The conference will focus on areas of indoor and outdoor lighting, light sources, lighting design and photometric studies, lighting control systems, health effects and environmental issues as well as standardization in lighting technology.

This event is primarily devoted to young researchers and lighting experts and it is an opportunity for them to meet and discuss recent advances and future directions in lighting engineering.

The conference program will include paper presentations, poster sessions and companies exhibition. All submitted papers will be reviewed by leading experts with expertise, covering the conference topics.

Participants all over the world, who are motivated to share their over-the-year knowledge and experience, are also warmly welcome.

 

 

Abstract & Paper SubmissionPackages & FeesTopicsCommitteesImportant Dates

 

 

The conference program will include paper presentations and poster sessions. Authors are asked to suggest the preferred form of presentation while the Program Committee will make the final decision.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by leading expert in the field covered by the conference topics.

There will be an accompanying exhibition during the conference.

 

AUTHOR’S KIT

Abstract/Paper Submission Guidelines

 

CONFERENCE POLICY
  • Lighting 2021 is technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE (IEEE Conference Record #49406)
  • Each author can participate in at most three papers
  • Papers shall be written in English and formatted according to the Lighting 2021 conference template. Authors are required to check accuracy of paper content – quotations, citations, diagrams and tables. Figures and tables must be clear and easy to view and need to be placed where they have to appear in the text
  • A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit other to replicate the work. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable
  • The paper content must be original and relevant to the conference topics. Any work and/or words of others, included in the manuscript, shall be appropriately cited or quoted in the text
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable
  • Authors should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the overall concept, design, carrying out or interpretation of the reported work
  • All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed
  • All extended abstracts/papers are subject to blind review process by two reviewers (experts in the paper research area). Factors, taken into account, are relevance, significance, originality, readability and language
  • The paper review should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  • The reviewers evaluate manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors
  • A paper review decision is either “Accepted” or “Rejected”
  • Rejected papers will not be re-reviewed
  • A paper may be rejected without reviewing if it is not suitable for publication
  • All papers will be submitted to a plagiarism detection process (IEEE CrossCheck)
  • Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library
  • IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference or papers for which IEEE is not the copyright holder. Authors are expected to attend the conference either in-person or online (virtual) to present their papers and share their ideas
  • IEEE is the copyright holder of the Conference Proceedings. Copyright of non-presented papers is retained by IEEE
  • IEEE’s abstracting and indexing partners make their own editorial decisions on what content to index. IEEE cannot guarantee entries are included in any particular database
  • The conference staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate

 

Conference Paper Submission Process (in brief)

  1. Create an user account in the Conference Management System (CMS)
  2. Upload a two-page Extended Abstract (according to the template)
  3. Wait for the Reviewers’ results
  4. If the Extended Abstract is accepted upload your Full paper (according to the template)
  5. Register for participation (conference fee payment)

 

Abstract/Paper submission process is done through the following steps:

Step 1: Extended Abstract submission

Step 2: Extended Abstract Review

  • Tools: CMS, Author’s e-mail
  • Deadline: 15 July 2021

Step 3: Full Paper Submission

Step 4: IEEE Publication

 

Below is more detailed step-by-step guide on the conference paper submission process:

Step 1: Extended Abstract submission

A two-page structured abstract (A4, double column, 10 pt – see the template) for each paper should be submitted through the Conference Management System. It shall contain the title of the paper, author’s names and affiliation, the main contents of the paper (related work, general methodology, results, conclusion) and references.

Here you can download the Extended Abstract template (DOC, Microsoft Word, A4).

Step 2: Extended Abstract Review

Each abstract will be reviewed by two reviewers. If accepted the authors will be asked to upload the full paper.

Step 3: Full Paper Submission

Full paper describing work not previously published or presented must strictly conform to the conference format. The full paper length should be between four and six pages. Authors should upload their papers through the Conference Management System. Papers which are not submitted through the Conference Management System or do not conform to the conference format will not be further processed!

Here you can download the IEEE full paper template (DOC, Microsoft Word, A4).

