Call For Papers


Abstracts Wanted

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

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.

In addition to the presentation at the symposium, accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings book and in the IWCS online archive. Several will be republished by IWCS in industry trade journals and papers may be republished by the author when authorized with IWCS permission.

The author will also have the opportunity to participate in the IWCS Webinar Series, a free live presentation of papers with a global audience, which is recorded and archived on the IWCS website for downloading on demand.

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

Refer to the Call for Papers brochure for a list of suggested topics.

Please read ALL the “Abstract Submittal” instructions below, BEFORE submitting your abstract and revisions.  Once you are familiar with the instructions, please click on the “Abstract Submittal” button at the bottom of the page to complete the submittal process.”

Please refresh yourself with our submittal process and important dates.  The process to submit and revise your Abstract is essentially the same as last year.


Important Dates

Technical Abstract Deadline - Extended Until: April 14, 2017
Poster Abstract Deadline - Extended Until: April 14, 2017
Acceptance Notification - May 5, 2017
Final Paper Due via Online - July 7, 2017

Submission Requirements

Abstracts can be submitted from industry or academic professionals, from any geographic location, who are engaged in the wire and cable, connectivity or related industries.

Acceptance of Abstracts will be based on originality, content, applicability, market interest and clarity.

Papers submitted on accepted Abstracts will be published in the 66th IWCS International Cable – Connectivity Symposium Proceedings.

How to Submit an Abstract

All Abstracts must be electronically submitted as an MS Word® or PDF document requiring the following: Title, author(s) and description (300-500 words).

The abstract description should contain one or two illustrations and should include:

  1. Primary conclusion or result;
  2. ​Background - why work was undertaken; and
  3. Pertinent details of the work which indicate the significant findings.

As in the past, we will continue our "on-line" abstract submittal process. Once you are ready to submit an abstract for consideration, click on the "Abstract Submittal" button below.  You will be redirected to another webpage where you will create an account.  Make sure you remember your username and password in case you have to go back on to amend your abstract or add another abstract.  Once you sign in, you will be redirected to another page to start the process.  Please read each page carefully and follow all directions, especially if this is your first time.

When you upload your Abstract (MS Word® or PDF document) as instructed, be sure to remember to click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form.  (NOTE: Please make sure to embed ALL FONTS within the document before uploading a PDF.)  Once the document or PDF is uploaded, click on the “Next” button.

On the Authors page, fill in your name as primary contact and then again as an author.  Make sure you add each co-author.  There can only be one speaker per paper so check the box for the intended speaker.

Your input will be reviewed immediately for any missing items and you will receive a prompt confirmation along with an assigned “abstract number” that you should use in the subject line for all correspondence to IWCS.

IMPORTANT - To avoid duplication of Abstracts, please submit each Abstract only once. You can easily go back online to revise an existing Abstract if necessary. If you need assistance to update your Abstract, have problems submitting, or you are not sure if your Abstract was submitted, please contact the IWCS Office by calling Pat Hudak (+1-717-993-9500) or send an email to