2022 Editorial Calendar


Below, you will find the breakdown of each month’s topic focus for Control Engineering. Each issue can contain any of the following topic-focused segments:

Topic Guide:

  • Control Systems and Strategy: DCS, PACs, PLCs, industrial PCs, CNC, loop control, PID, embedded control, edge computing, machine control, artificial intelligence, instrumentation, mobile devices, analytical instruments, test and calibration equipment
  • Networking and Information: Ethernet, wireless, other networks, I/O modules and systems, HMI, mobility, SCADA, historians, data acquisition, Big Data, alarm management, simulation, safety, cybersecurity, industrial IT, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0
  • Control Equipment and Energy: Motors, drives, robotics, mechatronics, motion control, energy efficiency, control valves, pumps, positioners, transmitters, sensors, vision, RFID, power supplies, power protection, power distribution, enclosures, and related components
  • Industry focus, integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development
  • Special sections and supplements
  • Value-Added and Integrated Programs
  • Webcasts
  • Research
  • AD CLOSE: 1/21/2022

    2022 January/February Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    • Surviving and thriving with automation • Future of PLCs

  • Networking and Information

    Ethernet APL: 2-wire moves past 4-20 mA

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    35th Engineers' Choice Awards

  • Special Section and Articles

    • Inside Machines: Robotic Safety • Applied Automation

  • AD CLOSE: 2/17/2022

    2022 March Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    Industry 4.0 Edge technology

  • Networking and Information

    Data analytics for operations: Case studies

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Motor advances, applied

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Interoperable automation helps supply supply chain resiliency: Control System Integration Roundtable, part 1

  • Special Sections and Articles

    • Inside Process and Instrumentation • IIoT for Engineers

  • AD CLOSE: 3/25/2022

    2022 April Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    PID tuning advice: Advanced process control

  • Networking and Information

    IIoT for industrial automation applications

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Machine Vision Fundamentals

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Continuing education opportunities

  • Special sections and Articles

    • Inside Machines: Machine learning • Oil & Gas Engineering

  • AD CLOSE: 4/22/2022

    2022 May Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    Industrial Controls: Sustainability, Resilience

  • Networking and Information

    TSN and other real-time industrial Ethernet designs

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Pumps: Sequential pump control

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    • Salary survey • Career advice from Leaders Under 40 class of 2021

  • Special Sections and Articles

    • Inside Process and Instrumentation • Applied Automation

  • AD CLOSE: 5/19/2022

    2022 June Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    • Optimization, digital twins, IIoT • Sensor calibration tutorial

  • Networking and Information

    HMI, SCADA migrations: How do you know what to keep or redesign?

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Power quality: Active filters

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Operational resiliency projects: Control System Integration Roundtable, part 2

  • Special Sections and Articles

    • Inside Machines: Collaborative Robotics • IIoT for Engineers

  • AD CLOSE: 6/23/2022

    2022 July Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    PLC programming: What you need to know

  • Networking and Information

    IIoT implementation: How I/O devices and I/O networks help

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Additive manufacturing: metallurgical topics and 3D printing

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Advice from the Global System Integrator Database

  • Special Sections and Articles

    Inside Process and Instrumentation

  • AD CLOSE: 7/22/2022

    2022 August Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    Cybersecurity for Industrial Networks

  • Networking and Information

    Wireless - 5G, AR, VR, education

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Digital position control: Motion control

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Applying automation: How-to guide

  • Special Sections and Articles

    • Inside Machines and OEMs • Applied Automation

  • AD CLOSE: 8/18/2022

    2022 September Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    Advanced process controls: Tutorial topic

  • Networking and Information

    Ethernet speeds, needs: Industrial networks

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    • AI • Motion Controllers • Continuous Improvement

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Engineering Leaders Under 40 class of 2022 (June deadline)

  • Special Sections and Articles

    • Inside Process and Instrumentation • IIoT for Engineers

  • AD CLOSE: 9/22/2022

    2022 October Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    Edge computing, AI and IIoT

  • Networking and Information

    • Design alarms to avoid shutdowns • Improve process safety

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Control panel design help

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    Packaging machine integration: Control System Integration Roundtable, part 3

  • Special Section and Articles

    • Inside Machines: Mobile Robotics • Engineers' Choice Finalists • Oil & Gas Engineering

  • AD CLOSE: 11/3/2022

    2022 Global System Integrator Report Issue

    Control Systems and Strategy

    System Integrator Giants 2023 (September deadline)

  • Networking and Information

    System Integrator Advice

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    How to find a system integrator

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    System integration applications

  • Special Sections and Article

    System integration tutorials

  • AD CLOSE: 11/16/2022

    2022 November/December

    Control Systems and Strategy

    • Rethinking Purchasing for Automation • Controls • Instrumentation

  • Networking and Information

    Server-based controls

  • Control Equipment and Energy

    Process Sensor Fundamentals

  • Industry focus, system integrators, system integration, people, and workforce development, career advice, Engineering Leaders Under 40, robotics use, COVID-19 pandemic competitiveness, applying automation

    How technologies are changing job roles and responsibilities: Career Update

  • Special Sections and Articles

    • Inside Process • Oil & Gas Engineering