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The 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC) is organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Power Line Communications ( The conference will be held March 29 to April 1, 2015, in downtown Austin in the Blanton Museum of Art Complex on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Downtown Austin has a dynamic live music scene, hike & bike trails along the river, museums, and The University of Texas at Austin campus.

ISPLC 2015 will focus on key aspects of communications theory, algorithms, standards, measurements, and implementations pertaining to communications via power lines. Acceptance of submissions will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the ISPLC 2015 proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Proposals for special sessions are invited. The conference will also include keynote and plenary talks as well as an industry forum and exhibition.

Our keynote speaker will be Mr. Stuart Laval.  Mr. Laval is a Manager of Technology Development in Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology office, where he is responsible for smart grid telecommunications and the distributed intelligence platform.

Mr. Laval is a proven leader in the successful development of more than 20 technology products for smart-grid utility, wireless communications, and power semiconductors.  Mr. Laval has contributed to the successful launch of over 20 product innovations in mid-voltage smart grid sensors, 2G/3G wireless communication, consumer lighting and audio amplifiers. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from Rollins College.


Proposals for special sessions
- October 27, 2014
- November 17, 2014
9:00am CT Nov. 21, 2014

Submission of full papers
- November 10, 2014
- November 17, 2014
9:00am CT Nov. 21, 2014

Notification of Acceptance
- January 5, 2015

Camera-ready papers due
- February 2, 2015