Control Engineering Article Descriptions 2017

Article descriptions and general areas of coverage below provide some tentative details about the 2017 editorial calendar for Control Engineering at www.controleng.com/mediainfo. Author guidelines and other useful information also may be found at the link above.

Article topics are based on Control Engineering reader research, although articles and subjects in the issue may differ depending on space, author knowledge, and available information. Some research, some special reports, Applied Automation, and Oil and Gas Engineering are not shown. (See Control Engineering media kits and editorial calendars, including 2017.) 

For best results, articles to be considered should be submitted in final form to the content manager at least 45 days prior to the issue month. As deadlines pass, the descriptions are moved to the bottom of this file. (Please note that article deadlines are considerably earlier than advertising deadlines in the media kit and editorial calendar.)


General areas of Control Engineering coverage

-Control Systems and Strategy: DCS, PACs, PLCs, industrial PCs, CNC, loop control, PID, embedded control, edge computing, machine control, instrumentation, mobile devices, analytical instruments, test and calibration equipment
-Networking and Information: Ethernet, wireless, other networks, I/O modules and systems, HMI, mobility, SCADA, historians, data acquisition, alarm management, simulation, safety, asset management, cyber security, industrial IT, and enterprise-level functions, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0
-Control Equipment and Energy: Motors, drives, robotics, mechatronics, motion control, energy efficiency, control valves, pumps, positioners, transmitters, sensors, vision, RFID, power supplies, power protection, power distribution, enclosures, and related components
-Industry, events, integrators, system integration, and people

Focused delivery: For more than 50 industry events, click the events box, upper right, at www.controleng.com; for system integrators, click the System Integrator box upper left at www.controleng.com. In addition to monthly print and digital (with added content) editions, Control Engineering publishes online daily, research, topical e-newsletters, webcasts, and offers mobile apps, CFE Technology’s ContentStream, and has six editions globally: www.controleng.com/international.


 

JANUARY ISSUE, Ad Close: 12/21/2016

Value added and integrated programs for January
-Executive Voice/Corporate Profile
-Fast Start Program
-White Paper Connection

Editorial contributions are due Nov. 15

What controller (PLC, PAC, DCS, IPC, PC-based) fits your application?
Many types of controllers are available for discrete, process, and hybrid control applications, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers (PACs), distributed control systems (DCS), industrial PCs (IPCs), PC-based control, and embedded (board-level) controllers. What criteria should be used to choose and why?

Ethernet standard update: Time sensitive networking (TSN)
IEEE is working on an Ethernet extension, Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), expected to bring real-time capabilities to the Ethernet standard. What’s the latest from those involved, and how will this matter for providers and users of industrial Ethernet technologies?

Variable frequency drives (VFD)
What are the latest advances in variable frequency drives for industrial applications? Benefits to applying new drive technologies to industrial motors extend beyond energy efficiency, though that’s certainly an attractive benefit.

Roundtable, Part 1: System Integrator of the Year 2017
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering name three firms as System Integrator of the Year for 2017; representatives from the winning companies share advice.

Inside Process and Instrumentation
In addition to regular process control and instrumentation coverage, find more articles on process control and instrumentation technology trends, applications, and system integration in this special section, every other month.


-FEBRUARY ISSUE, Ad Close: 01/20/2017; Editorial contributions are due Dec. 15

RESEARCH: Human-machine interface hardware, software (NEW): February survey; April report; June issue.
Control Engineering looks at trends in human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software with original research of its expert subscriber base. The survey will be sent in February, a report will be prepared in April, and results will be shared in the June issue. (Sponsorship opportunities are available.)

Multivariable control
Sometimes the behavior of a process is best measured with several variables, all of which need to be kept within certain ranges simultaneously for the process to perform optimally. Certain basic issues must be taken into account when designing a multivariable control system.

