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2015 ISA Power Industry Symposium extends abstract submission deadline

February 5, 2015 - The Program Committee of the 58thth Annual ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium has extended its Call for Papers abstract submission deadline to 20 February 2015. The extension gives authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the power-generation industry more time to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

The symposium, the largest conference dedicated to automation, control systems and instrumentation in the power generation industry, will be held 7-11 June 2015 at the Kansas City Marriott in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. 

“Power Generation: Instrumentation and Control Solutions for Today’s Industry Challenges”
The theme of this year’s gathering, “Power Generation: Instrumentation and Control Solutions for Today’s Industry Challenges,” underscores the need to provide answers to the critical dilemmas in power generation, namely:

  • Maintaining reliability of power generation while managing fluctuating load demands (known as cycling)
  • Securing critical data and information through advanced cybersecurity
  • Meeting increasingly stringent environmental controls regulation

Attendees of the event are expected to come away with:

  • A greater awareness and understanding of recent innovations in instrumentation, controls and automation technologies
  • The know-how to apply security to control systems; improve power plant load demand response and low-load operation; and monitor and diagnose plant equipment and system reliability issues through the use of sensors and online monitoring technology.

Important deadlines
Prospective authors are asked to submit abstracts by 20 February 2015. Other key dates to remember include:

13 March 2015 - Draft paper due

20 March 2015 – Rights and Responsibilities form due

30 April 2015 – Final paper due

30 April 2015 – Draft presentation due

15 May 2015 – Final presentation due

For more information on the 58th ISA POWID Symposium and to submit an abstract, please go to www.isa.org/powid2015.

58th ISA POWID Symposium paper and presentation topics
Suggested abstract topics to be covered at the 58th Annual ISA POWID Symposium include, but are not limited to:



Optimization of Renewable Power (hydro, wind, solar, biomass, etc.)

Thermal cycle augmentation for Renewable Steam Power


Process Modeling and Predictive Controls

Long term Reliability and Maintenance Issues


Environmental Control Systems


SCR Controls

Regulatory Challenges

MATS Compliance

Combustion Turbine and Combined Cycle Plants

Operational Flexibility

Start-up and Ramp Rates

Load Range Extension


Operating Nuclear Plants

Analog to Digital Changes

Plant Life Extensions

EMI Testing and Immunity

New Nuclear Plants

Conventional Commercial Reactors

Small Modular Reactors

Regulatory Challenges

 Programmatic Issues

Setpoints, Uncertainties and TSTF-493 Implementation

Commercial Grade Dedication

Operability Determinations

Suspect and Counterfeit Parts

Fukushima Accident Impact

SFP Instrumentation

FLEX Approach to Beyond-Design-Basis External Events



NERC CIP Requirements

Implementation & Audits

Testing & Intrusion Detection

Equipment Development

New Sensors

Wireless Sensor Applications & Standards


Smart Grid Outlook

Impact on Generating Plants

Communication Standards

New Generating Plants (non-nuclear)



Regulatory Challenges

Advanced Control Technology and Applications

Simulation and Training

Advanced Control


Human Factors Engineering

Alarm Management

High Performance HMI

Control Center Design

Fleet Management

Remote Monitoring

Inspection and Maintenance

Condition Monitoring Systems

Alarm Management

Training the Next Generation

About the ISA Power Industry Division (POWID)
ISA’s Power Industry Division, one of the largest within ISA, is a recognized leader in developing and communicating the highest standards of information exchange, practices, environmental awareness and safety of information exchange among engineers, scientists, technicians, students/universities, and management involved in instrumentation and control relating to power generation. For more information about the ISA Power Industry Division, visit the division website or call +1 919-549-8411.

About ISA
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) 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 (www.automationfederation.org).

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