Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division

Our Events Calendar:

Our calendar of events includes the following events:


Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 am EST
Soft Sensing-Based Measurement Techniques for Condition Monitoring of Distribution Transformers - Simit Pradhan from Siemens Technology Group.
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Newsletters:

The Division publishes Quarterly Newsletters with technical content and news. Read all the newsletters here.

Recent Blog Posts:

Take a look at our recent ISA blog posts made by our many members.

Spotlight on ISA's 2021 Process Industry Virtual Conference

10 Benefits of Having an Electrical Control Panel

IoT Security in the COVID-19 Pandemic

What are the Challenges, Troubleshooting, and Future of Industrial IP?

A 1978 Perspective on Control Systems Future

Benefits and Challenges Surrounding Industrial Internet of Things

World's Largest Manufacturers Lose $1 Trillion/Year to Machine Failure

Monitor Your Raw Materials Usage with ERP Software

The Win-Win Game

What Are the Aspects of Safe Automation Systems?

Technical Committees

The division has set up several Technical Committees to help with creation and curation of userful content to benefit all division members. If you are interested in getting involved, reach out the respective committee chair.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Chair: Shiv Kataria
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Cloud, Fog & Edge Technologies

Chair: Manjunath Hiregange
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Articial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

Chair: Dharmender Singhal
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Industrial Connectivity

Chair: Andy Piatek
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Cyber Security

Chair: Jacob Chapman
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Industrial Maturity & Readiness

Chair: Brian Romano
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Digital Twin & Simulation

Chair: Sam Russem
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Upcoming Events
ISA Resources: Resources

Virtualization Technologies (AR & VR)

Chair: Ryan Warrington
Highlights: Stay tuned for more committee highlights!
Upcoming Industry Events: Coming Soon!
ISA Resources: Coming Soon!

Division Documents:

Division Annual Report

2021 Division Plan

SMIIoT Division Earns Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Sujata Tilak and the SMIIoT Division for being selected as the Division Leader Excellence and Division Excellence award recipients. You can view all of the ISA awards here.

Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division

The Smart Manufacturing and IIoT Division (also known as SMIIoT) is the newest and fastest growing division of ISA aimed at helping our members grow professionally and technically. The primary goals of SMIIoT are to provide clarity around these ever-evolving spaces, develop useful technical content, develop standardized approaches to solve critical problems, and provide a forum for networking and collaboration. ISA's understanding and focus of Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will continually evolve to adapt to the high level of activity and interest throughout the worldwide community, constant developments of new technologies, new applications, and new concepts from most of the major hardware manufacturers, solution providers, businesses, research institutions, and even governmental agencies.


What is IIoT?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a subset of a much larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). At a high level, IoT is a network of interrelated intelligence devices, computers, machines, and objects that are capable of transferring data without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The application of IoT 'Industrial' use cases refers more specifically to interconnected control systems, sensors, instruments, industrial assets, computers and people. IIoT enables intelligent industrial operations using advances data analytics resulting in transformational business outcomes. The scale and span of IIoT can be massive, easily resulting in deployments reaching in to the thousands, if not tens of thousands of individual endpoints. When properly utilized and optimized, it can be one of the largest enablers for smart manufacturing.

What is Smart Manufacturing?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Smart Manufacturing Systems as "fully-integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that respond in real time to meet changing demands and conditions in the factory, in the supply network, and in the customer needs." Thus smart manufacturing is an ecosystem which enables factories, warehouses, supply chains, etc. to be fully integrated and agile to fulfill customer demand for product or service delivery. Although arguments can be made to differentiate between other bug buzzwords like "Industry 4.0" and "Digital Transformation", they are often used interchangeably.Regardless of the semantics, these concepts boil down to collecting and harnessing a tremendous amount of data to make better decisions; telling business leaders what to do and when to do it. The goal of most Smart Manufacturing initiatives, therefore, are to identify opportunities for automating operations and use data analytics to drive better agility, increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce a company's time-to-market. What makes all this possible is the collective application of different cutting-edge technologies that make manufacturing more connected, more intelligent, and more dynamic.

Division Activities

  • Create and collect technical resources for members (e.g. articles, whitepapers, case studies, tools, etc.)
  • Publish quarterly newsletter for awareness of SMIIoT division activities and industry news
  • Host technical webinars
  • Support Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Conference
  • Collaborate with ISA Districts and Sections to promote and disseminate relevant information
  • Expand volunteering opportunities for further collaboration and networking
  • Develop a network of Smart Manufacturing and IIoT partner organizations as resources to members

How to Join our Division?

Join us if you want to learn, contribute, network, and help build the Division to create a better world through automation.
You can join our Division at no additional charge. Please click here to add our Division to your membership.

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