The Symposium will bring together an array of automation industry professionals from various disciplines to present on best practices, emerging technologies, developments, and applications. Don’t miss your opportunity to share new and innovative ideas for the future of automation.

Call for Papers Now Open

Calgary Section has won ISA Outstanding Section award multiple times for meeting the needs of its members. The biannual automation conference and exhibition that Calgary alternates hosting with Edmonton Section is the largest such event in Western Canada. This should be no surprise as 22 percent of Calgarians have completed post‐secondary training in STEM programs and Calgary has the highest number of engineers and geoscientists per capita of major Canadian cities. Calgary also has two Student Sections with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Student Section hosting the international student games every spring. Another group of young professionals to aid with the conference itself and continue the trend of STEM excellence in our province.

The ISA Technical Committee encourages you to submit your abstract before January 4, 2019 to be considered to participate on the 2019 program. Please review the Call for Abstracts Brochure for details on submissions categories, requirements and deadlines.

Key Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: January 4, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: January 11, 2019
  • Deadline for draft paper submission / Paper review: February 25, 2019
  • Deadline for Paper review comments returned to author: March 8, 2019
  • Deadline for final paper submission: March 22, 2019


developments in the measurement and sensing of processes and their environment.


risks and approaches to managing the increasingly complex challenges associated with the digitalization of control systems and integration with business systems


unique elements and challenges associated with managing an automation project


control of hydrocarbon and chemical processing industries


challenges unique to the construction, design, commissioning and documentation associated with the instrumentation, systems, and control elements of automation projects. Topics may also include concerns with and transferring information to startup activities, maintenance and operations for the longer term (for example, compatibility with existing systems).


Best practices and case studies in leak detection and repair / directed inspection and maintenance programs