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The IEEE Sustainable Smart Lighting World Conference & Expo (LS:18) aims to provide an excellent forum for scientists and engineers worldwide, in both academia and industry, to share and exchange the latest progress on the Science and Technology of Lighting. LS has a more than 45-year history since the 1st LS (LS1) in 1975 in Loughborough, United Kingdom. LS used to be held every three years, such as LS7 in Kyoto (1995), LS8 in Greifswald (1998), LS9 in Ithaca (2001), LS10 in Toulouse (2004), LS11 in Shanghai (2007), LS12 in Eindhoven (2010). Since LS13 in Troy (2012), LS has become a series of biennial Conferences, followed by LS14 in Lake Como (2014), LS15 in Kyoto (2016), LS16 in Sheffield (2018), LS17 in Toulouse, France. 

The aim of this collocation is to bring the two communities in contact: the LS community, which has been active in lighting systems, expanding to smart and human-centric lighting, and the IEEE community, which has been focusing, on among others, energy efficiency for domestic appliances including lighting. This joint event will provide a unique forum to discuss and debate the latest developments in energy and environmental impact of residential appliances and lighting, heating and cooling equipment, electronics, smart appliances, smart meters, consumer behaviour, the policies and programs both adopted and planned. This interaction will give birth, for sure, to new successful collaborations.

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The Venue

Mumbai is a compact mix of traditional and modern. It is in all ways a vibrant and cosmopolitan city driven by industry, education, science, engineering, wealth, glamour and entertainment. It therefore, provides fruitful networking and collaboration opportunities.

It is also a city with strong historical links, spectacular array of Victorian buildings, museums, seaside rendezvous, places of worship. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped with the construction of major roads and railways, the reclamation project transformed Bombay into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea.

Mumbai is well connected to every part of the world by air and also very well connected to all the cities within India by air, rail and road. If offers a wide choice of accommodation and dining options as per the budget. Mumbai and surroundings offer a number of tourist attractions which suit the choice and mood of all the international communities.

The conference will take place in MPSTME New Building (Phase II) in the campus of Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering in Mumbai. University campus is located 3 km from Mumbai International Airport and it can be reached easily by Local Cabs (20 minutes).

Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering was established in the year 2006 under the aegis of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies as one of its constituent Schools. NMIMS was established in the Year 1981 by Sri Vile Parle Kevlani Mandal as a Management institute initially affiliated with the University of Mumbai. NMIMS created a niche for itself as a Management School benchmarked for its best practices in Management education in the coming years. It became a Deemed to be University (a nomenclature used for institutions granted University status by UGC) in the year 2003.

MPSTME was essentially established to serve the need of creating an innovative and integrated space for technology education interspersed with sound management practices that converged with changing industry as well as societal needs. The vision was to match the emerging demands in the field by creating holistically trained engineers possessing sound technical expertise as well as a vision to integrate their knowledge into creating technology that serves the changing needs of the present world. MPSTME building today, with its state-of-the-art labs and world-class infrastructure, stands a live testimony to the steady realization of this vision.

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. Vision of IEEE is to be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and to be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions. IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world-changing technologies – from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more. IEEE has more than 426,000 members – about a quarter of them being students, in more than 160 countries. It is indeed proud to note that India stands second – only next US, in terms of IEEE members and stands first in terms of student members. There are 334 IEEE Sections spread over ten geographic Regions worldwide and there are 2,116 Chapters uniting local members with similar technical interests. Students are active and equal partners of IEEE with 2,669 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries. IEEE published more than 3.5 million documents in its Xplore Digital Library, has more than 1,671 standards and projects under development and publishes approximately 180 highly acclaimed transactions, journals.

IEEE Bombay Section was formed on July 13, 1976 from the erstwhile India Section. The territory of the Section included the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh (M.P) and Chhattisgarh, Diu and Daman, and later Gujarat & MP with Chhatisgarh, Pune were carved out as sub-sections, which now have grown to be independent Sections

Bombay section conducted the first ever workshop on Microprocessor and its applications way back in 1977 – hardly anyone in India had heard of the word Microprocessor by then. International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics of the SMC Society was held in Bombay in 1984. This was the first IEEE Conference held in India. Bombay Section hosted TENCON, the premier annual international technical conference of the Region 10 in 1989.  India Council’s INDICON in 2013 and MTTS’sIMaRC in 2019 are the other notable major conferences it hosted. Bombay Section’s Signature Symposia/Conference (IBSS/IBSSC) is being held since 2015. Bombay Section will be Hosting the R10 TenSymp 2022 in June this year.

Bombay Section has 15 Society Chapters including IAS/PES Joint Chapter, many of them in the interest domain of Smart Lighting.

The International Symposium on Science and Technology of Lighting (LS-series) has been held regularly since 1975 and provides a unique forum for the worldwide community of engineers and scientists from the lighting industry, research organizations and academia to share and exchange the latest progress on Science and Technology of Lighting. LS has a more than 40-year history since the 1st LS (LS:1) in 1975 in Loughborough, United Kingdom, and 2021 will be the 17th time that this event will recombine.