IEEE International Symposium on
Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication

Dear ISPCS 2020 Conference Participant:

Due to the consequences of the Covid-19 situation, the ISPCS Steering Committee has decided to postpone the conference in Vienna to Fall 2021.  Thus, there will be no ISPCS conference in 2020.  During the discussions, the Steering Committee has considered running ISPCS 2020 as a virtual conference, but in the end, the Committee felt that the value of the ISPCS conference is in the face-to-face meetings and Plugfest, which we believe could not be successfully replicated in a virtual setting.

The plan is to still hold the conference in Vienna, sometime in Fall 2021.  The Steering Committee will be working to set the exact dates of the ISPCS 2021 Vienna conference in the next month or so.  We welcome and look forward to your attendance and participation in ISPCS 2021 in Vienna, Austria.


Nikolaus Kerö and Kang Lee, ISPCS 2021 General Co-Chairs

Radim Bartos and Lee Cosart, ISPCS 2021 Program Co-Chairs


IEEE ISPCS 2020 Call for Papers

Aim & Scope

The objective of the symposium, to be held in Vienna, Austria, 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, highfrequency trading, and other applications of PTP
  • Work-In-Progress reports