Safety instrumented systems hardware and software
One way to lower risk is to build safety into the design. Safety system design in industrial plants plays a central role in ensuring a safe process and determining operational efficiency. Safety instrumented systems (with related software and hardware) can help decrease risk related to automation design, implementation, and operations. How can technology improvements provide ways to overcome many commonly caused problems? Do you know what you don’t know about SIS?

Motor selection
How should you select motors for a given application? What type of motor should be used? What size? What energy efficiency level? What other standards should be considered? What connectivity is needed? What other questions should be considered?

30th Engineers’ Choice Awards
The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Survey respondents are asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. New: Engineer’s Choice Grand Award 2017 will be announced at the award ceremony; it’s the product receiving the largest number of qualified votes from subscribers. (Nominations for the 2018 awards open this month.)
www.controleng.com/events-and-awards/engineers-choice-awards.html 

Inside Machines and Machine Vision
Technologies used inside machines, including machine vision, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials. 

Oil & Gas Engineering
Oil & Gas Engineering
targets engineers responsible for business-critical functions, technology and processes from the wellhead to the refinery. These professionals design, specify, implement, upgrade and maintain equipment in the areas of automation, process management, cybersecurity, asset management and worker safety. Learn more about this supplement. http://www.oilandgasmediakit.dreamhosters.com 


-MARCH ISSUE, Ad Close: 02/24/2017; Editorial contributions are due Jan. 15

WEBCAST*: Choosing sensors for the application
Experts provide advice about how to choose sensors for automation and control applications. What details about the implementation are important for selecting the right type of sensors? An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

How does edge computing help?
Putting computing resources near the edge (that is close to where measurements are taken) has advantages, especially for certain applications. What control architectures benefit from edge computing? Does edge to enterprise connectivity differ from shop floor to top floor concepts? How and what tools are making that connectivity easier?

Acquiring value from Big Data
Plenty of Big Data is collected by industry, although not all of it delivers value to those who need it, when and where. What data should be collected, and what tools can help with data analysis? Are data structures and standards important?
   
Smart Grid and lloT
Smart Grid is a greater application of automation intelligence to the electrical grid, which wasn’t originally designed for many small connections that may consume as well as supply power to the grid. Reliability, security, modeling, standards, and real-time communications all are contributing.

Industry standards update
What are some of the most-important standards updates in the past year, influencing the effectiveness of automation, controls, and instrumentation implementations? What are upcoming standards taking effect soon that may require attention? Experts share their insights.

Inside Process and Instrumentation
In addition to regular process control and instrumentation coverage, find more articles on process control and instrumentation technology trends, applications, and system integration in this special section, every other month.

March supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering: IIoT for Engineers – due Jan. 1
CFE Media IIoT editorial deliverables focus on best-practice implementation and application of IIoT hardware, middleware and software solutions in discrete-manufacturing and process industries. Case-study examples demonstrate that engineers already use IIoT to address tactical challenges and form strategies for improved productivity.
-Cover story on pervasive sensing and edge computing
-Chart feature on the many kinds of remote-equipment monitoring
-An application feature on IIoT in product design and development
-Technology feature on what do smart objects think about?
Also see IIoT research, webcast series, three newsletters, and Digital Report. 


-APRIL ISSUE; Ad Close: 03/24/2017; Editorial contributions are due Feb. 15

RESEARCH: Motors and drives (NEW): April survey; June report; August issue.
Review trends and technologies related to motors and drives. The survey will be sent to subscribers in April, the report will be available in June at www.controleng.com/research, and a summary will appear in the August issue.
 
WEBCAST*: lloT series: OT/IT convergence, collaboration
The four-part Industrial Internet of Things webcast series continues. Experts will examine the convergence of operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT) and the types of collaboration useful to help with this important IIoT transition. An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

Designing controls: Artificial intelligence for automation
Automation and controls are using artificial intelligence to add flexibility and additional intelligence to automation. Imagine programs that learn and improve, optimally, over time.

Cyber security for networks and lloT
Industrial networks and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) must have trusted and secure connections. How are cyber security efforts changing to help with external, external, known, and unidentified risks?

