• ISA Transactions Best Paper Award

    ISA Transactions Best Paper Award

    This award is presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the Best Paper Published in ISA Transactions in the previous year. ISA Transactions plays an important role in maintaining ISA‘s visibility and reputation in the automation and control research community.

    2015 Winners

    Lotfi Saidi
    Lotfi Saidi  
    Jaouher Ben Ali 
    Jaouher Ben Ali  
    Farhat Fnaiech
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    The 2015 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Lotfi Saidi, Jaouher Ben Ali, Farhat Fnaiech for their paper "Application of higher order spectral features and support vector machines for bearing faults classification", ISA TRANSACTIONS, Volume 54, pages 193-206, January 2015, as determined by a review committee.

    2014 Winners

    Jun-yong Zhai
    Jun-yong  Zhai  
    Wen-ting Zha
    Wen-ting Zha  
       

    The 2014 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Jun-yong Zhai and Wen-ting Zha for their paper "Global adaptive output feedback control for a class of nonlinear time-delay systems", ISA TRANSACTIONS, Volume 53, Issue 1, as determined by a review committee.

    2013 Winners

    Ryo Tanaka
    Ryo Tanaka  
    Hiroki Shibasaki
    Hiroki Shibasaki  
    Hiromitsu Ogawa
    Hiromitsu Ogawa  
    Takahiro Murakami
    Takahiro Murakami  
    Yoshihisa Ishida
    Yoshihisa Ishida  

    The 2013 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Ryo Tanaka, Hiroki Shibasaki, Hiromitsu Ogawa, Takahiro Murakami, and Yoshihisa Ishida for their paper “Controller design approach based on linear programming” ISA Transactions, Vol. 52, Issue 6, as determined by a review committee.

    2012 Winners

    David Kuhm
    David Kuhm  
    Dominique Knittel
    Dominique Knittel  
    Marie-Ange Bueno
    Marie-Ange  Bueno  
     

    The 2012 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are David Kuhm, Dominique Knittel, and Marie-Ange Bueno for their paper “Robust control strategies for an electric motor driven accumulator with elastic webs” ISA Transactions, Vol. 51, Issue 6, as determined by a review committee.

    2011 Winners

    Young-Chul Choi
    DYoung-Chul  Choi  
    Jin-Ho Park
    Jin-Ho Park  
    Kyoung-Sik Choi
    Kyoung-Sik  Choi  
     

    The 2011 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Young-Chul Choi, Jin-Ho Park, and Kyoung-Sik Choi for their paper “An impact source localization technique for a nuclear power plant by using sensors of different types”, ISA Transactions, Vol. 50, Number 1, as determined by a review committee.

    2010 Winners

    Subhasis
    Chaudhuri

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    Rajeev
    Kumar Singh

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    Kuntal
    Patwari

    patwari
    Susanta 
    Majumdar

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    Asim
    Kumar Ray

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    Arun Kumar
    Prasad Singh

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    Nirbhar
    Neogi

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    The 2010 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Subhasis Chaudhuri, Rajeev Kumar Singh, Kuntal Patwari, Susanta Majumdar, Asim Kumar Ray, Arun Kumar Prasad Singh, and Nirbhar Neogi for their paper entitled, “Design and implementation of an automated secondary cooling system for the continuous casting of billets”,  ISA Transactions, Vol. 49, No. 1., as determined by a review committee.

    2009 Winners

    Belle R. Upadhyaya
    Upadhyaya
    Lonnie A. Coffey
    Coffey
    Fan Li
    Fan Li
     

    The 2009 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Belle R. UpadhyayaLonnie A. Coffey, and Fan Li for their paper entitled, “Model-based monitoring and fault diagnosis of fossil power plant process units using Group Method of Data Handling,”  ISA Transactions, Vol. 48, No. 2. , as determined by a review committee.

