ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Issues EXPO 2006 Call for Papers
Research Triangle Park, NC (10 March 2006) - Automation professionals around the world are invited to submit an abstract for the ISA EXPO 2006 Technical Conference Program to be held on 17-19 October 2006 in Houston, Texas.
Abstracts are selected based on topic area and presentation category.
Topic areas for the event include safety and security, environmental and quality control, industrial networking, process automation, and systems integration. Presentation categories include paper sessions, panel sessions, and tutorial sessions. The conference program is made up of solicited papers and papers approved through the Call for Paper submissions.
The Solicited Program can be viewed online at www.isa.org/isaexpo2006.
Abstract submissions will be evaluated on their relevance and interest to the automation market. All submissions should be focused on end user applications of the technology.
Commercialism of any type is prohibited in the ISA EXPO 2006 technical conference program. Supplier abstracts will be accepted only if presented jointly with an end user with the supplier presentation focusing on the technology and the end user's presentation focusing on the application of the technology.
In order to be considered for the 2006 technical conference program, abstracts must be submitted no later than 3 April. The ISA EXPO 2006 web site, www.isa.org/isaexpo2006, features detailed information on ISA's presentation requirements, important deadlines, and online submission of abstracts.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).