Final Program of ISPLC2005

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ISPLC 2005 Timetable

Wednesday, April 6
Thursday, April 7
Friday, April 8

8:30 – 9:15
Opening address
Keynote II
Keynote III

Keynote I

9:30 – 10:30
Session A1 Session B1
Poster Session
Session A6 Session B6

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:40
Session A2 Session B2
Session A4 Session B4
Session A7 Session B7

12:40 – 14:30
Conference ends

14:30 – 16:10
Session A3 Session B3
Session A5 Session B5

16:10 – 16:30
Coffee break
Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30
Panel I
Panel II

18:00 – 21:00
Weclome reception

19:00 – 22:00



Wednesday, April 6, 2005

8:30-9:15 Keynote I
Regulatory Developments in the U.S.

Bruce Romano

Associate Chief for Legal Matters in the Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission, USA

9:30–10:30 Session A1 Session B1

PLC Systems and Channel Capacity MAC Layer

Chair: Francisco Javier Caņete Chair: Haniph Latchman

Medium Voltage Overhead Power-Line Broadband Communications; Transmission Capacity and Electromagnetic Interference In-Home AV PLC MAC with Neighboring Networks Support

P. Amirshahi and M. Kavehrad, The Pennsylvania State University, USA D. Ruiz, A. Salas, A. Badenes, D. Arlandis, V. Romero, J.C. Riveiro, DS2, Spain

Broadband Powerline Channel and Capacity Analysis Investigation of MAC Protocols for Single Frequency Network Technique Applied in Powerline Communications

E. Liu, Y. Gao, G. Samdani, O. Mukhtar, T. Korhonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland L.P. Do, H. Hrasnica, G. Bumiller*, Dresden University of Technology, *iAd GmbH, Germany

Potential Performance of PLC Systems Composed of Several Communication Links Efficient MAC Framing and ARQ for High-Speed PLC Systems

V.B. Balakirsky, A.J.H. Vinck, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany S. Katar, L. Yonge*, Intellon Corporation, *University of Florida, USA

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:40 Session A2 Session B2

Multicarrier Modulation Real-time Energy Management via Powerlines and Internet (REMPLI)

Chair: Andrea Tonello Chair: Ralf Lehnert

On Multicarrier Signal Transmission for High-Voltage Power Lines Secure and Reliable Wide-Area Power-Line Communication for Soft-Real-Time Applications within REMPLI

R. Pighi and R. Raheli, Universita di Parma, Italy G. Bumiller*, T. Sauter, G. Pratl, A. Treytl, *iAd GmbH, Germany, Vienna Technical University, Austria

Robust and High-Bit Rate Communications over PLC Channels: a Bit-Loading Multi-Carrier Spread-Spectrum Solution A power line communication stack for metering, SCADA and large-scale domotic applications

M. Crussiere, J-Y. Baudais, J.-F. Helard, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR), France F. Pacheco, M. Lobashov*, M. Pinho, G. Pratl, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal, *Vienna Technical University, Austria

An OFDMA Based Modem For Powerline Communications Over the LowVoltage Distribution Network Security Concept for a Wide-Area Low-Bandwidth Powerline Communication System

S. Gault, P. Ciblat*, W. Hachem, Supelec, *ENST Paris, France A. Treytl, T. Sauter, Vienna Technical University, Austria

A Study on Adaptive Modulation of Data Spread OFDM Clock Synchronization in Powerline Networks

H. Ishikawa, M. Fujii, M. Itami, K. Itoh, Tokyo University of Science, Japan G. Gaderer, T. Sauter, G. Bumiller*, Vienna Technical University, Austria, *iAd GmbH, Germany

Subchannels Allocation on Multiple pDSL Lines Data Transparency in PLC-based SCADA and Metering Protocols

T. Antonakopoulos and N. Papandreou*, University of Patras, *Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece A. Bratukhin, G. Pratl, M. Lobashov, P. Maas*, Vienna Technical University, Austria, *GmbH, Germany

Influence of Single Frequency Network Transmission on the Physical Layer of a Multi Carrier Modulation System

G. Bumiller, iAd GmbH, Germany

12:40-14:30 Lunch

14:30–16:10 Session A3 Session B3

Coding and Modulation Networking & Protocols

Chair: Han Vinck Chair: Fotini-Niovi Pavlidou

A Decoding for Low Density Parity Check Codes over Impulsive Noise Channels Power Line Carrier Communications for Pivot Irrigation Control

