First of all, I would like to thank you for your interest in
ISPLC 2007 in Pisa.
This is the 11th edition of ISPLC since 1996.
We are therefore honoured to have the opportunity to host again ISPLC in Europe
after 3 years and for the very first time in Italy.
ISPLC is a special occasion for scientists, researchers and
technicians interested in any field of PowerLine Communications,
to present and exchange ideas, theories, methods and results. The discussion
and the diffusion of information about the more recent goals is an important
point, in order to attract people and increase further the number and the quality
of our scientific community and a special occasion for scientists, researchers
and technicians interested in any field of PowerLine Communications,
to present and exchange ideas, theories, methods and results.
The number of the paper submitted from more than 30
different countries and the attention and the interest given to ISPLC
are an evident proof of the high scientific quality of the Conference, and I
hope and believe that this event will be fruitful and memorable for all the
The record number of around 160 abstracts received
has confirmed the growing interest on the PLC topic and the
significant role that Europe plays in the research activities on this subject.
The Symposium features an exhibition of commercial companies and research centers
dealing with several aspects and applications of PLC. This
is an excellent opportunity for the expositors to present their products and
latest developments to a world-wide public of researchers and engineers, and
a fundamental meeting point for all participants.
Pisa is a small medieval town worldwide known
for its leaning tower. Beyond the marvels of the so-called
"Miracle’s square" I suggest you not to miss the
charm of the silent and quiet narrow roads and lovely churches scattered all
around the city and along its river Arno. Pisa is also a good
starting point to visit other wonderful attractions in the neighbourhood; an
accurate Tours program has been prepared to optimise your visits
The ISPLC series of conferences peculiar frames
traditionally favour the exchange of scientific and technical information among
researchers, scientists, engineers and other professionals that actively work
in the area of PLC. I encourage all conference participants
to attend the Symposium Banquet, a good occasion to taste the
original tradition of Pisa cuisine, spending a nice evening with old friends
and making new ones.
The success of this ISPLC edition relies on
the dedication and efforts of numerous people.
I would like to express special thanks and appreciation to the
Technical Program Co-Chairs Lutz Lampe and Andrea Tonello
who devoted many days (and nights) for the revision process set-up and Technical
to Stefano Galli, Chair of the IEEE Communications
Society Technical Committee on PLC who assisted us in many ways, to
the Technical Program Committee members who performs an accurate
revision process playing a key role to have a Symposium with a very high scientific
level and to the Steering Committee members for their helpful
Finally, I would like to warmly invite you in Pisa at ISPLC,
your presence at the conference and your important contribution will make it
a real success.
For additional information please contact:
General Chair Prof. Marco Raugi University of Pisa
Dip. Sistemi Elettrici Ed Automazonie,
Tech Prog. Co-Chair Prof. Lutz Lampe
The University of British Columbia
Dept. of Elec. & Comp. Engineering
Tech Prog. Co-Chair Prof. Andrea Tonello
University of Udine
Diegm, Dip. Ingegneria Elettrica