ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

New Deadline for Abstract Submission: 06.05.2024

First Announcement

CALL FOR PAPERS
 

The Balkan Light 2024 is the 8th Balkan Light Conference with the special topic “Future of Lighting: Efficient and Intelligent” and will take place in Istanbul, Türkiye. Balkan Light Conferences have been held every 3 years and serve as the premier Balkan and international forum in the field of lighting. However, the 8th Balkan Light Conference will be held 6 years later due to the pandemic and economic difficulties. Previous Balkan Light conferences have been held in the following years and locations: 

1999 - Varna, Bulgaria

2002 - Istanbul, Türkiye

2005 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2008 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 - Belgrade, Serbia

2015 - Athens, Greece

2018 - Sofia, Bulgaria & Varna, Bulgaria
 

This year, the Balkan Light 2024 will be organized at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 28-29 November 2024, hosted by the Turkish National Committee on Illumination (ATMK). The Light + Intelligent Building Istanbul fair will be held on 27-29 November 2024 in the same venue as the conference. 

 

KEY TOPICS

In order to overcome the post-pandemic requirements and economic difficulties, papers are requested to be prepared under the following headings.

  • Automotive lighting and signaling in transport
  • Daylight design and control
  • Energy efficiency and economics of lighting
  • Future of lighting and digitalization
  • Human-centric lighting
  • Intelligent, smart and innovative lighting
  • Interior and exterior lighting design 
  • Light pollution
  • Lighting calculations and measurements
  • Lighting education
  • Lighting technologies (light sources, luminaires, control systems)
  • Photobiology and photochemistry
  • Standards and legislation in lighting
  • Sustainable lighting


IMPORTANT DATES

End of abstract submission:  6th May 2024

Approval of abstracts:              27th May 2024

Full paper submission:             2nd September 2024

Approval of full papers:            30th September 2024

The selected papers will be published in specific journals from Balkan Light countries. 

  

CONFERENCE FEES

Standard Early Bird (until 01.07.2024):                250€ 

Standard Normal:                                                    300€

Student Early Bird*:                                                125€

Student Normal*:                                                    150€

*When registering as a student proof of attendance in a relevant tertiary education program shall be provided including a letter from your University/Institution

 

ACCOMMODATION INFO

The conference venue is very close to Taksim which is the central area where you can go to many places very easily using the train, bus and metro. There are lots of hotels around Taksim. Price may vary depending on the time and reservation. You can book hotels from Taksim, Besiktas and Sisli areas.  

Recommended hotels in Taksim area:
http://www.nipponhotel.com.tr/- located in Taksim area. ~100€/night

http://www.pointhotel.com/point-hotel-taksim.aspx - located in Taksim area. ~150€/night

https://www.eliteworldhotels.com.tr/elite-world-prestige-otel.aspx - located in Taksim area. ~75€/night

https://www.ramadaistanbultaksim.com/en/- located in Taksim area. ~75€/night

 

BOARD OF BALKAN LIGHT 

Anca Manolescu (ROMANIA)

Andrej Djuretic (SERBIA)

Borislav Pregyov (BULGARIA)

Dean Skira (CROATIA)

Frangiskos Topalis (GREECE)

Grega Bizjak (SLOVENIA)
Sermin Onaygil (TÜRKİYE), Chairperson

Srdja Hrisafovic (BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA)
Vasko Zdraveski (NORTH MACEDONIA)


ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Ana Drndarevic (SERBIA) 

Christos Christodoulou (GREECE) 

Jasmina Memic (BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA) 

Matej Kobav (SLOVENIA) 

Mihai Husch (ROMANIA) 

Radi Pipev (BULGARIA) 

Rengin Ünver (TÜRKİYE) 
Rubin Taleski (NORTH MACEDONIA)

 

PAPER COMMITTEE 

Alpin Köknel Yener (TÜRKİYE) 

Ana Drndarevic (SERBIA) 

Anca Manolescu (ROMANIA) 

Andrej Djuretic (SERBIA) 

Aris Tsangrassoulis (GREECE) 

Banu Manav (TÜRKİYE) 

Borislav Pregyov (BULGARIA) 

Catalin Galatanu (ROMANIA) 

Christos Christodoulou (GREECE) 

Dean Skira (CROATIA) 

Dorin Beu (ROMANIA) 

Frangiskos Topalis (GREECE) 

George Paissidis (GREECE) 

Grega Bizjak (SLOVENIA) 

Iva Petrinska (BULGARIA) 

Jasmina Memic (BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA) 

Kostis Bouroussis (GREECE) 

Krasimir Velinov (BULGARIA) 

Lambros Doulos (GREECE) 

Leyla Dokuzer Öztürk (TÜRKİYE) 

Matej Kobav (SLOVENIA) 

Mihai Husch (ROMANIA) 

Nedko Todorov (BULGARIA) 

Onder Güler (TÜRKİYE) 

Orlin Petrov (BULGARIA) 

Plamen Tsankov (BULGARIA) 

Radi Pipev (BULGARIA) 

Rengin Ünver (TÜRKİYE) 
Rubin Taleski (NORTH MACEDONIA)

Sermin Onaygil (TÜRKİYE) 

Srdja Hrisafovic (BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA) 

Stelios Zerefos (GREECE) 
Vasko Zdraveski (NORTH MACEDONIA)
 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 

Turkish National Committee on Illumination, Istanbul Technical University, Energy Institute, Ayazaga Campus, 34469, Maslak - İstanbul 

 

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT 

Şensin Aydın Yağmur | Yıldız Technical University | [email protected] |
M. Berker Yurtseven | İstanbul Technical University | [email protected]

 

Secretariat Email: [email protected]