5th International Radiance Scientific Workshop

13-14 September 2006, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Organised by John Mardaljevic and Greg Ward

Hosted by the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development

group photo

Workshop photos (mostly taken by Greg Ward)

Wednesday September 13th 2006
Day 1 - Arrival 9:15 Registration - Tea/coffee
Welcome & Introduction 9:45 Welcome address
John Mardaljevic
9:50 New Features in Radiance 3.8
Greg Ward
10:00 Tracing forward, bouncing back
Axel Jacobs
Rendering 10:30 MOAR: The Mother of All Renderers or Radiance in Real-Time
Alan Chalmers and Kurt Debattista
11:00 Rendering with Radiance on the GRID
Kurt Debattista
11:30 Mid-morning break - tea/coffee
12:00 Accelerating Radiance using Novel Hardware
David Coulthurst
12:30 Radiance on Mobile Devices
Matt Aranha
Lunch 13:00 Including optional tour of the Queens Building (~20 mins) (Repeated Thursday)
Human factors, validation & materials 13:45 Radiance modeling of translucent glazings for architectural daylighting
Allan MacMillan
14:00 Measurement of Light Spectrum and Intensity Variation by Changing Wall Texture: A work in the frame of circadian cycles consideration
Adriana Lira-Oliver
14:30 Calculation of circadian illuminance distribution with Radiance
Krzysztof Wandachowicz
15:00 Comparing Real and Virtual Scenes
Timo Kunkel
15:30 Afternoon break - tea/coffee
16:00 Update on BRTF measurements
Peter Apian-Bennewitz
High Dynamic Range Imaging 16:30 WebHDR
Luisa Brotas
17:00 High Dynamic Range Imaging as a Means to Quantify Luminous Flux
John Mardaljevic, Birgit Krausse and Marilyne Andersen
17:30 2006 Photosphere Developments
Greg Ward
Workshop Official Dinner 19:30 The Tiffin (Indian) Restaurant
1 De Montfort Street (15 minutes walk from the Queens Building)


Thursday September 14th 2006
Day 2 08:30 Morning tea/coffee
Rtcontrib: theory & application 09:00 Climate-Based Modelling and Daylight coefficients
John Mardaljevic
09:30 Applying the Radiance rtcontrib program (Note: this is a "click-to-advance" QT movie file - start from QT player rather than a browser)
Greg Ward
10:00 Night Lighting Simulation: Design Evaluation Using Radiance's Rtcontrib and Mksource Programs
Jack de Valpine (delivered in absentia)
Design case studies 10:30 Crystal Palace Lighting Simulation
Chris Jessee
11:00 Mid-morning break - tea/coffee & HDR Display Demonstration
11:30 Experiments with a digital 'light-flow-meter' in daylit art museum buildings
Merete Madsen & Michael Donn
12:00 Daylighting design with climate
Francesco Anselmo
12:30 Radiance in Lighting Design
Thomas Bleicher
13:00 Lunch including optional tour of the Queens Building (~20 mins)
14:00 Design optimisation with Radiance
Giulio Antonutto
14:30 Visualization of Radiance Results with OpenDX & Generating Design Options using String Testing (slide 31 may not render in Acrobat)
Andrew McNeil
15:00 Advancing Daylighting Design with Radiance
Philip Greenup
  15:30 Afternoon break - tea/coffee
Radiance in "end-user packages" 16:00 Integrating Radiance in the IES <Virtual Environment>
Don Stearn
16:15 Radiance in ECOTECT
Andrew Marsh
Coda 16:30 Problem solving session
Greg Ward / all
17:00 Open discussion
17:30 Workshop end

All daytime refreshments and both lunches are included in the conference fees. The (optional) Workshop Dinner at the Tiffin is extra (£20.50p without drinks).