Asset management
Managing automation, controls, and instrumentation assets have a specialized set of challenges. Automated sensors and diagnostics improve the automation implementation, but how well are the automation assets being managed? Advice will be offered.

Motion control: predictive, adaptive control
Algorithms for motion control are incorporating predictive and adaptive controls to make adjustments more quickly, improving, speed and performance and decreasing jitter.

System integration of mobile controls and monitoring
Mobility assets can be used for monitoring and even control. Should these assets be integrated into existing automation and controls or communicate in other ways? To what decree should system integration take place with mobile monitoring and control?

Inside Machines and Embedded Systems
Technologies used inside machines, including embedded systems, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials. 

Oil & Gas Engineering
Oil & Gas Engineering
targets engineers responsible for business-critical functions, technology and processes from the wellhead to the refinery. These professionals design, specify, implement, upgrade and maintain equipment in the areas of automation, process management, cybersecurity, asset management and worker safety. Learn more about this supplement. http://www.oilandgasmediakit.dreamhosters.com

Event: Engineers’ Choice Awards; Marketing to Engineers 2017, April 3, Chicago


-MAY ISSUE; Ad Close: 04/21/2017; Editorial contributions are due March 15

RESEARCH: Career and salary survey report
The median age of those with control engineering expertise continue to increase. Salary benchmarks and career advice offered here aim to attract youth and engineers from other fields. Subscribers to the survey offer advice. Don’t miss this special report, often the most-read feature of the year.

DCS replacement: Migration progress
Distributed control systems are aging at an alarming rate; many systems are no longer supported by original manufacturers, parts have become difficult to find, even online, and cost to patch things together is increasing, as the original owners and designers of many DCS platforms are gone. Just in time, migration is becoming easier.

IT/OT convergence: Information and operations
Information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT) are converging. How are traditionally separate departments working together. and what are enabling technologies that help IT and OT better address what needs to be happen? How does the push for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in IIoT initiatives help?

Robotics safety: What you don’t know
It’s not true. What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Here’s what you need to know about robotic safety, the latest trends, technologies and standards affecting implementations today.

Career survey results: Your next steps
Here’s a roadmap for what you should be doing next. Experts help engineers advance, even if not through the traditional management route.

Inside Process and Instrumentation
In addition to regular process control and instrumentation coverage, find more articles on process control and instrumentation technology trends, applications, and system integration in this special section, every other month.

May supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering: IIoT for Engineers – due March 1
CFE Media IIoT editorial deliverables focus on best-practice implementation and application of IIoT hardware, middleware and software solutions in discrete-manufacturing and process industries. Case-study examples demonstrate that engineers already use IIoT to address tactical challenges and form strategies for improved productivity.
-Cover story on predictive analytics in process-control
-Chart feature on data-driven cloud-based supply chain management
-An application feature on building services, buying services
-Technology feature on protocols, messaging and other standards.
Also see IIoT research, webcast series, three newsletters, and Digital Report. 


-JUNE ISSUE; Ad Close: 05/25/2017; Editorial contributions are due April 15

WEBCAST*: lloT series: Edge, cloud, fog computing
Putting computing power on the edge of processes, closest to where measurements take place, then connecting them with resources and applications in the cloud, extends capabilities of distributed computing. Under what circumstances does such an architecture help, how does it differ from distributed controls, and how are these strategies improving Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations? An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

Controls for additive manufacturing, 3-D printing
The controls for 3-D printing used for additive manufacturing are getting more sophisticated to increase speed, quality, limit material waste, and accommodate material diversity. How are automation and controls helping to advance additive manufacturing?

Human-machine interface design advice, software
Standards are available to improve best practices of human-machine interface software design, so the screens facilitate good operations oversight and operator decisions, when needed, to preserve the integrity of the process, as well as quality and safety. What do you need to know?

Importance of sensor, range and accuracy
Without accurate and reliable measurements for the process, appropriate decisions cannot be made to adjust the processes as needed to maintain quality and integrity of the process or workflow. Here’s what you should remember about sensor range and accuracy, considering advances in sensing technologies.

