PI Conference 2013 “Integration and Diagnostics”

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) will hold its third PI Conference on March 5-6, 2013. The location chosen for the conference is the “Alte Kesselhaus” in Dusseldorf, Germany. Based on high interest and the overwhelming success of the first two conferences, the decision was made to hold the event every two years.


The theme of the upcoming PI conference is “Integration and Diagnostics.” Two parallel sessions as well as plenary sessions are planned in which PI technologies (PROFIBUS, PROFINET, IO-Link, PROFIenergy, PROFIsafe, and Drives) will be presented from the perspective of integration and diagnostics. All facets will be examined, including networks, communication, devices, and systems, against the backdrop of the overall life cycle of a production plant.


Prof. Dr. Frithjof Klasen, Director of the Institute for Automation & Industrial IT (AIT) has agreed to head up the committee again.


With its call for papers, PI is requesting all interested parties to submit abstracts for conference presentations. The closing date is August 31, 2012.


For more information about the conference and the call for papers, go to:


By: Weber