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Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce that the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications will be held at the premises of the Technische Universität Dresden, from 29 March to 1 April 2009. Dresden  is both the half million people baroque capital of Saxony and the microelectronics center of Europe.

The Symposium focuses on research, application, and commercialization aspects of the power line communication technology, in both broadband and narrowband fields. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit original contributions describing completed or ongoing research related to the power line communication area. The contributions should address one of the following aspects:

Technology aspects

  • Channel characterization (measurements and modeling of signal propagation and noise/disturbance)
  • Electro-magnetic compatibility/interference and coupling (measurements and solutions)
  • Modulation and coding techniques (among others: multi-carrier, OFDM, spread-spectrum, UWB, and single carrier )
  • Signal processing (frequency and phase synchronizations, symbol timing synchronization, detection, equalization, etc)
  • Cognitive issues: resource allocation, spectrum monitoring, and spectrum allocation
  • Error control (FEC, interleaving, ARQ, etc.)
  • Multiple access techniques and MAC protocols
  • Duplex and repeater techniques, routing, and autonomous network functions (e.g. auto-configuration)
  • Network planning and optimization
  • Cross-layer optimization and service integration (PLC specific and higher layers, traffic control, from physical to network and application layers)

Implementation and deployment aspect

  • Coexistence and interoperability
  • Modem and LSI (Large Scale Integration) design
  • Security
  • Network and service management
  • System architectures and solutions
  • Power system applications (AMR, IMR, protection, smart grid, power quality, management, control, monitoring, sensor network, etc)
  • Broadband and multimedia applications (home network, video on demand, VoIP, games, IPTV, etc)
  • Experimental systems, field trials, and commercial networks
  • Standardization and regulation
  • Business perspectives

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: CLOSED
Notification of Acceptance: 3 February 2009
Camera-ready Paper Submission: 24 February 2009



General Chair
Ralf Lehnert (Chair for Telecommunications Technische Universität Dresden 01062 Dresden,Germany)

TPC Co-Chairs
Halid Hrasnica,Eurescom GmbH,Germany
Masaaki Katayama,Nagoya University,Japan
Moises Ribeiro,Federal University of Juiz de Fora,Brazil

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