2020 Author / Presenter Information


Thank you for participating in the UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Symposium. For accepted abstracts, this page will familiarize you with the submission process for the paper and expedite preparation and publication of the Proceedings for the conference.

Important Notes:
Papers must be in English. Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations must be in English or bi-lingual English/Chinese.
Please review the Guidelines for Commercial Content when preparing the papers/presentations.

Important Deadlines:
Final Paper/Presentation Due: February 7, 2020
Final Presentation Due: February 28, 2020


Preparation of Printable Copy

All Technical Papers are limited to 10 pages. The template for your paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings is presented in Microsoft Word® format and can be Downloaded HERE. (Reminder: Papers must be submitted in English and using this format.)

Download the template and follow the contained instructions within the text of the template. The template should provide answers to any questions you have.

Before submitting the final version of your paper, the Word document must be converted to an Adobe Acrobat PDF file. Using only the last three digits of your assigned abstract number as the Word document file name (for example: 067.pdf), name the converted PDF file the same way, but with the .pdf extension.

For submitting Presentation-only documents for the Conference Proceedings, please follow the same instructions as above, but use the Microsoft PowerPoint® format. Convert your PowerPoint document to an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, using the 2-slides per page “Handout” style.

Submitting Your Paper or Presentation

Click here to upload your paper on the same “CATALYST®” online submittal URL where you submitted your abstract. Attach your paper “.pdf” file as instructed. Please use the same procedure to upload your PowerPoint presentation as well.


  1. Submissions that do not conform to the IWCS standards and formats described above will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations.

If you have problems submitting your paper or presentations, please contact one of the following Conference Managers: 

English: Michelle Melsop – mmelsop@iwcs.org

Chinese: Grace F. Chen (陈 峰) – grace.f.chen@ul.com

Paper Submission Deadline

All papers for the Conference must be submitted online in an electronic format which conforms to IWCS specifications described above and must be received no later than February 7, 2020.


PowerPoint Presentation Information / Submission Deadline

PowerPoint presentations must be received no later than February 28, 2020.

Speakers can download the following PDF document to help them prepare their presentation.
Instructions for Speakers

Important: All conference presentations will be in Microsoft® PowerPoint format. Presentation slides must be in English or bilingual English/Chinese, even if you choose to speak Chinese for your presentation.

Click here to upload your paper on the same “CATALYST®” online submittal URL where you submitted your abstract and paper.

If you have problems submitting your PowerPoint presentation online, you may submit it by email to:

Ms. Grace F. Chen (陈 峰)
E-mail: grace.f.chen@ul.com
Direct : +86-20-3213-1120

For the e-mail subject line, use: “IWCS China (Assigned Abstract Number): Your Company Name”.

If you have problems transferring your presentation by e-mail (for example, if the file size is too large), please contact Grace Chen for alternate methods of transfer.


Copyright Release Form

IWCS requires your signature on the Copyright Release Form. You can download the MS Word document Here. Please fill out the Word document, print out, sign, scan and save it as a PDF to send to Michelle Melsop at IWCS.

The PDF form with the lead author’s signature must be emailed to mmelsop@iwcs.org by February 28, 2020.


VISA REMINDER - For Presenters from Outside of China

Please remember to check your travel VISA requirements for entering China to attend the UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Symposium. The time required for processing might take several months, so your China Visa should be applied for as early as possible.

To help you with this process, please check the VISA Information link.

For travel from the USA, we suggest that you use the Washington Passport & Visa Service to process / expedite your Chinese Visa Application. The normal processing time is 3-4 weeks, so plan ahead!  You can find the simple instructions and forms at the following website.  (Provide your documents / passport to them by trackable courier. They will also use FedEx to return your Passport containing your Visa.)

Washington Passport Visa Service

Please contact Grace Chen for any additional assistance that you may need:

E-mail: grace.f.chen@ul.com
Direct : +86-20-3213-1120

We wish you a safe trip and look forward to seeing you at the UL and IWCS China 2019 Symposium.



If you have questions or problems about the “CATALYST®” online submission process, please contact Omnipress, by email with the conference name (IWCS China 2020) and abstract number in the subject line.

Omnipress: support@omnipress.com

If you have any questions or problems about your Paper / Presentation submittals (for example, copyright release, Visa information, etc.) please contact either of the following people:

For English:
Michelle Melsop at the IWCS office (Virginia, USA), by phone: +1-703-914-4927 or via email at mmelsop@iwcs.org

For Chinese:
Grace Chen (陈 峰) at the UL office (Guangzhou, China), by phone: +86-20-3213-1120 or via email at grace.f.chen@ul.com