IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communication and its Applications
26–27 October 2021 // Aachen, Germany

News and Announcements

We thank you very much for your participation and hope to see you in other PLC events!

Remote Participation:

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Guide for Presenters and Remote Participation

Important information for paper presenters and remote participation.  Please see Authors page. 

Conference Banquet

Wednesday, 27.10., Place: Tivoli Aachen. Transportation will be available.
Address: Krefelder Str. 205, 52070 Aachen, Germany

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 26.10., Place: E.ON Energy Research Center
Address: Mathieustrasse 10, 52074 Aachen, Germany


Program of ISPLC 2021 is now available. Detailed Information about keynote speakers and panels are partially available. Please see Program page. 


We are pleased to announce that registration for ISPLC 2021 is now open. Please see Registration page. 

Authors of ISPLC with SMARTGRIDCOMM SESSIONS should also register for SMARTGRIDCOMM, so that the total is higher than a single conference but lower than the two.

Venue Details

The IEEE ISPLC 2021 co located with SmartGridComm 2021 will be held at the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University. View more information.

Recent Results Submission

Please see Authors page. 

Important Update

We are very happy to welcome you all in Aachen, Germany and are confident that the situation is improving regarding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, in view of the possible travel restrictions, the conference will be in the form of a hybrid conference with as many authors and participants as possible attending the conference in Germany in person, and others attending remotely. The technical program will include physical sessions with on-site presentations and virtual (on-line) sessions for remote participants.

Welcome to IEEE ISPLC 2021!

The 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (IEEE ISPLC) is the 25th symposium dedicated to scientific and technical advances in the field of communications over power lines. The event is sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and is planned to be held in Aachen, Germany – October 26 – 27, 2021.   Aachen is a spa city near Germany’s borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. The conference will be colocated with IEEE SmartGridComm 2021.

We warmly invite you to participate in the IEEE ISPLC 2021 program and activities and we are confident that you will find the program enriching, enlightening and rewarding.

IEEE Communications Society and the ISPLC 2021 Organizing Committee are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are keeping the health and safety of our community, and COVID-19 related travel restrictions in mind.  Please stay tuned for further updates.