Canadian National Committee of the CIE

Welcome to our website. The CNC/CIE is the collective Canadian voice of people interested in the science and art of light and lighting. Membership is open to anyone interested in any aspect of lighting including vision, photometry, colorimetry, photobiology and the application of these to the use of light and lighting both indoors and out. For further information on the CNC/CIE go to About the CNC. For a list of recent events see our Activities page.

As part of its mandate, the CNC/CIE supports the Standards Council of Canada by providing the core of the membership of the Canadian mirror committee to ISO/TC 274 – Light and Lighting. ISO/TC 274 is responsible for standardization in the field of application of lighting in specific cases complementary to the work items of the CIE and the coordination of drafts standards from the CIE. For further information on ISO/TC 274 see About ISO/TC 274 or visit the ISO website.

CNC/CIE News

CNC/CIE Student Support to CIE 2023

The Canadian National Committee of the CIE will support one Canadian student to present their research at the 30th Quadrennial Session. The student must be the presenting author of a paper accepted at the CIE 2023 Session. The successful applicant will be reimbursed by the CNC/CIE for up to $750 of expenses related to the conference (registration, travel accommodation, meals). Following the conference, they will be expected to report on their experiences at the conference, either in a short written report or in a presentation at the online fall 2023 meeting of the CNC/CIE.

Full details of the application process can be found here along with an application form.

2022 Annual Meeting

The 67th Annual Meeting of the CNC/CIE was held on Monday, November 21st 2022. The reports from the meeting are available here.

President-elect of the CIE

The CNC/CIE is please to announce that Dr. Jennifer Veitch has been appointed as President-elect of the CIE for the period 2021-2023. At the Quadrennial meeting in 2023, she will take on the role of President of the CIE for the period 2023-2027.

Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC 274 News

2022 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC 274 was held as part of the CNC/CIE Annual Meeting.

CIE News

New CIE Research Forum: Lighting in the Usage of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Devices

CIE has a new Research Forum (RF-04) on Lighting in the usage of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality devices. It aims to research the lighting issues raised from potential applications and scenarios of Augmented Reality (AR) technology. These potential applications include but are not limited to map navigation, industrial workshop assembly drawings, and instructions, security alert and target identification, medical surgery application, etc. If you want to join in the discussion of RF-04 then simply complete the TC and RF Membership Application form (filling in the requirements for RF membership) and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for passing on to Molly Mou,the RF-04 Convener.

CIE Tutorial on Urban Lighting Masterplanning, May 3 - 5, 2023, Istanbul, Turkey

CIE Division 4 is holding a tutorial to support the understanding and use of CIE 234:2019, this tutorial will be hosted by CIE NC Turkey, Aydınlatma Türk Milli Komitesi (AMTK). More detailed information about the tutorial can be found on the event webpage.

CIE 2023

CIE 2023 will be hosted by the CIE National Committee of Slovenia in Ljubljana, September 15-23, 2023, with the conference on September 18-20, 2023 and the CIE Division and Technical Committee meetings on September 21-23, 2023. The broad theme of the CIE 2023 conference is "Innovative Lighting Technologies" Abstracts will be accepted on the specific topics listed below and those of the CIE Divisions:

  • Smart lighting
  • Sustainable lighting technologies and practices
  • Integrative lighting for indoors and outdoors
  • Metrology for new technologies
  • Image display in augmented and virtual reality modes

The abstract submission system is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 March, 2023For further information, visit the CIE 2023 website.

Call for Experts

CIE has over 70 Technical Committees (TCs) working on new reports and international standards. A brief description of each TC is available under CIE Technical Committees. If you have expertise to contribute to any of these, especially the new ones shown below, you can apply for membership by sending a completed CIE TC Membership form and CIE Copyright Agreement form  to the relevant TC Chair, with a copy to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the CNC/CIE Secretariat. Please note that all Canadian members of TCs must be or become members of the CNC/CIE.

TC 2-98: Revision of CIE 130-1998 Practical Methods for the Measurement of Reflectance and Transmittance.

In addition to Technical Committee, you are encouraged to participate in CIE Research Fora (RFs). RFs exist to facilitate ongoing knowledge exchange and research on a scientific topic or research area where there is insufficient completed scientific work to support the work of a CIE Technical Committee. 

Currently the CIE has four RFs:

RF-01: Spectral Imaging
RF-02: Matters relating to temporal light modulation
RF-03: Matters related to Colour Rendition
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F-04: Lighting in the usage of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality devices

CIE Publications

One key activity of the CIE is the publication of technical and scientific work in the form of Technical Reports, International Standards, and Technical Notes. Technical Notes are freely available. Technical Reports and International Standards can be purchased through the CIE Web Shop. Summaries of recent publications, including links to recent Technical Notes, can be found under New Publications.

In addition to formal publications, the CIE Board of Administration will, from time to time, issue Position Statements. Summaries of recent CIE Position Statements can be found here.

Members of the CNC/CIE are reminded that they are able to get a discount on all CIE publications. The latest discount code, effective December 2020, is currently available in the members only area under Publication Discount Code. To log in, go to CNC/CIE Members. If you do not have access, please contact the CNC/CIE Secretariat.

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