Automation Week
                     Technology and Solutions Event
                     4–7 October 2010
Deadline for
Why Present at ISA Automation Week?                                                      Conference Program
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Technical Tracks                                                                                     Abstract Categories
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Interested in presenting a paper at the latest automation event, ISA Automation Week? Read our Call for Papers and find out how to submit an abstract for presentation consideration.

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Automation Week 2010 Call For Papers

  1. 1. Automation Week Technology and Solutions Event 4–7 October 2010 Westin Galleria Hotel Houston, TX USA Your technology. Your solutions. Your way. Enhance your professional reputation while gaining powerful market exposure for your organization by sharing your technical expertise at ISA Automation Week 2010. ISA is now accepting abstract submittals for consideration to present at this prestigious technical conference and product showcase. Closes: 16 April 2010 Call for Papers
  2. 2. Deadline for Abstracts: 16 April 2010 About ISA Automation Week 2010 ISA Automation Week 2010 is primarily a knowledge-driven event designed to deliver a stimulating and highly relevant educational experience to automation and control professionals working within continuous process, discrete, and hybrid manufacturing environments. Whether it’s covering the basics, learning from real-world applications, or preparing for the future of automation and control, conference attendees will find dynamic theory and applications-based content across multiple technologies and disciplines. From personal experience to personal knowledge, share your expertise at this year’s ISA Automation Week and be PathFinder exhibition/Product ShowcaSe ISA Automation Week provides a breadth of ISA Automation Week will also feature 10,000 part of informing, influencing, and educating the automation information and sessions through 7 technical square feet of exhibits which are open to conference tracks, all delivered over just 2½ attendees only during scheduled conference professionals of today and tomorrow. We look forward days. Assisting attendees in navigating their breaks, meals, and reception times. Exhibitors way through the dozens of options within are encouraged to bring technical experts to the to receiving your abstracts for consideration for a paper the program is ISA’s new professional tool— exhibit floor, giving attendees meaningful face- PathFinder. Pathfinder is a method that assists to-face interaction with a product expert who presentation at the inaugural ISA Automation Week in attendees in selecting their own unique can offer technical support, hands-on expertise, combination of sessions, or conference and constructive product data. These technology Houston, TX, 4–7 October. “path,” shaping a learning experience experts will have the opportunity to attend suited to their individual job functions and conference sessions without missing valuable professional goals. time with attendees during exhibit times. Gerald Cockrell Joe Provenzano ISA Automation Week 2010 ISA Automation Week 2010 PathFinder identifies the best “path” The exhibition portion of the event will Technical Program Co-chair Technical Program Co-chair through ISA Automation Week for each of 5 compliment the theory presented during professional groups: Technicians, Engineers, sessions with applications and real world Management, Marketing, and Academia/R&D, products. Conference attendees will be recognizing that each group has a distinctly directed to the product showcase area to different conference objective. To provide see and experience what they are hearing each with the optimum conference value, all and learning about during the conference, 7 technical tracks—Safety, Security, Energy, rounding out the ISA Automation Week Automation and Control, Environmental, experience. Wireless and Networking, and Human Asset Optimization—will offer topics appropriate for each of these job functions. PathFinder is the Conferences & Exhibits easy way to ensure conferees will receive both ISA hosts several annual events ranging in size from one-day technical conferences focused on breadth of exposure in automation disciplines specific industry issues, to conferences spanning several days covering a multitude of topics and and depth of study in useful areas matched to industries. Attendees of these events gain access to the latest product developments, real-world their career needs and interests. scenarios, and presentations delivered by experts, peers, and industry leaders. These events provide quality continuing education to automation professionals and provide businesses an unparalleled opportunity to maximize their productivity and ensure their long-term growth.
