IWCS Symposium issues call for papers

Jan. 13, 2011
2011 International Wire and Cable Symposium will expand the group's legacy focus on wire and cable technologies to include advances and applications in interconnectivity.

EATONTOWN, N.J. - The IWCS announced today a call for papers for their 2011 60th Anniversary Symposium. The symposium is billed as a premeir venue for the presentation of peer reviewed work in fields of wire, cable and interconnect technology for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.

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Abstracts are sought from academic, manufacturing and user communities worldwide - including subject matter experts, application solutions providers, and product innovators, as well as professionals who are engaged in the various industry segments.

Topics of interest include: cable, fiber and conductor design; advances in cable materials; developments in wire and cable processing and manufacturing; present and future network demands; assembly and cabling installation techniques; connectivity issues; wiring harness design and challenges; connector market studies; testing and standards.

In 2009, the topical scope of the symposium program was broadened to include the adjacent manufacturing segments of connectivity and wiring harness products with the joining of the IICIT (International Institute of Connector and Interconnection Technology) Symposium with IWCS. The annual event attracts participants from around the world with a comprehensive program including technical conference, suppliers' exhibition, professional development courses and executive track.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and authors must present their work at the 2011 IWCS Conference. Awards are given for the Outstanding Technical Paper, Outstanding Poster Paper and Best Presentation.

The event will be held November 6-9, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC USA. Additional conference tracks, professional development offerings, and exhibition spotlights that target the interests and needs of the interconnect community are planned for 2011.

Information on the conference, abstract and submission requirements, and selection criteria are available on the IWCS website, Archived papers from past conferences are also accessible. Submission deadline for the 2011 conference is April 16, 2011.

More information on the IWCS can be found at or by contacting John Barteld, CEO/Director of the IWCS at [email protected].