Special Session on Smart Lighting Environments: Sensing and Control (SLESC)

As we step into the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) where devices communicate with other devices to support tasks of humans, ubiquitous interaction as was envisioned by Mark Weiser is becoming a reality. The concept of a smart space is used as a key phrase to refer to such personal interactions in a technologically enhanced space with networked electronic devices producing and consuming information. Smartness here refers to a (collective) behavior of a large number of devices perceived as advanced and useful in some sense.

Smart space implementations that are specialized in a particular application domain are common in practice. Among various types of smart spaces that are available, Smart Lighting infrastructures get a unique position since lighting (and thus a dense lighting infrastructure) is omnipresent inside all buildings and in cities. As a smart space, Smart Lighting goes beyond the typical functionality of just providing sufficient illumination in the environment. The research in this field envisions a tradeoff between user control, sensing and intelligence, resulting in an interactive user experience with networked, context aware, personalized lighting services. This is a major paradigm shift that will potentially change the way we use lighting.

The goal of this special session is to bring together members of the industrial and scientific communities that contribute to the development of Smart Lighting solutions and to provide an overview via knowledge exchange. This overview will provide further insights into the problems solved at this stage, a comparison of the various approaches used, and lessons learned. The topics of interest for contributions to this special session include, but are not limited to:
  • Context detection and adaptation
  • Human perception and interaction with light
  • Energy efficient sensing and control
  • Network efficiency
  • Cognitive methods
  • Data mining methods
  • Modeling of users and environment
  • Smart lighting in building and cities
  • Smart lighting system architectures
  • Smart lighting applications, services, performance metrics
  • Internet of Things technologies and solutions for smart lighting


Submitted manuscripts should be within six (6) pages in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings from the conference website to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format.
Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through easychair at:
Please, during the submission process specify this Special Session as topic SS9 - SLESC in easychair.

Accepted Papers

All submitted papers will be reviewed by members of the International Program Committee and the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance or rejection. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference (an author could present maximum two (2) papers) and will be published in the conference Proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended manuscript to a special issue ("Smart Lighting Environments: Sensing and Control") of the Energies Journal (Impact Factor: 2.077; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.468) for fast-track publication.

Important Dates

January 31, 2017 Paper submission due (Extended and firm deadline)
February 28, 2017 Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2017 Camera-ready copy due

Special Session Organizers

Prof. Antonio Liotta http://tue.nl/staff/a.liotta
Dr Tanir Ozcelebi http://tue.nl/staff/t.ozcelebi
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
a.liotta@tue.nl; t.ozcelebi@tue.nl

All enquiries about the special session should be sent to Prof. Antonio Liotta (a.liotta@tue.nl) or to the General Conference Chair, Prof. Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy (g.fortino@unical.it).