Keynote Speakers


Jean Bastie received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Marseille (France) in 1968. He joined the French National Institute of Metrology, Paris, in 1970, where he was Head of the Radiometric and Photometric Department, in charge of realising the national standards for radiometric and photometric measurements until his retirement in 2007.
The same year he joined the French National Institute of Metrology (1970) he became also an active member of the French National Committee (CNFE) and was appointed French delegate for Division 2 in 1977. He entered to the Board of the CNFE in 1979 as Vice President and became President from 1991 to 1995. Currently he is still active in this Board.
His first participation in the CIE activities was at the Barcelona Session in 1971. Since that time he attendeded all CIE Sessions until the Beijing Session in 2007. He has been active, and he is still active in several Technical Committees dealing with optical radiation measurements. He became Associate Director of Division 2 in 1987, then Secretary of the CIE in 1991 and Vice President from 1999 until 2007.
He was also involved in several international metrological organisations, mainly EUROMET where he was the French delegate for photometry and radiometry, and the BIPM where he was the French delegate for the Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry from 1972 to 2005 and the CIE delegate for the Consultative Committee for Units.

Cyril Chain received his Ph.D. in Lighting from the ENTPE in Lyon (France), after having studied building and urban sciences at the engineering school ENTPE as well as architecture at Ecole d’Architecture de Lyon.
Until 2004, he worked in the team of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Centre (State University of New York) and at the Laboratory of Building Sciences (ENTPE), mainly on the characterization of daylight quality (spectrally and directionally) and availability (from ground and satellite data).
In 2004, he joined the Certu in order to head the activity of urban and road lighting for the French Ministry of Roads and Equipment.
In 2006, he received the Fresnel medal from the French Association of Illumination (AFE) for his work conducted in the research in the field of lighting.
In 2010, he received the qualification of “International Expert” in Light and Lighting for both the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and the Ministry of Equality of Territories and Housing.
This position gives him the opportunity to head many studies and experiments, especially in the field of visual impairments on one side and urban lighting on the other side.
He is the author or co-author of several books, guidelines and reports. He is largely involved in national and international regulation and standard bodies: for the French government, and as an expert at Afnor and at TC 169 of CEN.
His first participation in the CIE activities was at the Warsaw Session in 1999 and, since then, he participated in several Divisions and Technical Committees.
He has been an active member of the French National Committee (CNFE, renamed to CIE-France), which also constituted the scientific committee of AFE. He is the President of the CIE-France since 2009.
He has been very implied in the organization of the CIE Centenary events, both locally and at the International Scientific Committee.


Invited Speaker:

Jean-Jacques Ezrati was born in 1946 in Strasbourg (France).
After his studies he worked for seven years in a kibbutz in Israel. It was there where he made his first steps in lighting, mainly in stage lighting.
Returned to France in 1974, he continued this way in performing arts, until he was invited in 1982 to join the DMF (French Museums Direction) as a lighting adviser.
He spends much of his time for teaching, counselling and research in the field of lighting.
He graduated in theatre studies, museum preventive conservation and didactics.
He is member of CIE France, ICOM (International Council of Museum) and ACE (French association of lighting designers).