H. Nakagawa, D. Umehara, S. Denno, Y. Morihiro, Kyoto University, Japan R. Wall and B. King, University of Idaho, USA

Low-Density Parity-Check Coding for Impulse Noise Correction on Power-Line Channel Analytic performance comparison of routing protocols in master-slave PLC networks

M. Ardakani, F.R. Kschischang, W. Yu, University of Toronto, Canada G. Bumiller, L. Lu*, Y. Song*, iAd GmbH, Germany, *LORIA – TRIO, France

Short-Block LDPC Codes for a Low-Frequency Power-Line Communications System Periodic Contention-Free Multiple-Access for Broadband Multimedia Powerline Communication Networks

Q. Spencer, Distribution Control Systems, Inc., USA Y.-J. Lin, Charleston Southern University, H.A. Latchman, J.C.L. Liu, R. Newman, University of Florida, USA

Reed-Solomon Coding to Enhance the Reliability of M-FSK in a Power Line Environment PANDeMOO: A Powerline communications Access Network Designer based on Multi-Objective Optimization

D.J.J. Versfeld, A.J.H. Vinck*, H.C. Ferreira, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, *University of Essen, Gemany A. Haidine, I. Mellado*, R. Lehnert, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, *Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering of Barcelona, Spain

Symbol-by-Symbol MAP Detection of Differential Frequency Hopping Signals For PLC Applications PLC QoS management and integration for IPv6 applications and services

R. Zhang, K. Liu, Tianjin University, China J. J. Pujante Moreno, D. J. Martinez Manzano, A. F. Gomez Skarmeta, I. Marin Lopez., University of Murcia, Spain

16:10-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Panel I
PLC/BPL-An Ideal Communications Platform For A More Intelligent Electric Grid?

Chair: Bruce Renz, Amperion, Inc., USA

Thursday, April 7, 2005

8:30-9:15 Keynote II
Propagation Channel Characterization and Modeling

Klaus Dostert, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Stefano Galli, Telcordia Technologies, USA

9:30-10:30 Poster Session (click here)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:40 Session A4 Session B4

Channel Characterization and Modeling Applications and System Implementation I

Chair: Klaus Dostert Chair: Hendrik Ferreira

Simulation of High Frequency Signal Transmission on Power Lines Tutorial About the Implementation of a Vehicular High Speed Communications System

S. Barmada, M. Raugi, Università di Pisa, Italy T. Huck, K. Dostert*, J. Schirmer, T. Hogenmueller, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, *University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Derivation of Statistical Properties for Mass Transit Power Supply Networks as Powerline Communication Channel Powerline communication over special systems

S. Huettinger , J. Rupp , G. Griepentrog , P. Karols*, K. Dostert*, Siemens AG, Germany, *University of Karlsruhe, Germany E. Liu, Y. Gao, G. Samdani, O. Mukhtar, T. Korhonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Branched-Bus HF Power-Delay-Profile Approach of Indoor PLC Channels DC Powerline Communication Network for a Wearable Health Monitoring System

I.C. Papaleonidopoulos, C.A. Ionnou*, C.G. Karagiannopoulos, N.J. Theodorou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, *Public Power Corporation S.A., Greece E.R. Wade and H.H. Asada, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

A mathematical model of narrowband power line Noise based on measurements A Physical Layer for the CAN Bus using Modulated PLC

M. Katayama, T. Yamazato, H. Okada, Nagoya University, Japan D.M. Davenport and R.T. Hoctor, General Electric Global Research, USA

Fundamentals of the Cyclic Short-Time Variation of Indoor Power-line Channels Protocol to Avoid Noise in Power Line Networks

F.J. Caņete, J.A. Cortés, L. Diéz, J.T. Entrambasaguas, J.L. Carmona, University of Málaga, Spain K. Ackerman, D.E. Dodds, C. McCrosky, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

12:40-14:30 Lunch

14:30–16:10 Session A5 Session B5

OFDM & Spread Spectrum Techniques EMC & EMI

Chair: Bahram Honary Chair: Marco Raugi

Extended Even-Odd Discrimination Method of Hopping Pattern Synthesis For MMFSK Power-Line Transmission System Power-line Channel Modeling for Common-Mode Signal Transmission/Suppresion

G. Marubayashi, M. Hamamura*, Nagaoka University of Technology, *Kochi University of Technology, Japan S. Tsuzuki, M. Yoshida, Y. Yamada, Ehime University, Japan

Space-Frequency Coded OFDM System for Multi-Wire Power Line Communications Discussion on the Assessment and Mitigation of Radiation from PLC Networks

