ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
International Instrumentation Symposium Expands in Scope
ISA Process Measurement and Control Division Signs on as Third Event Sponsor
Research Triangle Park, NC (15 August 2005) - The 52nd Annual International Instrumentation Symposium will now be sponsored by three ISA divisions - the Aerospace Division, the Test Measurement Division, and beginning this year, the Process Measurement and Control Division.
"We're thrilled that the Process Measurement and Control Division is joining in sponsoring this event. IIS attendees will surely benefit from their top-notch technical expertise," said Rodney Jones, ISA Administrator of ISA Technical Divisions.
One of the longest-running ISA Division Symposia, the 52nd IIS, held 7-11 May 2006 in Cleveland, Ohio, will provide an opportunity for attendees to gain valuable technical information and training in the areas of measurement/sensors, instrumentation systems, data and advanced system/sensor technology. Each year, innovative papers are presented on state-of-the-art topics. Paper abstracts are due by 15 December.
For additional information, to submit a paper for consideration, or to exhibit at the event, please contact Rodney Jones at (919) 9418 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).