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Share Your Technical Innovation

Submit an Abstract before April 19, 2024 to be considered for this year's IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.

Generate premiere exposure for your work by participating in the leading forum for the exchange of information on technical innovations and solutions for the cable and connectivity industry. Abstracts for Technical Papers are sought from academic or industry professionals with work that is relevant to cable products, materials, processes, and applications worldwide. IWCS accepts submissions from all industry professionals, with no limitation of job title or level of experience. Examples of past authors’ roles include, but are not limited to: Engineering, Research & Development, Product Management, Scientist, and Academic Professor.

Are you presenting at the 2024 IWCS Forum in Providence, Rhode Island, USA?

2024 Call for Papers is Now Closed

As always, great care was taken while choosing the papers to be presented at the 2024 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. Thirty members of the IWCS Board and Symposium Committee, representing companies from 10 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.

Resources for 2024 Technical Paper Abstract Submissions

Benefits of Publishing & Presenting a Paper

International Exposure

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.

Publish Your Work

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.

Submitting a Paper Is as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Review the suggested topics (additional cable-related topics will be considered).
  2. Draft a 300-500 word abstract describing your research or study. Click here to view an example of what to include in your Abstract.
  3. Upload a PDF of your Abstract to the IWCS 2024 Submission Site before Friday, April 19, 2024.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the IWCS Technical Symposium Committee and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a Final Technical Paper and present their research at the 2024 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. Final Technical Papers will be published in the IWCS research archives and select papers may be featured in relevant industry magazines—providing participants premiere recognition for their work and their company.

2024 Call for Papers – Important Dates

Submit Technical Paper Abstractclick here for example of what to includeApril 19, 2024
IWCS Notifies Authors of Accepted AbstractsMay 3, 2024
Accept or Decline Invitation to ParticipateMay 24, 2024
Submit Final Paper – click here to download the required templateSeptember 20, 2024
Submit Final PowerPoint (If you are presenting during the Technical Symposium)October 4, 2024
Print Poster (If you are participating in the Poster Session)Bring to the event
Present your PowerPoint or display your poster in Providence, USAOctober 14–17, 2024
Options to Present Papers at the IWCS Forum

IWCS offers two different options for showcasing technical research at the IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum. The Poster session is recommended for first-time presenters, students, or individuals who may not be comfortable presenting in front of a formal seated audience. Please refer to the following details to compare presentation options for accepted Technical Papers. Please note: Final Technical Papers, written in English, are required for both types of presentations and will be included in the Technical Proceedings and IWCS archives.

Technical Symposium Presentation

  • 20 minute presentation
  • 5 minute question & answer period
  • Formal seated audience
  • Visual display: Microsoft Powerpoint
  • One presenting author per paper
  • Comfortable presenting in English
  • Final Paper in Proceedings and Archives
  • Opportunity to receive prestigious Jack Spergel Memorial Award for Outstanding Technical Paper
  • Opportunity to receive prestigious Kitts-Kingsley Award for Best Presentation
IWCS Technical Presentation
IWCS Technical Presentation
Technical Symposium Presentation
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Poster Presentation

  • Casual one-on-one conversations with people who stop learn about your research
  • Poster is on display for two days
  • Visual display: Poster with graphics
  • One or more authors can stand by poster to answer questions during the 2-hour Poster Session
  • Final Paper in Proceedings and Archives
  • Opportunity to receive prestigious Outstanding Poster Paper award
Poster Display
Poster Display
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Technical Poster
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Suggested Topics (additional topics are also welcome)

Materials & Additives

  • Compound Manufacturing
  • Processing / Extrusion
  • Cable Component Materials
    • Fluoropolymers
    • PVC
    • Low Smoke / Flame Retardant Halogen Free
    • Olefins
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Thermoplastic Urethanes
  • Connectivity Materials
  • Raw Materials / Ingredients

Data Center & Edge Applications

  • Hyperscale, Enterprise & Edge Data Centers
  • Optical Fiber vs Copper Solutions
  • Architecture & Topology (Top of Rack; End of Row; Structured Cabling)
  • Artificial Intelligence & Quantum Computing Networks

Design, Testing, & Applications for Copper Ethernet, PoE & Energy Cables

  • Copper Conductors
  • Performance Modeling, Measurements & Testing
  • Copper Cable Accessories
  • Data Communications / PoE
  • EMC / Single Pair Ethernet
  • Sensor / Signal / Transmission Cable
  • Medium / High Voltage Power
  • Energy Transition
  • AC to DC
  • Demand Challenges and Solutions

Network Reliability & Measurements

  • Cable Measurement, Reliability and Maintenance

Digital Electricity / Fault Managed Power

  • Fault Managed Power Delivery
  • Digital Electricity / NEC® Class 4
  • Case Studies

Advancements in Copper & Optical Connectivity

  • Interconnect / Connectors
  • Optical Connectivity
  • Wire Harnesses
  • Assemblies
  • Harsh Environments
  • Ferrule-less Alternative Optical Connectivity Methods
  • High Density Interconnect Developments
  • Field Installable / Fusion Splices / Terminations
  • Field Identification / Repair / Reconditioning

Optical Cable / Fiber Design and Characterization

  • Novel Cable Designs
  • Multi-Core / Hybrid Cables
  • Micro-Cables
  • FTTx / FTTH and Installations

Optical Cable / Fiber Manufacturing and Reliability

  • Optical Fiber Manufacturing
  • Optical Fiber Cable Manufacturing
  • Reliability Measurements / Process Control

High-Density Ribbon & Loose Tube Cable

  • Flexible Ribbon
  • High Density Cable

Microduct, Air-Blown & Optical Cable Installation & Fiber Splicing

  • Microduct
  • Air Blown
  • Splicing Technologies
  • Tooling & Testing

Multi-Core & Specialty Fiber

  • Optical Fiber Applications
  • Ultra Low-Loss Optical Fibers
  • Multimode Fiber
  • Next Generation Specialty Fibers

Outdoor & Submarine Cable

  • Long Haul / Submarine Networks

Specialty Applications

  • Renewable Energy Cabling (Offshore/Onshore Wind, Solar)
  • Electric / Autonomous Vehicles
  • Wireless Signal Transmission
  • 5G Cabling / Network Technology
  • Oil & Gas Drilling / Mining
  • Advanced Robotics / Industrial Automation
  • Advanced Healthcare
  • Automotive / Aerospace
  • SMART Community Concepts (Grids / Buildings / Cities)
  • Broadband Infrastructure / Rural Communities

Codes & Standards

  • Safety
  • Performance
  • Environmental Impact / Eco-Labels

Cable Sustainability & Recycling

  • Collections, Segregation, Logistics
  • Processing / Cable Component Separation
  • Supply Chain Circularity (Reuse in Cable Compounds & Components)
Call for papers referral program

Opportunity to receive complimentary full-access registration to the 2024 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.

IWCS Referral

Share the IWCS Call for Papers 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 person who refers the most authors of Technical Papers will receive complimentary full-access registration to the 2024 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.


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