Every year the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) Plenary attracts a global and industry-specific audience to consider the protection of submarine cables -- the infrastructure of the Internet.

Participation provides an excellent opportunity to engage with submarine cable owners, suppliers, installers, surveyors, academics and service providers regarding the planning, installation, operation, protection and maintenance of submarine cables.

The 2019 ICPC Plenary will take place in the Courtyard Liberty Station Hotel in San Diego, California USA from 14-16 May 2019. The ICPC asks interested presenters to submit abstracts for proposed presentations no later than 22 February 2019. The ICPC welcomes abstracts from ICPC Members and other interested parties.

ICPC’s three-day conference offers participants the opportunities to enhance their industry knowledge for networking with colleagues and customers as well as meeting with exhibitors whom will be showcasing their products and services. Delegates will find an agenda full of pertinent presentations, round tables and interviews and the ICPC welcomes the opportunity for the industry to make the first step in reserving your place at the ICPC’s annual event by submitting a presentation abstract in response to the Call for Papers.

The theme for the 2019 Plenary is ‘Critical Infrastructure across the Oceans -- protecting submarine cables and the marine environment.’ The ICPC suggests the following presentation topics, but abstracts on additional relevant topics are also welcome:

  • The future of submarine cable protection -- news and developments
  • International power cables -- growth and challenges
  • Expanding the cable network and protecting the world’s oceans
  • Innovative and challenging cable routes
  • Technology for submarine cable security and resilience
  • Operation and maintenance trends
  • Law, policy and international cables
  • Sharing the seabed with competing uses

For specific details, please click here: Call for Papers