About the Symposium


The objective of the symposium, held 50 miles from Boston in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with technical sponsorship by the University of New Hampshire, is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and government involved in the area of Precision Clock Synchronization.

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 issues
  • Design environments and tools for applications
  • Performance test and evaluation tools
  • Analytic, modelling and simulation studies
  • System Management
  • System Security
  • Gigabit and fiber support, wireless networks
  • Applications & requirement investigations
  • APIs, object models, programming models
  • Work-in-Progress reports
Authors should submit a six-page original manuscript. Templates and online submission of papers will be available at the instructions page. Students are welcome to submit papers. Work in Progress (WiP) papers will be reviewed and presented in a poster session.


The plug-fest is an opportunity to test and demonstrate device 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 at the UNH-IOL, located in Durham, NH, prior to the symposium on September 27-28, 2010. 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.

UNH-IOL Plugfest

Exhibitions and Tutorials

Promotional partner companies are invited to exhibit their products/prototypes. Exhibition space will be provided during the conference, allowing discussions with the exhibitors during the breaks.