International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2017

In 1995 the first symposium took place in the “Kekulé” lecture room at the TU Darmstadt. Since then, more than two decades have elapsed and the location of the event has been changed to the immense and representative new congress centre “darmstadtium”. After having received over 800 experts at ISAL 2015, it would be a great pleasure to welcome international designers, engineers, scientists and decision makers in automotive lighting industry at the ISAL 2017.

A lot of research and development focuses on high resolution adaptive and laser-based high beam to improve the visibility distance and general driving comfort for front lighting. Further research topics include adaptive rear lights to mini-mize discomfort and maximize road safety for following cars. In the meantime new challenges for the automotive lighting community arise in form of energy efficient lighting for purely electric vehicles and lighting design and functions for autonomous driving.

ISAL 2017 will surely encourage the exchange between lighting engineers, road safety experts and regulative bodies. They will have the opportunity to present the most recent results of research and development to continue the established traditions of this conference to be able to promote a bright future for automo-tive lighting.

The final programme for the ISAL 2017 can be downloaded here:

General Information

As in every year we hope to welcome you to the biggest international symposium on automotive lighting. The ISAL 2017 will be held from September 25th to 27th in the darmstadtium. We are currently working on schedule and setting up everything, so please check back in Oktober for further information.

Date September 25 – 27, 2017 (just after the Frankfurt International Motor Show IAA)
Location Science & Congress Centre
Schlossgraben 1
64283 Darmstadt, Germany (30 km from Frankfurt/Main)
Language The conference language is English (no simultaneous translation)
Proceedings The proceedings are published as a book and on a USB flash drive and are distributed at the Symposium. After the Symposium the proceedings are available at bookshops.

Schedule for submitting to the ISAL 2017

Februar 28, 2017 Deadline for submitting abstracts
March 31, 2017 Confirmation of acceptance
May 22, 2017
Publication of the programme
May 30, 2017 Deadline for submitting the papers
July 31, 2017
Deadline for early registration and payment (700€)
September 25, 2017 Registration & Get-Together-Soirée
September 26-27, 2017 ISAL Symposium

Impressions of the ISAL 2015