We would like to welcome you to the proceedings of CCIW 2009, the Computational Color Imaging Workshop, held in Saint-Etienne, France, March 26–27, 2009. This, the second CCIW, was organized by the University Jean Monnet and the - boratoire Hubert Curien UMR 5516 (Saint-Etienne, France) with the endorsement of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the French Association for Pattern Recognition and Interpretation (AFRIF) affiliated with IAPR, and the "Groupe Français de l'Imagerie Numérique Couleur" (GFINC). The first CCIW was organized in 2007 in Modena, Italy, with the endorsement of IAPR. This workshop was held along with the International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP), the main conference on image processing and pattern recognition organized every two years by the Group of Italian Researchers on Pattern Recognition (GIRPR) affiliated with the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). Our first goal, since we began the planning of the workshop, was to bring together engineers and scientists from various imaging companies and from technical com- nities all over the world to discuss diverse aspects of their latest work, ranging from theoretical developments to practical applications in the field of color imaging, color image processing and analysis. The workshop was therefore intended for researchers and practitioners in the digital imaging, multimedia, visual communications, computer vision, and consumer electronic industry, who are interested in the fundamentals of color image processing and its emerging applications.