Thank-you for participating in the 66th IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium. This page will acquaint you with the submission process and expedite preparation and publication of the printed and USB versions of the Proceedings for the conference.

Technical and Poster Session authors will also find instructions to help in the presentation of their work at the conference.

Note: Please review the Guidelines for Commercial Content when preparing their presentations.

Finally, important information on Copyright Release and VISA (for international travelers) is included.

Preparation of Copy

All articles are limited to 10 pages for technical papers and 5 pages for poster papers. The template for the Conference Proceedings is presented in Microsoft Word® format and can be Downloaded HERE.

Download the template and follow the contained instructions within the text of the template. Only PDF files will be accepted. When converting your document to an adobe acrobat file, name it the same as your word file but with the .pdf extension (example 067.pdf). Only use the last 3 digits of the abstract number.

The template should provide answers to any questions you have.

Submitting Your PDF File

Submitting your file is easy. Simply open your browser, click on the URL you were asked to bookmark for submission of your paper and attach your ".pdf" file as instructed.

(NOTE: In case you do not have the URL Bookmarked, CLICK HERE)

NOTE: Submissions that do not conform to the IWCS standards and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations.

Paper Submission Deadline

All papers for the Conference must be submitted in an electronic format which conforms to IWCS specifications and should be received no later than July 7, 2017.

NOTE: Authors who cannot meet this deadline should email immediately and ask for an extension.

Technical and Poster Presentation Instructions

Technical Papers

Technical Paper Speakers can download the following PDF documents to help them prepare their presentation:

Instructions for Speakers

Poster Papers

Poster Paper Speakers can download the following PDF document in order to help them prepare their poster paper for the conference:

Instructions for Poster Paper

PowerPoint Template for Poster Paper

Copyright Release Form

IWCS requires your signature on the Copyright Release form. 

Please CLICK HERE to download the Copyright Form for this year. 

The form with the lead author’s signature must be emailed by July 7, 2017 to

VISA REMINDER - For Presenters from Outside the USA

Please be reminded to check your travel VISA requirements to enter the United States of America (USA) for the 66th IWCS Conference. The time required for processing of VISA applications can take several months.

To help you with this process, please check the VISA Information and Letter of Invitation page of this web site. It contains links to official US government visitor's information sites as well as details on how to obtain a "Letter of Invitation" from the IWCS should one be necessary.

We wish you a safe trip and look forward to seeing you at the 66th IWCS Conference.


If you have questions or problems about the electronic submission process please contact Omnipress, by email with the conference name (IWCS 17) and abstract number in the subject line.

OmniPress' email address is:

If you still have questions or problems about other topics (i.e. copyright release, VISA information, etc.) please contact Pat Hudak at the IWCS office, by phone: +1-717-993-9500 or via email.

Pat Hudak's email address is: