The 10th Workshop on Power Line Communications: Submission & Registrations Open

The 10th workshop on Power-Line communication (WSPLC 2016) is to be held in Paris, France on October 10th – 11th 2016 – and is now open both for registrations and submissions.

This year the workshop is organized jointly by Ecole Polytechnique and EDF R&D, both active in the field of PLC systems for smart grid applications.

With the IEEE ISPLC conference, WSPLC is one of the major events of the worldwide powerline communications (PLC) community. WSPLC is the right place for academia and industry to present and discuss ongoing work in the field of PLC technologies and related applications ranging from in-home multimedia to smart grid systems.

Topics of Interest

This workshop is open for contributions on all topics related to power-line communications: applications, standardization activities, deployment experiences, PLC systems simulations and modeling, etc., including – but certainly not limited to:

  • PLC for smart grids
  • PLC for smart meetering
  • PLC standards
  • PLC requirements, coexistence, interoperability
  • Test and characterization
  • Physical layer aspects
  • MAC and network layer aspects
  • Measurements and modeling
  • Hardware implementations
  • Narrow band, broad band and ultra wide band PLC systems
  • PLC applications: distribution grid, in-home, in-vehicle, industrial

Of particular interest are, however, untraditional PLC uses and deployments, as well as whole-stack views: from the physical to the application layer, including PLC integration into the Internet of Everything.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: July 8, 2016
  • Author registration deadline: July 22, 2016
  • Final paper submission deadline: September 23, 2016
  • Final presentation submission deadline: September 30, 2016

Abstract submissions have to be sent via e-mail to the co-chairs, Mr. Thomas Clausen and Mr. Cédric Lavenu (

For further information about the submission process please see:

About Ecole Polytechnique

Ecole PolytechniqueEcole Polytechnique (often nicknamed X, both recognizing the letter formed by the crossed canon barrels from its original logo, and as a wink to the universality of its graduates – the mathematical X which in an equation can assume any value) is the foremost French engineering school. Known for its extremely competitive entrance exam, it produces graduates that occupy outstanding positions in industry and research. Among its alumni are several Nobel prizes winners and many CEOs of French and international companies.

Founded in 1794 and initially located in the Latin Quarter in central Paris, it was moved to Palaiseau in 1976. Traditionally, a favoured goal of the polytechniciens has been to join the elite government bodies known as the grands corps techniques de l’État (X-Mines, X-Ponts, X- INSEE,…) ; nowadays the majority of the 500 students who graduate each year join the civil society, from start-ups to Fortune-500 companies. About 30% of the graduates of Ecole Polytechnique pursue a doctoral degree.

The research center of Ecole Polytechnique span, in its 22 research laboratories, all major scientific fields, combines the most fundamental aspects of research with the pursuit of progress in the most applied main fields in order to meet future scientific, technological and societal challenges. These 22 laboratories are organized around eight Major Fields of Research:

About EDF R&D

t1_logo_edfWith about 2000 researchers and technicians, across several sites in France (Paris-Saclay, Chatou, and Les Renardières) and other locations worldwide (Germany, UK, Italy, Poland, China, Singapore and USA), EDF R&D pushes the boundaries within a vast number of research areas, including: nuclear energy, ageing processes of thermal and nuclear installation materials, mechanics, software engineering, mathematics numeric simulation, energy conservation, semiotics, hydraulics, fluid mechanics — not to mention the development of renewable energies, smart grid, etc.