Subscribe to be notified for updates: RSS Feed

Technical exchange is an important element of professional development. Following the success of the ISA country section events in Oman, Bahrain and UAE, DMS Global is proud to announce the KFUPM/ISA SAS Symposium on Industrial Systems & Control (SISC) 2018 which will be held in the Kempinski Al Othman Hotel, Al Khobar on 27th – 28th March 2018. It will be a full-scale conference and trade show that will bring various parties involved in the field of process automation and safety under one roof. The program will be a unique opportunity for networking, learning and expanding business opportunities.

Opening Remarks


H.E. Dr. Khalid S. Al-Sultan
Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Supported By


Ahmed Al Sa’adi
Senior Vice President Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

Technical Program

Day One: Tuesday 27th March 2018
7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Awards
H.E. Dr. Khalid S. Al-Sultan
Rector of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Ahmed Al Ghamdi
Manager of Process & Control Systems Department (P&CSD)
Saudi Aramco
Dr. Soloman Almadi
Technical Committee Co-Chairman
Sr. Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco
Dr. Hesham Kamal Al-Fares
Symposium Co-Chairman
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Luay Awami
Symposium Co-Chairman
P&CSD/PASD/ Instrumentation Unit
Saudi Aramco
Mohammed Loch
President & CEO – DMS Global
Director Industry Development-
International Society of Automation (ISA)
9:00 – 9:30 am Exhibition Ribbon Cutting
9:30 am – 10:10 am Keynote Speeches

Dr. Magdi Sadek Mahmoud
Key Note Chair
Distinguished Professor
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Hassan K. Khalil
Michigan State University
10:10 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Track 1 – Room A – Process Measurement, Automation and Safety
10:30 am – 12:10 pm – Automation Standards and Regulations & PAS Life Cycle Management

John Kinsley
Track Chair
Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Muhammad Faizan Mysorewala
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Stephen Mitschke
Foundation Fieldbus Technology Director
FieldComm Group
Nick Garrett
ISA 108 Committee
Abdulmajeed A. AlAbdulhadi
SCADA Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
Intelligent Device Integration Technology Including Cyber Security for the New Industrial World
Presentation
How New Standards are Helping Both Old and New Facilities by Aligning Information Management, Process Automation Technology and Work Processes
Presentation
Zero Downtime Cross-Systems Migration – Saudi Aramco
Dr. Ghalib A. Al Hashim
Sr. Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco
Dr. Fadi Al-Badour
Mechanical Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Presentation
Collaborative Data-Centric Automation Architecture
Presentation
A Time-Frequency and Renyi Information-Theoretic Approach to Condition-Based Monitoring in Rotating Machinery
 
Track 2 – Room B – Data Analytic Tools and Applications
10:30 am – 12:10 pm Application Integration

Maha Abduh
Track Chair
Power Systems
Automation Engineer
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Harun Pirim
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Hany Osman
Systems Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Mr. Yousef Abu-Askar
Masters Student and Research Assistant Systems Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Gert Thoonen
Business Leader Network
Security Services
Rockwell Automation
Presentation
Diagnosis and Prognosis for Industrial Systems using Logical Analysis of Data
Presentation
Optimization Based Clustering of Social Network Datasets
Presentation
How to Accelerate Industrial Performance in a Digital World?
Adeeb H Al-Bukhari
Computer Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Ibrahim Saleh Al-Jahwari
Industrial and Systems Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Joan Sanromá
Director Sales Europe & Middle East
KBC / Yokogawa
Presentation
Imoms and ISA-95
Presentation
Energy Real Time Optimization and Monitoring in Olefins Units
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm Lunch & Prayer
Track 1 – Room A – Process Measurement, Automation and Safety
1:10 pm – 3:00 pm Power System Automation

Ghulam Rasul
Track Chair
I & C Chief Engineer
SWCC


Dr. Sayyid Anas Vaqar
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Abdelrahman Al-Odhaibi
Solar Energy Research Professor
Water and Energy Institute, KACST
Esam Khudr
Product Manager
Naizak Global
Engineering System
Hussain A. Al Marzooq
Process Control Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
Control of Energy Solar Systems In Saudi Arabia
Presentation
What are Challenges Facing for New Technologies of Power Automation System
Presentation
SIS Bypass Optimization
Ghulam Rasul
I & C Chief Engineer
SWCC
Presentation
ABC (Automatic Boiler Control) Load Swing Test.
Track 2 – Room B – Data Analytic Tools and Applications
1:10 pm – 3:00 pm UAV & Robotics in Industry

