• International Society of Automation News Release
    Contact: Jennifer Infantino
    +1 919-990-9287

    ISA announces dates and locations for its 2014 lineup of technical division symposia

    Deadlines for abstract submission are fast approaching

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (3 December 2013) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the dates, locations and Call for Papers (where applicable) for its technical division symposia for 2014.

    ISA's annual technical division symposia bring together innovators, thought leaders and other automation and control professionals around the world to explore and discuss the latest technologies, practices and trends, and gain high-value, peer-reviewed technical content across a wide variety of automation fields and disciplines.

    Plan now to attend the 2014 ISA technical symposium or conference of your choice and professional interest and expertise.

    2014 Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division Symposium-NEW!

    5-6 March 2014
    ISA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

    The 2014 Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium, an all-new event for ISA, will bring together experts, vendors and end users in a two-day symposium to cover the critical challenges and issues in automation and serialization and how they are affecting food and pharmaceutical supply chains. Recent legislation and incidents of contamination and tampering have raised the importance of automation to reduce errors and implement enhanced serialization controls to improve tracking and tracing throughout distribution channels.

    In addition to serialization, a wide range of other abstract topics be covered, among them Track & Trace, validation, cybersecurity, Radio-frequency identification (RFID), Process analytical technology (PAT), and Quality by Design (QBD). (The Call for Papers deadline for FPID has passed.)

    Visit www.isa.org/FPID2014 to receive updates and more details as they become available.

    59th ISA Analysis Division Symposium

    4-8 May 2014
    Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

    Attendees at this highly popular event will discover how to properly select, install, and maintain process analyzers for the benefit of end users, vendors, and engineering procurement companies (EPCs). Special emphasis will be placed on workforce planning, and leading vendors will introduce new tools and smarter analyzers that need less support, and EPCs with smarter networks that can lower the cost of ownership designs. The symposium also will offer three valuable training courses.

    Papers for acceptance should address topics in process and laboratory analysis, including methods, applications, hardware, software, systems, operations and maintenance. For complete guidelines and other important Call for Papers dates and information, download this pdf, or go to the symposium's Call for Papers web pageNote: The submission deadline is 20 December 2013.

    Visit www.isa.org/AD2014 to receive updates and more details as they become available.

    14th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium

    19-21 May 2014
    Astor Crowne Plaza
    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    Stay current on the latest news from regulatory officials, hear best-practice leak detection and repair (LDAR) program success stories, and learn about the most recent innovations and advances in air compliance strategies, technologies, and techniques at the 14th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium. Numerous tutorials and panel sessions allow for extensive face-to-face discussions and interaction with both government representatives and industry colleagues.

    Presentations and technical papers for acceptance should focus on the following subject-matter areas: Lowering and preventing leaks; LDAR compliance; environmental/LDAR compliance; batch programs; LDAR design and validation; reducing air emissions; Consent decree updates; emission performance; low-leak technologies;  LDAR regulations; and long-term seal ability.

    Abstracts should be 300 words or less and clearly describe what the non-commercial presentation will cover. All abstracts should be sent via email to techconf@isa.orgNote: The submission deadline is 15 January 2014.

    Visit www.isa.org/LDAR2014 to receive updates and more details as they become available.

    57th ISA Power Industry Division Symposium

    1-6 June 2014
    Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
    Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

    ISA's Annual ISA Power Industry (POWID) Symposium is the largest conference dedicated to automation, control systems and instrumentation in the power generation industry.

    The theme of this year's gathering, "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); securing critical data and information through advanced cybersecurity; and meeting increasingly stringent environmental controls regulation.

    Attendees will come away with: a greater awareness and understanding of recent innovations in instrumentation, controls and automation technologies;  and 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.

    Abstracts must be submitted on the conference web site at www.isa.org/powersymp. For complete guidelines and Call for Papers information, download this pdfNote: The submission deadline is 15 January 2014.

    Visit www.isa.org/POWID2014 to receive updates and more details as they become available.

