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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (December 6, 2018) -- Project Haystack ( a 501(c) non-profit organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange and interoperability of data among IoT devices, smart equipment and systems, today announced the Call for Speakers and Technical Program topics for Haystack Connect 2019, taking place May 13-15, 2019 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California.

This fourth biennial conference and exhibition will provide a unique, open forum for professionals involved in automation, control and the Internet of Things to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications. Haystack Connect is known for the quality of its technical program, which is driven by the Project Haystack community. Presentations focus on the real-world challenges in integrating diverse systems and data and are delivered by individuals leading the effort to streamline data interchange through the use of Project Haystack technology.

The Haystack Connect 2019 technical committee is requesting presentation abstracts provide educational value. Some of the 2019 Technical Program topics include:

Haystack in Practice – Applications of Haystack Tagging in Real World Applications
Haystack Integration and Collaboration with Other Standards
Haystack-Related Open Source Projects
New Products and Services Using Haystack
The complete list of Technical Program topics and guidelines for submitting abstracts can be found at:

The Call for Speakers is open until February 15, 2019. Speaking slots will be awarded on a first come, first served basis following technical committee review and approval.

Reliable Controls Haystack Connect 2019 will be the place where data and creating value from it gets real. The sponsors, speakers, and technical program will provide attendees with the most concrete, factual information available. This information will help owners, operators, and systems integrators and end-users separate reality from hype. Sponsors will be exhibiting solutions that demonstrate tangible value from hype-filled claims that gloss over the industry’s challenges.

More information about Haystack Connect 2019, the Call for Speakers, Sponsorships and Attendee Registration is available at:

To learn more about the Project Haystack Organization, visit:
About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization (a 501(c) non-profit trade association) has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol.

More information about Project Haystack is available at:


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