Initial program for the virtual event
Virtual IEEE ISPLC 2020 includes:
- Live sessions consisting of a keynote speech, industry speeches and an industry & standardization panel. These will be interactive sessions where registrants will be able to participate just by using a web browser. Sessions will be recorded for all registrants to view afterwards. A chat/forum for each industrial speech to allow offline questions/comments will be also available.
- Technical sessions with paper presentations consisting of slides with voice narration plus a chat for off line questions & answers. These will be available from May 11 to May 15.
Additional details are given below. All times in CET (Central European Time).
Live events program advance
All times are in CEST.
We are pleased to announce that the program of the IEEE ISPLC 2020 will include a technical keynote speech that will be given by the distinguished speaker:
|Prof. Ron Dabora, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Title: Information theoretic aspects of communications over PLC channels
Short bio :
|Since 2009, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include network information theory, wireless communications, and power line communications. He served as a TPC member of multiple international conferences, including, among others, WCNC, PIMRC, Globecom, and ICC. From 2012 to 2014, he served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and from 2014 to 2019 he served as a Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.|
|Monday, 11 May 2020, 10:00-10:40: Life Network Revolution -Starting from Outlets-
|Monday, 11 May 2020, 11:00-11:40: The G3-PLC Alliance Hybrid PLC/RF Solution
|Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10:00-10:40: Communications for Utilities, Network Operators and More
|Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:00-11:40: PRIME hybrid PLC-RF solution
|Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10:00-10:40: G.hn Technology for Industrial and Smart Grid Applications. ITU-T Roadmap and HomeGrid Forum Certification Update
Industry & standardization panel
|Andrea Tonello (chair), professor of embedded communication systems at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria)
Andrea Tonello is professor of embedded communication systems at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He has been associate professor at the University of Udine, Italy, technical manager at Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies, USA, and managing director of Bell Labs Italy where he was responsible for research activities on cellular technology.
|He received the PhD from the University of Padova, Italy (2002) and several awards including the Lucent Bell Labs Recognition of Excellence Award (1999), the RAENG (UK) Distinguished Visiting Fellowship (2010), the IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer Award (2011-15), the IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Award (2018-19), the IEEE Comsoc TC-PLC Interdisciplinary and Research Award (2019), the IEEE Comsoc TC-PLC Outstanding Service Award (2019), and the Chair of Excellence from UC3M (2019-20). He also received 9 best paper awards. He was the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on PLC. He is currently serving as the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications, and as director of Industry Outreach in the IEEE ComSoc BoG.|
|Cédric Lavenu, WS1 Chairperson at the G3-PLC Alliance. Expert Research Engineer at EDF-R&D.
See short bio above.
|Marcos Martínez (HomeGrid Forum), Chair of Contributions Working Group at the HomeGrid Forum. Standards and External Cooperation Manager at MaxLinear Semiconductors.
See short bio above.
|Markus Rindchen – Head of Technology Management at Power Plus Communications
Markus Rindchen has been Head of Technology Management at Power Plus Communications (PPC) since 2008. PPC is the leading European provider of Broadband Powerline Communications (BPL) technology for Smart Metering and Smart Grids. As head of Technology Management, Markus is responsible for committee work and the inclusion of innovative BPL and Communication technologies. Markus graduated in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim and holds an MBA in Engineering Management.
|Markus Rindchen is an active member in several national and international standardisation committees including the DKE, CENELEC, ITU and IEEE, and has made significant contributions to the development of powerline standards. Currently, he is the active vice-chair of the IEEE PLC-SC, convenour of DKE UK 716.1 and a speaker of the board of BITKOM AK Smart Grids.|
|Alfredo Sanz (PRIME Alliance), Technical Fellow on Smart Energy Systems & Software of Microchip.
See short bio above.
|Jean-Philippe Faure (HD-PLC Alliance), CEO of Progilon.
Jean-Philippe Faure is a world-class expert in power-line communications (PLC). He was a pioneer of broadband PLC activities in IEEE and IEC-CISPR. As founding chair of the working groups, he led the development of IEEE 1901-2010, first global broadband powerline communication MAC/PHY standard and the development of an EMC draft standard that was approved as harmonized standard CENELEC EN 50561-1 in 2013. In 2016-2018, he was chair of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board, continuously overseeing 650+ standards development projects involving 20,000+ developers worldwide. He currently serves as member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors. He received his master’s degree in engineering from Ecole Centrale Marseille in France in 1987.
