IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications
31 March-3 April 2020 // Malaga, Spain




ISPLC 2020 Virtual Celebration Announcement

Given the significant uncertainties on how the global situation will evolve, and after evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by IEEE and relevant national and international agencies:

ISPLC Organizing Committee had decided to confirm the conference, but make it fully “virtual” using online conferencing tools, without any physical participation of attendees.

Virtual celebration of the conference ensures that presented papers can be published in IEEE Xplore. Authors will have to prepare and submit a presentation file with voice narration. Conference registrants will be able to view slides over a 5 day period and interact with posted questions.
As a registered attendee of the conference, we ask you to select one of two options to either elect to attend the virtual conference or cancel your registration:

-Virtual Conference Registration: As a registered attendee of the conference, you are already automatically registered for the virtual conference.  Once we have determined the new registration fee, we will process your refund accordingly and send a revised receipt for your records.

-Cancellation with Full Refund: If you cannot attend the virtual conference, you may elect to cancel your registration completely for a full refund. Please reach out directly to Shirley Cisneros, ( and we will process your request with full refund.

The virtual event will take place between 20 – 22 April 2020. In such case, the deadline for uploading presentations will be 15 April. A communication in regards to this will follow in the coming days, detailing the new virtual registration fees and re-opening registration for all.

We look forward to the virtual participation.

The 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (IEEE ISPLC) is the 24rd symposium dedicated to scientific and technical advances in the field of communications over power lines. The event is sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and will be held in Málaga, the capital of Costa del Sol (Spain).

A preliminary program is already available here.

The topics of the conference presentations will cover broadband and narrowband PLC systems, PLC for Smart Grids, indoor and outdoor applications, new standards for PLC, emerging PLC-related technologies, signal processing for communications, information and  communication theory aspects, networking aspects, etc.

An important novelty of this edition is that contributions can be submitted to any of the following four types of sessions: Regular technical, Dissemination, Industrial & standardization, Recent results (more details here).

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 will include a series of industry speeches, experts’ panel talks, as well as keynotes given by the following distinguished speakers:

Routing procedures for PLC,

by Thomas Clausen

Ecole Polytechnique, France

Information theoretic aspects of communications over PLC channels, by Ron Dabora

Ben-Gurion University, Israel

A perspective of PLC after 20 years,   by Stefano Galli

Rapporteur for Smart Grid Communications ITU, USA

2020 Patrons