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Timetable

Hour Tu. Mar. 25   Wednesday March 26   Thursday March 27   Friday March 28
    Room A Room B Room C Room A Room B Room C Room A Room B Room C
8:00 Registration desk open   Registration desk open Registration desk open
8:50-9:00 Opening ceremony
9:00-9:20 Plenary session P1:
Paul A Brown, UK
Hans Ottosson, Sweden
Plenary session P2:
Yasuyuki Shintani, Japan
Hideki Yoshitake, Japan
Exhibition
open
Plenary session P3:
Yong-Hwan Lee, Korea
Exhibition
open
9:20-9:40
9:40-10:00 Refreshments: Coffee/Tea
10:00-10:20 Session A7:
EMC II
Session B7:
Modem
Design
10:20-10:40 Refreshments: Coffee/Tea Refreshments: Coffee/Tea
10:40-11:00 Session A1:
Field Trials
Session B1:
Information
Theory
Session A4:
Channel
Modeling
Session B4:
MAC Layer
11:00-11:20
11:20-11:40 Conclusions
11:40-12:00
12:00-13:20 Lunch Excursion, Nijo Castle  
13:20-14:20 Exhibition explanation Exhibition
open
14:20-14:40 Refreshments: Coffee/Tea
14:40-15:00 Session A2:
EMC I
Session B2:
Coding and
Modulation
Session A5:
System
Architecture
Session B5:
OFDM
Exhibition
open
15:00-15:20
15:20-15:40
15:40-16:00
16:00-16:20 Refreshments: Coffee/Tea Refreshments: Coffee/Tea
16:20-16:40 Session A3:
Cable
Modeling
Session B3:
Services
and
Applications
Session A6:
Measurement
Method
Session B6:
Multiple
Access
Techniques
16:40-17:00
17:00-17:20 Registration
desk open
17:20-17:40    
17:40-19:00  
19:00 Reception Symposium banquet  

Advanced Program

Wednesday 26 March 2003
       
Plenary Session P1
Chair: Gen Marubayashi (Soka University, Japan)
Wednesday 26 March 2003
9:00-10:20
 P1-1 Some EMC considerations of the UK RA Technical Working Group Report on VDSL & PLT
    Paul A Brown (White Box Associates Ltd., UK)
 P1-2 Cell structured power systems: A new application area for power line communication
    Hans Ottosson, Arun Phadke (The International Institute for Critical Infrastructures, Sweden)
 
Session A1: Field Trials
Chair: Hans Ottosson (The International Institute for Critical Infrastructures, Sweden)
Wednesday 26 March 2003, Room A
10:40-12:00
 A1-1 A PLC-based electrical energy consumption management system. Preliminary field test results.
    B. Nilsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), P. S. Dokopoulos, G. Papagiannis, D. Tampakis, N. Lettas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), G. Bianconi, G. Fabozzi (FAGREL s.l.r., Italy)
 A1-2 Airfield ground lighting automation system realised with power-line communication
    Gerd Bumiller (iAd GmbH, Germany), Nils Pirschel (Siemens AG, Germany)
 A1-3 XDSL techniques for power line communications
    Costas Assimakopoulos, P. L. Katsis, F.-N. Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Danilo Obradovic, Milorad Obradovic (University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia)
 A1-4 An experimental system for digital power line communications over high voltage electric power lines - Field trials and obtained results
    Enzo Fortunato, Alessandro Garibbo, Laura Petrolino (Marconi Selenia Communications, Italy)
 
Session B1: Information Theory
Chair: Shinji Tsuzuki (Ehime University, Japan)
Wednesday 26 March 2003, Room B
10:40-12:00
 B1-1 Potential limits on power-line communication over impulsive noise channels
    Vladimir B. Balakirsky, A. J. Han Vinck (University of Essen, Germany)
 B1-2 Digital PLL under impulsive noise environment
    Kyosuke Mizutani, Daisuke Umehara, Makoto Kawai, Yoshiteru Morihiro (Kyoto University, Japan)
 B1-3 An effect of SNR estimation error on iterative decoding for power line noise
    Tadahiro Wada (Shizuoka University, Japan)
 B1-4 Improved space-time coding applications for power line channels
    Carlos L. Giovaneli, Paddy Farrell, Bahram Honary (Lancaster University, UK)
 
