Strategies in Light Europe 2011 issues Call for Papers

Jan. 21, 2011
Strategies in Light Europe 2011, which takes place in October in Milan, is now accepting abstracts through 25 March.
With a theme of "Improving the Quality and Performance of LED Lighting," Strategies in Light Europe 2011 takes place on October 4-6, 2011 in Milan, Italy.

The Call for Papers for the 2011 Conference is now open. Abstract should be submitted via the Online Abstract Submittal form on the Strategies in Light Europe website.

The deadline has been extended to FRIDAY 25th MARCH 2011.

Abstracts submitted should describe or demonstrate:
  • Initiatives and technologies that improve the quality and performance of LED lighting
  • Activities that help accelerate the market adoption of LED lighting
  • Results from direct experiences of LED lighting applications

View the SIL Europe 2010 conference program.

Abstract submittal procedure

To identify suitable subjects areas, please look at Suggested Subject Areas & Themes (below). If you have questions about potential subject areas, please contact Tim Whitaker, Conference Director.

All abstracts must be submitted in English, using the Online Abstract Submittal form on the Strategies in Light Europe website. The main body of your abstract should be between 100 and 300 words.

Abstracts will be selected by the Strategies in Light Europe 2011 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 Europe 2011, 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 information/assistance on submitting an abstract for the Call for Papers, please contact:
Emily Pryor, Conference manager, Tel: +44 (0) 1992 656 614

Suggested Subject Areas & Themes (for guidance only)


  • 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
  • End-user requirements: lighting designers, specifiers, architects


  • Regional- and country-specific activities to promote LED lighting
  • European activities to develop high-quality LED lighting products
  • Quality control and labelling programs
  • Customer awareness and acceptance, incentives and subsidies
  • Funding from governments and investment community
  • Standards development and implementation
  • EU Directives: development and impact on LED market
  • 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
  • Color quality metrics, optical safety, test & measurement
  • Development of OLEDs and other competing lighting technologies
  • Drivers, dimming & control networks
  • Replaceable modules and light engines


Strategies in Light Europe enjoyed its inaugural event in 2010, with over 600 attendees from 45 countries. There was strong industry support for an event that provided a platform to share knowledge and experiences and to discuss the latest technologies.

Focusing on the European and broader worldwide market for high-brightness LEDs, including lighting fixtures and lamps as well as LED components and modules, Strategies in Light Europe brings together companies from throughout the industry supply chain, including designers, architects and other end-users of LED lighting technology.

The LED market at the component level is expected to grow to over $9 billion in 2010, and will be double that figure in 2014. At the application level, LED illumination is expected to demonstrate a compound annual growth rate of 48% from 2009 to 2014.

Strategies in Light Europe will address current LED and lighting industry issues and future potential, providing a forum for debate and bringing together key industry players under one roof to find the solutions they need.