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


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 (IEEE ComSoc). It will be hold in Málaga, the capital of the Coast of the Sun (Spain), between 31rd March and 3th April, 2020 (Thuesday to Friday).

An important novelty of this edition is that contributions can be submitted to any of the following four types of sessions (more details here):

Type of submission Target Acceptance criteria Publication
Regular technical Unpublished works Peer review Proceedings & eligible for IEEE Xplore®
Dissemination Works already published in journal papers TPC co-chairs Only to attendees and subject to authors’ authorization
Industrial & standardization Ongoing or recent industrial developments, specifications, standards and prototypes TPC Only to attendees
Recent results Ongoing research and preliminary results TPC co-chairs Only to attendees


The symposium covers all aspects of power line communications and its applications: 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, industrial applications, 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 will include a series of industry speeches, experts’ panel talks, as well as keynote speeches about the following topics: routing procedures for PLC, information theoretic aspects of communications over PLC channels, and a perspective of PLC after 20 years. They will be given by the following distinguished speakers:

Thomas Clausen

Ecole Polytechnique


Ron Dabora

Ben-Gurion University


Stefano Galli

Rapporteur for Smart Grid Communications ITU


2020 Patrons