    60th ISA International Instrumentation Symposium

    23-27 June 2014
    No. 11 Cavendish Square
    London, England

    Attendees will get fully up to date on all the latest technologies, products, and services related to instrumentation-particularly in aerospace, oil and gas, chemical, and manufacturing-and learn how to avoid accidents and hazardous situations through hands-on, expert-led training courses and workshops.

    Recognized experts in the field will conduct in-depth tutorials and technical
    discussion groups, and moderate interactive panel sessions. Documented successes and best practices in process environments will be showcased through a diverse range of technical papers and presentations. In addition, ISA training opportunities will be available.

    Visit www.isa.org/IIS2014 to receive updates and more details as they become available.

    2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Division Symposium

    5-7 August 2014
    Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
    Orlando, Florida, USA

    The 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Division Symposium is aimed at helping 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, and the collection and treatment of wastewater.

    The symposium will provide attendees with the information they need to stay informed and the critical insights and tools required to make their facilities more robust and efficient. Particularly in demand are applications that can collect large amounts of data and quickly convert it to usable, actionable information.

    Among the abstract topics to be covered include: SCADA security, ISA99, CSET, risk mitigation, control system technologies, redundancy and design, wireless technologies, process optimization, energy use modeling and optimization, HMI design for operator effectiveness, human factors, alarm management, data reporting and presentation, and data management and retrieval.

    For complete Call for Papers guidelines and other important information, visit
    http://isawwsymposium.com/call-for-abstracts/Note: The submission deadline is 15 December 2013.

    Visit www.isa.org/WWAC2014 to receive updates and more details as they become available.

    2014 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium-NEW!

    6-9 October 2014  
    Houston Marriott West at the Galleria
    Houston, Texas

    For automation professionals in the instrumentation, communications, control system, and safety fields, there's a new road to take in expanding your knowledge and capabilities, and it leads directly to the 2014 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium.

    A collaborative initiative of ISA's Process Measurement and Control, Safety and Security, and Chemical and Petroleum Industries divisions, this all-new ISA event will cover a wide range of interconnected topics in process measurement, control, safety, security, chemical and energy processing, and other essential areas. Additional technical content will be provided by ISA's Communications and Pulp & Paper Industry divisions.

    Engineers, technicians, and plant managers from the oil and gas, refining, chemical, petrochemical, and other process industries will benefit from a world-class technical program, including expert-led educational tracks, engaging keynote presentations and in-depth panel discussions and training courses. A well-represented vendor exhibit, standards committee meetings, and numerous networking opportunities and social activities also are included.

    Abstracts submitted via email should be sent to khashayar.Behdinan@member.isa.org and techconf@isa.org. For answers to any questions, contact Dr. Behdinan at khashayar.Behdinan@member.isa.org or Edward Naranjo, the 2014 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium General Chair, at edwardn@generalmonitors.comNote: The submission deadline is 21 January 2014.

    Visit www.isa.org/PCS2014 to receive more details on the symposium as they become available.

    9th ISA Marketing and Sales Summit

    9-11 September 2014
    Online Only

    ISA's 2014 Marketing and Sales Summit will be delivered exclusively online--ensuring easy, convenient access to a high-value conference program that includes expert-led informational sessions, panel discussions, and workshops as well as thought-provoking presentations from prominent guest speakers.

    By providing examples of real-world successes to many common challenges, attendees--primarily marketing and sales professionals serving the automation marketplace--will come away with knowledge and tactics they can immediately apply in improving connections and results with prospects and customers.

    Choose from a range of separate Webinars across different tracks, and participate in free-flowing, interactive discussions. Among the topics to be covered include: the power and potential of social media; influencing prospects' and customers' perceptions of cost, value, and benefits; winning complex accounts; applying public relations in a digital world; and generating reliable ROI data.

    Visit www.isa.org/M&S2014 to receive more details on the symposium as they become available.


    ISA has produced a new, full-color brochure on its 2014 technical division symposia. Download a pdf of the brochure by clicking here.  

    About ISA

    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).