About the Symposium


The objective 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 on all areas of precision clock synchronization. Example topics of interest include:

  • 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
  • Device design
  • Conformance testing and system integration
  • Components and embedded implementations
  • Design environments and tools for applications
  • Performance test and evaluation tools
  • Analytic, modelling and simulation studies
  • System Management and Security
  • Gigabit and fiber support, wireless networks
  • Applications & requirement investigations
  • APIs, object models, programming models
Authors can submit an extended version of their paper to the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) using regular tracks. Instructions can be found on the journal web page.
Manuscript submission, review and tracking process is accomplished electronically through the TIM manuscript submission web-site (http://tim.allentrack.net).

Clock Tower - Brescia


The plug-fest is an opportunity to test and demonstrate devices and system interoperability. Implementers are invited to cooperate with others and address compatibility issues in order to demonstrate system-wide clock synchronization and operation of protocols across a wide spectrum of devices. The plug-fest will take place prior to the Symposium, on October 12th-13th, 2009. 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, applications and the technical issues illustrated. Submission details will be soon available.

Exhibitions and Tutorials

Sponsoring companies are invited to exhibit their products/prototypes. Exhibition space will be provided during the conference, allowing discussions with sponsors during the breaks. Details will be soon available.