CAN in Automation (CiA)

In March 1992 a number of users and vendors founded the international association “CAN in Automation (CiA)”. The association provides technical, product and marketing intelligence information in order to enhance the prestige, improve the continuity and provide a path for advancement of the CAN network.

CiA has formed an operations structure with Technical and Business Committees, which develop the general aims and discuss the results of the sublayered CiA Working Groups (WG) and CiA Special Interest groups (SIG) before these are endorsed by the CiA General Assembly. More than 250 companies have joined the international users and manufacturers group. CiA has done a fair amount of work in the area of higher layer protocols for CAN, and the association is currently supporting four different protocols, namely CAL/CANOpen, CAN Kingdom, DeviceNet, and SDS. Their web site can be found at

Contact Information:

CAN in Automation (CiA)
Kontumazgarten 3
DE-90429 Nuremberg
Phone: +49-911-928819-0
Fax: +49-911-928819-79
Email: [email protected]