Roundtable, Part 2: 2017 System Integrator of the Year winners
Leaders from the firms that won the 2017 System Integrator of the Year Awards will provide advice on topics based on their experiences, applying automation, controls, and instrumentation.

Inside Machines and Discrete Sensors
Technologies used inside machines, including discrete sensors, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials. 

Oil & Gas Engineering
Oil & Gas Engineering
targets engineers responsible for business-critical functions, technology and processes from the wellhead to the refinery. These professionals design, specify, implement, upgrade and maintain equipment in the areas of automation, process management, cybersecurity, asset management and worker safety. Learn more about this supplement. http://www.oilandgasmediakit.dreamhosters.com


-JULY ISSUE; Ad Close: 06/22/2016; Editorial contributions are due May 15

RESEARCH: lloT, Industry 4.0: July survey; September report; November issue
Review trends and technologies related to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0. The survey will be sent to subscribers in July (sponsorship is available), the report will be available in September at www.controleng.com/research, and a summary will appear in the November issue.

Software: Controller programming efficiency
As many types of industrial controllers as there are, there seem to be more options for programming than ever. Given the many tools across many programming languages, what coding advice can help? Hint: while tools can help, workflow policies and best practices may be just as useful over the lifecycle of the project.
 
Safety over Ethernet, other networks
Industrial communication protocol extensions have enabled use of safety-enabled networks, including industrial Ethernet. What are the standards, trends, and technologies affecting how safety networks are selected, designed, implemented, and used?

Enclosures for automation, controls
Modularity, advanced power and communications, ultra-high-efficiency air conditioning, integrated design software tools, custom and standardized designs, and faster deliveries are among trends in enclosures for automation and controls.

Power quality
Automation devices and systems can affect and be influenced by power quality. What power-quality issues are influencing the design of automation devices and systems? What technologies and implementation practices are helping power quality? What tools and technologies are helping with monitoring, alarms, diagnosis, and troubleshooting?

Inside Process and Instrumentation
In addition to regular process control and instrumentation coverage, find more articles on process control and instrumentation technology trends, applications, and system integration in this special section, every other month.


-AUGUST ISSUE; Ad Close: 07/21/2017; Editorial contributions are due June 15

WEBCAST*: lloT series: Maintenance optimization
Connectivity and analytics capabilities touted in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) discussions bolster opportunities for maintenance optimization. How can IIoT tools help optimize maintenance functions? An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

When to use closed-loop control instead of open loop control?
Here are the key signs that your control system should be running in closed loop, rather than open loop, fully automated, rather than with human intervention.

Augmented reality
Virtual reality is all pretend, but augmented reality adds virtual elements to the real world, enhancing perception, testing motion or design, and training for situations that rarely or may never happen. One example includes the ability to see a robot use an end effector before ordering or installing it, to “see” if it works for the application.

Cybersecurity for SCADA
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) increasingly connects to disparate systems, often connecting to plant-floor applications and other areas of the plant, enterprise, and supply chain, increasing risk to cybersecurity threats. Does SCADA have special cybersecurity needs?

Motor efficiency standards
What motor efficiency standards now apply and what are emerging? Is there hope for global collaboration? Are standards just adding cost with lower energy prices, or is return on investment (ROI) still within reason, that is does the cost for higher efficiency motors motor efficiency still justify the investment?

Robotic integration
Integrating robots with other machines, motion control, and systems isn’t as difficult as it used to be. What can best practices teach those seeking to streamline the process of robotic integration?

Inside Machines and Embedded Systems
Technologies used inside machines, including embedded systems, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials. 

