PositionIT Events Diary

Workshop on process data analytics

Date: 6 December 2017
Type of event: Workshop
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: Lilliesleaf, Rivonia
Address: 7 George Avenue Rivonia, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

Process data analytic methods rely on the notion of sensor fusion whereby data from many sensors and alarm tags are combined with process information, such as physical connectivity of process units, to give a holistic picture of health of an integrated plant. The discovery and learning from process data refers to a set of tools and techniques for modeling and understanding of complex data sets. Such data sets generally include normal numerical (or non-categorical) data but should also take into account categorical (or non-numerical or qualitative) data from Alarm and Event (A&E) logs combined with process connectivity or topology information. The latter refers to the capture of material flow streams in process units as well information flow-paths in the process due to control loops. The emphasis in this workshop will be on tools and techniques that help in the process of understanding data and discovering information that will lead to predictive monitoring and diagnosis of process faults. The international speakers include Sirish L. Shah, who has co-authored three books, the first titled “Performance Assessment of Control Loops: Theory and Applications”, a second book titled book titled “Diagnosis of Process Nonlinearities and Valve Stiction: Data Driven Approaches” and a more recent brief monograph titled, “Capturing Connectivity and Causality in Complex Industrial Processes” and Babatunde A. Ogunnaike is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and four books including a widely used textbook, “Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control” (1994), and “Random Phenomena: Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers” (2009). Local speakers include Lidia Auret (Stellenbosch University, Department of Process Engineering) and Margret Bauer (honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand).

Registration: Email secretariat@sacac.org.zahttp://sacac.org.za/pages/ccaworkshop/
Contact: Keri Garland, SACAC, Tel 011 021-8196, secretariat@sacac.org.za

DroneCon 2018

Date: 16 May 2018 – 18 May 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 07:00 – 16:00
Venue: Vodaworld
Address: 7, Vodaworld, 082 Vodacom Blvd, Midrand, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The largest drone conference in Africa, serving as the perfect platform to network and learn from experienced professionals in the drone industry. Featuring up to 1000 delegates, 55 speakers, 40 exhibitors, including a national and international presence. Live drone demos, regulatory workshops, women and drones tea, and more!.

Registration: Email gisela@dronecon.co.zawww.dronecon.co.za
Contact: Gisela Kirsten, United Drone Holdings, Tel 081 443-0336, gisela@dronecon.co.za

Electra Mining Africa

Date: 10 September 2018 – 14 September 2018
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Expo Centre, Nasrec
Address: Cnr Rand Show and Nasrec Road, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Electra Mining Africa is Africa’s biggest mining, industrial, transport and power generation trade exhibition.

Registration: Email leighm@specialised.com, www.electramining.co.za
Contact: Leigh Miller, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, Tel 011 835-1565, leighm@specialised.com

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