It has been well established, through the study of observer metamerism, that color matching functions vary across individual observers. Chromatic adaptation transforms, however, have not been similarly studied to examine carefully for individual differences. Existing chromatic adaptation transformations, such as CAT02 that is embedded within CIECAM02, are fitted to population data on corresponding colors that tell us little about individual differences and have inherently large uncertainty. It is often stated that fitted von Kries type models fit within the population of observers (e.g. within the inter-observer variability) rather than accurately fitting the mean of the data (e.g. within the standard error of the mean of a population or an individual). That suggests two questions examined in this work: Do such models actually predict the mean results? And can individual data on chromatic adaptation be described with 3x3 von Kries type models. These questions are approached by collecting corresponding colors data with very high accuracy and precision allowing the analysis and examination necessary to begin creating the next generation of accurate chromatic adaptation transforms.
Shengyan Cai, Mark D. Fairchild, "Individual Corresponding Colors Data and Chromatic Adaptation Transforms" in Proc. IS&T 24th Color and Imaging Conf. , 2016, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-2629.2017.32.248