  3. 3. Why Present at ISA Automation Week? Conference Program ISA Automation Week’s technical conference, assisted by PathFinder, will offer The conference program will consist of solicited papers, tutorials, and panel automation professionals a solid foundation that will improve and influence discussions, as well as unsolicited presentations and papers approved through their daily work. Your expertise will help us create a program that, combined the Call for Paper submissions and acceptance process. with onsite training, can serve as a refresher course, a new employee orientation program, or as an enhancement to an individual’s career path. author beneFitS PaPerS vS. PreSentationS Presenting a paper also has many benefits to Due to the PathFinder concept requiring both PathFinder concePt Presentations at ISA Automation you as an author, including: depth and breadth of content, conference Week should target any of these • The opportunity to showcase your sessions should be matched to the needs of audience groups: knowledge and help establish you as an each of the 5 targeted audience groups. For • Technicians authority in your field of expertise; example, academic and research sessions may • Engineers • Positioning yourself as a thought leader, require a highly technical paper presentation. • Management and gaining added exposure for your work; Other technical sessions may rely on • Marketing • Gaining excellent exposure and positive PowerPoint presentations or other methods • Academia/Research & Development publicity for you and your company; suited to the topic and preferences of the • Enhancing your career path and audience segment. connecting with your professional community; SPecial SuPPlier SeSSionS • Opening networking opportunities with In a free market, nothing encourages product industry leaders; innovations like a little friendly competition. • Driving customers, prospects, and users As our general sessions will offer theory, to you and your company for solutions ISA Automation Week will feature special to their automation questions and supplier sessions that will present technical manufacturing challenges; solutions to real-world problems. These • Connecting with, and delivering value to sessions will offer a group of suppliers the your overall professional community; opportunity to present new techniques and • Promoting your company’s expertise and innovations, product developments, and helping to market your technology and trends to conference attendees. Suppliers solutions. may submit abstracts for presentation consideration without end users for these special sessions. For more information about presenting a paper at ISA Automation Week, visit the speaker resources page at
  4. 4. Technical Tracks Abstract Categories Below are the identified tracks, track chairs, and current topic suggestions Offer your abstract submittal in one of the following categories: requested through this Call for Papers. SaFety automation and control PaPer SeSSion—20-minute presentation, Panel SeSSion—90 minutes • Alarm Management • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition 10 minute Q&a Three to five experts discuss significant • Safety Instrumented Systems • Distributed Control Systems The most prestigious presentation is a paper industry and technology topics. Panel • Lowering Cost of Capital and Return on • Flow Meters session on subjects of current topical interest. members and session attendees participate Investment through Safety Projects • Process Control Paper presentations comprise the largest in the discussion. Panels are most effective Safety Track Chair Automation and Control Track Chair part of the conference program. Two or when they begin with brief opening Charles Fialkowski, Siemens Energy & Kevin Wilhelm, Eli Lilly & Company three papers are presented in each session remarks/presentations. Automation and address key elements of the same topic. environmental Each paper is delivered in approximately tutorial SeSSion—90 minutes Security • Water and Wastewater Treatment twenty minutes with ten additional minutes An industry expert leads a focused discussion • Cyber Security • Fiber Optic Network devoted to discussions and questions from the followed by audience participation. Tutorials • Smart Grid Security • Fugitive Emissions audience. All published papers are reviewed focus on technology and often include • Industrial Infrastructure Design • Emission Compliance and Monitoring for originality, clarity, completeness and lack of hands-on activities or demonstrations. • Quantitative Security Measures • Spill and Storm Runoff Monitoring Applications commercialism (commercialism is not tolerated • Application of Security Standards ISA-99, • Sampling Systems Emerging Technology and is cause for disqualification). Papers which NIST 800, and Others • Chromatography Gas Detectors have gone through the review process and are Security Track Chair Bryan Singer, Kenexis Consulting, Corp. • Chemical Analyzers Systems Integration presented at the conference will appear in the online proceedings and qualify for Professional Schedule Environmental Track Chair Abstracts (200–500 words) Roy Muston, Shell Development Hour (PDH) credit. Following the selection of abstracts, authors will be notified and bios due: ........................ 16 april energy and asked to provide the following: Draft papers due for review: ..... 18 June • Smart Grid wireleSS and networking • Power Plant Control System New and • Wireless Technology Applications • Rights and Responsibilities Release— Final papers due: ................ 13 august Retrofit Projects • Wireless and Infrastructure The paper must be copyrighted by ISA Draft PowerPoint • Alternative/Renewable Energy • Fieldbus Implementation before publication. presentations due: .............. 27 august • Nuclear Energy • Industrial Ethernet Network Performance Final PowerPoint • Review Draft—The nearly completed • Alternative Generation Impacts on Wireless and Networking Track Chair presentations due: ......... 17 September paper to be sent for review. Conventional Plants Sean Vincent, Fieldbus Foundation • Burner Management and Safety Systems • Final Paper—This is the completed paper • Regulatory Requirements—NERC 1200, after you receive notification that the paper ProFeSSional develoPment/ 1300, CIP-002-01 human aSSet oPtimization has gone through review and has been • Novel Control Strategies, Calibration, and • Automation Life Cycle accepted—with or without modifications. Tuning Aids • Human Factors and Control Room Design • Aging Workforce • Project Management • PowerPoint Presentation—This presentation will be used onsite. Must To Submit Your Paper: • Measurement Technology that helps to • Back to Basics be on standard ISA template and free of Visit Improve Plant Performance Professional Development/Human Asset commercialism. isaautomationweek2010 • Vendor Adoption/Rejection of Standards Optimization Track Chair • Supplier/End User Presentation— Energy Track Chair Dave Adler, Brillig Systems Should be submitted as a joint author/ Gordon McFarland, Emerson co-author abstract. PowerPoint presentations could be exceptions.
  5. 5. Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( 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 ( 20-3432-0110