ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
Automation Connection Series Returning to ISA EXPO 2005
Research Triangle Park, NC (11 May 2005) – The Automation Connection Series, featuring automation experts, will return for ISA EXPO 2005 in Chicago, IL. The series will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. throughout the duration of the event (25-27 October 2005).
The series features presentations on industry topics from renowned experts and offers attendees a forum for asking questions related to each presentation. The 30-minute sessions are open to all ISA EXPO 2005 attendees at no charge.
Presenters are made up of ISA book authors, ISA standards committee leaders, corporate leaders, and other experts in the field of automation.
“The Automation Connection Series, which was very popular among attendees last year, promises to be a great opportunity for professionals to meet industry experts, learn from their extensive experience, and enhance their own effectiveness and productivity,” said Don Frey, Vice President of ISA’s Publications Department.
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).