Technology & Innovation for 2020 Global Demands in Food & pharmaceutical sectors

International automation and control symposium for Ireland

This year the ISA’s international Food and Pharmaceutical symposium is being held in Ireland, and its first time to be held outside of North America. The symposium will bring together experts, suppliers, and end users in a two-day symposium of presentations and panel discussions.

The year 1916 is a special year in Irish history as it marks the centenary of the rebellion which led to self Government some six years later. Many events are planned through the country and the symposium is scheduled for the few days before the national holiday of St Patrick’s Day.

The symposium will focus on how Automation is used to address the impact of increased regulation, manufacturing costs, and security threats related to the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Speakers will present on the latest trends, and provide case-studies which demonstrate the effective integration and use of Automation to solve these challenges.

The 2016 PFID Symposium it will provide the very latest news, trends and projections about products and processes—direct from leading industry and solution experts. Government officials have been invited to deliver updates and provide clarity on regulatory requirements. A keenly focused conference agenda will explore the critical challenges and how best to solve them through innovations in process automation, and new strategies, products and techniques in control, optimization, measurement, and serialization.

Prospective presenters are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects of Automation including but not limited to the following topics. Emphasis should be on practical contributions rather than theoretical presentations.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Sustainable Processing
  • Data Integrity
  • Alarm Management
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Usage of Cloud for Automation
  • Instrumentation: Calibration, Wireless
  • Batch Management & MES
  • ISA Standards
  • Process Optimization
  • Serialization / Track and Trace
  • Energy/ Waste Management
  • Process Control
  • Paperless Automation
  • Manufacturing Regulations

Abstract Submissions due by 30 November 2015
For submission information, visit (http://www NULL.isafpidsymposium

Indicate your interest in making a presentation to John Murphy ( (Johnmurphy null@null isa or Alan Bateman ( (abateman null@null its


  • Abstract submissions due: 30th November 2015
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: December 2015
  • Title, abstracts, bios, and picture: 11th December 2015
  • Draft papers and presentations due: 18th December 2015
  • Feedback sent to authors: 11th January 2016
  • Final papers and presentations due: 19th February 2016
  • ISA FPID Symposium:  14-15th March 2016

Twitter Hashtags: #FPID16, #ISAuto
Editorial Contact:

Declan F Lordan
ISA Ireland
P.O. Box 203
Togher Mail Centre
Email: (info null@null isa
Web: (https://isa
Rodney Jones
ISA – The International Society of Automation
67 T.W. Alexander Drive
PO Box 12277
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
E-Mail: (info null@null isa
Phone: (919) 549-8411
Fax: (919) 549-8288
Web: (http://www NULL.isa

Lilly Kinsale Site – IE43 Tour


* Intro to Lilly Kinsale API Manufacturing Site and Safety Orientation

* Background to IE43 mAb facility construction.

* Bus Tour of site and Tour of IE43 Facility with outline of its operations

* Refreshments Q&A
Approx overall duration 2-2.5Hrs.



TECH TALK: Hal Software – Prototyping a batch process control system using ISA-S88 and ISA-S95

In this presentation Cormac Garvey – Hal Software, will discuss the concept of using prototyping for a batch control system. Prototyping is a relatively new concept in control systems, but is standard in many other industries. In this talk Cormac will cover off what exactly prototyping can be used for in process control, what are the benefits of prototyping and how one would go about using prototyping.
Cormac will then give a practical demonstration of how one would build a prototype of a simple batch process control system using the ISA-S88 design


Location: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork
Date: Wednesday, 16th  September 2015, 19:30pm

Tech Talk: Siemens – Case Studies in Wireless Implementation & Remote Access in Automation System

In this presentation Ian Poulett– Siemens will discuss two case studies.

Case Study 1: Will cover the design and implementation of a Wireless Network within an industrial environment. Focus will be on the effects of interference, equipment choice and security considerations.

Case Study 2: Will cover the implementation of secure remote access to an industrial automation system and electricity sub-station with demonstration.

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Tech Talk: Data Capture on the Factory Floor

In this presentation Robert Jones – Vision ID will discuss a seamless work environment by connecting employees with accurate information, and empowering them to do their best. Whether on the production line, in the warehouse or at the dock-door, better data means fewer errors and lower costs. From the second raw materials are received, to the moment finished goods are shipped, data capture solutions improves quality & compliance, reducing efficiencies & errors.

By combining handheld computers, tablets, barcode scanners, RFID technologies, vision systems, label printers and Wireless LAN technologies – enables track and trace by lot or batch, all parts used in the manufacturing process to ensure traceability across the supply chain. Where testing, tracking, recording, documentation, production, or packaging takes place, data capture solutions provide the control and accuracy that industry demands.

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Technology Modernization of Plant Automation Systems

A showcase of new developments within automation technology solutions in the manufacturing and service industries. This event is themed towards approaches that are needed to allow plant systems to be upgraded, for example, to a new OS platform/hardware or utilizing a virtual environment.

First-hand experiences from guest speakers
Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Rockwell, Amgen, Helsinn and more…

Driving efficiency and innovation through technology modernization within the process control layer can be a major challenge. But harnessing advances in technology is as important as ever. Utilizing technologies such as virtualization reduces physical hardware costs but requires significant planning and investment.

This seminar will bring together key industry guest speakers who have successfully implemented such programs for “Technology Modernization” along with industry solutions from vendors based on past case studies and examples.

Who should attend this event?

  •   Automation / IT and Energy Professionals
  •   Project Managers and System Application Experts
  •   System Integrators

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Harmonization of C&Q and CSV Initiatives

“In many instances there is significant overlap between the computerized system validation and the commissioning and qualification activities specially for computerized control systems utilized in the manufacturing, facilities and/or utility processes (e.g. PLC’s, SCADA, DCS). As such, these efforts may be combined under one effort, to ensure proper synchronization and preclude duplication of effort. As a result, a single validation/qualification effort may be performed to produce the required deliverables to achieve compliance while harmonizing work being done even when using different teams. Moreover, the commissioning effort can reduce significantly not only the qualification effort but also the CSV effort, if performed appropriately.


In today’s competitive environment, clear and concise policies and procedures that promote such harmonization effort, regardless of the type of regulated manufacturing process and automation platform, will offer significant value by reducing the cost as well as the time it will take to complete such projects while still meeting the required level of compliance.

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