The International Society of Automation ( publicly announced ISA Automation Week, which will be held Oct. 4-7, 2010 at the Westin Galleria Complex in Houston, Texas and will replace the organization’s long-standing ISA Expo.

While ISA Expo was an exhibition-drive event, ISA Automation Week will feature educational and applications-based technical conference sessions delivered by subject matter experts. Discrete and process automation professionals will present techniques and solutions for creating more efficient, productive, and economical manufacturing processes. ISA training courses and standards meetings will also be held during the event.

The ISA Automation Week conference program will focus on the latest industry developments and standards in key manufacturing disciplines like automation, energy and power, green manufacturing, instrumentation and process control, safety and security, systems and enterprise integration, and wireless, networking, and industrial communications. Conference sessions will include both theory-based and applications-based presentations to appeal to a wide variety of automation and control professionals. The event will also feature an exhibition area for a limited number of companies to showcase products and services during scheduled networking and exhibit sessions.

An Exhibitor Advisory Committee and other feedback mechanisms are being created by ISA to solicit input at various stages of the development process for the 2010 event and events in future years. Companies or individuals interested in learning more, or providing input toward the development of ISA Automation Week, can contact ISA directly at