Call For Papers

Requirement and guidance for submitting papers

The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2017) is the leading European lighting conference focusing on technologies, innovation and applications. Experts from academia and industry are invited to present their latest research, developments, innovations and expectations for future technologies to a highly-qualified audience.


  • FEB 15, 2017: Submission of Abstract, CV and Picture

    Abstract (300-500 words), CV (50-100 words), Portrait picture

  • APR 3, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • JUN 2, 2017: Submission of Full Paper

    Full paper, word file  (2500-3500 words)

  • SEPT 11, 2017: Submission of Final Presentation
  • SEPT 26-28, 2017: LpS 2017 Event

Your benefits

  • Exchange experiences with international lighting experts and expand your knowledge on current and future trends and developments
  • Publish your paper in the LpS 2017 proceedings
  • Receive a free 3-day Speaker’s Symposium Pass which includes catering, proceedings booklet, presentations, and a ticket to the Get-Together event
  • Establish new contacts and take advantage of numerous networking opportunities
  • Research institutes may apply for the LED professional Scientific Award 2017
  • Meet over 100 leading organizations, exhibiting their products, equipments and services in the LpS 2017 Expo
  • Visit the renowned conference center, stage on the lake and James Bond film location at the Festspielhaus Bregenz
  • Enjoy the unique Austrian countryside at the center of Europe, on the borders of Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein and just a couple of hours away from Italy and France
  • Be part of the leading European lighting conference! 

Submit your abstract until Feb 15, 2017

Requirements & Online Form

  • Papers should cover latest technologies, innovations or market insights.
  • Papers must be original material and not have been previously presented or published.
  • All submitted abstracts will be reviewed to ensure a high-quality conference.
  • Selected papers will be presented at the conference with a 25 min. talk and will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Conference language is English.
  • Venue is the Festspielhaus Bregenz in Austria.

Advisory Board: Prof. Dr. Paola Belloni, Dr. Paul Hartmann, Dr. Matteo Meneghini, Dr. Walter Werner, Prof. Mehmet Arik, Dr. Günther Sejkora, Prof. Dr. Zary Segall, Dr. Heinz Seyringer, Prof. Kouchi Zhang, Siegfried Luger, Arno Grabher-Meyer

Questions: | Phone: +43 5572 394489


Paper Classification

Types of the Paper

  • Research
  • Technology
  • Product 
  • Test & Certification
  • Manufacturing & Process
  • Engineering & Design
  • Application, Case Study
  • Best Practice
  • Market & Business

Application areas

  • Human Centric Lighting
  • Indoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Automotive, Transportation Lighting
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Signage Lighting
  • Stage Lighting
  • Museum Lighting
  • Horticulture Lighting
  • Medical Lighting

System Areas

  • Lighting Systems
  • Light Sources (LEDs, OLEDs, Laser) & Optics
  • Electronics & Drivers, ICs
  • Thermal Management
  • Measurement & Testing
  • Security & Reliability
  • Costs, Manufacturing & Equipment
  • Smart Controls & Smart Sensing
  • Intelligent & Connected Lighting
  • Networks, IT & Cloud Systems
  • Software and Apps
  • Regulations, Standardizations
  • Lighting Design

LED professional Scientific Award 2017

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.
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.

1st Prize includes:
* LED professional Scientific Award trophy, * EUR 1,000.-, * Paper will be presented at the LpS event, * Paper will be published in the LED professional Review (LpR), * Paper will be published online (
2nd to 6th prize includes:
*Paper will be announced at the LED professional Symposium +Expo in Bregenz,  * Paper will be published in the LED professional Review (LpR), * Paper will be published online (


AUTHOR: 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.
ORGANIZATION: 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.
SUBMISSION: 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.
AWARD: 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.
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