This annual event attracts participants from around the world with a comprehensive program including technical conference, suppliers’ exhibition, professional development courses and executive track. The event will be held November 6-9, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC USA.

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. Additional conference tracks, professional development offerings, and exhibition spotlights that target the interests and needs of the interconnect community are planned for 2011.

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 processing and manufacturing; present and future network demands; assembly and installation techniques; connectivity issues; wiring harness design and challenges; market studies; testing and standards.

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.

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.

About the IWCS

For 60 years, the International Wire & Cable Symposium and Conference (IWCS) has been the premier technology event in the wire & cable industry. With the merger of the IICIT in 2009 the Symposium was broadened to include the connectivity segment, including manufacturers, integrators and users. The IWCS, a non-profit organization, presents an annual event in which the latest technologies in product design, materials, applications and processes are presented in a symposium format. Additionally, the IWCS program includes Professional Development Courses providing tutorials on basic and emerging technologies and practices presented and a Suppliers' Exhibition featuring the latest developments from the industry supplier base.

The IWCS is committed to the advancement in technology in the wire and cable and connectivity industries, and underwrites that commitment by scholarships for the education of tomorrow's engineers, scientists and business leaders. More information on the IWCS can be found at or by contacting John Barteld, CEO/Director of the IWCS at