The workshop will feature several technical sessions and two panel/joint discussion sessions. It will take place at the University of Klagenfurt, room K.0.01 "Stiftungssaal", Universitätstrasse 65-67, Klagenfurt. The program can be found below.

WSPLC 15 Program timetable
Monday, September 21st Tuesday, September 22nd
08.15 - 08.30: Registration

08.30 - 08.45: Welcome Message:
                       - Gerhard Friedrich, Dean of the Faculty of
                         Technical Sciences, Klagenfurt Universität
                       - Andrea Tonello, Reinhard Pannold, Co-Chairs

08.45 - 09.00: Opening Address: Norbert Pillmayr

09.00 - 09.30: Keynote: Jian Song

09.30 - 10.30: Session M1: Narrow Band PLC

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 - 12.20: Session M2: Field Trial 1

12.20 - 13.40: Lunch

13.40 - 14.40: Session M3: Broad Band PLC

14.40 - 15.10: Coffee Break

15.10 - 16.30: Session M4: Medium, Implementation, Security

16.30 - 17.30: Panel/Joint Discussion

19.00 - : Social Event

08.30 - 09.20: Registration

09.20 - 09.50: Industrial Keynote: Daniel Popa

09.50 - 10.30: Session T1: Field Trial 2

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 - 12.20: Session T2: Protocol, Performance

12.20 - 13.40: Lunch

13.40 - 15.00: Session T3: Physical Layer

15.00 - 15.30: Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.00: Final Discussion and Conclusion

Opening (08.30 - 09.00)
Welcome Message
Gerhard Friedrich, (Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Klagenfurt Universität, Austria)
Andrea Tonello, Reinhard Pannold, Co-Chairs

Opening Address
Norbert Pillmayr, (Kelag, Austria)

Keynote Monday
Keynote (09.00 - 09.30)
Integration of Powerline Communications and Visible Light Communications, a New Paradigm - Paper
Jian Song, (Tsinghua University, China)

Session M1
Session M1: Narrow Band PLC (09.30 - 10.30)
Power Line Communications for Smart Grid
Kaveh Razazian, (Sagemcom, France)

Evolution and Limit of Performance of OFDM-based Narrowband PLC
Alfredo Sanz, (Atmel, Spain)

The Application of Access G3-PLC in Smart Metering Systems in Germany
Anil Mengi, (devolo AG, G3-PLC)

Session M2
Session M2: Field Trial 1 (11.00 - 12.20)
A Proof of Concept on a IEEE 1901.2 Based Smart Metering Architecture
Daniel Rohrmoser, (Salzburg AG, Austria)

Local Optimization of Consumption Against Local Generation as a Smart Solution
Frantizec Muller, (Cez Distribuce, Czech Republic)

PLC and LTE Interconnect for State Estimation in Distribution Grids
Jurij Jurse (1), Bojan Milicic (2), Radovan Sernec (3), Uros Droftina (3), Nermin Suljanovic (4), (1: Elektro Primorska, Slovenia - 2: Elektroservisi, Slovenia - 3: Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia - 4: University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Standardisation and Security - EPS Approach to Smart Metering
Velimir Soskic, (Electric Power Industry of Serbia, Serbia)

Session M3
Session M3: Broad Band PLC (13.40 - 14.40)
An Overview on Global Powerline Standards and European EMC Certification - Paper
Markus Rindchen, (Power Plus Communications, Germany)

Evaluation of Broadband PLC for Electricity Metering with the Field Trial - Paper
Ievgenii Tsokalo (1), Ralf Lehnert (1), Eugen Mayer (2), (1: Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 2: Power Plus Communications Mannheim, Germany)

Narrowband PLC, Broadband PLC and Next Generation PLC
Andrea Tonello, (EcoSys Lab, Austria - WiPLi Lab, Italy)

Session M4
Session M4: Medium, Implementation and Security (15.10 - 16.30)
On Noise Models in Power Line Communication Channels - Paper
Han Vinck, (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

New Results in Channel Modelling
Alberto Pittolo (1), Andrea Tonello (2), (1: University of Udine, Italy - 2: EcoSys Lab, Austria - WiPLi Lab, Italy)

Universal PLC SoC Platform for Smart Metering and Smart Grids
Bernhard Rauscher, (ST Microelectronics, Germany)

New Security Features in DLMS/COSEM - a Comparison to the Smart Meter Gateway
Stefan G. Hoffmann, Gerd Bumiller, (Hochschule Ruhr West, Germany)

Panel/Joint Discussion (16.30 - 17.30)
Moderators: Andrea Tonello and Reinhard Pannold

Social Event
Social Event (19.00 - )

Industrial Keynote Tuesday
Industrial Keynote (09.20 - 09.50)
Mixing RF and PLC communications for high-performance multi-service smart grid and IoT solutions
Daniel Popa, (Itron, USA)

Session T1
Session T1: Field Trials 2 (09.50 - 10.30)
Validation of the Power Line Communication (PLC) System for Smart Meter Applied in a Housing Complex - Paper
Tatsuza Kimura (1), Yasunori Saito (2), (1: Toshiba Corp. - Japan 2: Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan)

Using Power-Line Modems for Underground Mine Communications - Practical Experiences and Challenges
André Raschke, Eickhoff Bochum, Kai W. Neumann, (IMR RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Session T2
Session T2: Protocol and Performance (11.00 - 12.20)
Cross-layer Analytic Model of CSMA/CA for the the High-Speed Narrowband Power Line Communications - Paper
Wenjing Liu, Jingbo Guo, (Tsinghua University, China)

Cross-Layer Optimization of Power Line Communications for Smart Grid - Paper
Stanislav Mudriievskyi, Ralf Lehnert, (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany)

Distributed Spectrum Occupancy Measurements in the 0.15 - 10 MHz Band for LV PLC Networks - Paper
Nico Otterbach, Cornelius Kaiser, Vlad Stoica and Klaus Dostert, (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

IP based multi-protocol testing and monitoring platform for Smart Metering and Smart Grid
Gerold Malin (1), Mirko Jelcic (2), (1: ETS, Austria - 2: Matrix99, Czech Republic)

Session T3
Session T3: Physical Layer (13.40 - 15.00)
Introducing In-Band Full Duplexing for Broadband Powerline Communication
Gautham Prasad and Lutz Lampe, (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Zero-Forcing Equalizer Based on Fast One Sided Jacobi Algorithm for MIMO PLC System - Paper
Hasna Kilani (1,2), Mohamed Tlich (1), Rabah Attia (2), (1: CodinTek, Tunisia - 2: SERCOM laboratory, Tunisia Polytechnic School, Tunisia)

A 3-D EM Simulation Model of Rogowski Coils as PLC Coupling Elements for Traction Batteries - Paper
Oliver Opalko, Damian Alonso, Klaus Dostert (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Channel Modelling and Channel Selection for Broadband PLC on Medium Voltage Overhead and Underground Lines - Paper
Vamsi Krishna Marri, (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)

Final discussion and conclusion (15.30 - 16.00)

Klag1 Klag2 Klag3

WSPLC 2015 Contact:


Andrea M. Tonello
Reinhard Pannold

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