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CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference 2019

Tuesday 12th February 2019
University of Sydney
Camperdown/Darlington Campus


Welcome to the website of CIE Australia's inaugural Lighting Research Conference.  Researchers and members of the lighting community from Australia and overseas will present a variety of talks on topics relating to the core scientific work of the CIE.  We hope to see you there at what promises to be a high quality and informative one-day conference.

Significant pricing discounts apply to students and members of CIE Australia.


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Scientific programme

The scientific programme is as follows with link to abstract booklet below (note: the programme is still subject to change).

Session 1: Colour and vision

Dorukalp Durmus

Colour quality of chromatic and achromatic samples under absorption-minimising lighting

Mariana R C Papa

The effect of chromatic adaptation on light colour appearance

Francisca Rodriguez Leonard    

Systematising view scene categorisation for quantifying outer luminous variability over time

Mark Schier

Detection of polarised light by human participants (Haidinger’s Brush)


Session 2: Lighting design and performance

Islam Mashaly

A Forward Raytracing Method for Complex Fenestration Systems in the Whole Building Design Context

Soha Matour

Parametric study on visual performance of Double Skin Façade in office building

Brian Byrne

Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

Veronica Garcia Hansen

Lighting in older adults’ homes: a methodological case study

Joelene Elliott

Brightness Distribution and the Perception of Room Shape


Session 3: Photobiology and wellbeing

Wenye Hu

Comparison of the effects of light from displays, daylight, and electric light on human circadian rhythms in interior spaces

So Young Lee

Potential retinal damage from occupational exposure to blue light

Steve Coyne

Light Modulation and Disturbances on Human Wellbeing: Metrics, Limits and Test Methods

Jennifer Long

Visual discomfort associated with ceiling luminaires: observations and trends 2009-2018

Alicia Allan

Visual discomfort in field settings – relationships with individual, behavioural and architectural features


Session 4: Photometry

Kieu Pham

Calibration of commercial light sensors to capture multi-point illuminance in large open plan offices

Tony Bergen

Flash Observation at Threshold of Vision using a Four Alternative Forced Choice Experiment

Alex Black

Lighting levels in the modern night driving environment

An abstract booklet can be downloaded here


Key timeline

  • 21/08/2018 - Call for abstracts - Complete
  • 26/10/2018 - Abstract deadline - Complete
  • 31/10/2018 - Successful abstract notification - Complete
  • 02/11/2018 - Registration opened - Complete
  • 31/12/2018 - Early-bird registration closes


Conference dinner

A dinner will be held in the evening after the conference.  It is open to all people: attendees, accompanying partners, work colleagues, etc.  Registration is also possible for the conference dinner only.  The dinner details are:

  • From 7:00 pm to late
  • The Two Wolves Community Cantina (
  • 202 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW, 2008

The Two Wolves is a not-for-profit social enterprise featuring Mexican-inspired cuisine.  The price includes a multi-course meal and one house drink, with more drinks available from the bar.

Please include any dietary requirements on your registration form!



Full registration includes the conference, a printed conference programme and one ticket to the conference dinner.  Basic registration includes the conference only.

Registration type



Early-bird registration, CIE Australia member *:



Normal registration, CIE Australia member *:



Early-bird registration, non CIE Australia member:



Normal registration, non CIE Australia member:



Early-bird registration, student *:



Normal registration, student *:



Conference dinner, CIE Australia member *:



Conference dinner, non CIE Australia member:



Participants wishing to register using CIE Australia membership must be financial members at the time of registration.  Students wishing to register must show either enrolment records or a letter from their supervisor or Head of Department.

Sustaining Organisation members can register up to five people at the CIE Australia member rate and Organisation Members can register up to three people at the CIE Australia member rate.

Catering will be provided for morning and afternoon teas and lunch - please include any dietary requirements on your registration form.  Specific details regarding room location will be provided closer to the date.



Registration is now open.  To register please download and fill out the registration form and submit it to the CIE Australia Treasurer Eric Southgate on



A variety of opportunities are available for prospective sponsors to support the event and perhaps showcase their latest developments and new products.  The sponsorship prospectus can be downloaded here.  For more information please contact CIE Australia Treasurer Eric Southgate on


More information

Please contact CIE Australia President Tony Bergen on

Organising committee: Tony Bergen (Chair), Wendy Davis, Gillian Isoardi, Eric Southgate



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