Topics

• Lightning physics and phenomenology
• Lightning discharge
• Lightning occurrence characteristics
• Lightning electromagnetic impulse (LEMP) and lightning-induced eff ects
• Lightning attachment
• Lightning down-conductors and grounding
• Lightning protection of buildings
• Lightning protection of telecommunication systems
• Lightning protection of power systems
• Lightning protection of electronic systems
• Lightning protection of transportation systems
• Lightning protection of renewable energy systems
• Practical lightning protection
• Lightning protection and lightning testing standards
• Lightning safety, medicine and education
• High-voltage/triggered lightning experiments for simulation of lightning effects
• Special session on lightning protection of railway systems