IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) diagnoses continue to increase worldwide, ISA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our members and customers.  

The World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other global health organizations have universally recommended the cancellation or postponement of gatherings, including conferences, to slow the spread of the virus.  

We are complying with those recommendations, as a result, the ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference, 19-21 October 2020, Galveston, Texas, has been canceled. Refunds will be automatically processed.

The 2021 ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference is scheduled for 27-29 April 2021 in Galveston, TX! Stay tuned for more event details.

ISA introduces the Virtual Events Program, a series of virtual opportunities based on the pre-developed content for each event. These webinars and virtual events allow our registrants, members, and customers to engage with expert speakers, ask questions and participate in live, on-line discussions. Visit www.isa.org/virtualevents for more details.  

Virtual Events Program


This event will encompass topics regarding advances in connectivity, automation, and security within the operational context of hybrid manufacturing applications across multiple vertical industries. 


The impact of these overarching technologies will be emphasized by focusing on real-world applications that examine the challenges that come with adoption, integration, and implementation of new technology. 

Speaker Presentation Resources

In accordance with the Call for Abstracts, below you will find the instructions for participation, links for guidelines for formats and templates, instructions for submissions, and details about associated timelines. Your abstract, paper, and presentation will be assigned to a program committee member who will keep you informed about progress, provide feedback and who will also serve as your contact for the day of your presentation at the conference.  

Important Deadlines:

Abstracts Due - Completed
Abstract Acceptance
- Completed
Draft Papers/Presentations
- 1 May 2020
Reviewer's Comments to Authors
- 1 June 2020
Final Papers/Presentations
- 3 August 2020
Speaker Registration
- 4 September 2020

Presentation Release Form
Submit Presentation Materials

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

1. View state-of-the-art products and technology services and solutions 
2. Gain a competitive edge by participating in ISA training courses
3. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders
4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions
5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections

“Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has emerged as a major technology with a big impact on industrial automation systems—and on the automation professionals involved with the design and maintenance of such systems. One of the biggest challenges in the adoption IIoT technologies is cybersecurity.  

ISA recently created the IIoT and Smart Manufacturing Committee to establish a forum for the automation community to discuss the adoption and challenges of applying these technologies in industries globally. With its multitude of members, volunteers, and subject matter experts, ISA contributes a vast amount of expertise in IIoT and industrial cybersecurity. This new conference will be an important vehicle for content sharing on such critical topics.”  

Carlos Mandolesi, Project Manager, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  

Program Committee

Carlos Mandolesi, Program Chair Trinity College

Sujata Tilak, Program Co-Chair Ascent Intellimation Pvt Ltd  

J. Parsons Jacobs Engineering  

Marco Ayala aeSolutions Houston

Vic Wegelin PMA Concepts 

Mark Luciw ARC Advisory Group  

Sandeep Vysyaraju SVM Minerals

Victor Venancio KPMG Brazil  

Yogesh Balajee Siemens


Supporting Organizations

Media Partners

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