Session A2: EMC I
Chair: Paul A Brown (White Box Associates Ltd., UK)
Wednesday 26 March 2003, Room A
14:40-16:00
 A2-1 Two ways of understanding the radiated emission associated with an underground cable used for PLC systems
    Daniel Chaffanjon, Fawzi Issa (Electricité de France, France)
 A2-2 Measurement of MHz band characteristics on low voltage distribution lines
    Kentaro Asano, Koichi Shinozaki, Kenji Miyazato (Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan), Yasuo Matsuura, Koji Maegawa, Hideki Sakai, Shinji Yamamoto (Linecom Co., Inc., Japan)
 A2-3 On radio interference assessments of access PLC system
    Cosy Muto, Norikazu Mori, Toshiyuki Kondoh (The Japan Amateur Radio League, Inc., Japan)
 A2-4 Introduction of an optical isolator design for narrow band power line modems and feasibility study for optical isolator for broad band power line modems.
    Chen Hong-Lei (Agilent Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore), Kenji Yamamoto (Agilent Technologies Japan, Ltd., Japan), Yuji Minamitani (Preminet, Inc., Japan)
 
Session B2: Coding and Modulation
Chair: Makoto Itami (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Wednesday 26 March 2003, Room B
14:40-16:00
 B2-1 Communication through narrowband powerline channel using underdetermined blind signal separation
    Pornchai Chanyagorn, Ivica Kopriva (George Washington University, USA), Harold H. Szu (Office of U.S. Naval Research, USA), Joseph S. Landa (BriarTek Inc., USA)
 B2-2 Performance of several MMFSK systems using limiters for high frequency power-line communications
    Fumio Nishijyo, Kanji Hozumi, Shin'ichi Tachikawa (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan), Masanori Hamamura (Kochi University of Technology, Japan), Gen Marubayashi (Soka University, Japan)
 B2-3 Noncoherent FSK optimum receiver over impulsive noise channels
    Tadayoshi Fukami, Daisuke Umehara, Makoto Kawai, Yoshiteru Morihiro (Kyoto University, Japan)
 B2-4 Viterbi decoding for convolutional code over Class A noise channel
    Yuki Nakano, Daisuke Umehara, Makoto Kawai, Yoshiteru Morihiro (Kyoto University, Japan)
 
Session A3: Cable Modeling
Chair: Shin'ichi Tachikawa (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
Wednesday 26 March 2003, Room A
16:20-17:20
 A3-1 Automotive power-line communications: Favourable topology for future automotive electronic trends
    Petrus A. Janse van Rensburg (Border Technikon, South Africa), Hendrik C. Ferreira (Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa)
 A3-2 Finite element characterization of LV power distribution lines for high frequency communication signals
    G. T. Andreou, E. K. Manitsas, D. P. Labridis, P. L. Katsis, F.-N. Pavlidou, P. S. Dokopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
 A3-3 A theoretical justification of the two-conductor HF transmission-line model for indoor single-phase low voltage triplex cables
    Ioannis C. Papaleonidopoulos, Constantinos G. Karagiannopoulos, Christos E. Anagnostopoulos, Nickolas J. Theodorou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
 
Session B3: Services and Applications
Chair: Harold H. Szu (Office of U.S. Naval Research, USA)
Wednesday 26 March 2003, Room B
16:20-17:20
 B3-1 From narrow to broadband communications using the low voltage power distribution network
    John Newbury (Open University of the Northwest, UK), Javad Yazdani (Lancaster University, UK)
 B3-2 Indoor image acquisition and distribution system
    David Fondo, Miguel Cacheda, Carlos Mosquera (Universidad de Vigo, Spain)
 B3-3 IT800SCP power line communications (PLC) processor - Infrastructure for the connected smart home
    Oren Kaufman (ITRAN Communications Ltd. - Osaka Office, Japan), Asaf Avidan (ITRAN Communications Ltd. - Headquarters, Israel)

