Light for a Brighter Namibia
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) on 20th December 2013. This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.
In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the United Nations has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.
So far, about 60 countries worldwide, including eleven on the African continent (Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Liberia, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia) will be celebrating the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.
Against this background, the University of Namibia (UNAM) would like to celebrate this International Year by organizing the International Conference on Light Science and Applications (ICLSA) from 26th - 28th of October, 2015 on its main campus in Windhoek.
The main objectives of this conference will be to
To achieve these objectives effectively, the Faculties of Science and Engineering at the University of Namibia have taken initiative to organize this conference, covering the following topics:
|Submitting one page abstract||30th July 2015|
|Confirmation of acceptance of abstract||10th August 2015|
|Submitting full paper not exceeding 5 printed pages.These paper will be published in ISTJN||20th August 2015|
|Early bird registration US$ 15 / N$ 300||09th August 2015|
|Late registration of US$ 25 / N$ 500||20th August 2015|
|Free accommodation and lunches for participants||Free accommodation from 26th to 28th October 2015 only.|
|The last date to pay the registration fees is 20th August 2015. The payment of registration fees will ensure the booking of free accommodation from 26th to 28th October 2015 (three nights).|
The format for the abstract and the full paper must be as a Word document as follows:
Title of the paper: 12 fonts in bold and rest in 11 fonts with double spaced with margin 2.5 cm both sides
University graduates, academic staff, people from local and private industries, Government officials, and anybody who has interest in the topics listed above can attend the conference and present a paper.
University graduates, academic staff, people from local and private industries, Government officials, and anybody who has interest in Light Applications can attend this conference. In order to register for the participation, please provide us your name, institution, fax, and email address. You may pay the registration fees directly into the University of Namibia account given below and send us a copy of the payment.
The account name: The University of Namibia
Bank name: First National Bank, Windhoek
Account No.: 55500057621
Conference budget vote: 8249/6298
Branch code: Main, Windhoek, Namibia
Swift code: FIRNNANX
All correspondence should be addressed to the following conference email: email@example.com