IEEE conference templates contain guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers. Please ensure that all template text is removed from your conference paper prior to submission to the conference. Failure to remove template text from your paper will result in your paper not being published.

Authors are requested to upload the following:

  • Full (camera-ready) paper in both DOCX and IEEE Xplore-compliant PDF (see instructions below)
  • A scanned copy of the bank (wire) transfer statement for the conference fee payment
  • IEEE Copyright Form (for each paper) – see instructions below

Copyright

IMPORTANT! All authors shall add the copyright notice (info) to their papers before creating IEEE Xplore-compliant PDFs.

The appropriate copyright clearance code notice is to appear on the bottom of the first page only (First Page Footer -Section1-) of each paper according to the guidelines set forth in the Cataloging/Copyright Instructions for an IEEE Conference Proceeding.

Authors are required to replace the text “XXX-X-XXXX-XXXX-X/XX/$XX.00 ©20XX IEEE” in the First Page Footer -Section1- field, in the IEEE Conference Paper Template with the following (highlighted in yellow – in most cases):

  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is: U.S. Government work not
    protected by U.S. copyright
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-3792-9/21/$31.00 ©2021 Crown
  • For papers in which all authors are employed by the European Union, the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-3792-9/21/$31.00
    ©2021 European Union
  • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-6654-3792-9/21/$31.00 ©2021 IEEE

Proofread your source document thoroughly to confirm that it will require no revision.

In order to be included in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library authors shall convert a paper to a PDF and verify that they have IEEE Xplore-compatible versions of their manuscripts.
Authors could use the IEEE PDF eXpress Plus™, which is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing them to validate their papers for meeting IEEE Xplore® requirements. If there is a formatting issue, it will identify the problem for the author so it can be fixed.

Log in to the IEEE PDF eXpress ™ site (Site opens: 15 July 2021)

First-time users should do the following:

  1. Select the “New Users – Click here” link
  2. Enter the following:
    • 49406X for the Conference ID
    • your email address
    • a password
  3. Continue to enter information as prompted
  4. Upload your DOCX (DOC) file to IEEE PDF eXpress Plus™ and download the converted PDF version (it might take certain time for the task processing)
  5. The new PDF should contain the statement “Certified by IEEE PDF eXpress at [date_and_time_of_conversion]” in the Document properties Application field
  6. Upload the PDF to the Conference Management System as your final version of the full paper

Previous users of PDF eXpress or IEEE PDF eXpress Plus need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.

Contacting PDF eXpress Support if necessary

Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress™.

If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Submit A Question tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days.

IEEE PDF eXpress™ is not a manuscript-collection system and does not replace the conference’s submission system. Once authors verify that they have IEEE Xplore-compatible versions of their manuscripts, they will still need to upload the files to the Conference Management System.

Please, upload the full paper in both .docx (.doc) and IEEE Xplore-compatible .pdf formats packed together as a ZIP archive file to the Conference Management System. A full paper (the ZIP file) and a proof of registration fee payment have to be electronically submitted separately through the Lighting 2021 Conference Management System no later than the deadline (tba). The Copyright Form is signed electronically (via a link generated by the IEEE eCF system).

Papers not formatted according to the above templates and/or are not submitted by the deadline will not be included in the proceedings.

The paper should be reported personally by one of the authors. For the oral presentations it is recommended MS PowerPoint to be used.

Step 4: IEEE Publication

IEEE is the copyright holder of the Conference Proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library for distribution in scientific databases. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

The electronic IEEE Copyright Form (eCF) was introduced to authors and volunteers in May 2004. Since its inception, the eCF has successfully proven itself to be a highly effective tool that not only accomplishes its main goal of transferring ownership rights of the intellectual property to IEEE but does so by also saving significant amounts of time and effort on the part of IEEE authors, volunteers, and staff (Source: ieee.org).

