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IWCS 2018 Returns to Providence!


Call for Papers – Abstracts Wanted for IWCS 2018



If your work is of interest to the worldwide cable and connectivity industry, then it should be presented at this conference.

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

Abstracts for papers are sought from supply chain stakeholders, including subject matter experts, application solutions providers and product innovators in the various industry segments.


Abstract Deadline is April 20, 2018.

Read the Call for Papers to see why you should present at this conference.

IWCS Webinar Series

IWCS conducts a monthly Live Webinar on timely topics with interactive questions and answers. Webinars are held on the third Friday of every month at 10:30 am Eastern US time.

Upcoming Webinar:
July 20, 2018 10:30 am Eastern Daylight Time
Performance Comparison of Reduced Diameter Category 6A Cables
Speaker: Ken Cornelison, Industry Consultant, Hitachi Cable America (New Hampshire, USA)
Register Here


Notices of upcoming topics can also be found on the IWCS LinkedIn pages, Twitter, and through our email notices. To receive emails, please sign up for the mailing list.


In Memorium - Irving Kolodny

irv_memoriumIrving ‘Irv’ Kolodny passed away on March 10, 2018. Irv was one of the longest serving members of the IWCS. While being involved in the IWCS since its’ inception, he served on the IWCS Committee from 1967-2002. Through his engineering relationships with Bell Laboratories, GTE, IEEE and the REA he contributed greatly to the scope of the IWCS. Subsequently, Irv’s contribution extended internationally. It can safely be stated that the current status of the IWCS owes a great deal to the efforts of Irv Kolodny.

Irv worked for General Cable Corp. straight out of college and served and a number of positions, including Director of Application Engineering, Director of Engineering and General Manager of a newly formed Fiber Optics Division. He retired after 40 years with General Cable. If there were a General Cable Hall of Fame, Irv would be at the top of the list.


Remembering IWCS 2017 in Orlando