The last information we had on this new replacement for ISAExpo was in October (See our piece “The Last Picture Show” in that month. It was announced during the last ISAExpo and and people were surprised at announcement and wondered just how successful it could be. However the organising committee has been beavering away in the background and anticipate an exciting programme. The accompanying small supporting exhibition has been virtually fully subscribed to which is an excellent sign so soon in the year – see List of Exhibitors. There are we understand to be further announcements as the months progress. So this release may be said to be the first fruits of the work on the technical programme.
The Technical Program Committee of ISA Automation Week 2010: Technology and Solutions Event has issued a Call for Papers inviting authors, experts, innovators, and automation professionals to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference to be held in Houston (TX US), 4-7 October 2010.
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers for the event seeks abstracts that cover topics for the following seven tracks, as they relate to automation:
- Automation and Control
- Wireless and Networking
- Professional Development /Human Asset Optimization
The deadline for abstract submittals for consideration to present is 16 April 2010.
ISA Automation Week 2010: Technology and Solutions Event is a knowledge-focused event that will bring top professionals in automation and control together for an intensive technical conference and networking opportunity with key industry suppliers. Sessions will be educational and applications-based, rich in content, and delivered by subject-matter experts in each field.
Gerald Cockrell, ISA Automation Week Technical program co-chairman, said, “This is a new event and we’re looking for cutting-edge, groundbreaking, in-depth papers with a heavy educational focus that will give conferees an edge in their workplaces or careers.”
“We want conferees to walk away from Automation Week with insights, knowledge, and product updates that will make their jobs more efficient, make their plants safer, more secure, and more productive. Our exhibit area is an important part of that vision, as the onsite technical exhibit personnel will complement the theory presented during sessions with applications and real-world products,” he continued.
A groundbreaking new feature that will assist attendees in navigating through the dozens of options within the program is ISA’s new professional tool, PathFinder. Five professional groups, or paths, offer a unique combination of sessions that will enable attendees to shape a learning experience suited to their individual job functions and professional goals. The five paths are: Technicians, Engineers, Management, Marketing, and Academia/R&D/Scientists.