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2022 Call for Papers is Now Closed

As always, great care was taken while choosing the papers to be presented at the 2022 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. Thirty members of the IWCS 2022 Symposium Committee, representing companies from seven unique countries, met in April to review hundreds of responses to the Call for Papers. Resulting from the strong Technical Paper submissions and carefully curated program will be an extremely high-caliber Technical Symposium, which is the cornerstone of the annual Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. View the Event Program to preview the technical papers that will be presented at this year’s event.

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Important Dates

Submit Technical Paper & Poster AbstractApril 22, 2022
Acceptance NotificationMay 20, 2022
Accept/Decline Invite to PresentJune 10, 2022
Submit Final PaperAugust 26, 2022
Submit Final PowerPoint PresentationSeptember 9, 2022

Technical Papers are no longer being accepted for the 2022 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. Sign up to receive the IWCS e-newsletter to receive important information about submitting a Technical Paper to be considered for next year’s Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.

2022 IWCS Call for Papers Brochure

2022 Call for Papers Brochure

Learn about the opportunity to get your research published and present your Technical Paper at the 2022 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.

Call for Papers Brochure

New Opportunities for Authors!

Celebrating the Women of Our Industry

The 2022 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum will feature special components that celebrate the women of our industry. One way our female colleagues will be recognized is by hosting a new session during the Technical Symposium Papers that features papers contributed by our female colleagues. When submitting an abstract, female authors can choose for their paper to be included in this distinguished session. Learn about IWCS’s celebration of Women’s History Month in our recent news article.

Refer Your Colleagues

A chance to receive complimentary full-access registration to the 2022 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. Share the opportunity to author a paper with your colleagues throughout the industry. When your colleagues submit their abstract, they will be asked to enter your name as the referral source. The Technical Paper Author who refers the most authors of Technical Papers other than their own will receive complimentary full-access registration to the 2022 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum in Providence, Rhode Island. Click here to download resources for sharing information about the Call for Papers.

Benefits of Publishing & Presenting a Paper

International 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.

Published Research Archive

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.

Educate the Industry

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.

Suggested Topics (additional topics are also welcome)


Broadband Networks and 5G Technology

  • 5G Cabling Technology
  • Fiber Optic Cabling to Rural Communities
  • Discussion of Broadband Infrastructure Spending Bill and it influence on the Wire & Cable Industry

Cable, Fiber and Conductor Design

Cabling in Industrial Automation

  • Emphasis on robotic cabling

Codes and Standards

Copper Cables Performance, Design, and Accessories

Environmental / Sustainability Recognition

Fiber / Cable Manufacturing, Reliability and Measurements

Global FTTX / FTTH and Installation

High-Density Fiber Optic Cables

Materials for Cable and Connectivity Applications

Next-Generation Special Fibers

Wire Harness Design and Challenges

Sustainability in Wire & Cable Technology

Sensor Cable Technology

  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Cars

Raw Material Compounds and Cable Components

  • 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
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