ISA POWID 2015 Call for Papers


    Authors, innovators, thought leaders, and other professionals in the power-generation industry are invited to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at ISA's 58th Annual ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium.


    Abstract submission deadline is 20 February 2015

    Submit an abstract today


    The symposium, the largest conference dedicated to automation, control systems, and instrumentation in the power generation industry, will be held 7-11 June 2015 at the Kansas City Marriott in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

    "Power Generation: Instrumentation and Control Solutions for Today's Industry Challenges"
    The theme of this year's gathering, "Power Generation: Instrumentation and Control Solutions for Today's Industry Challenges," underscores the need to provide answers to the critical dilemmas in power generation, namely:

    ·         Maintaining reliability of power generation while managing fluctuating load demands (known as cycling)

    ·         Meeting increasingly stringent environmental controls regulation

    ·         Securing critical data and information through advanced cybersecurity

    Attendees of the event are expected to come away with:

    ·         A greater awareness and understanding of recent innovations in instrumentation, controls, and automation technologies

    ·         The know-how to apply security to control systems; improve power plant load demand response and low-load operation; and monitor and diagnose plant equipment and system reliability issues through the use of sensors and online monitoring technology.


    Important deadlines


    Prospective authors are asked to submit abstracts by 20 February 2015. Other key dates to remember include:

    ·         13 March 2015 - Draft paper due

    ·         20 March 2015 - Rights and Responsibilities form due

    ·         30 April 2015 - Final paper due

    ·         30 April 2015 - Draft presentation due

    ·         15 May 2015 - Final presentation due

    For more information on the 58th ISA POWID Symposium and to submit an abstract, please go to www.isa.org/powersymp. For questions relating to the symposium, contact Xinsheng Lou, the General Chair, at xinsheng.lou@power.alstom.com or Seth Olson, the Program Co-Chair, atscolson@sycamore.com.


    58th ISA POWID Symposium paper and presentation topics


    Suggested abstract topics to be covered at the 58th Annual ISA POWID Symposium include, but are not limited to:




    ·         Optimization of Renewable Power (hydro, wind, solar, biomass, etc.)

    ·         Thermal Cycle Augmentation for Renewable Steam Power


    ·         Process Modeling and Predictive Controls

    ·         Long Term Reliability and Maintenance Issues




    Environmental Control Systems

    ·         Scrubbers

    ·         SCR Controls

    ·         Regulatory Challenges

    ·         MATS Compliance

    Combustion Turbine and Combined Cycle Plants

    ·         Operational Flexibility

    ·         Start-up and Ramp Rates

    ·         Load Range Extension




    Operating Nuclear Plants

    ·         Analog to Digital Changes

    ·         Plant Life Extensions

    ·         EMI Testing and Immunity

    New Nuclear Plants

    ·         Conventional Commercial Reactors

    ·         Small Modular Reactors

    ·         Regulatory Challenges

    Programmatic Issues

    ·         Setpoints, Uncertainties and TSTF-493 Implementation

    ·         Commercial Grade Dedication

    ·         Operability Determinations

    ·         Suspect and Counterfeit Parts

    Fukushima Accident Impact

    ·         SFP Instrumentation

    ·         FLEX Approach to Beyond-Design-Basis External Events




    ·         NERC CIP Requirements

    ·         Implementation & Audits

    ·         Testing & Intrusion Detection

    Equipment Development

    ·         New Sensors

    ·         Wireless Sensor Applications & Standards

    ·         Fieldbus

    Smart Grid Outlook

    ·         Impact on Generating Plants

    ·         Communication Standards

    New Generating Plants (non-nuclear)

    ·         IGCC

    ·         Renewables

    ·         Regulatory Challenges

    Advanced Control Technology and Applications

    ·         Simulation and Training

    ·         Advanced Control

    ·         Automation

    Human Factors Engineering

    ·         Alarm Management

    ·         High Performance HMI

    ·         Control Center Design

    Fleet Management

    ·         Remote Monitoring

    ·         Inspection and Maintenance

    ·         Condition Monitoring Systems

    ·         Alarm management

    ·         Training the Next Generation