Strategies in Light 2012 issues call for papers

Strategies in Light 2012 Advisory Board is now accepting abstracts for the conference, which will take place in Santa Clara, CA on February 7-9, 2012.

With the theme of "The Booming LED Market," Strategies in Light 2012 takes place on February 7-9, 2012 in Santa Clara, California.

The Call for Papers for the 2012 conference is now open. Abstracts should be submitted via the online abstract submittal form on the Strategies in Light 2012 website.

All abstracts must be submitted by Monday, August 1, 2011.

The target audience includes buyers of LEDs, lighting designers, corporate R&D, light system designers, product engineers, technical management, sales, marketing and financial analysts.

To identify suitable subject areas, please look at Suggested Subject Areas & Themes (below). All abstracts must be submitted in English, using the on-line form found on the Strategies in Light website.

The main body of your abstract should be between 100 and 300 words. Abstracts will be selected by the Strategies in Light 2012 Advisory Board on the basis of technical content, audience interest and industry relevance. Abstracts with an overt marketing/sales/commercial subject will be rejected. Please do not submit abstracts that are scheduled to be presented at other LED-related conferences.

Please note: In submitting an abstract you are indicating your availability and willingness to attend and present a paper at Strategies in Light 2012, if selected, and to comply with all deadlines. Please ensure that the speaker and author details you are providing when submitting your abstract are correct as these will be used for pre-event marketing purposes.

For assistance on participating at the conference, please contact Karen Gallagher, Conference manager, at 1-603-891-9304 or kareng@pennwell.com.

Suggested subject areas & themes (for guidance only)

APPLICATIONS

• Market growth and outlook, penetration of LEDs into key applications, barriers to further market penetration
• Case studies of specific installations: cost and performance analysis, user feedback, lessons learned

LIGHTING

• End-user requirements: lighting designers, specifiers, architects • LED Lighting--design perspectives, luminaire design
• Perception of Light & Color

MARKET TRANSFORMATION

• Regional- and country-specific activities to promote LED lighting
• Quality control and labeling programs
• Customer awareness and acceptance, incentives and subsidies
• Funding from governments and investment community
• Standards development and implementation

SUPPLY CHAIN

• Supply and demand, capacity constraints, availability of materials and equipment
• Advanced chip design and lower-cost manufacturing; epitaxial growth and processing
• Luminaire design: role of thermal management, advanced packaging & optical concepts
• Advances in LED cost, performance, lifetime and reliability

MANUFACTURING

• Process automation
• Yield management
• Metrology
• Transition to larger substrates
• Adapting existing semiconductor facilities to LED manufacturing

TECHNOLOGY

• Color quality metrics, optical safety, test & measurement
• Development of OLEDs and other competing lighting technologies
• Drivers, dimming & control networks
• Replaceable modules and light engines

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