Technical sessions for the virtual event
|Technical session 1 : Channel characterization and modelling|
|Channel Modeling for Overhead Line Equipment for Train Communication, by Waled Gheth; Khaled M. Rabie; Bamidele Adebisi; Muhammad Ijaz; Georgina D. Harris|
|Methodology and Power Spectral Density Limits Proposal for Non Intentional Emissions in Frequencies Below 150 kHz, by Noelia Uribe Pérez; Ibon Arechalde; Alberto Sendin; Iker Urrutia; Juan Sebastián Gómez; Marta Castro|
|Noise Emission Investigations of Power Electronic Devices as Input Data for Planning of BPL Access Networks, by Philipp Lutat; Marcel Kurth; Axel Staubach; Holger Hirsch; Malte Peikenkamp; Matthias Lorenz; Tobias Pletzer; George Hallak; Benedikt Klaer|
|Technical session 2 : Machine Learning applications in PLC|
|Advanced Smart Grid Monitoring: Intelligent Cable Diagnostics Using Neural Networks, by Yinjia Huo; Gautham Prasad; Lutz Lampe; Victor C.M. Leung|
|Supervised Fault Detection in Energy Grids Measuring Electrical Quantities in the PLC Band, by Nunzio Letizia; Andrea M Tonello|
|Learning to Synthesize Noise: The Multiple Conductor Power Line Case, by Nunzio Letizia; Andrea M Tonello; Davide Righini|
|Technical session 3 : Modulation and signal processing for PLC|
|Exploring Joint Voltage and Impedance Modulation in Wired Networks, by Andrea M Tonello; Marco De Piante|
|PLC Channel Selection Schemes for OFDM-based NB-PLC Systems, by Aymen Omri; Javier Hernández Fernández; Alfredo Sanz; Mariem Fliss|
|PLC Networks with In-Band Full-Duplex Relays, by Francisco J. Cañete; Gautham Prasad; Lutz Lampe|
|Sampling Frequency Error Estimators for PRIME V1.4 Systems, by Javier Giménez; José Antonio Cortés; Alfredo Sanz; Luis Díez|
|Technical session 4 : Layer 2 and above in PLC|
|Planning Approach Towards Optimal Performance and Cost of G.hn Broadband PLC Access Networks, by George Hallak; Marcel Berners; Anil Mengi|
|Discovering Routing Anomalies in Large PLC Metering Deployments from Field Data, by Francesco Marcuzzi; Andrea M Tonello; Nunzio Letizia|
|Security Concepts Based on IEEE 802.1X for G.hn Broadband PLC Access Networks, by George Hallak; Tobias Frauenrath; Anil Mengi|
|Technical session 5 : Emerging applications|
|Power Line Communications in Automotive Traction Batteries: A Proof of Concept, by Thomas F. Landinger; Guenter Schwarzberger; Matthias Rose; Stefan Dollhaeubl; Günter Hofer; Arash Pake Talei; Andreas Jossen|
|Development of Smart Battery Cells Through Sensor Instrumentation and In-Vehicle Power Line Communication, by Timothy Vincent; James Marco, Marco|
|Belief Condensation Filtering for Voltage-Based State Estimation in Smart Grids, by Shervin Mehryar; Moe Z. Win|
|Technical session 6 : Dissemination|
|Low-Complexity Joint Time Synchronization and Channel Estimation for OFDM-Based PLC Systems, by Martín Colombo, Álvaro Hernández, Jesús Ureña|
|MIMO-OFDM NB-PLC Designs in Underground Medium-Voltage Networks, by M. Elgenedy, T. A. Papadopoulos, S. Galli, A. I. Chrysochos, G. K. Papagiannis and N. Al-Dhahir|
|Technical session 7 : Impedance analysis for PLC systems|
|Measurement of Differential Mode Impedance and Longitudinal Conversion Loss for In-Factory High-Speed PLC System Using Three-Phase Power Distribution System, by Toshiyuki Wakisaka; Tohlu Matsushima; Hiroyuki Okumura; Hisao Koga; Nobuo Kuwabara; Yuki Fukumoto|
|Non Intrusive Network Impedance Estimation with State of the Art PLC Modems, by Davide Righini; Andrea M Tonello|
|Impedance Measurement System for Actively Transmitting Loads on Power Line, by Christoph Nieß; Gerd Bumiller|
|Technical session 8 : Industry & Recent Results|
|Relationship Between the Material of Power Cable and the Communication Distance for HD-PLC, by Kazumasa Oshikawa; Toshiyuki Wakisaka; Tohlu Matsushima, Nobuo Kuwabara and Yuki Fukumoto|
|Heterogeneous SoC Architecture for a FBMC Receiver with Channel Estimator and Channel Equalizer in PLC, by Rubén Nieto, Raúl Mateos and Álvaro Hernández|