59th International Instrumentation Symposium
The last day to pre-register online was May 8, 2013.
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Welcome to the 59th International Instrumentation Symposium
Joint conference with The Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) for maximum learning opportunities!
This will be the instrumentation, prognostics, and health management event to attend in 2013 as IIS joins MFPT to bring you seven tracks on health management and instrumentation related papers and presentations. Learn more about MFPT at http://www.mfpt.org/
This joint event will take place at the Wyndham Hotel Playhouse Square, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, 13-17 May 2013.
Participate in the 2013 event by submitting an abstract for consideration to present a paper. Learn more by clicking the Call for Paper tab above.
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The 59th International Instrumentation Symposium is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries, Test Measurement, and Process Measurement and Control Divisions of ISA, and in collaboration with ISA’s Automatic Controls and Robotics (ACARD) and Chemical and Petroleum Industries (ChemPID) Divisions, and the Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG). This event is co-located with The Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT).
2013 Registration Information
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Symposium Registration Rates
Before 29 April 2013:
2013 Technical Program
59th IIS Announces our Keynote Speakers!
Kenote Speaker Bios
Mr. James Free, Director, NASA Glenn Research Center
James Free serves as the director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In this position, which he assumed on January 4, 2013, he is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities required in accomplishing the missions assigned to the center. Glenn is engaged in research, technology and systems development programs in space propulsion, space power, space communications, aeronautical propulsion, microgravity sciences and materials. Prior to accepting the director's position, Free served as Glenn's deputy director since November 2010.
Free has served in a number of other leadership positions including director of Space Flight Systems at Glenn where he was responsible for overseeing the management of Glenn's significant activities in the agency's Constellation, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Space Communications, Human Research and Science Programs. He held that position from September 2009 to November 2012. He was also chief of Glenn's Orion Projects Office from February to September 2009, responsible for all Orion-related work at the center.
From 2008 through 2009, Free served as the Orion Test and Verification Manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. In this role, he was responsible for planning and executing all verification activities supporting development of NASA's next generation human space vehicle. Free also served as the Orion Service Module Manager overseeing the team designing the service module, which propels the Orion Crew Module.
Free, a native of Northeast Ohio, began his NASA career in 1990 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. as a propulsion engineer and later as a systems engineer on several spacecraft.
At Glenn, his first assignment in 1999 was as the International Space Station liaison for the Fluids and Combustion Facility. He also led the development of electric actuation technologies for NASA's Next Generation Launch Technology Project, and was the launch vehicle manager and autonomous rendezvous and docking manager for the Prometheus spacecraft.
Free is the recipient of a NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, NASA Significant Achievement Medal and numerous other awards.
Free earned his bachelor's degree in aeronautics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his master's degree in space systems engineering from Delft University in the Netherlands.
Stephen Mikolajcik, Business Unit Reliability Leader for Cargill Deicing Technology
Stephen Mikolajcik is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional and the Business Unit Reliability Leader for Cargill Deicing Technology. He has a broad knowledge base in industry, Including light and heavy manufacturing, food processing and chemical production. His background includes over 25 years of experience with production and process safety management as well as asset reliability. Prior to joining Cargill in 2003, Stephen’s career included positions with other industrial leaders GE and Bridgestone.
John Henshaw, Department Chair and Harry H. Rogers Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Henshaw teaches courses and performs research in the areas of materials science, engineering design, and sustainable energy technology. He also writes books about science and technology for a general audience.
Specific research interests in materials science include automotive composite materials, and in particular the durability of those materials, the use of composites to repair steel pipe and other metallic structures, and the fracture mechanics of very thin metal structures. In the area of engineering design, research interests include the decision-making process in design, teamwork, and design education. Related to sustainable energy, research interests include novel wind turbines, hybrid-electric vehicles, and human-powered vehicles.
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Exhibit and Championship Opportunities
Bigger exhibit than ever!
Exhibiting at or sponsoring the 59th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) and the MFPT 2013 Conference puts you face-to-face with a variety of industry professionals searching for your products, services, and insights! In return for your exhibit or sponsorship dollars, you will build alliances and increase prospects.
Who attends the IIS Symposium?
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Location and Accommodations
The 59th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) will be held at the Wyndham Cleveland At Playhouse Square, Ohio, USA.
We have arranged a block of rooms at the conference venue, the Wyndham Cleveland At Playhouse Square, located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, that includes:
Call for PapersJoint conference for maximum learning opportunities!
This will be the instrumentation, prognostics, and health management event to attend in 2013 as IIS joins MFPT to bring you seven tracks on health management and instrumentation related papers and presentations. Learn more about MFPT at www.mfpt.org.
Submit your abstract at: www.xcdsystem.com/iis
Download a Call for Paper flyer here.
Guidelines for submission
Submit your abstract at www.xcdsystem.com/iis.
