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SAE International Board Member to Lead CAN Seminar in China

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 22, 2012 - Mark Zachos, president of Dearborn Group, Inc., and a member of the SAE International Board of Directors, will lead a professional development seminar on Controller Area Network (CAN) standard, procedure and applications on Sept. 17-18, 2012, at the Renaissance Tianjin TEDA Convention Centre Hotel in Tianjin, China. The seminar will follow SAE International’s board meeting, which also will be held in Tianjin.

CAN has become the standard of choice for most automotive manufacturers. Approved for use as an ISO and EPA diagnostic network, its usage continues to grow. This seminar, “Controller Area Network (CAN) for Vehicle Applications,” covers the theory and use of the CAN protocol, and its applications in the automotive industry.

Details on how the CAN protocol and other standards (J2411, J2284, J1939, ISO 11898, etc.) complement each other will be presented. Attendees will learn about CAN application layers; the latest J1939, J2284, J2411, and IDB standards, regulations, and implementation requirements; and details of device hardware and software interfaces. Also presented will be demonstrations using system development tools. The SAE International standard, J1939 Recommended Practice for a Serial Control and Communications Vehicle Network, is included in the course materials.

Those attending the seminar will be able to:


·         Explain CAN protocol


·         Demonstrate how CAN is used in various automotive applications


·         Employ CAN-related standards and specifications

Mr. Zachos has more than 20 years of networking experience. He participates in many SAE International and ISO multiplexing committees, including the following: J1850, J1939, J2284, J2411, and J2367. Mr. Zachos holds a B.S. and an M.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan, where he is currently an adjunct professor.

Registration fees for the Tianjin offering:


·         Chinese residents or SAE International members: ¥ 3,400.00 /$540.00


·         International and Non-SAE International members: ¥ 3,600.00 /$580.00


To register and pay USD, click here. For Chinese attendees, to register and pay RMB, contact: Rick Wang, SAE International China Office, Phone: +86 21-6157 7364; Fax: +86 21-2302 5988; E-mail:

The “Controller Area Network (CAN) for Vehicle Applications” seminar also will be held Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 9-10 at SAE International Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Mich. For more information, visit

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