International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019

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 nearly 1000 experts at ISAL 2017, it would be a great pleasure to welcome international designers, engineers, scientists and decision makers in automotive lighting industry at the ISAL 2019.

ISAL 2019 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 automotive lighting.


The programme is available for download here

General Information

As in every year we hope to welcome you to the biggest international symposium on automotive lighting. The ISAL 2019 will be held from September 23rd to 25th in the darmstadtium.

Date September 23 – 25, 2019 (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.


01.11.2018 Start for submitting the abstracts
28.02.2019 Deadline for submitting the abstracts
01.04.2019 Confirmation of acceptance
15.05.2019 Publication of the program
14.06.2019, 23:59 CEST Deadline for full-paper submission
31.07.2019 Deadline for early registration and payment
23.09.2019 Opening and Get-Together Soirée
24-25.09.2019 ISAL 2019 Symposium

Impressions of the ISAL 2017