The IWCS International Cable • Connectivity Symposium has issued a Call for Papers for the 2011 event that will be held November 6-9 in Charlotte, NC. The annual event attracts participants from around the world to a technical conference, suppliers’ exhibition, professional development courses and executive track. The topical scope includes fiber and copper cable, connectivity and wiring harness products. Expanded conference tracks, professional development offerings, and exhibition spotlights that address the interests and needs of the interconnect community are planned.

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; 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. Awards are given for the Outstanding Technical Paper, Outstanding Poster Paper and Best Presentation. Submission deadline for the 2011 conference is April 16, 2011. See the website for more.