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International Society of Automation schedules full slate of 2020 events

Feb. 6, 2020
Technical conference calendar includes six events on IIoT, analytics, cybersecurity, energy and water, digital transformation, and the process industries

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced its 2020 Technical Conference Calendar to enable participants' professional and organizational development plans with industry-specific and content-rich events and sessions developed by experts, as well as networking opportunities and exhibits. Attendees will benefit from face-to-face experiences with renowned experts and presenters; hear firsthand about the latest technologies and trends; experience high-value, peer-reviewed technical content to keep their skills on the cutting edge; and gain exposure for themselves and/or their company's products and services.

IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference will offer training on April 14 and its conference on April 15-16 at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas. It will cover advances in connectivity, automation and security in the operational context of hybrid manufacturing applications across multiple vertical industries. The impact of these overarching technologies will be emphasized by focusing on real-world applications that examine the challenges that come with adoption, integration and implementation of new technologies.

Day 1 will concentrate on system design and preparation. Specific topics include:

  • Big data,
  • Concurrent engineering,
  • Data-driven design and engineering,
  • IIoT/IoT,
  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Intelligent lots,
  • Batch size 1,
  • IIoT architecture,  
  • Real-time production optimization,
  • Data-driven quality management, 
  • Digital-twin simulation, 
  • Rapid experimentation and simulation,
  • Cybersecurity, 
  • Cloud computing, 
  • • Smart sensors, and
  • • Edge/fog computing  

Day 2 will focus on system integration and imotation. Topics include:

  • Smart performance management,
  • Data-driven demand prediction,
  • Virtually guided self services,
  • Customer co-creation and open innovation, 
  • 3-D printing, 
  • Robots and cobots, 
  • Smart energy consumption,
  • System integration,
  • Augmented reality,
  • Advance control,
  • Statistical process control,
  • Predictive maintenance,
  • Remote maintenance,
  • Flexible manufacturing, 
  • Flexible routing and production scheduling, and 
  • Remote Control

Analysis Division Symposium will offer training on April 26 and April 30, and hold its conference April 27-29 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif. Attendees will hear from and engage with industry thought leaders and innovators, and meet with analyzer manufacturers, who will showcase products, services and applications. It will also feature training courses, a technology forum and exhibition, and range of social networking events.

Cybersecurity Standards Implementation Conference has scheduled training on May 12 and its main events on May 13-14 at the Tremont Hotel in Galveston, Texas. This two-day workshop will bring attendees up to speed on industrial cybersecurity of industrial automation and control systems (IACS) with tips and tricks from experts for implementing an ISA/IEC 62443-based cybersecurity program. Topics will include industry change management, attack protection of people, program and processes, risk assessment and prioritization determination, overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 standards, mapping ISA/IEC 62443 to other relevant industry frameworks, implementing a security development lifecycle, and relevant product and personnel certifications.

Energy & Water Automation Conference will provide training on Aug. 4 and sessions on Aug. 5 and 6 at La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas. This new event will highlight infrastructure supporting power generation, municipal and industrial water treatment systems. It will also focus on the many forms of power generation that rely on industrial water sourcing, transportation, handling, remediation, recycling and disposal, as well as opportunities for implementing them. This alignment brings municipal and industrial water and energy sessions under the same umbrella event to create synergy through application sharing to offer a more robust technical scope and encourages experts from varied but related backgrounds to share experiences and identify novel solutions to complex problems.

Digital Transformation in Deepwater Production Conference will stage training on Sept. 15 and sessions on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Tremont House in Galveston, Texas. Because it will take a digital transformation to make deep water production sustainable in the current price environment. This two-day, single-track event looks at applications of technology that accelerate the facilities design process, while improving safety and efficiency. Better data handling will work to speed commissioning and start up, which the dynamic digital twin, combined with machine learning, will improve uptime and minimize the risk to personnel. Operators will discuss real-world applications of enabling technology that have made deep water projects viable at $40 and even $30/bbl.

Process Industry Conference will offer training on Nov. 17 and its main events on Nov. 18-19 at Hotel Zaza/Houston Memorial City in Houston, Texas. It will be highlighted by comprehensive technical content covering critical process control, safety and cybersecurity system implementation and performance measures for a broad range of professionals in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries. It will also deliver ISA's own technical expertise, knowledge and experience, along with the subject matter expertise of leading industry professionals, to offer a top-notch technical program and discussion forum for addressing the demands of an ever-changing world.

For more information regarding speaking or submitting an abstract for one of ISA's events, call 919-549-8411 or email [email protected]