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ICLP 2024 | 1. - 7. Sept. | Dresden, Germany
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ICLP 2024 | September 1-7, 2024 | Dresden, Germany

Instructions for Authors

Important Information for Oral Presentations

In order to ensure a smooth course during the session, we kindly ask presenting authors to consider the following:

The time slot for each presentation is 15 minutes for regular presentations.

Session chairs have been instructed to rigorously enforce the schedule, i.e., to strictly limit the length of a presentation. We kindly ask you for your understanding and for your cooperation in keeping the schedule.

Make sure to submit a short biography of the presenting author (max 1/2 page) to your EDAS profile latest until Friday, August 23rd, 2024. The session chairs will need to have your biography to introduce you shortly before the start of the presentation.
Be at the room of your session 15 minutes before session start, so that you can meet your session chairs and the other speakers in advance.
A video projector and a notebook (Dell G15 5520) -will be available in all conference rooms. The presentation format in the conference rooms is 16:9, but of course the Format 4:3 will be also possible)  The use of personal notebooks has to be announced to the conference organizers in advance.

Please bring your presentations on a USB memory stick in MS-Power Point or Adobe PDF format to the ICLP 2024 at least 1 hour prior to your talk!

In order to avoid any problems with your presentation please make sure that it fulfills the necessary requirements for the following software:

  • MS Office Version 11 Home (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • WindowsMediaplayer 11.2312.7.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8

Video Codecs:

  • Cinepak Codek  (cvid)
  • Intel IYUV Codec (IYUV)
  • Microsoft RLE (MRLE)
  • Microsoft Video 1 (MSVC)
  • Microsoft YUV (UYUY)
  • Toshiba YUV Codec (Y411)
  • Microsoft YUV (UYVY)
  • Mpeg4s Decoder DMO (mpg4s, MP4S, m4s2, MP4V, mp4v, XVID, xvid, DIVX, DX50
  • WMV Screen Decoder DMO (MSS1, MSS2)
  • WMVideo Decoder DMO (WMV1, WMV2, WMV3, WMVA, WVC1, WMVP, WVP2, VC1S
  • Mpeg43 Decoder DMO (mp43, MP43)
  • Mpeg4 Decoder DMO (MPG4, mpg4, mp42, MP42)

Audio Codecs:

  • Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODE
  • Microsoft ADPCM CODE
  • Microsoft CCITT G. 711 A-Law an u-Law-CODEC
  • Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC
  • Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (decode only)
  • Microsoft PCM-Converter
  • WMAudio Decoder DMO
  • WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO
  • WMSpeech Decoder DMO
  • MP3 Decoder DMO

Important Information for Poster Presentations

Please prepare your poster in DIN A0 size portrait format (approx. 100 cm  x 140 cm).

Please note, that there is no poster template. When preparing the poster, presenters should have in mind the objective of capturing the interest of attendees to the work that is being presented. The quality of the presentation stimulates the attention from the audience and improves the overall satisfaction of the community attending the conference. Use an appropriate font size allowing posters to be readable by delegates 1.5 m away.

The poster message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. Further, we would like to call the attention of poster presenters to the following items:

Each poster board is marked with a poster ID-number. Please find your poster ID-number in the final Program (printed or PDF version). Authors are requested to use only the boards provided for their poster.

Posters can be put on the board starting by Tuesday, September 3rd, 09:00 h and latest by 15:00 h of the day of the poster presentation. All Posters should be fixed to the poster board using pins which will be provided on site at the registration desk.

Authors are required to stand by their posters during the whole poster session on Tuesday, September 3rd  (15:30- 17:30), and to remove their posters from the boards after the end of the poster session. Posters left on the boards after that will not be returned to the authors.

37th International Conference on Lightning Protection


Welcome to the 37th International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP), the premier global event dedicated to advancing the science and technology of lightning protection. We are excited to announce that the ICLP 2024 will be held in the beautiful city of Dresden, Germany.

This conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with the world's leading experts in the field of lightning protection, to discuss the latest research findings, and to learn about new developments in lightning physics and lightning protection technology. Participants will have the opportunity to present their research work, exchange ideas with colleagues, and network with industry professionals. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of experts, while presenting new ideas and inventions to the public.

ICLP 2024 will offer a diverse program of plenary sessions, technical sessions and poster sessions, covering a wide range of topics related to lightning research and lightning protection. Some of the key topics that will be addressed at the conference include lightning protection of structures, lightning measurement and artificial intelligence (AI), lightning protection of power systems, and lightning protection of E-vehicles and charging infrastructure.

In addition to the technical program, ICLP 2024 will also offer a series of social events, providing an opportunity to explore Dresden's rich history and culture, and to network with other conference attendees in a relaxed setting.