    2008 Winners

    Matej Gašperin
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    Ðani Juricic 
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    Bojan Musizza
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    Igor Mekjavic
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    The 2008 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Matej GašperinÐani JuricicBojan Musizza, and Igor Mekjavic for their paper entitled, “A model-based approach to the evaluation of flame-protective garments,” ISA Transactions, Vol. 47, No. 2. , as determined by a review committee.

    2007 Winners

    Terry L. Blevins
    Blevins
    Willy Wojsznis
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    Peter Wojsznis
    Peter Wojsznis
    Dirk Thiele
    Dirk Thiele
    Ashish Mehta
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    The 2007 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Terry L. BlevinsWilly K. WojsznisPeter WojsznisDirk Thiele, and Ashish Mehta (not shown)  for their paper entitled, “Multi-objective optimization for model predictive control,” ISA Transactions, Vol. 46, No. 3. , as determined by a review committee.

    Rafael Fierro, Ph.D. 
    Rafael Fierro, Ph.D.
    Justin Clark
    Justin Clark


    The 2007 recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” are Rafael Fierro, Ph.D. and Justin Clark for their paper entitled, “Mobile robotic sensors for perimeter detection and tracking”, ISA Transactions, Vol. 46, No. 1, as determined by a review committee.

    2006 Winners

    D. TheilliolH. NouraD. Sauter, and F. Hamelin are the recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” for their paper entitled, “Sensor fault diagnosis based on energy balance evaluation: Application to a metal processing” ISA Transactions, Vol. 45, No. 4.

    2005 Winners

    Professor Jose L. Paredes and Mr. Dhionel Diaz are the recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” for their paper entitled, Improving immunization of programmable logic controllers using weighted median filters", ISA Transactions, Volume 44, Number 2.

    2004 Winners

    Brian L.F. Daku, Enas M.A. Mohamed, and Arnfinn F. Prugger are the recipients of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” for their paper entitled “A PVDF transducer for low-frequency acceleration measurements”, ISA Transactions, Volume 43, Number 3.

    2003 Winner

    Mikael M. Nordman is the recipient of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” for his paper entitled, “A Task Scheduler Framework for Self-Powered Wireless Sensors”, ISA Transactions, Volume 42, Number 2.

    2002 Winner

    R. Dubay is the recipient of the “ISA Transactions Best Paper Award” for his paper entitled, “Self-Optimizing MPC of Melt Temperature in Injection Moulding” ISA Transactions, Volume 41, Number 1.

    John McCamey Award

    John McCamey Award

    This award is presented by the ISA Publication Department in honor of Mr. John McCamey, a member who served the Society for many years within the Publications Department, as well as the Society as a whole. It recognizes a promising young author who publishes their first article in one of the Society's publications.

    2016 Winner

    No award presented

    2015 Winner

    No award presented

    2014 Winner

    No award presented

    2013 Winner

    Danaca Jordan
     
    Greg McMillan
     
    Héctor Torres
     
    Hunter Vegas
     

    Danaca Jordan, Greg McMillan, Héctor Torres, and Hunter Vegas are the recipients of the 2013 “John McCamey Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize promising young authors who published their first article in one of the Society’s publications. Their article, “Enabling new automation engineers” was judged to be the best Student Paper Presentation during the past year.

    2012 Winner

    Alex Tirtichny

    Alex Tirtichny is the recipient of the 2012 “John McCamey Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize a promising young author who published their first article in one of the Society’s publications. His paper entitled, “Education a big part of being automation professional” was judged to be the best Student Paper Presentation during the past year.

    2008 Winner

    Yuqiu You
     Yuqiu You

    Yuqiu You is the recipient of the 2008 "John McCamey Award" presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize a promising young author who publishes their first article in one of the Society's publications. Her paper entitled, “It's all in the LANs, Manufacturing Remote Control over a Local Area Network” was judged to be the best Student Paper Presentation during the past year.

    2007 Winner

    Adam Leeper is the recipient of the 2007 “John McCamey Award” for his article in “Instrumentation of High Speed Inertial Exercise Device Using Load Cell Transducers”.