Thursday 27 March 2003
       
Plenary Session P2
Chair: Shinji Tsuzuki (Ehime University, Japan)
Thursday 27 March 2003
9:00-10:20
 P2-1 The ECHONET, current progress, field test results and a new ECHONET PLC
    Yasuyuki Shintani (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan), Hideki Yoshitake (Matsushita Industrial Equipment Co., Ltd., Japan)
 
Session A4: Channel Modeling
Chair: Masanori Hamamura (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
Thursday 27 March 2003, Room A
10:40-12:00
 A4-1 A new statistical model of the noise power density spectrum for powerline communication
    Dirk Benyoucef (University of Saarland, Germany)
 A4-2 Noise analysis on wide-band PLC with high sampling rate and long observation time
    Yuichi Hirayama, Hiraku Okada, Takaya Yamazato, Masaaki Katayama (Nagoya University, Japan)
 A4-3 Modeling of the signal transmission characteristics of power lines for local transportation systems
    Juergen Rupp, Gerd Griepentrog (Siemens AG, Germany), Pavel Karols (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
 A4-4 An HF multipath-propagation analysing method for power delay profile estimations of indoor single-phase low voltage PLC channels
    Ioannis C. Papaleonidopoulos, Constantinos G. Karagiannopoulos, Ioannis E. Anagnostopoulos, Nickolas J. Theodorou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
 
Session B4: MAC Layer
Chair: Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
Thursday 27 March 2003, Room B
10:40-12:00
 B4-1 Performance evaluation of different MAC protocols for IP based powerline communication networks in developing countries
    Justinian Anatory, Nerey H. Mvungi, Mussa M. Kissaka (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
 B4-2 Hierarchical medium access control (HMAC) based on CSMA/CA for powerline communications
    Michael Jong-Hyuck Park, Jin-Tae Kim, Sang-Joon Kim, Gi-Won Lee (Xeline Co., Ltd., Korea)
 B4-3 Investigation of MAC protocols for broadband PLC networks under realistic traffic conditions
    Halid Hrasnica, Ralf Lehnert (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
 B4-4 Performance evaluation of CSMA/CA MAC protocol in low-speed PLC environments
    Kam-Rok Lee, Jae-Min Lee, Wook-Hyun Kwon (Seoul National University, Korea), Beom-Seog Ko (LG Electronics Inc., Korea), Young-Man Kim (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea)
 
Session A5: System Architecture
Chair: John Newbury (Open University of the Northwest, UK)
Thursday 27 March 2003, Room A
14:40-16:00
 A5-1 Signaling methods for broadcast transmission in power-line communication systems
    Hirotada Furukawa (TDK Corporation, Japan), Hiraku Okada, Takaya Yamazato, Masaaki Katayama (Nagoya University, Japan)
 A5-2 System architecture for power-line communication and consequences for modulation and multiple access
    Gerd Bumiller (iAd GmbH, Germany)
 A5-3 Practical aspects of component selection and circuit layout for modem and coupling circuitry
    Petrus A. Janse van Rensburg (Border Technikon, South Africa), Hendrik C. Ferreira (Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa)
 A5-4 Coupling circuitry: Understanding the functions of different components
    Petrus A. Janse van Rensburg (Border Technikon, South Africa), Hendrik C. Ferreira (Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa)
 
Session B5: OFDM
Chair: Tadahiro Wada (Shizuoka University, Japan)
Thursday 27 March 2003, Room B
14:40-16:00
 B5-1 Precoded OFDM in powerline communications
    Dirk Benyoucef (University of Saarland, Germany)
 B5-2 A study on adaptive cancellation of impulse noise from OFDM signal under multi-path environment
    Tatsufumi Shirai, Tomohiro Nishiyama, Makoto Itami (Tokyo University of Science, Japan), Hiroki Ohta (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan), Kohji Itoh (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
 B5-3 Powerline channel coding and modulation considering frequency domain error characteristics
    Kenichi Kuri (Yokohama National University, Japan), Yoshihiro Hase, Shingo Ohmori, Fujinobu Takahashi (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan), Ryuji Kohno (Yokohama National University, Japan)
 B5-4 High-speed power line communication system based on wavelet OFDM
    Hisao Koga, Nobutaka Kodama, Taisuke Konishi (Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd., Japan)
 
Session A6: Measurement Method
Chair: P. S. Dokopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Thursday 27 March 2003, Room A
16:20-17:40
 A6-1 An analytical method for network loading estimation based on channel training
    Despina Anastasiadou (Academic Research Computers Technology Institute, Greece), Theodore Antonakopoulos (University of Patras, Greece)
 A6-2 Some issues on the in-situ, high frequency, characterisation of electricity distribution networks for EMC best practice
    Paul A Brown (White Box Associates Ltd., UK)
 A6-3 In-door power-line impedance measurement up to high frequency (10KHz - 70MHz)
    Januncio Pessoa de Lima Neto (Campina Grande University, Brazil), Shinji Tsuzuki, Yasuto Kawakami, Yoshio Yamada (Ehime University, Japan)
 A6-4 Impedance characterization of residential loads using channel response measurements
    Panayiotis Savvopoulos (University of Patras, Greece), Despina Anastasiadou (Academic Research Computers Technology Institute, Greece), Theodore Antonakopoulos (University of Patras, Greece)
 
Session B6: Multiple Access Techniques
Chair: Daisuke Umehara (Kyoto University, Japan)
Thursday 27 March 2003, Room B
16:20-17:20
 B6-1 Timing synchronization in OFDM-TDMA based power line communication systems
    Eun-Woo Ahn, Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
 B6-2 A performance study of EY-NPMA for medium access in power line communications
    G. Dimitriadis, F.-N. Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
 B6-3 Collaborative coding multiple access communications for power line channels
    Carlos L. Giovaneli, Bahram Honary, Paddy Farrell (Lancaster University, UK), Phillip Benachour (Blackburn College, UK)

Friday 28 March 2003
       
Plenary Session P3
Chair: Masaaki Katayama (Nagoya University, Japan)
Friday 28 March 2003
9:00-9:40
 P3-1 Development of PLC technology in Korea
    Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
 
Session A7: EMC II
Chair: A. J. Han Vinck (University of Essen, Germany)
Friday 28 March 2003, Room A
10:00-11:20
 A7-1 Interference measurements in HF and UHF bands caused by extension of power line communication bandwidth for astronomical purpose
    Fuminori Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Misawa, Tomoyuki Nakajo (Tohoku University, Japan), Ichiro Tomizawa (University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Junichi Nakajima (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan), Masatoshi Ohishi (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan), Munetoshi Tokumaru (Nagoya University, Japan), Takayuki Ono, Akira Morioka (Tohoku University, Japan)
 A7-2 Some results output from a theoretical model of the cumulative effects of a massive deployment of HF power line communication systems based on measured input parameters
    Paul A Brown (White Box Associates Ltd., UK)
 A7-3 Effect produced on electromagnetic leakage in PLC by indoor power line arrangements
    Yuji Minamitani, Toshimasa Okabe (Preminet, Inc., Japan), Masaru Wasaki (TDK Corporation, Japan)
 A7-4 Sharing studies between the radio astronomy telescopes and the power line communication systems in the HF region
    Masatoshi Ohishi (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan), Junichi Nakajima (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan), Munetoshi Tokumaru (Nagoya University, Japan)
 
Session B7: Modem Design
Chair: Bahram Honary (Lancaster University, UK)
Friday 28 March 2003, Room B
10:00-11:20
 B7-1 A low complexity all-digital DS-SS transceiver for power-line communications
    Marcos Ferreiro, Miguel Cacheda, Carlos Mosquera (Universidad de Vigo, Spain)
 B7-2 Design of a power-line modem for monitoring and control systems
    Joonmo Yu, Hyunseok Yu, Yong-Hwan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
 B7-3 Trial model of the M-ary multilevel FSK power-line transmission modem
    Akihiko Oshinomi (Nakayo Telecommunications, Inc., Japan), Gen Marubayashi (Soka University, Japan), Shin'ichi Tachikawa (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan), Masanori Hamamura (Kochi University of Technology, Japan)
 B7-4 A study on controlling transmission power of OFDM carriers combined with data symbol spreading using optimal data reconstruction
    Tomohiro Nishiyama, Tatsufumi Shirai, Makoto Itami, Kohji Itoh (Tokyo University of Science, Japan), Hamid Aghvami (King's College London, UK)

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