We invite lightning protection experts, researchers, engineers, consultants, manufacturer, entrepreneurs, medical lightning specialists, and students from around the world to join us at ICLP 2024 in Dresden, Germany. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event and to advancing the science and technology of lightning research and lightning protection together.

You are welcome to participate in the ICLP 2024 technical exhibition or support the event as a sponsor.

Michael Rock, Fridolin Heidler, Alexander Kern


Michael Rock, Technical University Ilmenau, Conference Chairman
Fridolin Heidler, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Technical Chairman
Alexander Kern, University of Applied Sciences Aachen, Technical Chairman

Preparing and submitting

Please prepare an full paper of the planned contribution using the file template (see homepage) and follow the general instructions below. The full paper consists of a maximum of six A4 pages including title, authorship, abstract, motivation, results, and associated images and references; page 7 contains a short professional CV and an author photo.
The paper must clearly demonstrate the technical-scientific content as well as the innovations.

Please upload the pdf file to EDAS, indicating whether a presentation as a talk or poster is desired. If the paper has not yet been published IEEE Xplore, you can additionally activate this publication.

To use EDAS, you will need a personal account. When using it for the first time, click on "create new account" and create a user account. If you have forgotten your login information, click on "reset your password" and enter your email address.

After successful login:

  • enter the presentation title
  • select the preferred presentation type "category": Lecture or Poster
  • select the most applicable topic focus
  • optionally select the additional publication at IEEE Xplore
  • add additional authors if necessary: in the line "Authors" under "Change Add" click on the plus symbol and select person via search and add.
  • upload the pdf file by clicking on the upload icon next to "Full paper".

After uploading you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

ICLP 2024 Paper Submission

Important Dates


when (dd.mm.yyyy)

Extended Deadline for submission of the full paper (2nd extension)01.03.2024

Notification result 1st review


Deadline for submission of Full paper updated14.05.2024

Notification of result of 2nd review


Deadline for author registration24.06.2024

Upload of short CVs until


Start of event


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Conference topics

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  • Down Conductors and Earthing - Modelling of Soil Resistivity
  • Flash, Strokes and Ground Strikes 
  • LEMP - Applications, Return Stroke Modelling
  • Lightning - Physics, Discharge, Attachment and Environment 
  • Lightning Occurrence Characteristics - Nowcasting and AI 
  • Power System Protection and Analysis
  • Protection of E-Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure
  • Protection of Infrastructure
  • Protection of Railway Systems
  • Protection of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Protection of Transmission and Distribution Lines - Earthing
  • Safety - Human Safety, Case Studies, Statistics and Awareness
  • Tall Tower Studies
  • Testing - Laboratory Experiments, Standards
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Tips: How to prepare your paper for the proceedings

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The short abstracts and the paper titles (German/English) will be available in Online Libraries. After the conference, this will enable interested people to find easily these contributions.

For titles  use the given guidelines.

A picture tells more than 1000 words. Use the pictures so that these can translate the wished meaning at a glance...

Don't forget to announce the source.

References have to be included at the end of the paper. Please check the typing guidelines. If you wish to refer to other sources from this same event, please contact in advance the event organisers.

Templates for Authors
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TIP: Creating your presentation

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If you would like to insert the title graphic of the event or the logos of the organizers, you will find these under Downloads.

Our recommendation for the size of the presentation: A rule of thumb says: "1 slide per minute of presentation".

Convert videos into Windows Media video files (.wmv) using Microsoft Movie Maker. You integrate these into your presentation. Sound is not possible.

On the day of the event, at the latest during the break before your presentation, please bring your presentation as a ppt or pdf file on a USB stick and hand in your presentation to the technical department upon arrival at the registration counter or directly in the lecture room.

A Windows laptop with PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pps, ppsx), Acrobat Reader (pdf) and a projector will be available for the presentation. If you are using special fonts and logos, please bring your own laptop due to possible incompatibilities.

During the break before your presentation, please test the start of the presentation and the correct display of the pages. Please familiarize yourself with the equipment.

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TIP: How to prepare your poster

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Wir empfehlen die Erstellung eines Posters in der Größe DIN A0 lang Format. You are free to design the layout of your poster.

If you wish to use the banner oder logo of the event, you can find this under "downloads".

Pinnboards (1,40 m x 1,20 m breit). Pins will be provided on site. The poster titles will be mentioned on boards.

Please put your poster on the your poster board on the the first day of the event (starting from 9:00 h) and remove it at the ene dof the event. Please note that posters that haven't been removed from authors will be disposed.

Please be at your poster board during the poster session in order to answer the questions of the attendees.

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Exhibition & Sponsoring

The ICLP will be accompanied by an exhibition which is well appreciated from the conference delegates.

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The ICLP will be accompanied by an exhibition which is well appreciated from the conference delegates.

The area for exhibitors and sponsors is the communicative core of the conference. Manufacturers and service provides present future and praxis oriented applications and products.

Exibition & Sponsoring
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