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Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) Conference

02 (00:01) - 04/09/2014 (23:59)
Further information Abstracts/Conference Papers Martin Morgan Taylor - mart@dmu.ac.uk Conference administration queries Katie Scott - klscott@dmu.ac.uk

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Second Annual Conference



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ALAN2014 will examine the full use of artificial lighting at night, as well as the spectrum of adverse effects that artificial outdoor light at night may cause, often known collectively as “light pollution”. The conference should be of interest to scientific, social science and legal academics, as well as regulators and lighting professionals.

The conference, which is being hosted by Leicester De Montfort Law School, De Montfort University, is being co organised with the EU COST Action LoNNe (Loss of the Night Network), and in association with the International Dark Sky Association.

The three day event will consist of both plenary speakers and streams focusing on the following major themes. We welcome any abstract on artificial light at night, especially those which fall within the major topics listed below. However we will consider any abstract that deals with artificial light at night:

Biology and Ecology
Evolutionary Adaptation
Food Webs

Legislation and Outdoor Lighting Governance
Lighting Conflicts
Outdoor Lighting Practices
Perceptions of Night
Preservation of Natural Areas

Circadian Rhythm Disruption
Exposure to Outdoor and Indoor Light
Illness Related to Artificial Light at Night

Measurement and Modeling
Human Exposure Modeling
Models of Light Propagation
Remote Sensing
Street Lighting
Urban and Pristine Areas

Technology and Design
Architectural Lighting
Energy Efficiency
Outdoor Planning and Concepts
Outdoor Advertising Street Lighting
Trends in Indoor and Outdoor Lighting

Poster Session
Posters are invited on relevant research. We are looking for a wide range of ideas for your poster submission and further information will be uploaded onto the website in due course. You will be expected to attend the conference with your laminated poster ready for display. De Montfort University can not provide printing or laminating facilities for this purpose. You will be able to display your poster at the dedicated poster session on Wednesday 3rd September.

If you would like to present a poster, please submit a title and brief written abstract (300 words) of your research, as you would for a paper, to Katie Scott at  klscott@dmu.ac.uk |  |  by 19th May.

Poster guidelines
Your poster should be no more than A1 in size and laminated.  It should include;

  1. Your name / contact details  / title 
  2. Your main thesis or research objective 
  3. A summary of ideas, arguments, and wider issues raised by your research

A list of Poster entrants will be published in the conference pack and there will be a financial prize for the best poster.

Registration and Payment

Register here | . This link will take you to our Online Store payment section. You will receive an automated response as proof of your booking.

The ALAN2014 standard payment structure is now in place.

  1. ALAN2014 - £200
  2. ALAN2014 (Student) - £95 (You will be asked to provide your student number)
  3. ALAN2014 (Conference Dinner) - £30

Conference dinner

The Conference Dinner takes place on Tuesday September 2nd 2014.

If you wish to attend the conference dinner at The City Rooms in Leicester, please note that you must book this separately and in addition to your conference booking . Thank you.

If you prefer to be invoiced then please email  Katie Scott | . Please provide your name, invoice address, email/telephone number and dietary/mobility requirements (if any).

DMU Campus Map
Campus map PDF .

Please note that we are not responsible for booking your accommodation

Please see the following suggested list of hotel accommodation. Prices are approximate.

Website Cost
(All prices are approximate)

Belmont Hotel

www.belmonthotel.co.uk |


Ibis Hotel
(Leicester City)

www.ibis.com |


Holiday Inn
(St Nicholas Circle)

www.holidayinn.com |


Hotel Maiyango

www.maiyango.com |


The Mercure Hotel
(formerly The Grand Hotel, Leicester)

www.mercureleicester.co.uk |


Premier Inn
(Leicester City Centre)

www.premierinn.com |


Ramada Encore
(Leicester City Centre)

www.ramada.com |


(Leicester City Centre)

www.travelodge.com |


Leicester / Travel
De Montfort University is well placed to host ALAN2014.  The Hugh Aston building, a £35 million eco-friendly building, is home to the Faculty of Business & Law. This state-of-the-art building was recently rated as ‘excellent’ for energy efficiency by the Building Research Establishment. The Hugh Aston building is just a short 20 minute walk from Leicester Rail Station, or 5 minutes by taxi.

The nearest airports are:

- East Midlands Airport
- Birmingham Airport
- Heathrow Airport

National Express |

Leicester has much to offer the visitor including the new theatre, Curve, the Highcross shopping centre, and a wide variety of restaurants and museums. The National Space Centre is the UK's only space science and astronomy attraction. For more information about the city see goLeicestershire | .

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