General Information

The 6th annual LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) will take place from September 20th to 22nd, 2016. The LpS event has established itself as an international point of reference for lighting professionals dealing with the development, production, measurement and evaluation of modern solid-state lighting systems and controls and its latest technologies.

Target Groups:

Executives, Technical directors, R&D managers and personnel, Engineers,  Technical application engineers, Technical purchasers, Technical sales and marketing personnel, Technical Editors, IP managers and personnel, Technical consultants, Students of light engineering subjects

Lighting Manufacturers, Component Manufacturers, Module Manufacturers, Distributors, Test Equipment Manufacturers, Production Equipment Manufacturers, Lighting Software Companies, Lighting Consulting Offices, Lighting Planning Offices, Research Institutes and Universities, Testing Laboratories, Approval Laboratories, Lighting Organizations, Specialized Press

Scientific Award:

At the LpS event, the most advanced scientific paper will be given an award by an international jury made up of leading scientists. Universities and research institutes are welcome to contribute by submitting their paper, on the subjects of LED and OLED light sources.

Evaluation criteria are: * Relevance for the lighting industry, * Degree of novelty, * Unpublished paper, * Scientific work. The winner will be announced at the LED professional Symposium +Expo in Bregenz.

Prize includes:
* LED professional Scientific Award certificate, * EUR 2,000.-, * Paper will be presented at the LpS event, * Paper will be published in the LED professional Review (LpR), * Paper will be published online (LpO)

Second to sixth place will be announced at the LED professional Symposium +Expo in Bregenz and receive a honorable mention including:
* Paper will be presented at the LpS event, * Paper will be published in the LED professional Review (LpR), * Paper will be published online (LpO)

Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni, Dr. Paul Hartmann, Dr. M. Nisa Khan, Dr. Eric Virey, Dr. Matteo Meneghini, Dr. Walter Werner, Prof. Mehmet Arik, Dr. Günther Sejkora, Prof. Dr. Zary Segall, Siegfried Luger, Arno Grabher-Meyer

Industry Board:

DI Klaus Vamberszky, Sebastian Hülck, Stephan Wegstein,
Prof. Jiangen Pan, Dr. Daniel Doxee

Eligibility Criteria for LED professional Scientific Award


Submitting author should have a scientific/technical qualification. Submitting author cannot be a member of the LED professional Advisory Panel and/or part of the evaluation committee for the Scientific Award.


Only universities, research institutes and organizations conducting scientific research/substantially oriented towards scientific research will be eligible for the award. Companies or other organizations involved in manufacturing, production or sales, having the profit motive and/or conducting scientific research for commercial purposes, will not be eligible for the award.


The submitted paper must be based on a scientific/technical topic and present hitherto unpublished, original work of the submitting author and acknowledge all others involved in the research. The abstract and full paper must be submitted within the deadlines established by the conference organizers (extensions are only possible with agreement from the LED professional Symposium organisers). Evaluators will not rank submissions from their own organisations/colleagues/co-workers and/or students.


The award will be presented to the submitting author. The financial contribution of the award will be paid to the organization/department nominated by the submitting author.