The 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium will be held at the Holiday Inn Castle Resort in Orlando, Florida Aug 7-9, 2012. Sponsored by the ISA Water/Wastewater Industries Division of the International Society of Automation, the WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater industry understand how automatic control applications affect processing and distribution of water treatment and provide an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable technical information and training.

This 3-day symposium is focused on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sector. It features: 2 full days of presentations (two speaking tracks), a tour of a local water/wastewater facility, a general reception, networking events, a poster session, and a supplier showcase. The first day begins with symposium registration, a plant tour, and an optional full-day short course on SCADA/automation system security. The second day kicks off with a keynote speaker, followed by presentations on general topics such as instrumentation; system integration, automation, plant case studies, new technologies and process optimization/automation. The third day starts with an invited speaker on effective HMI design and alarm management, and is focused on leveraging automation technology with topics geared towards SCADA, HMI, Human Factors, and Alarm Management. The Tuesday-Thursday timeslot has been selected so that families can easily take their kids to Disney World, both during and before/after the symposium. Proceedings will be published and made available to water/wastewater division members, and papers will be considered for publication in the ISA’s technical journal, ISA Transactions.

Guidelines for Submission
All authors/speakers must pay the speaker registration fee ($100 discounted from the regular conference rate of $425)

250 word (max 300 words) abstract in English shall be submitted electronically indicating what format they wish to present:

  • 35 minute presentation (no paper)
  • 6-12 page paper and 35-minute presentation
  • Large format 3 foot wide x 4 foot high poster

Final presentations must be on the supplied symposium PowerPoint template

Final papers must be submitted in MS Word (preferably using supplied template)

Papers/presentations/posters accepted for publication and presentation will require completion of ISA Rights and Responsibilities form

Student papers and posters are welcome

The lead author is the main contact

Submit your abstract via email in MS Word format to:
[email protected] AND [email protected]

For additional information:
WWAC Website

Graham Nasby, General Symposium Chair

Joe Provenzano, Symposium Program Chair

Rodney Jones, ISA Staff

Topics include but are not limited to:
Speaking Track 1 – General Topics
Instrumentation: New Technologies and Applications
SCADA Security, ISA99, and Mitigating Risks
Control System Redundancy and Robust Design
Wireless Technologies
System Integration
Automation Techniques for Existing Plants
New Control System Technologies
Project Management for Integration Projects
Plant Case Studies
Plant Upgrades & New Facilities
Control System Upgrades & Replacements
Lessons Learned
Process Optimization
Automated Control Techniques
Project Management Lessons for Integration Projects
Specific Water and Wastewater Challenges
Speaking Track 2 – SCADA, HMI, Alarm Management
SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCADA Network Design and Redundancy Options
Capturing and Evaluating Stakeholder Needs
HMI Design for Operator Effectiveness
Effective Use of Multiple HMI Screens
Human Factors and Control Room Design
Intelligent & Expert Systems
Alarm Management
Implementation of ISA18.2 and EEMUA Standards
Alarm Identification and Rationalization
Techniques to Reduce Nuisance Alarms
Call-Out Alarm Rationalization and Techniques
Data Reporting & Presentation Techniques / Strategies
Data Management, Historians, and Data Retrieval
SCADA and the Current Regulatory Environment
Mobile HMIs, Tablets, Remote Access, and Dashboards

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