    Keith Otto Award

    Keith Otto Award

    This award is presented by the ISA Publications Department in honor of Mr. Keith Otto, a member who served the Society for many years, particularly as the Chair of the InTech Editorial Advisory Board. It recognizes the authors of the best article in InTech magazine.

    2016 Winner

    Donald G. Dunn
    Donald Dunn  
    Nicholas Sands
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    Donald G. Dunn and Nicholas Sands are the 2016 recipients of the “Keith Otto Award” for their article, “Automation IT – Diagnosing your alarm system,” which appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of InTech.

    2015 Winner

    Leif Poulsen

    Leif Poulsen is the 2015 recipient of the “Keith Otto Award” for his article, “Life-cycle and long-term migration planning: Successfully upgrading and replacing systems in a running production environment,” which appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of InTech.

    2014 Winner

    Harmik Begi
     
    Gregory Bischoff
     
    Josh Gangl
     

    Harmik Begi, Gregory Bischoff, and Josh Gangl are the 2014 recipients of the “Keith Otto Award” for the best InTech magazine article in 2013 entitled, “Process Automation—Biopharmaceutical single-to-multiproduct conversion”.

    2013 Winner

    Chuck Mina

    Chuck Mina is the 2013 recipient of the “Keith Otto Award” for the best InTech magazine article in 2012 entitled, “Disposable automation”.

    2012 Winner

    David Twohig

    David Twohig is the 2012 recipient of the “Keith Otto Award” for the best article in InTech magazine in 2011entitled, “Utility Optimization—Driving economic performance through the utilization of automation technologies”.

    2011 Winner

    Graham Nasby
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    Matthew Phillips
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    The Keith Otto Award is presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article in InTech magazine for 2011. This year's recipients are Graham Nasby and Matthew Phillips for the bestInTech article entitled, “SCADA standardization: Modernization of a municipal waterworks with SCADA standardization: Past, present, and planning for the future.”

    2010 Winner

    Bryce H. Elliott, P.E
    Elliott

    The Keith Otto Award is presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article in InTech magazine for 2010. This year's recipient is Bryce H. Elliott, P.E. for the best InTech article entitled, “When failsafe isn't enough”.

    2009 Winner

    Chris O'Brien
    vatland-cjc  

    The Keith Otto Award is presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article in InTech magazine for 2009. This year's recipient is Chris O'Brien for the best InTech article entitled, “High-integrity overflow protection”.

    2008 Winners

    Svein Vatland, Trond Michael Andersen, Svein Vatland, and Paula Doyle for the best InTech article entitled, “Oil Company of the Future, Wireless, Real-time Data Keys to Growth for Statoil Technology Consortium”.

    2007 Winners

    Gary Goble and Todd R. Stauffer for the best InTech article entitled, “Don't Be Alarmed—Avoid Unplanned Downtime from Alarm Overload, Use Top Techniques to Improve Alarm Management”.

    2006 Winners

    Vivek Bapat, Andreas Somogyi, Alfonso E. Gutierrez, and Raj Veeramani, PhD for the best InTech article entitled, “On the radio—RFID moves upstream from supply chain and into heart of manufacturing operations”.

    2005 Winners

    Eric Byres and Justin Lowe for the best InTech article entitled, “Insidious threat to control systems—The move to open standards is letting hackers take advantage of the control industry's ignorance”.

    Nels Tyring Award

    Nels Tyring Award

    This award is presented by the ISA Publications Department in honor of Mr. Nels Tyring, an ISA member who served the Society for many years, particularly as the Chair of the Journals Editorial Advisory and Oversight Committee. It recognizes the author(s) of the best article in one of the Society’s journals.

    2016 Winner

    Moazzam Shamsi
    Moazzam Shamsi  

    Moazzam Shamsi is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article published in one of the Society’s journals. Mr. Shamsi’s article entitled, “System Integration: Wired versus wireless trade-offs” which appeared in the January/ February 2015 issue of InTech was judged to be the best published article in an ISA journal this past year. year.  

