The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC) was the 23rd symposium dedicated to scientific and technical advances in the field of communications over power lines. The event is sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc). The conference was held in Praha, the capital of the Czech Republic, between 3rd and 5th April, 2019 (Wednesday to Friday). The motto of IEEE ISPLC 2019 was “Smarter Applications for Smarter Future”.
The symposium focuses on industrial applications of power line communications, theoretical and practical aspects of communications theory, algorithms, channel and noise measurements, EMC, simulations and real implementations, evaluation and lessons from field trials and related experience, network planning, installation, operation and management, protocols, cybersecurity, standards and regulations pertaining to communications via power lines, and related topics.
Traditionally, one of the main features of ISPLC is strong participation of the industry, bringing together researchers, practitioners and users of PLC technologies. The symposium included a series of keynote speeches and experts’ panel talks, as well as an industry exhibition focusing on PLC applications (for Smart Grids as well as other areas of application).
Acceptance of submissions was based on quality, relevance, and originality, with awards for the best submissions. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE ISPLC 2019 proceedings and in IEEE Xplore®.