Wireless sensor development session scheduled at ISA

When Dr. Kris Pister of the University of California at Berkley began the Smart Dust project more than a decade ago, few could have predicted its effect on today's industrial automation. The wave of academic research and venture capital investment based on the promise of wireless sensor networks led many to predict an explosion of consumer applications and home automation.
By Plant Engineering Staff August 15, 2008

When Dr. Kris Pister of the University of California at Berkley began the Smart Dust project more than a decade ago, few could have predicted its effect on today’s industrial automation. The wave of academic research and venture capital investment based on the promise of wireless sensor networks led many to predict an explosion of consumer applications and home automation.

What has emerged is wireless sensor networking technology that promises to be game-changing for the industrial market. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Pister will talk about wireless sensor networking milestones in his keynote address titled “From Smart Dust to Smart Plants %%MDASSML%% The Evolution of Wireless Sensor Networking” at ISA EXPO 2008.

Returning is ISA’s “One Event %%MDASSML%% Six Exchanges” theme. ISA executive director and CEO Patrick Gouhin said there is something for everyone at ISA EXPO 2008. “We have a full range of in-depth, peer-reviewed technical conference sessions on the most vital topics in our industries. Our technical conference tracks, which include enterprise integration, safety, security, wireless and networking, environmental and quality control and process automation, offer something for everyone,” Gouhin said.

ISA EXPO 2008 will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Reliant Center, Houston, TX. The exhibition hours will be extended to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14. YAPfest returns as well. More information about the event can be found online at www.isa.org/isaexpo2008. Register for ISA EXPO 2008 online or call (919) 549-8411.