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ISAL 2011 report

The “International Symposium on Automotive Lighting“ is held every two years by the Laboratory of Lighting Technology at the TU Darmstadt. With more than 600 international participants the ISAL represents the world’s largest symposium on automotive lighting and is a fixed date in the calendar of automotive lighting experts.

This year the conference took place from 26th to 28th September and attracted with its 67 specialist lectures, 29 posters and 120 written contributions the conference participants into the conference center “darmstadtium” at the science hub Darmstadt. The related exhibition enabled 23 industrial partners to present their products and innovations on an exhibition space of 450 m² to automotive lighting experts. The symposium proceedings of the ISAL 2011 are available at the Laboratory of Lighting Technology.

The next ISAL will be held in 2013. In that year the well-known “International Symposium on Automotive Lighting“ will celebrate its tenth jubilee.  The “Laboratory of Lighting Technology” will accommodate that event with special celebrations.

ISAL 2011

ISAL stands for the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting and is traditionally organised by the Laboratory of Lighting Technology in Darmstadt. The symposium is held biannual since 1995 and is by now the most important and recognised symposium on the topic in the world.

Previous ISALs have been enframed by an exhibition of over 25 manufacturers of lighting systems, measurement technology, simulation software, ADAS and much more. If you want to take part in 2011, take a look at the item exhibition.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is published by now and is downloadable by clicking on the link. All submissions on the subjects listed are welcome. Please note the schedule.


The Programme is published by now and is downloadable by clicking on the picture.

General Information

Date September 26-28, 2011 (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.


Februar 25, 2011 Deadline for submitting abstracts
March 18, 2011 Confirmation of acceptance
May 2, 2011 Publication of the programme
May 13, 2011 Deadline for submitting the papers
July 31, 2011 Deadline for early registration and payment
September 26, 2011 Registration & Get-Together-Soirée
September 27-28, 2011 ISAL 2011 Symposium


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Institute of Electromechanical Design

Lighting Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Tran Quoc Khanh

S2|09 14
Hochschulstraße 4a
64289 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-22877
+49 6151 16-5468

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