Overview: The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a 30,000+ member educational organization, founded in 1945, that promotes automation and control. The society researches advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation and control in a variety of applications. ISA hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation and control, provides technical training, and publishes books, magazines, and standards. ISA serves the professional development and accreditation needs of Control Systems Engineers (CSE), instrument technicians, and others within the field of automation and control. ISA's public goals include developing instrumentation, systems, and automation positions on public policy issues; integrating local, state, national, and global ISA resources to impact public policy; maintaining a response capability for short notice issues; undertaking public policy activities; educating and assisting public policymakers to understand how the automation and control community impacts legislative and regulatory proposals; and promoting the understanding and participation of ISA members in public policy activities.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.isa.org/Template.cfm?Section=Standards2&Template=/customsource/isa/Standards/AutomationStandards.cfm
IPR Policy: See Geo 3.0, available at: http://www.isa.org/filestore/society/MOPandBylaws/DistrictBoardMOP102009.pdf
Current Status: Active