The IEEE copyright form (one for each paper) is sent to the author’s email electronically. Follow the link attached in the email message in order to fill-in and sign the electronic copyright form. You need to fill in the title of paper, list of authors and IEEE Publication Title. For the IEEE Publication Title please use the following sequence of words: 2021 Sixth Junior Conference on Lighting (Lighting)

IEEE requires all publications to be submitted to a plagiarism detection process prior to being uploaded to IEEE Xplore® to ensure originality of the content. The authors will receive the IEEE CrossCheck results (if the similarity percentage is under 30%, the Result is “OK”. If not, it is “Review Report”).

 

 

Registraton Type In-person Attendee *
Early-Bird
15 August 2021
In-person Attendee *
Regular
Virtual Attendee **
Early-Bird
Virtual Attendee **
Regular
Full Registration
non-IEEE members
non-CIE NCBG members
non-Young Researchers
250 EUR 320 EUR 160 EUR 240 EUR
Full Registration
IEEE members
CIE NCBG members
Young Researchers
200 EUR 250 EUR 120 EUR 140 EUR
Students 80 EUR 100 EUR 80 EUR 100 EUR

* Registration fee includes:
Access to all in-person sessions
Access to conference coffee breaks
One ticket to Conference Welcome Reception & Banquet
Conference Kit and Proceedings
Certificate of Attendance

** Registration fee includes:
Access to all conference sessions
Conference Kit and Proceedings
Certificate of Attendance

*** Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library after they are presented at the Hybrid conference. Information and instructions on how to prepare for a virtual (online) presentation will be available later.

Registration Policy

  • One participant can attend per registration
  • One paper can be presented per registration
  • Registrations cannot be cancelled or refunded
  • Registrations are non-transferable

Registration Types Classifications

  • Standard Authors – Standard Author presents a paper and attend to all sessions on all conference days.
  • Student Authors – A Student is an author who is a student and presents a paper at the conference and attends all events on all conference days (Note: Follow the Registration Fee Terms & Conditions link for further details)
  • Young Researcher Authors – A Young Researcher means researchers in the first 10 years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of research training, since gaining a university (or equivalent institution of higher education) degree

 

Methods of payment

    • Payments by credit cards, debit cards, linked bank accounts through the PayPal
    • Bank/Wire Transfer: We accept fee via bank/wire transfer. Please see below the bank account details:
        Bank: Eurobank Bulgaria AD
        IBAN: BG85 BPBI 7940 10 8199 0101
        BIC: BPBIBGSF
        Beneficiary: National Committee for Lighting in Bulgaria (NCBG)
        Reference: Lighting 2021 – Author’s Name
    • We accept a cash payment on the conference site (at the Registration desk) at a Regular Registration Fee (see table above)

  • Conference Dates:
    23 – 25 September 2021
  • Extended Abstract Submission Due:
    30 June 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance (Extended Abstract Review):
    15 July 2021
  • Early-Bird Registration:
    15 August 2021
  • Full (Camera-Ready) Paper Submission:
    01 September 2021

 

    Payment Request Form

    Lighting 2021 Registration Fee
    (PayPal)


    Author's Name (*)

    Author's Email (*)

    Institute/Company Business Information (*)


    Registration Type (*)
    Early-bird


    Number of registrations paid
    123


    Paper Title(s) (*)


    Notes (optional)


     

     

     

     

    The Lighting 2021 registration fee can be paid quickly and easily with credit cards, debit cards, linked bank accounts or PayPal, whichever is applicable.

    The payment service provider is PayPal.

    Here is a brief guideline on how to proceed with the Lighting 2021 registration fee payment through the PayPal platform:

    1. Please fill-up the Payment Request Form. After filling-up and submitting the form we will create an invoice and send it to your email address. The email invoice originates from an email address associated with the PayPal domain (…@paypal.com).
    2. After receiving the email invoice, click on the PayPal checkout button embedded into the email message. You will be sent to the PayPal website where customers can review and print the invoice details.
    3. Pay the invoice amount by choosing the payment method – either “Pay with my PayPal account” or “Pay with a debit or credit card”. After successfully completed transaction a confirmation of payment message will be sent.