    2015 Winner

    Allan Kern
     

    Allan Kern is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article published in one of the Society’s journals.   Mr. Kern’s article entitled, “Multivariable control performance: The case for model-less multivariable control” which appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of InTech was judged to be the best published article in an ISA journal this past year.  

    2014 Winner

    Dr. Robert Rice
     
    Richard Bontatibus      

    Dr. Robert Rice and Richard Bontatibus are the recipients of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the authors of the best article published in an ISA journal for 2013. Dr. Robert Rice and Richard Bontatibus article entitled, “Automation IT - Predictive maintenance embraces analytics” was judged to be the best article published in an ISA journal the past year.

    2013 Winner

    Dennis Brandl
     

    Dennis Brandl is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article published in an ISA journal for 2012. Mr. Brandl’s article entitled, “Business-to-shop integration realized through B2MML” was judged to be the best article published in an ISA journal the past year.

    2011 Winner

    Troy Miller Troy Miller is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article in InTech magazine. Mr. Miller's 2011 article entitled, Success in energy conservation: Emerging best practices, technologies in energy management was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

    2010 Winner

    Scott W. SommersScott W. Sommers, PE, CAP, CCST is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article inInTech magazine. Mr. Sommer's 2009 Special Section article entitled, Get your feet wet: Industrial users can get started with wireless implementation by following a few guidelines was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

    2009 Winner

    Canty-TodThomas M. Canty is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article in InTech magazine. Mr. Canty’s April 2009 article entitled, A crude vision was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

    2008 Winner

    SchweitzerPatrick Schweitzer is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to recognize the author of the best article in InTech magazine. Mr. Schweitzer’s April 2008 article entitled, Beauty and the Beast, Users Want Happy Union with Wireless, but Doubts Linger was judged to be the best article published in InTech during the past year.

    2007 Winners

    May Robin Permann, John Hammer, Kenneth R. Rohde, and Kathleen A. Lee are the recipients of the “Nels Tyring Award” presented for their March 2007 InTech cover story entitled, What Happens in Plant Stays in Plant - INL Control System Plant Assessments Reveal Inconsistencies That Prompt a Primer on Security Measures.

    2006 Winners

    Mark Cusac, James Muri, and Saed Hussain are the recipients of the “Nels Tyring Award” for their March 2006 InTech article entitled, Steady Upstream for Loose Control - Custom-built proportional integral loops overcome PLC software limitation.

    2005 Winner

    Hans Wagner is the recipient of the “Nels Tyring Award” for his April 2005 InTech article entitled, Ultrasonic spots leaky valves - There are significant savings involved in identification and monitoring of critical valves.

    Raymond D. Molloy Award

    Raymond D. Molloy Award

    Presented by the ISA Publications Department, this award was named for Raymond D. Molloy who was a major driving force in the ISA publications program for more than 20 years. As Department Vice President and then later as chair of the Books Committee, Mr. Molloy maintained a keen interest in ISA publishing quality books that meet the needs of measurement and control professionals. On his death in 1996, the Publication Department chose to honor his contributions by establishing this award.

    2016 Winner

    Paul Gruhn
    Paul Gruhn
    Harry L. Cheddie
    Harry L. Cheddie, PE, CFSE

     
    Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE and Harry L. Cheddie, PE, CFSE are the 2015 recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” Their book, Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, Second Edition, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2015.

    2015 Winner

    Terrence Blevins
     
    Deji Chen
     
    Mark Nixon
     
    Willy Wojsznis
     

    Terrence Blevins, Deji Chen, Mark Nixon and Willy Wojsznis are the 2014 recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” Their book, Wireless Control Foundation: Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2014.

    2014 Winner

    Ronald L. Krutz, PhD, PE
     

    Ronald L. Krutz, PhD, PE is the 2014 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” Dr. Krutz’s book, Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2013.

    2013 Winner

    Terrence Blevins
     
    Willy Wojsznis
     
    Mark Nixon
     
     

    Terrence Blevins, Willy Wojsznis, and Mark Nixon are the 2013 recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” Their book, Advanced Control Foundation: Tools, Techniques, and Applications, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2012.

