Call For Paper 2020

Apply now as a speaker:

29. JUNE - 01. JULY 2020 | WÜRZBURG

Present your expertise at the
Connector Congress 2020

Apply until January 31, 2020 as a speaker at Europe's largest user conference for connectors. Talk at the leading industry event and meet users and experts from business and research.

Please submit an expressive abstract of your paper (max. one A4 page), in German or English language, using the form attached below.

Key Topics 2020: 

  • PCB connectors
    • Application processes (particulars regarding SMT reflow, through-hole wave solder, pin in paste reflow)
    • Choice of reliable high-current connections to printed circuit boards (press-fit, soldering, etc.) up to 300 A
    • PCB layout for high-current applications
    • PCB gold finger concepts for card edge connectors
  • Unshielded and selectively shielded connectors for digital signals, shielding effectiveness up to 60 dB
  • Fully shielded connectors for analog signals, shielding effectiveness >80 dB
  • Single-pair Ethernet
  • USB Type C trends
    • What is the reality today?
    • What are the requests from the users?
  • Challenges to be met in automotive
    • High current and high voltage
    • Termination of aluminum wires
  • Qualification according to LV214/215 and USCAR-2 in one test?
  • Failure analysis for connectors
  • Whiskers and their ramifications
  • New guidelines concerning RoHS/REACH
  • Preventing shortcomings when selecting and using connectors
  • Design of connectors, shortcomings, material selection, etc.
    • Pin tip geometry
    • Normal force, mating force, mating cycles
    • Contact plating and consideration for the system
  • International standards for connector qualification Similarities, differences, harmonization
  • Storage of connectors (How and how long can connectors be stored prior to subsequent processing without compromising reliability?)
  • New raw materials and contact surfaces
  • 3D printing as a technique to manufacture connectors (additive manufacturing)
  • Plastic materials for overmolding and 2-component molding processes
  • Connector reliability (failure error rate, FIT rate calculation from a user’s point of view)
  • Will the digital twin concept improve the connector choice?
  • Best Practice: Mating connectors with unequal contact platings (electrochemical series and corrosion)
  • Best Practice: Which cable is suitable for a certain connector?
  • Best Practice: Which PCB layout is best for a certain connector?
  • New technologies
  • Other

Presentation formats 2020:

Presentations will be 30 minutes in length, including 5 minutes question time. Conference language is German or English. Please note: Only papers that deal with technical, technological, standardization or user-related aspects of the topics mentioned above will be accepted. Marketing-oriented contributions are not accepted.

Workshops are highly practice-oriented hands-on seminars with active participation by the attendees. This is ideally implemented through practical exercises using instruction materials, tools, systems and inspection devices. Workshop instructors shall not cover the topic in theory only.

Poster presentations summarize examinations and / or aspects of a topic on a poster of size A0. The speaker can discuss his findings in direct dialogue with interested parties. Posters are particularly useful for topics that are limited to a small audience, or for speakers who are not used to speaking in front of a large auditorium.

Please indicate when registering which presentation format you prefer.

Submit your topic now:

Do you want to be a speaker and pass on your knowledge to a broad audience? Then submit a presentation title and a meaningful summary (PDF or Word-Doc) of your possible lecture or workshop (about 1000 - 1500 characters) via the online form. Lectures can be held either in English or German. The call for paper ends on January 31, 2020.

In case of questions, please contact Kristin Rinortner: +49(0)931 418 3086.


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