District 12 Members at the ISA Fall Leader Meeting in Tampa Florida.

Left to Right: John Murphy (Ireland Section President), Bill Walsh (Ireland / Executive Board Member), David O’Brien (D12 District Vice President), Brian Curtis (Society President Elect), Pino Zani (Society President 2002), Chan Miller (Saudi Section Delegate), Francisco Diaz-Andreu (Spain Section Delegate), Jean Pierre Hauet (France Section President), Ugo Baggi (District Vice President Elect).


Ladies and gentlemen we present you the Technology Week


July 3-4 Training days:


The move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and web technologies in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and process control networks has begun to expose these systems to the same cyberattacks that have wreaked so much havoc on corporate information systems.

This course provides a detailed look at how the ISA/IEC62443 standards can be used to protect your critical control systems. It also explores the procedural and technical differences between the security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or plant floor environments.

You will able to:

  • Discuss the principles behind creating an effective long term program security
  • Interpret the ANSI/ISA99 industrial security guidelines and apply them to your operation
  • Define the basics of risk and vulnerability analysis methodologies
  • Describe the principles of security policy development
  • Explain the concepts of defense in depth and zone/conduit models of security
  • Analyze the current trends in industrial security incidents and methods hackers use to attack a system
  • Define the principles behind the key risk mitigation techniques, including anti-virus and patch management, firewalls, and virtual private networks
  • Define the principles behind the key risk mitigation techniques, including anti-virus and patch management, firewalls, and virtual private networks

You will cover:

  • Understanding the Current Industrial Security Environment: What is Electronic Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems? | How IT and the Plant Floor are Different and How They are the Same
  • How Cyberattacks Happen: Understanding the Threat Sources | The Steps to Successful Cyberattacks
  • Creating A Security Program: Critical Factors for Success/Understanding the ANSI/ISA-62443-2-1 (ANSI/ISA-99.02.01-2009) – Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems: Establishing an Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Program
  • Risk Analysis: Business Rationale | Risk Identification, Classification, and Assessment | The DNSAM Methodology
  • Addressing Risk with Security Policy, Organization, and Awareness: CSMS Scope | Organizational Security | Staff Training and Security Awareness
  • Addressing Risk with Selected Security Counter Measures: Personnel Security | Physical and Environmental Security | Network Segmentation | Access Control
  • Addressing Risk with Implementation Measures: Risk Management and Implementation | System Development and Maintenance | Information and Document Management
  • Monitoring and Improving the CSMS: Compliance and Review | Improve and Maintain the CSMS





July 5-6 Automation Instrumentation Summit+ ISA EMEA

The exhibition

The Automation Instrumentation Summit® will take place in Castello Belgioioso near Milano, Italy, on July 5-and 6, 2017. The worldwide recession can become an opportunity for us to look at what we have done so far, and identify the best stra-tegies for future improvements.

The manufacturing companies will have the opportunity to showcase their pro-ducts and solutions at the stands of the exhibition area whereas the speakers will present their papers based on case histories and share common experience with all the other expertise during the AIS- ISA Italy conference.

The conference

To overcome the recession, the market has to better understand the needs of end users and customers.

Through the presentation of case histories, conference attendees will gain knowledge of technological advances in automation and applied process impro-vements.

Key to the success of the conference is not just to inform conference attendees about current technology but to bring awareness on how this technology has been applied in order to improve productivity, quality and sustainability within industry

The reference website of the event is  www.automationinstrumentationsummit.com


Ideas 4 Automatic Award

Call for Awards Nominations

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first edition of the “Ideas 4 Automation Awards” to be celebrated at the upcoming event “Automation Instrumentation Summit”, that will be held on July 5-6, 2017 at Castello Belgioioso, Italy.


The participation to the award is open to all the students (undergraduates of any degree and Ph.D. candidates) who want to share which is their “Idea for Automation”.

Students won’t be asked to realize their Ideas, but just how an Idea could be eventually realized.

Each Idea has to be inspired by at least one of the themes of the conference.

Important dates:

  • May 15th, h: 23.59 Deadline for Ideas delivering
  • June 12th Acceptance Ideas
  • July 5th-6th Conference Meeting and Awards

Themes of the conference:









The awards will be given in recognition of the 3 best Ideas for automation:

  • First place: money prize of 1500,00€ + subscription to the AIS-ISA events 2017
  • Second place: money prize of 1000,00€+ subscription to the AIS-ISA events 2017
  • Third place: money prize of 500,00 €+ subscription to the AIS-ISA events 2017


The ceremony will take place at the July 5-6 meeting.

A first selection among all the participating Ideas will be done before the conference.

All the students of the accepted Ideas will have the chance to attend the conference for free.

The prizes will be given only to students who attend the conference.

The presented ideas will be judged by the scientific committee of the conference.


July 7-8 DLC D12:

The ISA District 12 Leadership Conference 2017 (DLC 2017) will gather leaders, delegates and members of the International Society of Automation local sections from Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The Conference will be held at the Tocq Hotel, Via Alessio di Tocqueville 7/D. The hotel is located near the station of Milano Porta Garibaldi, the lifeblood of the city development.

The aim of the DLC is to increase everyone’s knowledge of ISA to help Sections grow, to network with other ISA members and…. have some fun.


July 3-9 Leisure days in Italy:

Tourism in Italy is a kaleidoscope of endless possibilities.

In these days ClupViaggi will be the travel agency partner for leisure arrangements for all AIS – ISA  Conference and Exhibition partecipants.

Their experience guarantees success in selecting services and programming activities among a wide selection of theme proposals: general tourism, opera, music, sport, cultural events, food&wine, fashion and design.



The reference magazine of this event is AIS ISA ITALY SECTION Magazine published by Editoriale Delfino in Milan, while the Regione Lombardia, accompanied by the Chamber of Commerce of Pavia and other industry associations like ANIPLA and ANIMP, has patronised the event.

You can join us every Wednesday morning here in Viale Campania 31, 20133 Milano.


ISA District 12 launches new website.

ISA District 12 is proud to launch their new website today.

The website provides news and activities of District 12 and specific news from the sections in Europe, Middle-East, Russia and Africa.