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 March 25-27, 2019 at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 19, 2018 so potential authors are urged to submit an abstract soon. The UL and IWCS China 2019 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 simultaneous translated between English and 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 papers will be published in the symposium proceedingsin the IWCS online archive. Several will be republished by IWCS in industry trade journals and papers may be 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 recorded and 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 from both the U.S. and China symposiums. Previous IWCS Webinar presentations can be viewed at

The deadline for submitting abstracts for a paper to be considered is October 19, 2018 and the final paper is due February 22, 2019. More information on how to submit an abstract can be found at