Forums and Workshops

The full program will be available by July 2017.

SEPT 26, 08.00 AM – 09.30 AM
Bluetooth Mesh Workshop and IoT/Smart Control Panel Discussion

A workshop on Bluetooth mesh networking in professional lighting applications. Simon Slupik, chair of the Bluetooth SIG’s Mesh Working Group and CTO of Silvair, will present a range of dedicated tools for prototyping connected lighting networks employing Bluetooth mesh connectivity. Participants will be able to experience the basics of this new disruptive technology, learn what type of tools can be used to evaluate it, and see lighting products with Bluetooth mesh networking in action. The workshop is a perfect practical introduction to Simon’s lecture scheduled for the following day (“Implementing smart lighting using Bluetooth mesh networks: Specification walk-through for lighting professionals”).

Right after the workshop, a discussion panel will be held during which different representatives of the lighting value chain will share their thoughts on the Bluetooth Mesh standard and its expected impact on the lighting industry. Can this new flavour of Bluetooth drive the connected lighting revolution in commercial spaces? Is it technically capable of enabling fully scalable smart lighting networks with wire-like reliability? What different stakeholders should do to ensure they won’t miss the opportunities that the Bluetooth Mesh standard is opening? These will be some of the questions we’ll try to answer.

SEPT 26, 08.00 AM – 09.30 AM
Photonics 4 – Industry 4.0 | End-User Workshop | Chances of LiFi

The End-user workshop on visual light communication (LiFi) explains the technology and focusing on the chances to adapt LiFi technologies in real applications.

SEPT 26, 08.00 AM – 09.30 AM
Visual Perception – Theory, Practical Demonstrations, Limitations | Bartenbach Workshop

Lighting technology is in a time of groundbreaking changes. LEDs as a high efficient, digital light source offer new spectral and radiative features for lighting applications to fulfill special visual, biological and emotional requirements. But how can we exploit these new possibilities really for the benefit of the people, thus creating a sustainable social development rather than needless technology driven gimmicks? Today’s standardized quality characteristics (metrics) are unsufficient to distinguish a poor illumination from a good one, and first bad experiences with LED illuminations (cold light with bad colour, glary) together with blue light hazard issues has raised some scepticism by the endusers.
In the workshop we want to address both, the opportunities and the risks of LED illuminations. The different approaches to illuminate a room (e.g. directed light versus diffuse light) and the most important quality characteristics of LED illuminations will be demonstrated in a lively and tangible way.

September 28th, 09.30 AM – 01.00 PM
Miniaturization of Solid State Lighting Systems | EPIC Workshop

With a special look at novel SSL systems in Automotive, Signalling, Wearables, Horticulture, Indoor/Outdoor and Construction.

The miniaturization of SSL light engines and systems allows for new types or revolutionary designs of luminaires and lamps with new form factors and expanding application fields, such as in automotive, signaling, wearables, horticulture and through the integration into building materials in the construction sector. The “EPIC Workshop on Miniaturization of SSL systems” will bring together high-level representatives from key organizations in the sector. Active discussions will cover the topics of improved cost/performance ratio,  energy efficiency and novel application fields of miniaturized SSL systems.


September 28th, 13.00 PM – 14.00 PM
Lighting Up the Dark Corners of the Internet of Things (IoT) – Live IoT Hacking Demonstration

Ken Munro, Partner @ Pen Test Partners

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