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IWCS seeks Technical Papers for the 2024 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum

2024 IWCS Call for Papers

IWCS calls industry professionals and academic researchers to submit a brief 300–500 word abstract summarizing research or emerging technologies affecting the global cable and connectivity industry. Abstracts will be reviewed by the IWCS 2024 Technical Symposium Committee and authors of accepted abstracts will gain international exposure for their work.

Technical Papers will be presented during the Technical Symposium component of the 2024 IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum, which is scheduled to take place October 14–17, 2024 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Participants have the option to present their Technical Paper as a presentation or as a poster display.

IWCS Technical Symposium

Papers will be published in the IWCS research archives and select papers may be featured in relevant industry magazines, providing participants additional recognition for their work and their company. Additionally, presenters have the opportunity to receive prestigious awards for their research and presentation. The IWCS Technical Symposium Committee recently announced the following awards for papers presented during last year’s Forum. The Jack Spergel Memorial Award for Outstanding Technical Paper will be announced soon.

·       Kitts-Kingsley Award for Best Presentation: Mr. Michael Dodds, Leviton, “Channel Performance Degradation from Installation Stresses”

·       Award for Outstanding Poster Paper: Ms. Brita Kunze, Delta Tecnic, “UV Protection and Lightfastness of Outdoor Cables”

Examples of paper topics range from manufacturing processes of copper and optical fiber cables, innovative cable design, codes and standards, connectivity and assemblies, installation techniques, materials and extrusion processing, and more. A complete list of suggested topics is available on the IWCS website. Additional topics are also welcome. 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, and Academia in a variety of market and industry segments relevant to cable products, materials, processes, and applications.

A referral program is available for those who wish to refer their colleagues to submit a paper. When a colleague submits their abstract, they will be asked to enter your name as the referral source. The person who refers the most authors of accepted Technical Papers will receive complimentary full-access registration to the 2024 Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum.

Suggested topics, submission criteria, and resources to refer colleagues can be found at The deadline to submit a Technical Paper abstract is April 5, 2024.

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