16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting

17 – 22nd June, 2018
Sheffield, UK

Organised by the Foundation for the Advancement of the Science and Technology of Light Sources (FAST-LS) in conjunction with The Centre for GaN Materials and Devices, The University of Sheffield.

The International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS) aims to provide an excellent forum for scientists and engineers worldwide, in both academia and industry, to share and exchange the latest progress on the Science and Technology of Lighting.

LS has a more than 40-year history since the 1st LS (LS1) in 1975 in Loughborough, United Kingdom. LS used to be held every three years, such as LS7 in Kyoto (1995), LS8 in Greifswald (1998), LS9 in Ithaca (2001), LS10 in Toulouse (2004), LS11 in Shanghai (2007), LS12 in Eindhoven (2010). Since LS13 in Troy (2012), LS has become a series of biennial symposiums, followed by LS14 in Lake Como (2014) and LS15 in Kyoto (2016).

A full program of invited speakers, each well known in their respective research fields, is planned to provide coverage of important recent advances in lighting. The list of themes and topics given below is meant simply to indicate the scope of the LS16 conference and not to be restrictive; the refereeing system will judge the appropriateness of any submitted Contributed Paper for inclusion at LS16.

Contributed Papers in the following areas of lighting science and technology will be considered for presentation at the conference:

Light sources and systems

  • Solid State Lighting systems (LED; OLED; Lasers)
  • III-nitride semiconductors for visible lighting
  • Novel & legacy light sources
  • Light source materials
  • Lighting controls and electronic control gear
  • Smart lighting systems

Human-factors in lighting

  • Physical and psychological effects of light
  • Lighting and visual environment
  • Lighting design

Applications and technologies

  • Biological effects of optical radiation
  • Lighting for transport
  • Lighting for Smart Cities
  • Lighting for horticulture & animal husbandry
  • Lighting metrics & metrology

Environmental impacts

  • Light pollution
  • Impacts on eco-systems
  • Lifecycle Assessment & Lifecycle Costs
  • Regulations, guidelines & public policies

Authors of Contributed Papers regarded by referees as representing particularly notable and interesting work will be offered the opportunity to present their papers orally to the conference as Landmark Papers; otherwise authors of Contributed Papers are expected to prepare a Poster Presentation of their work.  All accepted Contributed Papers will appear in the published LS16 Proceedings Volume.

Pre-LS16 Satellite Meeting, Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th “China-UK Workshop on GaN Materials & Devices for Early Career Scientists”

Details and registration at: http://gancentre.group.shef.ac.uk/workshop/

Special Evening Lectures, LS16 Arrival / Registration Day, Sunday June 17th, 2018

Robert Karlicek, RPI, USA “Cognitive Lighting Systems: A Model for the Future of Illumination”
Ian Tutt, Maritime Signals Consultant, UK “A History of Lighthouse Lighting”

Keynote Lectures, LS16 Opening Session, Monday June 18th, 2018

Ling Wu, Secretary General, CSA, China “China’s SSL Development”
Yoichi Kawakami, Kyoto University, Japan “Nitride-based 3D-structures for polychromatic LEDs”

OSA Color Technical Group & The Colour Group (GB) Joint Session, Wednesday June 20th, 2018

“Colour Science & Technology” Invited Lectures and Panel Discussion
N.B. Day-registration available for non-LS16 delegates

Keynote Lectures, LS16 Human Factors & Environmental Sessions, Tuesday & Thursday June 19th & 21st, 2018

Mariana Figuiero, LRC, USA “Circadian Light and Circadian Stimulus: Science to Applications
Arnold Wilkins, University of Essex, UK “Disruptive aspects of colour science and illumination”
Allan Howard, WSP, “What future for public lighting in an autonomous world?”

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