Khaled F. Abusalem
Track Chair
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Shokri Selim
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Steven Fargo
CEO
DataWing Global
Dr. Uthman A. Baroudi
Wireless Sensor and Robotic Networks Laboratory
Computer Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Charles Barlow
President
Robotics Centre
Presentation
Repeatable and Intelligent Inspections using Unmanned Aircraft and Operational Management Software
Presentation
Cloud-Based Autonomous Indoor Navigation: A Case Study
Presentation
Robotics in Industry
Osama Bakur Bahwal
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Ahmed M. Awafi
Instrumentation and
Control Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
Adopting Robotic Technologies for Saudi Aramco Operations
Presentation
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Deployment in Oil and Gas Industries – Challenges and Future
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
Track 1 – Room A – Process Measurement, Automation and Safety
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Process Safety

Kiran Patel
Track Chair
High Integrity
Protection Systems
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Samir H. Al-Amer
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Patrick Flanders
VP Business Development
ATV HIPPS
Mohammed Alzinati
Senior FGS/SIS Engineer – Regional Manager
Kenexis
Humod M Al-Humod
Senior Manager
SABIC – Saudi Kayan
Presentation
Performance Verification Of High Integrity Protection Systems In Upstream Oil And Gas Applications
Presentation
Process Hazardous Analysis Security Concerns
Presentation
Process Safety Leading and Lagging Metrics – “You Don’t Improve What You Don’t Measure”
 
Mohammed J. Alsahaf
Process Control Engineer
SATORP
Yusuf S Kapadia
Technical Consultant
Schneider Electric Systems
 
Presentation
Refinery Alarm Rationalization
Presentation
Does Digitization Have any Usability in the Domain of Safety Compliance / Safety Lifecycle Management?
 
Track 2 – Room B – Data Analytic Tools and Applications
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Networking and Wireless

Abdullah Al-Nufaii
Track Chair
Networks Specialist
Saudi Aramco


Hassan Al Yousef
Co-Chair
Networks Specialist
Saudi Aramco

Dr. El-Sayed M. El-Alfy
Information and Computer Science Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dr. Syed Mujahid
Systems Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Abdullah Al-Nufaii
Networks Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
Analytics and Deep Learning for Anomaly Detection in Time Series
Presentation
Sparse Component Analysis
Presentation
LTE Evolution in Oil and Gas Automation Industry
 
Hassan Al Yousef
Networks Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Khalid Y. Alusail
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco
 
Presentation
Reliability and Cyber Security Controls in Wireless Instrumentation Technologies
Presentation
Building Network High Availability over WAN Cloud
 
 
Day Two: Wednesday 28th March 2018
7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
Track 1 – Room A – Process Measurement, Automation and Safety
8:00 am – 10:00 am Process Analyzers, Sensors & Actuators

Syed Nisar
Track Chair
Instrumentation Engineer
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Sami Elferik
Co-Chair
Technical Committee Co-Chairman
Associate Professor
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Naren Punde
Service & Operations Manager
Measurement & Analytics, Industrial Automation
ABB – Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.
Zaheer Juddy
Managing Director
AIMS
Chandulal Bhatasana
Measurement Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
LGR-ICOS Analytical Measurement
Presentation
7 Deadly Sins of EPC Projects for Online Analyzers
Presentation
Pragmatic Alternative of
Z-Configuration in Gas Metering System
Fawaz AlSahan
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Haytham Siyam
Sales Director
Swagelok KSA
Hesham El Banna
Market Manager for Chemical & Refining
Swagelok
Presentation
GWR for Inventory Tanks Level Measurement
Presentation
Grab Sampling
Track 2 – Room B – Data Analytic Tools and Applications
8:00 am – 10:00 am Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity

Faisal Askandrani
Track Chair
Plant Networks & Systems
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Hany Osman
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Gilles Loridon
CEO
Global Security Network
Ammar Alzaher
Business Development
Manager
Honeywell
Tarek Akrama
Regional Sales Manager
Kaspersky Lab
Presentation
Energy Sector IEC 62443 Zone & Conduit Implementation Case Studies
Presentation
Effectively Managing Cyber Security Risks
Presentation
Industrial Cyber Threats – New Imperative for Boardrooms. Real Secure Industry 4.0 Show Case for Interconnected Planet
Adetola Olawale
Technical Expert – Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems
Saudi Aramco
Khalid S. Al-Ghamdi
Consultant
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
Secure Architecture for Industrial Control System Network
Presentation
Measuring the Effectiveness of Cyber Security Controls
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Track 1 – Room A – Process Measurement, Automation and Safety
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Environmental Data Management

