Submission of abstract

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Quick guide

  1. Use the template provided on this page for your Paper and save as a PDF
  2. Download and complete the copyright transfer form, save as a PDF
  3. Submit both documents along with author details on the EasyChair website (you may need to create an account first)

Further details and templates

All papers included in the LS16 Conference Proceedings will be refereed by members of the International Scientific Committee and Local Organizing Committee to enhance the status of the Proceedings, to help ensure its inclusion in a broader range of the major scientific and technical abstracting services, and to enable authors to cite their respective contributions as “refereed conference contributions.”

We will accept papers for LS16 by online submission on the symposium website after 8th January 2018. To submit papers it is necessary to register on the EasyChair website.

Contributed Papers must be in English and should report original work, completed or in progress, that is related to the Science and Technology of Lighting. Papers should be formatted according to the template below and saved as a PDF. The length of submitted Contributed Papers, including figures and references, may be 2 (min), 4 (max) pages; the even number being requested to make efficient use of space in the printed version of the Proceedings Volume. Invited Papers are subject to maximum limits of 10 pages in length with, as above, an even total number of pages. It greatly assists the organisers if submitted papers conform to the recommended template that is available here:

Download the template
LS16_Template (Word)
LS16_Template (PDF)

Abstracts of Contributed Papers submitted before May 8th will be considered for oral presentation as Landmark Papers. Papers submitted after May 8th and by the 2nd Deadline of June 4th will be considered for Poster Presentation only. The short abstracts of all accepted papers will be included in the Delegate Booklet given at registration. The full abstracts of all accepted papers will be published in the LS16 Proceedings Volume given in USB format at registration and available via Wi-Fi throughout the conference venue.

Authors of accepted papers should each prepare posters for display in the communal refreshment, exhibitors area. Poster discussions are an important element of LS symposia and posters are on display for the full duration of the event. Find out about local printing of posters.

Accepted papers considered for “Landmark” Oral Presentation

Accepted papers included in LS16 Poster Session

Authors will be informed within 14 days of the date of submission if their paper is accepted.

In order for your paper to be published in the Conference Proceedings it is necessary that the copyright is transferred to the publisher FAST-LS Ltd. Please upload a completed copyright transfer form together with your submitted paper (scanned PDF).

Download the copyright transfer form
LS16 Copyright Transfer (Word)
LS16 Copyright Transfer (PDF)

Symposium language

The official language of the Symposium is English.


A Proceedings Volume in book format (Referenced ISBN) will be published in electronic form by the conference sponsor FAST-LS. Invited, Landmark and Contributed papers will be referenced and abstracted by several of the major international scientific/engineering database organizations. Past Proceedings Volumes have proven to be valuable reference sources for people active in lighting-related science and technology.

Conference delegates will be given a USB electronic copy of the Proceedings Volume at registration together with a printed Delegate Handbook containing details of the symposium’s schedule, abstracts of all the papers in running order, and other useful information.

Printed copies of the LS16 Proceedings Volume will be available for delegates to order at a pre-publication reduced price from FAST-LS during the conference.

Just as at LS15, authors of papers accepted for inclusion in the LS16 Proceedings Volume will be invited to submit full versions of their papers for publication in an LS16 Special Issue of the Journal of the Science & Technology of Lighting (JLST is published by the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan). The LS15 JLST Special Issue will be available in January 2018.