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20th Anniversary Conference - Call for Papers

bob squirrell ,
  • 02.02.2013


The PROFIBUS Group was founded at a meeting held at C&I show May 1993. The initial membership was just 7 companies. 20 years on, the Group has grown in size and significance and now lists around 70 member companies.

We’ll be commemorating our formation with a one-day Conference with Workshops and Table Top Exhibition to be held at The Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, where we have held conferences for a number of years.

Feedback gained from previous conferences clearly indicated that we should continue to focus on the User community. Consequently this event will concentrate on the real issues of implementation, maintenance and management of PROFIBUS and PROFINET systems.

The conference is designed for engineers, managers and indeed anyone concerned with the real issues of implementing fieldbus and/or industrial Ethernet technologies. The conference programme will contain a mixture of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions that are suitable for a wide variety of experience; from first-time users to those with extensive experience with working systems.

In addition, the Conference will cover latest developments in PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology for factory and process automation including safety, motion control, wireless implementations and integration with the Internet and MES. The event will be supported by a table top exhibition.

We now need speakers who are willing to make a short (30/40 minute) presentation on applications and other user aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Topics can include system design, commissioning and maintenance and can cover any application area or industry sector. Interactive presentations featuring live demonstrations and hands-on activities are particularly welcome. We are also seeking proposals for papers covering the latest developments in PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology as well as case studies illustrating their use in real world applications.

Expressions of interest should be sent ASAP to The Papers Committee at uk(at)profibus(dot)com

Proposals for presentations or workshops should be sent to The Papers Committee at uk(at)profibus(dot)com to arrive no later than 30th November 2012 addressing the following points:


  1. The working title
  2. Preferred method of presentation: Formal paper or workshop
  3. List up to 10 bullet points to show the subject matter to be covered
  4. Indicate to which of our target audiences the presentation will be of most value:

·End Users including installation and maintenance personnel

·System designers

·Decision makers including managers

  1. Indicate in which "main theme(s)" the presentation best fits:

·Process – including hazardous environment

·Factory Automation



  1. Indicate if suitable for beginners


Presenters will be our guests at the Celebratory Dinner on the 25th June and will receive free admission to the Conference with refreshments and lunch provided.

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Download Speaker & Chairman Order Form

Download Form for booking Table Top exhibit space

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