International Society of Automation News Release
Dates, details and Call for Abstracts opportunities announced for 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (14 January 2013) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the dates and conference details of its 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium, which will take place 6-8 August 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Now in its eighth year, the annual symposium offers a unique opportunity for automation, instrumentation and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) professionals in the water and wastewater sectors to share ideas, network and earn continuing education credits.
The 2013 ISA WWAC Symposium is a three-day event that focuses on the challenges associated with providing reliable, secure and cost-efficient automation for the world’s municipal water/wastewater infrastructure. The gathering features two full days of technical speakers/presentations, networking events, a poster session, and a supplier showcase. This year’s program also includes an optional tour of a local water treatment facility, and two optional short courses on SCADA cybersecurity and flow meter section/sizing. More information is available at www.isawwsymposium.com
John Cusimano, CFSE, CISSP of exida, who also is the instructor for the symposium’s two-day in-depth cybersecurity course, will deliver a talk about the current state of cybersecurity at municipal water plants. Bill Hollifield of PAS, who spoke at last year’s symposium, will return to provide an overview of a recent EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) study about the benefits of high-performance HMIs and how these HMI techniques can be applied to water/wastewater SCADA systems. P. Hunter Vegas of Avid Solutions, who recently co-authored the book 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, will present a talk on how to successfully plan and manage SCADA retrofit projects.
Call for Abstracts
Partnerships with WEF, the Florida AWWA and NRWA
“This collaboration aligns with WEF’s Strategic Direction, connecting water professionals to leverage knowledge and promote innovation,” says WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee Chair Tom DeLaura. “I am very much looking forward to continuing WEF’s technical co-sponsorship of the 2013 WWAC Symposium. It has been a pleasure to be part of the team that brought ISA and WEF together for this symposium, as well as on several other initiatives. The power of such collaboration is uplifting.”
Cost-Effective Continuing Education Credits
Symposium Preview Brochure
About the 2013 IS Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
Presented by the ISA Water and Wastewater Industries Division, in collaboration with the Florida AWWA Section and the WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee, the WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater industries understand how instrumentation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control applications are vital to the treatment and distribution of water, the collection and treatment of wastewater, and the management of stormwater. The 2013 ISA WWAC Symposium is being held on 6-8 August 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal Hotel in Orlando, Florida. More information can be found at www.isawwsymposium.com or by contacting Graham Nasby, general symposium chair, at email@example.com
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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).