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Co-located Events

Tuesday, 18 September–Friday, 28 September
IEC TC65 Plenary Meetings

ISA Automation Week is hosting the Plenary Meetings of IEC TC65, the world’s principal international body developing automation standards. ISA has a close working relationship with IEC TC65, developing several original ISA standards upon which IEC standards are based. ISA welcomes this distinguished group to ISA Automation Week and evening networking receptions.

Monday, 24 September–Thursday, 27 September
ISA Standards Meetings

ISA Standards meetings are open to any interested automation professional. A full meeting schedule is expected for 24–27 September, including such key committees as:

Monday, 24 September–Friday, 28 September
2012 ISA Fall Training Institute

Experience a world of knowledge with 22 of ISA's most popular courses all in one location at the 2012 ISA Fall Training Institute. This year’s courses cover topics from four skill paths: Fundamentals Skills, Automation Professional Skills, Technical Skills, and Certification Exam Preparation.

Monday, 24 September
Working Wireless–A WINA Hands-on Workshop

The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) ( will conduct a hands on session allowing attendees to work with the tools and learn the methods used in performing wireless site surveys, as well gain insight into configuring industrial wireless backbone networks for maximum performance.  Half of the workshop will cover radio theory and the tradeoff between bandwidth and range, as well as other critical parameters, with a review of various wireless systems. Also included will be the development of simple criteria used in the selection of antennas for a variety of applications. The second half of the session will allow attendees to put their new skills to use in an in-depth set of exercises that analyze and demonstrate wireless protocol considerations, including the use of spectrum analyzers and signal monitoring equipment. Included will be the use of high performance radio pairs, power supplies, cables and antennas. Participants will be given typical industrial user requirements and asked to perform a site survey, analyze the results and configure and test the radios to meet the requirements. Participants should bring their own laptop computers with administrator privileges and Internet Explorer version 7 or greater installed to make the best use of the tools provided.

Thursday, 27 September–Friday, 28 September
CSIA Certification Boot Camp

CSIA and Exotek, one of the approved Certification auditors, have developed a two-day Boot Camp training session for companies preparing for the audit. This course will give the system integrator a review of the systems, policies and procedures necessary to successfully prepare for and pass a CSIA Certification audit. The material and examples will be presented by the auditors themselves who will specifically review the newly released CSIA Best Practices & Benchmarks Guidelines Rev (04). Register for this boot camp on Thursday morning outside Room 414C.

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Endorsing Publications FS-World Industrial Hygene News InTech Pollution Equipment News World Industrial Reporter

Endorsing Organizations

Automation Federation Control System Integrators Association
ISA Security Compliance Institute ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute