Shrewsbury, PA – (March 8, 2017)  IWCS has issued a Call for Papers for IWCS 2017 -  International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, its 66th annual conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA on October 9-11, 2017. For 6 decades, the IWCS Symposium has been the leading worldwide conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.

Information on the conference, abstract and requirements, and selection criteria is available on the IWCS website, The submission deadline for papers is April 4, 2016 and papers can be easily submitted through the website at

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and authors will present their work at the IWCS 2017 Conference. Awards are given for the Outstanding Technical Paper, Outstanding Poster Paper and Best Presentation.

If your work is of interest to the worldwide cable and connectivity industry, then it should be presented at this conference. Accepted papers will be widely disseminated with broad exposure opportunities for the topic, author and company to thousands of stakeholders internationally.

In addition to the presentation at the symposium, accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings book and in the IWCS online archive. Several will be republished by IWCS in industry trade journals and papers may be republished by the author when authorized with IWCS permission. The author will also have the opportunity to participate in the IWCS Webinar Series, a free live presentation of papers with a global audience, which is recorded and archived on the IWCS website for downloading on demand.

Abstracts for papers are sought from supply chain stakeholders, including subject matter experts, application solutions providers and product innovators in the various industry segments. In the 2016 conference there were 99 technical papers and presentations in 16 sessions that attracted presenters and attendees from across the U.S., Asia, and Europe.

The IWCS 2017 Symposium will emphasize innovations, new cable component applications and sustainability issues for raw material compounds, such as Fluoropolymers, PVC, Low Smoke/Flame Retardant Halogen Free, Olefins, Thermoplastic Elastomers, and Thermoplastic Urethanes.

Topics of interest also include, but are not limited to: Assemblies; Cable, Fiber and Conductor Design; Commercial Applications for Materials & Processes; Codes & Standards; Copper & Optical Connectivity; Copper Cables & Accessories; Environmental/Sustainability Recognition; Fiber, Fiber Optic Cables & Components; FTTH/FTTX; Installation Techniques; Manufacturing/Processing; Market Studies; Materials for Cable and Connectivity Components; Present & Future Network Demands; Wire Harness Design and Challenges. Archived papers from past conferences are available on the IWCS website for reference.

Some suggested topics for Copper & Optical Connectivity are: Connectors for Harsh Environments; Ferrule-less alternative optical connectivity methods; High density interconnect developments related to multi-fiber designs; Next generation field installable connectors and connection methods; Field identification, repair and reconditioning of optical connectivity; Long term performance studies on existing interconnection systems.

In addition to the papers presented in the Technical Symposium, the conference includes an Executive Track with presentations by business leaders, key industry analysts and market experts. A Supplier Exhibition of more than 120 of the world’s leading suppliers of materials, components and accessories is another important aspect of IWCS, providing for New Product Presentations and an excellent networking opportunity with industry peers. An industry-recognized certification program of Professional Development Courses is offered annually. All of these conference components make the IWCS Symposium a premier venue for exchange of new and original cable and connectivity technologies and trends.

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About IWCS

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. For over 65 years, the IWCS Symposium has been the leading worldwide conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.

The IWCS Symposium Committee generates an extremely high caliber program for each year’s conference, with over 100 papers and presentations in 20 compelling sessions over three full days. The International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is an opportunity to explore discussions on topical issues, learn about new technologies and network with global industry colleagues.

Headquarters: IWCS, Inc. 644 Shrewsbury Commons Ave. PMB #250, Shrewsbury, PA 17361 USA. For further information, visit the IWCS website or contact David B. Kiddoo, CEO, at


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