C.L. Giovaneli, B. Honary, P.G. Farrell, Lancaster University, UK M. Rubinstein, J.L. Bermudez, M. Schneider, A. Vukicevic*, E. Marthe*, F. Rachidi*, University of Applied Sciences, Yverdon, *Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Spectral Encoding as a Means to Ensure Spectral Compatibility Between PLCs and Radio Service Propagation of Disturbance Signal between PLC Modem and Radio Receiver

S. Galli and R. Menendez, Telcordia Technologies, USA M. Heina, A. Rohrich, and H. Hirsch, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

OFDM Receiver Performance Analysis with Measured Power Line Channel Model for Coded OFDM System Influence of PLC Transmission on the Sensitivity of a Short-Wave Receiving Station

Y.-H. Kim, H.M. Oh*, S.-C. Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, *Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute S. Battermann, H. Garbe, University of Hannover,Germany

The Impact of Coupling/Filtering on Orthogonal M-FSK Evaluation of Key Parameters for Determining the Efficiency of Signal Propagation in Broadband PLT Systems

A.J. Snyders, H.C. Ferreira, A.W. Ballot, P.A.J. van Rensburg*, University of Johannesburg, *Walter Sisulu University, South Africa R. Brannon, T. Haq, J. Newbury, K. Morris, F. Robertson, L. Willis, I. Summers, The Open University, Manchester, UK

16:10-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Panel II
Considering Techno-Economic Criteria in PLC/BPLApplications and Commercialization

Chair: Paul Brown, White Box Associates Ltd, UK

Friday, April 8, 2005

8:30-9:15 Keynote III
Experimental Developments Towards an International Standard for Broadband PLT

John Newbury, The Open University in the North West, UK

9:30-10:30 Session A6 Session B6

Signal Processing Multiple Access Techniques

Chair: Stefano Galli Chair: Richard Newman

An Impulse Modulation Based PLC System with Frequency Domain Receiver Processing Multiuser Power and Bit Allocation over Power Line Channels

A.M. Tonello, Universita di Udine, Italy C. Assimakopoulos and F.N. Pavlidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Channel Coding for Power Line Communications Based on Oversampled Filter Banks Coexistence in PLC Networks

C. Liu, S. Weiss, S. Redif, T. Cooper*, J.G. McWhirter*, L. Lampe**, University of Southampton, UK, *QinetQ Ltd., UK, **University of British Columbia, Canada D. Arlandis, J. Barbero, A. Matas, S. Iranzo, J.C. Riveiro, D. Ruiz, DS2, Spain

An Extended Kalman Filter Based Fuzzy Adaptive Equalizer For Powerline Channel A New Multiple Access Scheme for DC Power Line Communications

W.K. Wong, H.S. Lim, Multimedia University, Malaysia O. Amrani and A. Rubin*, Tel Aviv University, *Yamar Electronics Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:40 Session A7 Session B7

Chair: Paul Brown Chair: Masaaki Katayama

System Architectur & Coupling Applications and System Implementation II

Design Methodology for Powerline Coupling circuit : A system level and Monte carlo simulation based approach A Complete Node for Power Line Communications in a Single Chip

R. Gore, E.A. Andarawis, D.M. Davenport, GE Global Research, USA A. Sanz, J.I. Garcia-Nicolás, P. Estopiñan*, University of Zaragoza, *Advanced Digital Design S.A., Spain

Transformer Bypass Circuit An FPGA-Based High-Speed Emulation System for Powerline Channels

V. Krishnan, The State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, USA M. Babic and K. Dostert, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Wideband Impedance Matching Using Tchebycheff Gain Functions Robust Transmission of Multimedia Data over Power-Lines

F. Issa , M. Goldberg , H. Li*, S. Rowland*, Electricité de France, *University of Manchester, UK R. Bernardini , M. Durigon , R. Rinaldo , A. Tonello , A. Vitali*, University of Udine, *ST Microelectronics, Italy

Influence of the Properties of Magnetic Materials on the Size and Performance of PLC Couplers Connecting Electrical Appliances to a Home Network Using Low-Cost Power-Line Communication

J. Binkofski, Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG, Germany A. Ricci, V. Aisa*, V. Cascio*, G. Matrella, P. Ciampolini, Universita degli Studi di Parma, *Wrap s.p.a., Fabriano (AN), Italy

Channel Modeling for and Performance of Contactless Power-Line Data Transmission

Z. Hua, Y. Wang, O. Simon*, K.D. Mueller-Glaser, University of Karlsruhe, *SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & KG, Germany

