The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university in Norway with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund. NTNU has the main profile in science and technology and an academic breath which includes humanities, social sciences, medicine, health sciences, science of education, architecture, fine arts and performing arts. NTNU has 8 faculties, 55 departments and a University Museum. Currently, NTNU has about 42 000 students and 7 401 person-years in academic or scientific positions. The university’s vision is “Knowledge for a better world” and the four Strategic Research Areas for the period 2014-2023 are Sustainability, Energy, Oceans and Health.
NTNU will participate in this project through Colourlab, within the Department of Computer Science (IDI). Since its foundation in 2001 Colourlab has risen to become an internationally leading research in the fields of colour imaging science, image and video processing, colour management, image analysis, computer vision and spectral imaging. The research group consists of 46 members in total —including permanent, temporary, and associated members—, and 17 PhD students. Colourlab has a vibrant research culture, with international, national, and regional collaboration with industry and academia and a strong track record of almost 20 years in national and international research projects funded by EU and by The Research Council of Norway (RCN).