International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Bernard H. Penney
55th International Instrumentation Symposium successfully wraps up
Research Triangle Park, NC (25 June 2009) – The 55th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) was held in League City, TX, from June 1-5, 2009. IIS is ISA's longest running symposium and is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries, Test and Measurement, and Process Measurement and Controls Divisions of ISA. The symposium was attended by 75 persons from around the globe including Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Great Britain, Columbia, and nineteen states in America.
The symposium featured keynote speakers from ISA society leadership including Leo Staples and Past President Kim Miller Dunn. Other keynote speakers featured prominent industry leaders, such as Dr. Louis Iselin, who presented his keynote titled "Your New Method may be Quite Valuable, but is it Patentable," Dr. James Hall, whose keynote was titled "Instrumentation Challenges for Deepwater Subsea Oil & Gas Production," and Dr. Angela Summers who spoke at the awards banquet on safety.
A total of forty-eight papers were presented at the symposium with a variety of topics including Fire and Gas Detection, Surface Temperature and TBC Health Monitoring for Turbine Engines, Distributed Control Systems, Wireless Applications, Data System Applications, Process Measurement and Control Systems, Instrumentation and Measurement Systems, and Student Paper sessions. A highlight for the 55th IIS was the record number of undergraduate and graduate papers presented during their paper competition. Students from universities in southern United States presented on a broad array of topics that were well attended and appreciated by all conference attendees.
The symposium was highlighted with a tour to NASA followed by dinner at a popular restaurant in Kemah on Galveston Bay, TX. In addition, the guests and spouses were treated to a trip to Galveston for a tour of historical areas.
For more information about ISA's division symposia, visit www.isa.org/divisions or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).