    2012 Winner

    Bill R. Hollifield
     
    Eddie Habibi
     
       

    Bill R. Hollifield and Eddie Habibi are the 2012 recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award.” Their book, Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2011.

    2011 Winner

    Terrence L. Blevins
    Blevins
    Mark J. Nixon
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    Terrence L. Blevins and Mark J. Nixon are the 2011 recipients of the "Raymond D. Molloy Award." Their book, Control Loop Foundation - Batch and Continuous Processes, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2010.

    2010 Winner

    Bianca Scholten

    Bianca Scholten is the 2010 recipient of the "Raymond D. Molloy Award." Ms. Scholten’s book,MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2009.

    2009 Winner

    McMillan

    Gregory K. McMillan is the 2009 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award” presented by the ISA Publications Department to the best-selling ISA author of the previous year. Mr. McMillan’s book, The Funnier Side of Retirement for Engineers and People of the Technical Persuasion, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2008.

    2008 Winner

    Bianca Scholten is the 2008 recipient of the "Raymond D. Molloy Award." Ms. Scholten’s book, The Road to Integration: A Guide to Applying the ISA95 Standard to Manufacturing, sold the most units of any book published by ISA in 2007.

    2007 Winners

    Karl J. Ǻström and Tore Hägglund are the 2007 recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award” for their book Advanced PID Control.

    2006 Winner

    Michael P. Cable is the 2006 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award” for his book Calibration: A Technician’s Guide.

    2005 Winners

    Fred A. Meier and Clifford A. Meier are the 2005 recipients of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award” for their book Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation.

    2004 Winner

    Jim Pinto is the 2004 recipient of the “Raymond D. Molloy Award” for his book Automation Unplugged: Pinto’s Perspectives, Pointers, and Prognostications.

    Thomas G. Fisher Award

    Thomas G. Fisher Award

    This award is presented by the ISA Publications department and the ISA Standards and Practices Department in honor of Mr. Thomas G. Fisher, a member and ISA Fellow who served the Society for many years and in particular as Publications Department Vice President, Editor of ISA Transactions, author of books, contributor to standards committees of ISA84, ISA5.1, ISA95, and the driving force of the ISA88 batch control committee. The award is presented to the author(s) of the best new standards-based ISA book in the relevant year.

    2016 Winner

    No award presented.

    2015 Winner

    No award presented.

    2014 Winner

    Charlie_GiffordCharlie Gifford is the 2014 recipients of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” presented by the ISA Publications Department and ISA Standards and Practices Department. His book, The MOM Chronicles: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 3.0 has been selected as the best new standards-based book of 2013.

    2013 Winner

    No award presented.

    2012 Winner

    No award presented.

    2011 Winner

    Charlie_GiffordCharlie Gifford is the 2011 recipient of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” presented annually by the ISA Publications Department and ISA Standards & Practices Department. His book, When Worlds Collide in Manufacturing Operations: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 2.0 has been selected as the best new standards-based book of 2010.

    2010 Winner

    Bianca ScholtenBianca Scholten is the 2010 recipient of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” presented annually by the ISA Publications Department and ISA Standards and Practices Department. Her book, MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System has been selected as the best new standards-based book of 2009.

    2008 Winner

    Bianca ScholtenBianca Scholten is the 2008 recipient of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” for her book entitled, The Road to Integration: A Guide to Applying the ISA95 Standard in Manufacturing.

    2006 Winners

    William M. Goble and Harry L. Cheddie are the 2006 recipients of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” for their book entitled, Safety Instrumented Systems Verification - Practical Probabilistic Calculations.

    2005 Winners

    Fred A. Meier and Clifford A. Meier are the 2005 recipients of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” for their book entitled, Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation.

    2003 Winners

    Edward Marszal and Eric Scharpf are the 2003 recipients of the “Thomas G. Fisher Award of Excellence for a Standards-Based Reference Publication” for their book entitled, Safety Integrity Level Selection: Systematic Methods Including Layer of Protection Analysis.