    IMPORTANT:

    • The payment service provider is PayPal. All payment-related email correspondence is sent via email addresses associated with the PayPal domain (…@paypal.com). Do not reply to suspicious email addresses asking for payment requests. In such cases, please contact us at epay@nko.bg
    • Please make sure a secure connection (https://) has been established to the PayPal website prior to filling credit card info into forms as well as any sensitive data
    • In case of payment issues or any other problems, please contact us at epay@nko.bg

     

    TOPICS IN LIGHT AND LIGHTING
    1. LED Lighting
    2. Photobiology and non-Visual Effects of Light
    3. Lighting Technology (lamps, luminaires, lighting controls)
    4. Lighting Calculations. Photometry and Colorimetry
    5. Energy Efficiency and Economic Aspects of Lighting
    6. Ergonomics and Physiology of Vision. Human Aspects of Lighting
    7. Interior, Exterior and Road Lighting. Lighting Quality. Light Pollution
    8. Renewable Energy Sources and Lighting
    9. Management of Lighting and Renewable Energy Sources
    10. Daylight Design and Architectural Lighting
    11. Common Lighting Aspects. Standards and Legislation in Lighting
    IEEE INTEREST FIELDS IN LIGHTING
    • Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies
    • Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems
    • General Topics for Engineers
    • Power, Energy and Industry Applications
    • Robotics and Control Systems

     

    Conference Chairperson

    Chairperson:
    Borislav PregyovLedvance, Bulgaria

     

    Organizing Committee

    Chairperson:
    Plamen TsankovTechnical University of Gabrovo, Bulgaria

    Scientific Secretary:
    Kamelia NikolovaTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

    Members:

    • Kiril KassevTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Iva PetrinskaTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Orlin PetrovUniversity of Ruse, Bulgaria
    • Dimitar PavlovTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Valentina MarkovaTechnical University of Varna, Bulgaria
    • Borislav BoychevTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Teodor KyuchukovUniversity of Ruse, Bulgaria
    • Maria NenovaTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Dilyan IvanovTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Milko YovchevTechnical University of Gabrovo, Bulgaria
    • Kamen GeorgievTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Emre ErkinTurkey
    • Roman DubnickaSlovakia
    • Cornelia VandahlGermany
    • Lale Erdem AtilganTurkey
    • Nicolae DigaRomania
    • Asterios TolidisGreece
    • Lambros DoulosGreece
    • Hamid MohammadAfganistan
    • Bozhidar GalabovBulgaria
    Program Committee

    Chairperson:
    Kiril KassevTechnical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    Rosen IvanovTechnical University of Gabrovo, Bulgaria

    Members:

    • Angel PachamanovBulgaria
    • Mony MonevBulgaria
    • Valentina MarkovaBulgaria
    • Orlin PetrovBulgaria
    • Plamen TsankovBulgaria
    • Iva PetrinskaBulgaria
    • Sermin OnaygilTurkey
    • Cornelia VandahlGermany
    • Silvia-Maria DigaRomania
    • Asterios TolidisGreece
    • Lambros DoulusGreece
    • Iva VassilevaGreece
    • Ivan YatchevBulgaria
    • Valentin KolevBulgaria
    • Plamen RizovBulgaria
    • George TodorovBulgaria
    • Iliana MarinovaBulgaria
    • Angel TsolovBulgaria
    • Svetlana TsvetkovaBulgaria
    • Ivaylo DolapchievBulgaria
    • Rad StanevBulgaria
    • Radoslav SpasovBulgaria
    • Matej KobavSlovenia
    • Grega BizjakSlovenia
    • Nikolay MatanovBulgaria
    • Zvezditsa NenovaBulgaria
    • Stanimir SadinovBulgaria
    • Svilen RachevBulgaria
    • Conference Dates:
      23 – 25 September 2021
    • Extended Abstract Submission Due:
      30 June 2021
    • Notification of Acceptance (Extended Abstract Review):
      15 July 2021
    • Early-Bird Registration:
      15 August 2021
    • Full (Camera-Ready) Paper Submission:
      01 September 2021
    Lighting 2021