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Aim and objective:

The objective of the symposium, to be held in Beijing, China is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, 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 and hardware 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, fibre, 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
- Work-In-Progress reports

Submission of Papers

Authors should submit a six-page original manuscript. Templates and online submission of papers will be available at here. Students are welcome to submit papers.

Work in Progress Papers: Work in Progress (WIP) papers will be reviewed and presented in a poster session.

Paper Acceptance: All papers will be peer-reviewed. Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the registered authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by the registration form and proof of payment.

Final Papers: Final papers are limited to six pages or less in IEEE double column format. Full papers are accepted in IEEE compliant PDF format. All full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in CD and on IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of regular papers: April 20, 2015 May 18, 2015
Acceptance notice and WIP paper submission deadline: May 25, 2015 June 29, 2015
Final written materials to be published in proceedings: July 20, 2015