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UL and IWCS China Symposium Issues a Call for Papers

January 20, 2017

A new conference for the Asian region will be held in Shanghai, China from April 25-27, 2017

Shrewsbury, PA, USA – (January 20, 2017)  IWCS, producer of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, and UL, a global independent safety science company, have issued a Call for Papers for their regional Asian conference to be held in Shanghai, China on April 25-27, 2017 at the Marriott Shanghai City Centre. The deadline for submissions is 17 February 2017 so potential authors are urged to submit soon. The UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity Symposium is based on the IWCS educational symposium format and is the Asia region’s leading forum for the exchange of information on technical innovations and solutions in the industry.

The conference offers a full day of Professional Development Courses and two full days of Technical Symposium sessions, all of which will be presented in English with simultaneous translation into Mandarin. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Global FTTX & Installation, Fiber / Cable Manufacturing and Reliability, Materials for Cable & Connectivity Applications, Fiber & Cable Measurements, Copper Cables – Performance and Design, Fiber Optic Connectors, Next Generation Special Fibers, and High Density Fiber Optic Cables.

Abstracts for papers on these key topics 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 various industry segments. If the work is of interest to the worldwide cable and connectivity industry, it should be presented at the UL and IWCS China Symposium.

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 paper will be published in the symposium proceedings book, published in the IWCS online archive, republished by IWCS in industry trade journals, and 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 also archived on the IWCS website for downloading on demand.

Potential authors can view the previously published papers in the Proceedings Archive at to see the quality, range, and topics of past content. Previous IWCS Webinar presentations can be viewed at

The deadline for submitting abstracts for a paper to be considered is February 17, 2017.  Abstracts for papers in English may be submitted to Patricia Hudak, [email protected]. Questions: +1 717-993-9500.  Abstracts for papers in Chinese may be submitted to Keith Sin, [email protected]

Questions: +852 2276.9532.  Information on the conference, abstract and submission requirements, and selection criteria is available at

For more information on all the activities and learning tracks offered at the conference, please visit

IWCS Press Contact:             


Janet Crook
PR & Marketing Communications
[email protected]
+1 860.415.9796

UL China Contact:


Keith Sin
UL, Wire & Cable division
[email protected]
+852 2276.9532



About IWCS

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. The IWCS Symposium Committee generates an extremely high caliber program for each year’s conference, with over 100 papers and presentations in 20 compelling sessions over three full days. The International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is an opportunity to explore discussions on topical issues, learn about new technologies and network with global industry colleagues.

Headquarters: IWCS, Inc. 644 Shrewsbury Commons Ave. PMB #250, Shrewsbury, PA 17361 USA. For further information, visit the IWCS website or contact David B. Kiddoo, CEO, at [email protected] or by phone at +1 410.667.0723.

About UL Wire & Cable

UL’s wire and cable division provides testing and certification services for over 70 different categories of wire and cable products.  Our services aim to address the needs of manufacturers, installers, brand owners, retailers, regulatory bodies, and consumers on safety, performance assessment and verification, environmental impact evaluation, regulatory compliance and global market access.  We test wire and cable products to UL standards for safety and performance.  In addition, we also test wire and cable products to national and international standards, for both safety and performance, as required for North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  For more information, visit, and connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook