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CIE Centenary Conference Paris, France , April 15 and 16, 2013

26 Septembre 2012

Catégorie : Conférence internationale

Paris, April 15 and 16, 2013

CIE is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary! A century during which our knowledge of lighting fundamentals has taken enormous leaps forward, bringing new applications of light supported by both technological advances and economic success. A century that began with the revolution of the electric light and efforts to bring both the electric light bulb and the power it required into common use ends with the need to reduce energy distribution and use, and brings a technology that promises to achieve this for lighting.

CIE’s mission “to promote worldwide cooperation and exchange of information on matters associated with light and lighting” is as relevant today as it was one hundred years ago.


As we move into a new century, knowledge, technology and the economy bring new challenges, among them:
  • Light is important for vision, and is also crucial for health and mood
  • Light is in need of measurement, appropriate to application and effect 
  • Light is a commodity, but it is also art and design, interactive and personalised
  • Light is a commodity, but it can also be disruptive, a pollutant, an irritant, a waste

Our understanding of new technologies and the impacts of light must be used to enhance the positive and reduce the negative effects of light. Light, like life, should show versatility, intelligence and sustainability, realising that “the more the better” is not always necessary or best.

In celebration of a centenary of knowledge, and in recognition of our new challenges, we present a conference centred around three themes:

  • Rhythm of life, rhythm of light
  • Intelligent lighting
  • City at night

We would like to celebrate our centenary in the company of our valued CIE members, with their vast technological expertise, and with those who use and appreciate light as art and healing or inspiration, providing a special forum for discussion and interaction.It is our honour to invite you to discuss these subjects during a two-day conference, as participants or as contributors. We have chosen the venue in Paris for its very obvious long history in lighting.

This is also where the CIE was officially created and hosted.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Paris.

Special Session dedicated to Digital Images

You can note that a specific session dedicated to digital images will be organized by Professor Christine Fernandez-Maloigne, from University of Poitiers (, French representative of Division 8 of CIE, about Image Technologies.

This session will include topics related to Image Modelling; Image Reproduction ; Interaction light/matter ; Virtual reality; Realistic Rendering ; Simulation ;  Color and Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, Segmentation, Analysis, Compression, Transmission, and Protection ; Quality evaluation of software and hardware for imaging.

Indeed in our multimedia society,  light is captured in digital images that play an important role in our everyday life. The advent of low-cost digital imaging devices as well as powerful and sophisticated processing software gives rise to a wide use of digital images in all areas of our everyday life. Today,advancements in technology have allowed humans to view images in ways that they never imagined being possible. The technology of ‘digital imaging’ has given people the ability to drastically progress in such areas as communication, science, technology, medicine and much more. Advanced digital imaging has had a tremendous positive impact on the daily lives of people all over the world.Today, everywhere we look digital imaging is having a positive impact on our lives. They are used in cell phones and other hand held devices, personal computer, business computers, and in science, health, and other areas that utilize imaging technology. Digital imaging has become an essential component of our technologically driven society. Digital imaging has had a profound impact on society and is playing a key role in future developments in a variety of areas that touches us all. It will be fascinating to see what the future brings as digital imaging continues to grow in leaps and bounds. So a focus will be made on digital images, since their acquisition, with the problems of calibration and metrology, to their automatic process and analysis, compression and transmission, their synthesis and their rendering as well as their protection and the evaluation of their quality.

Submission of paper

Participants are invited to submit original scientific abstracts for oral and poster presentation provided that the abstracts have not been previously published as a full paper. If you have submitted your paper to a journal for publication, please ensure that the publication date will be after the congress. 

  1. Authors are requested to conform to guidelines for submission of abstracts. Abstracts not conforming to the guidelines will not be referred for review. Details, as well as the possibility to submit your abstract, can be found at
  2. The abstracts must be submitted in English and must be presented in that language. 
  3. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and may be selected for oral or poster presentation (or maybe rejected). The time allotted for each oral presentation will depend on the session to which the abstract is allocated. 
  4. Submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the author to present the abstract in the session and at the time decided upon by the CIE 2013 International Scientific Committee. Any change in the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement to the CIE 2013 International Scientific Committee. If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person’s responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over this role. Failure to present the abstract for other than well-founded reasons will lead to rejection of abstracts submitted at the next CIE-Conference.
  5. The registration fees for the presenting author will not be waived. We encourage authors to register via the online registration system at the same time as they submit abstracts as, much to the regret of the organisers, failure to register by the presenting author by the early registration deadline will automatically imply that the abstract will not be included in the Final Programme 

Notification of acceptance or rejection by the CIE 2013 International Scientific Committee will be mailed to the submitting author at the e-mail address supplied on the submission form by the January 11, 2013. Detailed information, guidelines and recommendations for oral or poster presentation, as well as time allotment, date, hour and venue, will be sent in due time.

Abstracts sent other than through the online submission system at (by mail, e-mail or fax) will not be accepted. If you face any technical problems, please, contact the CIE Central Bureau at

For the session dedicated to imaging you can contact: