Call for Papers

You are invited to participate in the leading forum for the exchange of information on technical innovations and solutions for the cable and connectivity industry. Submit an abstract to be considered for inclusion in the technical symposium component of the 2021 Virtual Cable and Connectivity Symposium. If your work is of interest to the worldwide cable and connectivity industry, then it should be presented at this Conference.

BENEFITS OF PUBLISHING & PRESENTING A PAPER

international iconINTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

Gain exposure for yourself and your company. Accepted papers will be widely disseminated with broad exposure opportunities for the topic, author and company to thousands of stakeholders internationally.

 

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In addition to presenting at the symposium, accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings and in the IWCS online archive, a resource that is often referenced for industry research and articles.

 

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Help advance the worldwide cable and connectivity industry by providing thought leadership in the form of a paper, presentation at the symposium, and opportunities to be featured in our ongoing webinar series.

 

Who Should Present?

Abstracts for papers are sought from academic or industry professionals including subject matter experts, application solutions providers and product innovators in the various cable and connectivity industry segments worldwide.

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Important Dates

Technical Abstract Deadline: May 13, 2021 (extended from May 3)
Acceptance Notification: June 14, 2021
Final Paper Due via Online: September 3, 2021
Final Presentation Due via Online: September 10, 2021

SUGGESTED TOPICS

  • Assemblies
  • Cable, Fiber and Conductor Design
  • Codes & Standards
  • Copper Cables & Accessories
  • Environmental/Sustainability Recognition
  • Global FTTX / FTTH & Installation
  • Wire Harness Design and Challenges
  • Fiber / Cable Manufacturing and Reliability
  • Materials for Cable & Connectivity Applications
  • Fiber & Cable Measurements
  • Copper Cables—Performance and Design
  • Next Generation Special Fibers
  • High Density Fiber Optic Cables

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Additionally, the 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
  • Thermoplastic Urethanes

Copper and Optical Connectivity

  • 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