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The IEEE Sustainable Smart Lighting World Conference & Expo (LS:18)

The IEEE Sustainable Smart Lighting World Conference & Expo (LS:18) is an IEEE PES & IAS sponsored conference with technical support from Future Directions and Smart Lighting Initiative. The conference will also have and Expo with Industrial Exhibits and Technology Demonstrators. The conference 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 focussing, on among others, Innovation, Advancement and energy efficiency for lighting solutions. This joint event will provide a unique forum to discuss and debate the latest developments in energy and environmental impact of appliances and lighting, heating and cooling equipment, electronics, smart appliances, smart meter, micro-grids, renewable, consumer behaviour, the policies and programs both adopted and planned. This interaction will give birth, for sure, to new successful collaborations.

The Tracks:

  • Solid-State Lighting
  • The Lighting 4.0
  • Connected Lighting Systems (CLS)
  • Human Centric Lighting (HCL)
  • Micro-grids/Sustainable Lighting

The Topics:

  • Residential Lighting
  • LEDification of Illumination
  • Visual Light Communications (VLC)
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Light-as-a-Service (LaaS)
  • Efficiency/Clean Power
  • Smart Devices and Appliances
  • Smart Grid/Smart Energy
  • Smart Village/Communities
  • Lighting Standards
  • Smart Lighting in Developing Countries
  • Smart Lighting in Emerging Economies
  • Commercial Models of Lighting Projects

Target Technologies include but are not limited to:

Solid State Lighting systems (LED, OLED, Lasers, UV-LEDs), Lighting controls and electronic control gears, Sensors, Visual Light Communications, LiFi Technology, Internet of Things, Indoor and Outdoor lighting, Automotive Lighting. UV and far-UV sources technologies (dielectric barrier lamps, UV-C LEDs…) for non-lighting applications.

Important Dates

Until May 5th 2023 (Early Bird)
From May 6th 2023
IEEE Member
Non-IEEE Member
IEEE Member
Non-IEEE Member
Physical Delegates (Non-Authors)
Presenting Student Author or student delegate2
Presenting Professional Author or regular delegate1
Virtual (Remote) Presenting Authors (Non-Indian)5
Students from Developing Countries3
Accompanying person (Gala dinner only)4
  1. Registration fees for Students who are full-time/part-time Students and are first listed author in the paper/attendee. The registration gives access to all 3 days of the conference including Tutorial, Tea Breaks, Lunches, Gala Dinner and Registration Kit with Certificate & proceedings.
  2. Registration fees for first author/attendee. The registration gives access to all 3 days of the conference including Tutorial, Tea Breaks, Lunches, Gala Dinner and Registration Kit with Certificate & proceedings. Note: Any one author registration entails maximum 2 papers Any Paper beyond 2 will be charged at $200 for each paper including Charges by IEEE. Please email us at if you have more than 2 papers
  3. Registration fees for the Student who is pursuing fulltime/ Part-time course and is First listed author in the paper/attendee from developing Countries (as specified by IEEE, the list can be found at here). The registration gives access to all 3 days of the conference including Tutorial, Tea Breaks, Lunches and Registration Kit with Certificate & proceedings. Gala Dinner coupon needs to be purchased separately, if required at $50 per coupon.
  4. Accompanying persons are welcome to and will be registered for the duration of the conference including social event. This registration mode doesn’t give access to the LS18 venue, proceedings and other technical activities.
  5. Remote (Virtual) Presentation can be considered to authors who are not from India. There are no kits for Remote (Virtual) Presenters.

Paper Submission

Contributed papers must be in English, A4 Size in IEEE Template for conference and should report original work, completed or in progress, connected with the science, technology and application of lighting.

Abstract of 2 Pages can be submitted by March 15. If accepted, the final Paper needs to be uploaded by May 31. Abstract/Paper submission, fully online, is open. Abstract femplate can be found here and full paper format can be accessed here.

Authors of contributed papers can select either poster/oral or remote(virtual) presentation. The international Scientific Committee may elevate, with the agreement of authors, selected contributed papers to “landmark” level.


All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the International Scientific Committee. Accepted papers will be included to the conference proceedings. The proceedings volume will be published in electronic form by the conference leading sponsor organisation and All Accepted and Presented papers will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore®, which is indexed with world’s leading Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) databases which enables invited and contributed papers to be referenced with an individual DOI number. Extended papers will be eligible for submission, after the conference, to IEEE Transactions of Industry Applications or to a MDPI special issue.