13 febrero, 2019

The CIE 2019 Keynote Speaker will be Nobel Laureate Dr William D. Phillips

Washington DC

Find more relevant information about CIE 2019, the 29th session of the CIE, which will take place June 14-22 in Washington DC.

We are pleased and excited to announce that the CIE 2019 Keynote Speaker will be Nobel Laureate Dr William D. Phillips. Dr Phillips received the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics “for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”. He shared the honour with Steven Chu of Stanford University, USA and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. Dr Phillips will give a presentation on the historic revision of the international system of units (SI) – which of course includes the candela.

The CIE 2019  International Scientific Committee (ISC) is also delighted that Dr Luc Schlangen and Dr Kevin van den Wymelenberg have accepted invitations to be Invited Speakers.

Dr Schlangen is currently working in the Signify Lighting Applications research group in the Netherlands. He is actively contributing to various standardization activities within CEN, DIN, CIE and ISO. He is the Dutch representative of CIE Division 6 “Photobiology and Photochemistry”, moreover he has  been elected Director of CIE Division 6, starting June 2019.  Dr Schlangen’s presentation will be on a CIE hot topic «Impact of the new CIE International Standard CIE S 026». Dr Schlangen was the Chair of the CIE Joint Technical Committee that prepared this new CIE International Standard, as such this presentation is certain to put a clear perspective on the development and use of this new standard. 

Dr van den Wymelenberg is an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, USA. He is the Director of the Institute for Health in the Built Environment and the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, and Co-director of the Biology and the Built Environment Center in Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Dr van den Wymelenberg’s presentation will be on «Light the UNseen: research at the interface of architecture, energy engineering, microbiology and daylight and newfound gaps».

Author Notifications

A big thanks to all who contributed to the 335 abstracts that were submitted for CIE 2019 by December 21 last year. This was certainly an early Christmas present for the abstract review panel, which has been busy making the double blind review of the abstracts over the Christmas New Year period. A big thanks to them for their work.

The ISC will be meeting next week to finalize the allocation of abstracts to oral, presented poster and poster categories, with the announcement of their decisions being sent to the submitting authors by February 19, 2019.

CIE 2019 Registration

Registration is up and running! Deadlines for registration are:
  • Early  – April 1, 2019
  • Standard – June 7, 2019

Registration will also be available on site at the conference, but we do hope that as many of you as possible take advantage of the early rates.

Also a block of rooms have been allocated for conference participants at the conference hotel, The Marriott Wardman. This block of rooms is only available for reservation until May 24, 2019. So get in soon if you love the convenience of being right where the action is and where your colleagues might be staying too.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

The Local Organizing Committee have arranged a variety of sponsorship opportunities. These opportunities range from Diamond through to Basic packages. There are also a la carte sponsorship opportunities, which enable you to select the best sponsorship package for your company or organization, whether this is simply the display of your logo on the conference website and other materials through to an exhibition to demonstrate your company or organization’s most products or research, or at the higher levels of sponsorship opportunity to address those gathered for the conference.

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Workshops being held at CIE 2019

Scientific Programme for CIE 2019

Timetable for the CIE Technical Meetings, June 20 – 22, 2019