The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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2013 ISA President, Terrence G. Ives, reflects on his tenure, provides his perspective on the progress and future of ISA
In his end-of-year column in ISA Insights, Terrence G. Ives reflects on his experiences as ISA president during 2013, reports on the Society's achievements, and reveals why ISA is so well positioned for the future.
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This month's Q&A is with Aubri Hanson, a professor at Gulf Coast State College. A resident of Alabama, Ms. Hanson holds several ISA positions, including Program Chair of ISA's 60th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS), ISA Scholarship Programs Committee Member, and Division Symposia Task Force Committee Member.Council of Society Delegates approves motions to change ISA Governance StructureAt the Fall Leaders Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, ISA's Council of Society Delegates approved six of the seven motions-two with amendments-to change the governance structure of the Society in accordance with the final report of the Governance Structure Task Force.Officers elected at the ISA Council of Society Delegates meetingBy action of the ISA Council of Society Delegates on 4 November 2013, the following slate of nominees presented by the Society Nominating Committee was elected. All will take office on 1 January 2014.2013 ISA Standards & Practices Department Awards WinnersEach year, the ISA Standards & Practices Department recognizes significant contributions by standards committee members toward achieving major milestones, which typically include the development, approval, or publication of an ISA standard, recommended practice, or technical report. Six winners for 2013 were recently announced.ISCI News
Get the latest news and updates relating to the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)! In this month's roundup of ISCI news, read about the recently held NIST Cybersecurity Framework workshop, a new Associate member of ISCI, a new tool available for ISASecure Communications Robustness Testing (CRT), and key topics discussed at ISA Automation Week.Globalization of the ISA100 Wireless StandardAs 2013 comes to a close, the ISA100 Wireless™ standard (ISA-100.11a-2011) took a significant step toward internationalization. ISA-100.11a-2011-Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications, has received approval from all 21 participating National Committees of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that voted on the IEC 62734 version in a recently completed Committee Draft for Vote (CDV) stage.ISA is accepting applications for its 2014 educational scholarshipsISA recently announced that it is accepting applications for its wide range of 2014 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation, and control.
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