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Take advantage of a wealth of subject matter expertise at this year’s 59th International Instrumentation Symposium!
Combine your IIS symposium experience with the addition of an expert-led training course. Once again, this year’s event allows you to take advantage of the following educational opportunity:
Industrial Wireless Systems (IC85C)
Wireless systems and wireless technologies have advanced to the point where stable, robust and secure networks are ready for deployment in industrial settings. This course will cover the most relevant details associated with industrial wireless systems with an emphasis towards how the various technological choices coexist, interoperate and interact with each other. Numerous examples of real-world deployments are covered for facilities such as SCADA systems, petrochemical plants, electrical power generation, and transmission systems. For more course information, click here.
Wayne Manges currently directs the US Department of Energy’s Industrial Wireless Program for UT-Battelle at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), focusing on the needs of hard industries from DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program. With 30 years at ORNL, Wayne works extensively with steel, paper, and other industries to bring robust, wireless technology to their markets and is committed to the deployment of integrated systems that solve real problems. He has worked on systems from one-of-a-kind uranium enrichment processes, intelligent robotics, manufacturing, and is currently working on the application of his expertise in systems to the development and deployment of intelligent wireless sensors.
Training Registration Information:
Training Registration Information:
· Length: 1 day (7 hours)
· CEU/PDH Credits: 0.7/7
· Course Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
· Pricing: ISA Member: $495.00; Affiliate Member: $565.00; Community Member/List: $630.00
For more information or to register for the training course, click here.
Immediately after the technical sessions on Wednesday, attendees will be able to enjoy an excellent social program. You will visit one of four popular local attractions, followed by dinner at a local venue for an all-in fee of only $50, payable with your registration.
Availabilty is limited on each activity, so you will be asked to place them in order of preference. The sooner you sign up the better chance you have of getting your first choice! Further details of the program are given below.
Choice of Four Attractions
All tours will start from the Wyndham Hotel Foyer.
Choice 1: Tour of Great Lakes Brewery–Tour limited to 20 people
Enjoy a guided tour through Cleveland's famous brewery. You will be picked up at the hotel and given a short ride to the brewery. Then you will be given a 45 minute guided tour through the process of making some of the finest beers in the world. After the tour you will enjoy a complimentary taste of two styles of beer. Then you will go to the main bar for optional purchases of additional beer. this tour is limited to 20 people each of whom must be over 21 years of age. At the conclusion of this 2-hour event, you will be taken to the dinner venue.
Choice 2: Tour of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland is the birthplace of Rock and Roll music. It is also the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. You will be picked up from the hotel and delivered to this famous building where you will have up to two hours to tour the exhibits and displays. Enjoy the memories and memorabilia as you tour. At the conclusion of the tour your bus will take you to the dinner venue.
Choice 3: Tour of the SS William G Mather
On this tour you will be transported by motor coach to the Steamship William G Mather, an actual steamship that plied the waters of Lake Erie transporting iron ore from the upper Great Lakes to Cleveland for processing at one of its many steel mills. After a 10 minute bus ride you will have approximately two hours to take a self-guided tour of the ship. Visit the cargo holds, crew quarters and wheelhouse to experience life on this venerable ship which will be open exclusively for this group. Docents will be on hand to tell her story. At the conclusion of the tour your bus will take you to the dinner venue.
Choice 4: Tour of PlayhouseSquare
PlayhouseSquare is the largest performing arts center in the USA except for the Lincoln Center in New York City. This tour is a walking tour. Participants will be escorted from the Wyndham hotel lobby to four of the historic theaters. Participants will see the lobbies, auditoriums, stages, back stage areas, dressing rooms and rehearsal halls of these 1920 era theaters. They will hear stories of the performers who have played these stages and of the theaters themselves. All tour areas are subject to availability. This walking tour will end back at the Wyndham PlayhouseSquare from where transport will take you on to the dinner venue.
Dinner & Entertainment at The House of Blues
Following the visit to whichever of the four attractions you have chosen you will taken by bus to The House of Blues for dinner and entertainment, which will start at 8 pm.
The House of Blues is a Cleveland favorite located in the “East 4th Street District”. All dinner participants will be taken by bus from their evening tour (or from the Wyndham Hotel for those in the Playhouse Square Tour or those not touring) directly to the House of Blues by 8 pm. Dinner will be awaiting you at various dinner stations. A cash bar will be available. Live music will be playing on the stage. At the conclusion of dinner, participants have the option of returning to the hotel or remaining for dancing and music. The last shuttle would depart for the hotel at 10 pm.
ost 60 years provided instrumentation professionals with a forum to learn, advance, and share information on instrumentation techniques. This year’s program offers a broader scope than ever, making this a not-to-miss symposium for instrumentation professionals.
Covering instrumentation techniques, applications, and technologies across industries, IIS is the place to:
The last day to pre-register online was May 8, 2013.