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Initial Paper Submission Deadline

Mon, May 6th, 2019

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Acceptance notification & WIP Deadline

Mon, Jun 17th, 2019

Final manuscript and advance registration

Mon, Jul 29th, 2019

First day of Symposium

Sun, Sep 22nd, 2019


Prospective Plugfest participants must fill out the Plugfest Registration Form and send the completed form about their intention to participate. When the Plugfest Registration Form is submitted, a Plugfest Wiki account will be provided for access to the Plugfest Wiki: where you will find further information about Plugfest.

Please note that each Plugfest participant must register for the main conference.



Please send comments and questions concerning the Plugfest here.

ISPCS Sync School

ISPCS Sync School

The ISPCS Sync School is a full-day session in which network operators, PTP users, and other interested parties can obtain practical information on how to deploy and operate PTP in their applications. It will be held on the last day of the ISPCS Plugfest, the day before the ISPCS Symposium, Tuesday Sep 24th, 2019.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Precise Network Timing Basics
  • Network Engineering and Deployment Guidelines for PTP
  • Overview of Unicast PTP and associated profiles
  • Overview of the Peer Delay Mechanism and associated profiles
  • Characterizing Network Packet Delay Variation
  • Performance Measurement of end-nodes, Boundary Clocks, and Transparent Clocks
  • Packet Analysis with Wireshark
  • Live hands-on interactive demonstrations of PTP Networks and associated profiles

ISPCS 2019 Call for Papers

Aim & Scope

The objective of the symposium, to be held in Portland, Oregon, is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, national laboratories and government involved in the area of Precision Clock Synchronization and Distributed Time-based Applications.

Symposium topics

We welcome paper submissions on all areas of precision clock synchronization and distributed time-based applications. Example topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Distributed Applications Based on Synchronized Clocks

  • Software, hardware, and system architecture
  • Time-based programming models
  • Design environments and tools
  • Distributed algorithms using or based on synchronized clocks
  • Robustness of distributed time-based systems
  • Fault tolerance in distributed time-based systems
  • Security in distributed time-based systems
  • Application requirements studies
  • Case studies and field experience
  • Analytic, modelling, and simulation studies
  • Time-based cyber-physical systems
  • Time synchronization for robotics and control
  • Time synchronization for cloud computing infrastructure
  • IaaS Data Plane & PaaS Control/Management Plane

Clock Synchronization Technology

  • Design, usage and research concerning IEEE 1588
  • Systems with heterogeneous synchronization technologies
  • Synchronization performance test and evaluation tools
  • Analytic, modelling, and simulation studies
  • Clock system management
  • Timing security and robustness
  • Synchronization over gigabit, fiber, and wireless networks
  • Local and wide-area synchronization
  • Servo design for slave clocks
  • Device design and application support
  • Conformance testing and system integration issues
  • Time and frequency distribution
  • Emerging and potential markets, e.g., smart grid, high-frequency trading, and other applications of PTP
  • Work-In-Progress reports