PI Conference - Contents and Program

PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) is inviting participants to attend the 3rd PI Conference on March 6-7, 2013, at the “Altes Kesselhaus” in Dusseldorf. Attendees will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about PI technologies and their applications.

By choosing “Integration and Diagnostics” as the master theme for the event, the program committee is focusing squarely on the use of technologies. In addition to functionality and performance, other decisive factors for the use of technologies include, in particular, the integration and reliable operation of technologies in systems and production facilities. From the user perspective, therefore, the question is no longer which technologies to use. Rather, users are requiring the ability to reliably operate and maintain the technologies and solutions they use over their entire life cycle.

The program will also highlight fields of application for both factory automation and process automation. All facets, including networks, communication, devices, and systems, will be examined here against the backdrop of the life cycle of a production plant.

Rounding out the program will be user reports, an exhibition of selected PI technologies, and a panel discussion entitled "Industry 4.0 - What role does industrial communication play in the Internet of Things?”. By deliberately choosing a discussion topic that focuses on the future, PI wants to start a dialog with users and manufacturers aimed at defining a clear direction for the further development of PI technologies.

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