Oil & Gas Engineering
Oil & Gas Engineering
targets engineers responsible for business-critical functions, technology and processes from the wellhead to the refinery. These professionals design, specify, implement, upgrade and maintain equipment in the areas of automation, process management, cybersecurity, asset management and worker safety. Learn more about this supplement. http://www.oilandgasmediakit.dreamhosters.com


-SEPTEMBER ISSUE; Ad Close: 08/24/2017; Editorial contributions are due July 15

WEBCAST*: System Integration case studies
System integrators roll up their sleeves daily, and gather a lot of knowledge as they integrate automation technologies with other devices and systems in the plant. Learn from their advice. An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

Process sensing: Wireless
Wireless capabilities make it more practical to put lower-cost sensors in more locations, where traditional industrial sensors and traditional wired networking were impractical because of higher costs. Taking more measurements feeds the promise of Industrial Internet of Things and sharpens the need for smarter, contextualized data analytics in real time.

Software: Cloud computing applications
Cloud platforms have emerged giving vendors the opportunity to create applications to serve and enable automation, controls, instrumentation and connected software and communications.

Virtualization
There may not be a need to buy an additional server. Perhaps you can use part of an existing server. Virtualization allows servers to be divided among multiple segments, as if each were independent. Are all applications suitable for virtualization? When should it be considered, or not?

Engineering Leaders Under 40
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Our research shows that finding, training and retaining workers is the biggest issue facing manufacturing today. The goal of the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program is to call attention to these successful young engineers in manufacturing and to show how manufacturers are recruiting and developing the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

Inside Process and Instrumentation
In addition to regular process control and instrumentation coverage, find more articles on process control and instrumentation technology trends, applications, and system integration in this special section, every other month.

September supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering: IIoT for Engineers – due July 1
CFE Media IIoT editorial deliverables focus on best-practice implementation and application of IIoT hardware, middleware and software solutions in discrete-manufacturing and process industries. Case-study examples demonstrate that engineers already use IIoT to address tactical challenges and form strategies for improved productivity.
-Cover story on best practices for industrial cloud computing
-Chart feature on recent advances in sensor technology
-An application feature on closed-loop coordination of industrial operations
-Technology feature on automation and communications networks as one.
Also see IIoT research, webcast series, three newsletters, and Digital Report. 


-OCTOBER ISSUE; Ad Close: 09/21/2017; Editorial contributions are due Aug. 15

WEBCAST*: lloT series: Network integration, cybersecurity
With greater network integration that is part of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies, there is an opportunity to lower cybersecurity risks inherent in legacy automation, controls, instrumentation, and other plant floor equipment and devices. An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

Engineers’ Choice Award Finalists 2018
Finalists are named in this issue and voting begins for the Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards, which highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Survey respondents are asked to select products based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Voting starts with this announcement and runs into December for adequate review of these outstanding set of products. The Engineer’s Choice Grand Award 2018 will be announced at the award ceremony in 2018; it’s the product receiving the largest number of qualified votes from subscribers.

Test equipment for automation
What troubleshooting tools help with diagnostics and maintenance of automation? What test equipment is used to improve automation designs? As automation advances, so have the test tools, in power and flexibility.

Human-machine interface hardware
Computers, monitors, flatscreens, and touchscreens along with their processing and communications capabilities have increased dramatically, benefiting from advances in commercially available technology.

Distributed controls, smart I/O
With processing power increasing, controllers tucked in input/output (I/O) communication blocks make distributed controls easier than ever. What applications are conducive to today’s smart I/O options, and when should the control function be distributed closer to the process?

Motion control: VFD selection
Variable frequency drives offer more options and flexibility, better diagnostics, greater energy savings, smaller form factors, application-specific software options, and easier programming. Should these advanced functions factor into accelerating retirement of existing drives?
 
Roundtable, Part 3: 2017 System Integrator of the Year winners
Leaders from the firms that won the 2017 System Integrator of the Year Awards will provide advice on topics based on their experiences, applying automation, controls, and instrumentation.

Inside Machines and Machine Vision
Technologies used inside machines, including machine vision, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials. 

