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2023 IWCS Call for Technical Papers

The 2023 Call for Papers will open soon using a familiar process for abstract submissions. Refer to the list of important dates and suggested topics shown below and start preparing your Technical Paper to submit for the IWCS 2023 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, USA September 17–20, 2023. Sign up for the IWCS e-newsletter to receive important notifications regarding the 2023 Call for Papers.

2023 Call for Papers – Important Dates

Submit Technical Paper & Poster AbstractFriday, April 7, 2023
Acceptance NotificationFriday, May 12, 2023
Accept/Decline Invite to PresentFriday, June 9, 2023
Submit Final PaperFriday, August 4, 2023
Submit Final PowerPoint PresentationFriday, August 18, 2023
Present in Orlando, Florida, USASeptember 17–20, 2023

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.

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

Connected Communities

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • See “Sensor Cable Technology” topic

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

  • Offshore Energy

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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