The 61st annual IWCS International Cable-Connectivity Symposium is scheduled for November 11-14, 2012, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. The conference draws over 1000 engineers, scientists, product development specialists and industry executives. Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts through the IWCS website by April 30, 2012. Abstracts for papers 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; developments in processing and manufacturing; present and future network demands; assembly and installation techniques; connectivity issues; wiring harness design and challenges; market studies; testing and standards. Additionally, the 2012 Symposium will emphasize innovations and new cable component applications for raw materials compounds such as fluoropolymers, PVC, olefins / halogen free, thermoplastic elastomers and thermoplastic urethanes.