Oil & Gas Engineering
Oil & Gas Engineering
targets engineers responsible for business-critical functions, technology and processes from the wellhead to the refinery. These professionals design, specify, implement, upgrade and maintain equipment in the areas of automation, process management, cybersecurity, asset management and worker safety. Learn more about this supplement. http://www.oilandgasmediakit.dreamhosters.com 


-NOVEMBER ISSUE; Ad Close: 10/20/2017; Editorial contributions are due Sept. 15

WEBCAST*: Motors and drives
Webcast on motor and drive technologies and selection criteria aims to help users decide what technologies to choose. CFE Media research will be cited. An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

Automation reliability
Technology tools (hardware, software, networks and systems) and processes are making automation implementations more reliable. What combinations will best improve what kind of applications? Examples will show how reliability increased or can increase.

Wireless control, mobility
Wireless capabilities have moved beyond monitoring and non-critical communications to control applications, enhanced by mobile application software. When is a control application suitable for wireless communications?
 
Energy efficiency
Automation, controls, and instrumentation help monitor, control, and optimize energy efficiency in industrial applications. What technologies are enabling these gains, and why should they be considered independent of energy prices?

Renewables: Alternative energy: Solar, wind, geothermal
Automation augments alternative energy implementations, such as solar, wind, and geothermal. What technology advances are helping, why, and how?

Inside Process and Instrumentation
In addition to regular process control and instrumentation coverage, find more articles on process control and instrumentation technology trends, applications, and system integration in this special section, every other month.

November supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering: IIoT for Engineers – editorial contributions due Sept. 1
CFE Media IIoT editorial deliverables focus on best-practice implementation and application of IIoT hardware, middleware and software solutions in discrete-manufacturing and process industries. Case-study examples demonstrate that engineers already use IIoT to address tactical challenges and form strategies for improved productivity.
-Cover story on how software as a service changes everything
-Chart feature on engineers in command: SCADA and IIoT together
-An application feature on infrastructure modeling and management
-Technology feature on getting straight answers from data analytics.
Also see IIoT research, webcast series, three newsletters, and Digital Report. 


-DECEMBER ISSUE; Ad Close: 11/17/2017; Editorial contributions are due Oct. 15

WEBCAST*: Human-machine interface hardware, software

Advances in human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software make HMI implementation (as a window into controls, operations, and enterprise) easier. A wide variety of features and functions can make selection a challenge. How much of what is needed? CFE Media research will be cited. An RCEP Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available. [Up to four sponsorships are available, with lead-generation opportunities.]

Process control building blocks: Transmitters, valves, flowmeters

Transmitters, valves, and flowmeters are building blocks of process control systems. Can best-in-class process instrumentation be selected for each, is it better to choose all from one manufacturer, or do only compatible communications matter at this point? 

Simulation
“What-if” analysis can aid control system design and ensure that updates, upgrades, or other new programming optimally influence operations, rather than cause a shutdown. Increasingly, simulation can be integrated with control programming, and work done can be preserved in the next stage of design.

Ensuring sensor reliability
By design, many sensing elements are factory set and no longer require periodic checking and recalibration. When buying sensors, what questions should be asked to ensure the sensor matches the reliability required?

Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The standard has expanded. More options are available. In what applications should line power be used and what applications benefit from using one of the Power over Ethernet (PoE) choices?

Inside Machines and Discrete Sensors
Technologies used inside machines, including discrete sensors, will be highlighted in this special section of articles, applications, and tutorials. 

Oil & Gas Engineering
Oil & Gas Engineering
targets engineers responsible for business-critical functions, technology and processes from the wellhead to the refinery. These professionals design, specify, implement, upgrade and maintain equipment in the areas of automation, process management, cybersecurity, asset management and worker safety. Learn more about this supplement. http://www.oilandgasmediakit.dreamhosters.com

-Global System Integrator Report 2018 (mails with December issue); Ad Close: 11/17/2017; Editorial contributions are due Oct. 1
Features in the Global System Integrator Report include System Integrator of the Year winners for 2018, System Integrator Giants 2017, practical advice from system integrators, how to find a system integrator, and updated excerpts from the Global System Integrator Database (GSID).

www.controleng.com/global-si-database

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