Nujood Almulla
Track Chair
Mechanical Engineer
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Moustafa Elshafei
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Abhijit Chavan
Project Manager –
PEMS & Emission Monitoring
DURAG Group
Antonius Hameleers
Managing Director
DURAG Group
Ramy Ahmed Dia
Technical Manager
GE Sensing
(Baker Hughes,
a GE Company )
Presentation
Predictive Emission Monitoring for Air Emission Monitoring Systems in Middle East: Features, Benefits and Challenges for ME End Users
Presentation
Flare Flow Measurement & Combustion Control Solutions to Optimize Operation Cost & enable Environmental Regulations Compliance
Dr. Moustafa Elshafei
Adjunct Professor of Control and Instrumentation Systems Engineering
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dr. Sami Ahmed Al-Hassan
Electrical Engineering Consultant
Saudi Irrigation Organization (SIO)
Philip Black P.E.
Product Marketing
Director
Wood
Presentation
Horizontal Directional Drilling for Utility Construction
Presentation
Global Scada for Farm Irrigation in Saudi Arabia
Presentation
Data Management Best Practices for Environmental Reporting
Track 2 – Room B – Data Analytic Tools and Applications
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Data Analytics

Rayan Hafiz
Track Chair
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Syed Mujahid
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Paul Steinitz
Director Strategic Services
ARC Advisory Group
Gustavo Klaebisch
General Manager
Divisible Global
Michele Grazioli
Chief AI Officer
Divisible Global
Presentation
Digital Transformation: Challenging and Necessary
Presentation
Causal Correlation And Real-time Assessments As New Drivers For Predictive Analytics In Risk Management Practices Of The Oil & Gas Industry. Definition Of A Methodological Approach
Apurva Sharma
Oil & Gas Industry Manager
Endress+Hauser
Sonny Llave
Flow Assurance Manager
Wood
Mohammed Shoukat Ali
PSC Operation Group Leader
Yokogawa Saudi Arabia Company
Presentation
Sensing the Pulse of Flow Measurement with Heartbeat Technology
Presentation
The Use Of Data-analytics In Real-time Production Monitoring Systems
Presentation
Yokogawa Co-Innovation – Digital Transformation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Track 1 – Room A – Process Measurement, Automation and Safety
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Process Optimization and Advanced Control

Rohit Patwardhan
Track Chair
Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Sami Ahmed Al-Hassan
Co-Chair
Electrical Engineering/Consultant
Saudi Irrigation Organization (SIO)

Paul Steinitz
Director Strategic Services
ARC Advisory Group
V.Srikanth
Technical Solutions Consultant
Honeywell
Owais Ahmed Ahmerd
Systems Engineering
KFUPM
Presentation
Breakthroughs in APC Software Yield a New Process Expert
Presentation
Refinery Kaizen: Increase Profitability by Bringing Planning and Control Together
Presentation
Increase Valve Life Cycle through Stiction Compensation
Hassan Alabdulmohsin
APC Engineer
SATORP
Hamad AlShehab
Control System Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Mohammed Homoud
Process Control System Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
SATORP’s APC, Towards Process Optimization
Presentation
Implementation of Advanced Process Control to Optimize the Crude Oil Stabilization
Track 2 – Room B – Data Analytic Tools and Applications
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – IIOT “Industrial Internet Of Things”

Majid Gwaiz
Track Chair
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco


Dr. Lahouari Cheded
Co-Chair
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Ahmad Abdulwahab
Systems Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Mehul Vaidya
Key Account Management &
Global Project Pursuit
Pepperl+Fuchs ME
Kevin Triplett
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Presentation
Descriptive Analysis of Social Networks
Presentation
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 for the Processing Plants
Presentation
Controlling the Future
   
Alexis Alexander
Product Manager
VEGA Technique SAS
   
Presentation
Improving Inventory Management and Operations using IIOT
   
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Closing Session & Feedback
Luay Awami
Symposium Co-Chairman
P&CSD/PASD/ Instrumentation Unit
Saudi Aramco
Dr. Hesham Kamal Al-Fares
Symposium Co-Chairman
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dr. Sami Elferik
Technical Committee Co-Chairman
Associate Professor
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dr. Soloman Almadi
Technical Committee Co-Chairman
Sr. Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco
Ghulam Rasul
Vice President Technical Committee
I & C Chief Engineer
SWCC
Mohammed Loch
President & CEO – DMS Global
Director Industry Development-
International Society of Automation (ISA)

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors


SISC Platinum Sponsor


Supported By


DMS Global Local Partner


Official Logistics Partner


Copyright 2016 DMS Global - Design by DMS Cybernation