• International Society of Automation News Release
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    ISA Automation Week 2013 issues Call for Papers

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (4 February 2013) - The Program Committee of ISA Automation Week 2013: Technology and Solutions Event has issued a Call for Papers inviting authors, experts, innovators, thought leaders, and automation and control professionals to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference, which will be held 5-7 November 2013 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

    Call for Papers abstracts will explore six educational tracks-Industrial Network Security, Creating Business Value through Automation, The Connected Enterprise, Wireless Applications, Industrial Automation and Control, and Asset Lifecycle Management and

    Optimization/Strategy-in relation to meeting the requirements of four essential operating factors:

    • Business
    • Technology
    • People
    • Safety

    "For automation solutions to deliver optimal value and results, they must support and be aligned with organizations' core business objectives, technology infrastructure, workforce capabilities and safety requirements," says Paul Galeski, ISA Automation Week 2013 Program Chair, and the CEO and founder of MAVERICK Technologies, the largest independent systems integrator in North America. "Decision makers need to ask themselves: 'Are our automated systems in sync with our key business processes and strategies? What are the impacts of automation decisions on our current and future technology, safety and organizational culture? Do our employees have the necessary skills and training?'"

    The deadline to submit abstracts for presentation consideration is 2 April 2013. Complete details about the Call for Papers can be found at www.isaautomationweek.org/cfp. An author's kit (including forms and documents, deadlines, author/speaker responsibilities, what to submit, presentation formats, and more) will be made available soon.

    The ISA Automation Week 2013 technical program will enhance the event's reputation as the premier, knowledge-centered annual conference for automation and control professionals. Sessions will feature rich, applications-based content delivered by subject-matter experts in each field.

    For continually updated information on ISA Automation Week 2013, please visit www.isaautomationweek.org.

    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).