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ISA Automation Week 2013 Author's Kit

This page offers useful information that will help authors prepare their technical program content.

Forms and Documents

Guidelines for ISA technical papers and presentations

Paper format guide

PowerPoint template for presentations


Late February 2013Abstract submissions site opens
2 April 2013Deadline for abstract submission
20 May 2013Deadline for submission of draft paper and PowerPoint presentation
16 September 2013Presenter Registration Deadline
16 September 2013Deadline for submitting final paper and PowerPoint presentation

Before you submit an abstract and commit to presenting at ISA Automation Week 2013, please read all content listed below.

Submit your abstract here

General author/speaker responsibilities

Each Author who submits an abstract to present a paper is responsible for:

What to submit

Presentation formats

Abstracts for consideration to present are currently accepted for the following categories and formats:

Technical Session—30 to 90 minutes

Technical sessions consist of three 30-minute paper sessions, or one panel session or one tutorial session. Several presentation formats are available for you to choose from. To achieve the highest quality of technical programming, paper presentations will take priority over other formats. Papers will be peer reviewed.

Paper Session—30 minutes
Panel Session—90 minutes
Tutorial Session—90 minutes

Poster Session—90 minutes

Poster sessions are generally the presentation of research information with an academic, technical or professional focus. Authors are available to interact with interested attendees, answer questions and discuss the material presented. Material for poster sessions and the posters themselves are peer reviewed, and will become part of the proceedings.

Submission Information

To submit an abstract, go to the Paper Management System and follow the instructions.


If there are co-authors for your abstract/paper, the following information must be submitted:


There is no fee to present a paper at ISA Automation Week 2013. You are required to register and then you will be issued a conference pass for the day(s) you are scheduled to present. A discounted rate for additional conference days will be available. To confirm program participation, presenters must register by 16 September 2013. If you are the author but will not be presenting the paper, it is your responsibility to find a presenter for your paper, and notify ISA in a timely manner.


Your biography will be displayed on the ISA Automation Week 2013 website along with your abstract (paper description). Your brief biography and contact information must be submitted along with your abstract.

Rights and Responsibilities

To ensure the integrity and quality of the ISA Automation Week 2013 technical program, a Rights and Responsibilities form (copyright transfer) must be filled out by all authors no later than 5 May 2013 in order to present at ISA Automation Week. Attendees at ISA Automation Week are entitled to receive a copy of the paper proceedings. Copyright transfer is optional but the form is required to be completed and signed. It is due at the time of abstract submittal.

View the form here

Submit your abstract here

ISA Contact

Chesley Grove

Program Chair

Paul J. Galeski

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