LED professional Lighting Forum at the electronica 2014

The forum concentrates on lighting technologies and will bring together stakeholders in EU lighting as well as key persons from the IYL 2015 initiative. Prof. Joseph Niemela from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) will open the forum with a keynote presentation, highlighting the main aims and expectations of the IYL 2015 initiative. ICTP is responsible for coordinating the IYL 2015 effort. A subsequent panel discussion, entitled “International Year of Light 2015 – Strategies and Technologies”, will include academics involved in LED, solid-state lighting (SSL) and smart lighting research, as well as entrepreneurs and members of the European lighting consortia. The discussion will focus on the main strategies for lighting in Europe as well as future innovation and technologies that can accelerate Europe’s competitiveness on a global scale.

This will be followed by an interactive technical panel discussion on “Trends in Solid-State Lighting” aimed at engineers and researchers. Consisting of CTOs and heads of R&D from leading companies, the discussion will introduce the current innovations and highlight key technical aspects of electronic designs for lighting applications.

Lighting Forum Agenda – Nov. 13th, 2014 in Hall A3
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote speech by Prof. Joseph Niemela, ICTP, Trieste
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion „International Year of Light 2015 – Strategies and Technologies“
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Break
11:45 AM – 01:00 PM Panel Discussion „Trends in SSL Lighting – Electronic Designs for Lighting“

The Lighting Forum is a part of the Electronica Forum, which also includes the Security Forum and the Energy Efficiency Forum, a CEO Roundtable on the topic of “Internet of Things” and a Student Day. In addition, an Automotive Forum, an Embedded Forum, a PCB & Components Marketplace as well as an Exhibitor Forum will take place at the electronica 2014. Table 2 provides an overview of the different forums and their main topics.

Forum Program Overview – Nov. 11th – 14th, 2014
Automotive Forum | Hall A6
• Multimarket
• ISO 26262
• Automotive lighting
• Sensor fusion
• Connectivity
Electronica Forum | Hall A3
• CEO roundtable: Internet of things
• Sector forums: Lighting, Security, Energy efficiency
• Student day
Embedded Forum | Hall A6
• Micros and DSPs
• Smart metering
• ARM-based computers and processors
• Industrial control and communication
• Embedded computing
• Energy management and efficiency
• Small form factor boards – tools and software
• Electronic lighting – software development
PCB & Components Marketplace | Hall A2
• ZVEI initiatives on supply-chain management and design chain
• ZVEI services in EMS initiative
• Repairing/reworking electronic assemblies
• Market trends for PCBs, hybrid circuits and electronic assemblies
• Market outlook for the global electronic industries
Exhibitor Forum | Hall B5
• Companies introduce themselves and present their latest products, developments and services

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