The IES encourages authors to submit original research papers for presentation at the Annual Conference.  Presenting research at the conference provides researchers with a unique opportunity to meet with other researchers and the IES membership, receive feedback, and establish connections for future collaborations. Papers and posters are reviewed by the IES Conference Papers Committee.

Past proceedings which include the papers presented at each Annual Conference are available here.

Call for Papers/Posters
Paper Abstracts Due: May 1, 2017
Poster Abstracts Due: May 22, 2017
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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 IES Annual Conference, to be held in Portland, OR from August 10th-12th, 2017. See below for details and requirements:

Authors of papers related to the art, science and practice of illumination are invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters to be considered for presentation in either a paper or poster session. The procedure for accepting papers and posters related to both research and application will involve a review of extended abstracts. The theme of this year’s conference is “My Light,” bringing focus to the impact of light on our personal health and well-being. Submissions on all lighting topics are encouraged and will be considered.

Abstracts can be up to 2 pages (maximum 800 Words) and should clearly address the following items.

  • Authors, their position and company or institution affiliation.
  • A summary of the design application, research question, or problem addressed in the paper/poster.
  • Why this research or application is of interest to the IES Conference attendees.
  • The method(s) used in the research or solution.
  • The data that will be presented.
  • The findings that will be discussed.

Authors are encouraged to include one or more figures in their abstract to convey the primary details and/or findings covered in the paper or poster. Acceptance decisions will be based on the potential technical quality, originality, impact, and relevance to the conference audience. Papers which have been recently published and would benefit from dissemination to conference attendees through a formal conference presentation or poster are also encouraged.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of papers and posters during the first week of June. Final written papers to be included in the conference proceedings are due by July 7, 2017 (except in the case of previously published work). Written papers must be submitted in order to present the work at the conference in either the paper or poster category. The word limit on final papers selected for presentation is 5000 words, while poster papers should be 6 pages or less.

For questions regarding paper and poster submissions, contact or call 212-248-5000.