

Submission Guidelines for Abstracts
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Please use the RUcolor2020 Template – download available at the end of this page. The following paper categories are welcome: 

  • Oral presentation (Online)
  • Poster presentation

Steps for submission

• Write your abstract in English or Russian using the template. 

• Go to the submission site:

• If you have used EasyChair in the past, your old username and password will serve.

• If you have no EasyChair account (from some previous conference), you can create one.

• Login with your username and password.

• Chose the “author” role in RUcolor2020 (note that previous conferences for which you used EasyChair will appear too).

• Select “New submission” for RUcolor2020.

• Fill in the form.

• Upload the PDF file of your abstract (the one you created using the template)

• Click on “Submit”

Conference website
RUcolor2020 website is open for abstract submission and registration,

Author Registration for RUсolor2020 can be submitted at the official conference site,


RUcolor2020 Conference results will be four publications.

1) Book of Abstracts (with ISBN; abstracts will be published in the original language, either in English or in Russian); 

2) Conference Proceedings (with ISBN; accepted papers will be published in the original language, either in English or in Russian);

3) The Scientific Notes of the Color Society of Russia, Vol.2, will be a special issue on Color Design for the Elderly (Book series with ISBN. English papers will be translated into Russian);

4) The Sociological Studies, special issue for young scientists and students (Book series with ISBN. The main goal is to publish high-quality papers by young scientists and students. These papers have to be reviewed by the author's supervisor. The name of the supervisor will not be published as a co-author, but as a supervisor. English papers will be translated into Russian).


Scientific Committee Members

Chair: Julia Aleksandrovna Ustimenko, PhD in Pedagogy, Vice-Rector, Head of the Department of Design and Decorative and Applied Arts, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia

Vadim Sergeyevich Andreev, Dr of Philology, Head, Department of Foreign Languages, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia

Viktor Vladimirovich Bakharev, Dr of Sociological Sciences, Professor, Department of Sociology and Management, Department of Architectural Environment Design, Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Belgorod, Russia

Marina Borisovna Bulanova, Dr of Sociology, Professor, Leading Researcher, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

Yuri Gennadievich Burykin, PhD in Biology, Head, Department of Medical Biophysics and Human-Machine Interaction, Scientific Research Institute of System Analysis, Surgut, Russia

Irina Markovna Bykhovskaya, Dr of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Moscow City University, Institute of Natural Sciences and Sports Technologies, Moscow, Russia

Alexander Grigoryevich Egorov, Dr of Philosophy, Professor, Head of the Department of Sociology and Philosophy, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia

Svetlana Alexandrovna Malyutina, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Language and Brain, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Moscow, Russia

Aleksandra Vladimirovna Pankratova, PhD of Philosophical Sciences, Head, Department of Design, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", Smolensk, Russia

Vladimir Vladimirovich Selivanov, Dr of Psychology, Professor, Head, Department of Psychology, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia

Tatiana Sergeevna Semyonova, Dr of Arch., Director of the Color Center, Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Architecture, Europe's Color Expert, Russia

Nikolai Viktorovich Serov, Dr of Culturology, Professor, D.S. Rozhdestvensky Optical Society, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Tatyana Alexandrovna Sidorchuk, PhD in Psychology, Director, Institute of the Third Age, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia

Elena Evgenievna Sukhova, PhD in Sociology, Dean, Faculty of Sociology, Smolensk State University, Smolensk, Russia