The Plugfest 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.



Prospective participants in the Plugfest should fill out the Plugfest Registration Form and email the completed form to about their intention to participate.

Please note, that each Plugfest participant also has to register for the main conference.


Participants in the Plugfest will hold one or more phone meetings to determine Plugfest and demonstration criteria prior to the event. Registered participants will be informed by the Plugfest chair(s).

Plugfest viewing

During a special viewing session at the end of the Plugfest, conference participants will have the opportunity to talk to the companies and engineers attending the Plugfest.


Please send all requests concerning the organization of the Plugfest to

Plugfest Co-Chairs

  • Douglas Arnold, Meinberg
  • Heiko Gerstung, Meinberg
  • Ken Harris, Rockwell Automation
  • Jeff Laird, UNH-IOL


Deadline for Plugfest registration (by email): May 13rd, 2013 June 14th, 2013
Plugfest: Sept 22nd-24th, 2013