Poster Session on Thursday, April 7, 9:30-10:30

Modelling, Developing and Implementing sub-sea Powerline Communications Networks In-Home PLC Ready for Triple Play

J. Yazdani, K. Glanville, P. Clarke, School of Science and Technology, East Lancashire, UK D. Gutierrez, L.M. Torres, F. Blasco, J. Carreras, J.C. Riveiro, DS2, Spain

Evaluation and Integrated Diagnostic of High Speed Narrow Band Power-line Chipset

G. Bumiller, iAd GmbH, Germany

Simulation Results for Permutation Trellis Codes using M-ary FSK Broadband Services Provision in Powerline Communications of Developing Countries

T.G. Swart, I. de Beer, H.C. Ferreira, A.J.H. Vinck*, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, *University of Essen, Germany N.H. Mvungi, J. Anatory, M.M. Kissaka, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

An Experimental Setup for In-Circuit Optimization of Broadband Automotive Power-Line Communications Field Trials of Utility Applications Employing Ambient Corporation Power Line Communications at Consolidated Edison

P.A.J. van Rensburg* and H.C. Ferreira, A.J. Synders, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, *Walter Sisulu University, South Africa G. Jee, D. Sciano, R. Rao*, Y. Cern*, B. Nugent**, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., *Ambient Corporation, **Orange & Rockland Utilities, USA

Characterization of the Cyclic Short-Time Variation of Indoor Power-line Channels Response Advanced Orphelec Test Equipment and Novel Test Procedures

J.A. Cortés, F.J. Cañete, L. Diez, J.T. Entrambasaguas, University of Malaga, Spain J. Bausch, T. Kistner, A. Moreau*, S. Sauvage*, S. Milanini*, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, *TRIALOG, Paris, France

Modelling and Simulation of an SFN based PLC Network PLC technology of KEPCO

R. Brito, G. Bumiller*, Y. Song, LORIA – TRIO, France, *iAd GmbH, Germany Y. Kim, S. Joo, T. Lee, B. Park, D. Hyun, Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Republic of Korea

Reservation Domains in MAC Protocols for Broadband PLC Networks Secure and Reliable Wide-Area Power Line Communication for Soft-Real-Time Applications within Rempli

H. Hrasnica and R. Lehnert, Dresden University of Technology, Germany G. Bumiller*, T. Sauter, G. Pratl, A. Treytl, *iAd GmbH, Germany, Vienna Technical University, Austria

OFDM and Wavelets Performance Comparison in Power Line Channels

J. Abad, L.M. Torres, J.C. Riveiro, DS2, Spain

Impulsive Noise Cancellation System Based on Fuzzy Logic for a PLC Receiver The Challenges of Integrating BPL into Existing Telecom Business Models: Market Visions From Brazilian Research

A. Purroy, A. Sanz, J.I. Garcia-Nicolas, University of Zaragoza, Spain A. Cunha, P. Biggs*, H. Quintella*, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, *OSMB Consulting. Nanaimo, Canada

On Combined Spectral Shaping Coding and M-FSK Modulation For Power Line Communucations An Overview of the upcoming HomePlug AV standard

K. Ouahada, H.C. Ferreira, A.J.H. Vinck*, Ling Cheng, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, *University of Essen, Germany K.H. Afkhamie, S. Katar, L.W. Yonge, R. Newman*, Intellon Corporation, *University of Florida, USA

Development Of High-rate Control System for LED-based General Lighting Applications High Data Rate Internet Service over Medium Voltage Power Lines

O. Mukhtar, S.M. Golam, E. Liu, T.O. Korhonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland J.-J. Lee, Y.-J. Park, S.-W. Kwon, H.-M. Oh, H.-S. Park, K.-H. Kim, D.-Y. Lee*, Y.-H. Jeong**, Korean Electrotechnology Research Institute, *Kyung-Hee University, **Seoul University, Korea

Dynamic Bit-Loading in pDSL Communications Systems Distribution of Digital TV Signals over Home Power Line Networks

N. Papandreou and T. Antonakopoulos*, Academic Research Computer Technology Institute, Patras, *University of Patras, Greece G. Markarian and X. Huo, University of Leeds, UK

Distribution network modeling for Power Line Communication applications In Situ Characterization of Impedance Mismatch in a Medium Voltage Network

T. Tran-Anh, T. Tran-Quoc*, P. Auriol, École Centrale de Lyon, *Lab. Electrotechnique de Grenoble, France F. Issa , M. Goldberg , E. Marthe*, F. Rachidi*, Electricité de France, *Swiss Ferderal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

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