Call for Posters: 2022 IES Research Symposium Light + Intelligence

A lighting research symposium organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to explore how intelligence and new technology has impacted all aspects of the lighting industry.

Orlando, Florida
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista – Disney Springs
April 10-12, 2022

With technology developing at an accelerating pace and overtaking all aspects of our lives, the IES Research Symposium offers a unique opportunity to delve into the latest research to understand the complexity of change, opportunities, and risks for the lighting industry. This symposium presents research, trends, and case studies on topics such as adaptive lighting, Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics and machine learning, Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR), smart buildings and smart cities. Current findings related to the usage of intelligence in lighting informs future design and research directions with the goals of achieving high-quality spaces for people, protecting the environment, driving additional energy savings, and how the lighting community can evolve to meet these new opportunities. The IES Research Symposium offers a platform for exchanging ideas and connecting individuals and organizations involved in or impacted by this type of research.

Researchers and designers actively involved in the study and practice of light and lighting are invited to submit posters describing their work and how intelligence and/or technology is being used in lighting design or lighting research. Topics of interest include:

  • AR/VR
  • Controls and Intelligent Lighting systems
  • Digital twins
  • IoT
  • Machine Learning
  • Smart buildings/smart cities

Posters, whether focused on research or applications, will be an integral part of this symposium supplementing the case studies and research findings of the invited speakers. Of particular interest will be examples that help explain certain lighting approaches or that challenge conventional wisdom. A dedicated session for viewing posters and interacting with poster presenters is included in the symposium agenda. Symposium attendance is limited to encourage attendee discussion and interaction with both authors and invited speakers. Authors of accepted posters will be invited to submit papers based on their posters for the Symposium Final Report (proceedings), IES Journal Leukos, and FIRES the IES Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering, and Science.

Poster abstracts must be submitted via email to Zoe Milgram (email: [email protected]). Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, and should explain the poster content and how it relates to the Symposium theme.


  • March 7, 2022: Title, author information and abstract deadline
  • March 18, 2022: Authors notified of acceptance
  • April 10-12, 2022: Symposium
  • April 28, 2022: Deadline for poster PDF, extended abstract (1-2 pages/1-2 figures) or full paper (up to 10 pages) for inclusion in Symposium Final Report (proceedings)

If you have technical questions about poster submission (topics, content), contact: Zoe Milgram, tel: 646-834-1449/email: [email protected]

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