About the Symposium


The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and government involved in the area of Precision Clock Synchronization using IEEE 1588 or similar techniques and protocols.

Symposium Topics

We welcome paper submissions from engineers and scientists in industry, academia, and government reporting on all areas of interest to precision clock synchronization. Topics of interest include are but not limited to:

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  • Design, usage, and research concerning IEEE 1588
  • Implementation design and performance issues
  • System and device level studies and system design issues
  • Servo design for slave clocks
  • Components and embedded implementations
  • System integration issues
  • Design environments and tools for applications
  • Performance test and evaluation tools
  • Analytic, modelling, and simulation studies
  • System management
  • Device design
  • Applications & requirement investigations
  • APIs, object models, programming models
  • Work-in-Progress reports


The plug-fest is an opportunity to test and demonstrate device and system interoperability and to resolve compatibility issues. Implementers are invited and encouraged to cooperate with others to demonstrate system-wide clock synchronization and operation of protocols across as wide a spectrum of devices as possible. Participants in the plug-fest will hold one or more phone meetings to determine plug-fest and demonstration criteria prior to the event. Prospective participants in the plug-fest should submit a letter of intent to participate and an abstract of one page or less describing the devices or applications and indicate the technical issues illustrated by the submission to the plug fest committee. Plug-fest integration and interoperability testing will be conducted on September 22nd and 23rd.
During a special viewing session at the end of the plug-fest conference participance will have the opportunity to talk to the companies and engineers attending the plugfest.


Companies are invited to present their products/prototypes in the form of an exhibition. Exhibition space will be provided during the conference, allowing discussions with exhibitors during the breaks. For details, please see ISPCS 2008 sponsor's page.