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The 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC) is organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Power Line Communications. The conference will be held March 29-31, 2015, in the Blanton Museum of Art Complex on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The University of Texas at Austin is located in downtown Austin, which has a dynamic live music scene, hike & bike trails along the river, museums, and the State Capitol.

ISPLC 2015 will focus on key aspects of theory, algorithms, standards, measurements, and implementations pertaining to communications via power lines. Topics include smart grid communications, networks and analytics; in-home broadband communications; green communications; multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communications; in-car communications; electric vehicle charging systems; and sensor networks. Acceptance of submissions will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the ISPLC 2015 proceedings and IEEE Xplore. The conference will also include two talks (see next) and a panel discussion.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Stefano Galli.

Our opening keynote speaker will be Prof. Lutz Lampe. Dr. Lampe is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has worked and published in the area of power line communications (PLC) for more than 15 years. His research has focused on applied communication theory and signal processing for innovative broadband and narrowband PLC solutions. He is co-editor of the book “Power Line Communications” published by Wiley in 2010. He has served the PLC community as founding Vice-Chair and later Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on PLC (2004-2014), as General Chair of the International Symposium on PLC (ISPLC) in 2005, and as Guest-Editor of several special issues on PLC.

Our second keynote speaker will be Mr. Stuart Laval.  Mr. Laval is a Manager of Technology Development in Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology office in North Carolina, USA, where he is responsible for smart grid telecommunications and the distributed intelligence platform.  Mr. Laval is a proven leader in the successful development of more than 20 technology products for smart-grid utility, wireless communications, and power semiconductors.  Mr. Laval has contributed to the successful launch of over 20 product innovations in mid-voltage smart grid sensors, 2G/3G wireless communication, consumer lighting and audio amplifiers. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Rollins College.


Proposals for special sessions
- October 27, 2014
- November 17, 2014
9:00am CT Nov. 21, 2014

Submission of full papers
- November 10, 2014
- November 17, 2014
9:00am CT Nov. 21, 2014

Notification of Acceptance
- January 5, 2015

Camera-ready papers due
- February 2, 2015
- February 6, 2015
- February 15, 2015