Imaging Info: A Resource Guide

Vendors and consultants acknowledge that requests for information on image technology have soared in recent years.

As a service to our readers, American Banker editorial assistant Rita Kay Meyer compiled the following resource guide. The list comprises a sample of conferences and organizations, and a selection of the most widely read newspapers and magazines.


1991 September 23-26 Orlando, Fla. Annual Conference Association of Records Managers

October 7-8 Chicago Implementors Workshop: Electronic Image Management Systems, Association for Information & Image Management

October 9 Chicago Executive Seminar on Electronic Image Management Association for Information & Image Management

November 4-5 San Francisco User Forum: Association for Information & Image Management

November 5-7 Toronto Info Image '91 Canadian Information & Image Management Society

November 5-7 San Francisco 2d Annual Executive Conference On the Future of Optical Image & Data Systems Rothchild Consultant

November 11-12 Boston 1991 User Forum Association for Information & Image Management

November 12-14 New York Imaging '91 Show and Conference Cahners Exposition Group

November 12-14 Chicago Image Technology in Banking Bank Administration Institute

December 9-12 Washington 1st Annual Document Image Automation Conference & Exhibition Meckler Ltd.

1992 January 27-29 Orlando, Fla. Image Management Systems BIS Strategic Decisions

March 8-11 Washington National Fiduciary and Securities Operations Conference American Bankers Association

May 4-7 Anaheim, Calif. Annual Show and Conference Association for Information and Image Management

May 10-15 Meadowlands, N.J. Annual Conference The Society for Imaging Science and Technology

May 17-20 Denver, Colo. National Operations and Automation Conference American Bankers Association


Concepts and Implementations By Scott Wallace Seybold Office Computing Group Boston, 1990

Guide To Image Technology In Check Processing By Danette Niedospial Bank Administration Institute Center For Image Technology in Banking, 1990 Free upon request.

File Folder Applications of Image Technology: Information Management for Banks By Bruce Davis (1991) Both published by: Bank Administration Institute Center For Image Technology in Banking, 1991 Free upon request.

Image Based Transaction Processing Compiled by: Arthur Andersen & Co., the American Bankers Association, and Littlewood Shain & Co., 1989

Implementing Electronic Imaging: A Management Perspective By Scott Wallace and Mickey Williamson Cutter Information Corp. Arlington, Va., 1991

1990-1991 Information Management Sourcebook Association for Information and Image Management Silver Springs, Md., 1991


Center for Image Technology in Banking Bank Administration Institute Rolling Meadows, Ill. 708-228-2386 Director: Michael A. Hall

Provides reference information, including a list of image vendors, information about products and applications, and a directory of banks that use imaging.

Also conducts surveys of banks' needs and expectations of image technology. Studies applications of imaging in check processing.

Association for Information and Image Management Silver Spring, Md. 301-587-8202

Members are manufacturers, vendors, and professional users of information and image management equipment, products, and services.

The association holds special meetings for trade members and companies. Also publishes annual buying guide, newsletter, semiannual resource index, periodic resource reports, and technical books.

Recognition Technologies Users Association Boston, Mass. 617-426-1167

Members are companies using recognition technology equipment and vendors of that equipment. Purposes are to advance the techniques and application of remittance technologies to automate document processing, promote document remittance equipment, improve equipment capabilities, and promote recognition technology equipment among vendors and users. Offers continuing education services, maintains library of technical presentations made at conferences.

Society for Imaging Science and Technology Springfield, Va. 703-642-9090

International nonprofit organization in 27 countries, which keeps members aware of latest developments in imaging and photography; emphasis on image assessment, electronic imaging, image preservation, and hybrid imaging systems that combine electronics and film (among others). Publishes The Journal of Electronic Imaging with The International Society for Optical Engineering.

International Society for Optical Engineering Bellingham, Wash. 206-676-3290

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering and scientific applications of optical, electro-optical, and opto-electronic research systems and technology. Members are applied scientists, engineers, and organizations in government, science, medicine, education, and industry. They publish The Journal of Electronic Imaging with the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

Imaging and Computer Vision Center, Drexel University Philadelphia, Pa. 215-895-2279 Director: Dr. Oleh Tratiak

Studies the development of images and analyzes quantitative data derived from images. Some projects focus on industry inspections and character recognition.

Center for Imaging Science, University of Chicago Argon National Laboratories Chicago 312-702-6271 Director: Robert Beck

Formed to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the emerging field of imaging science.

Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute Of Technology Rochester, N.Y. 716-475-2774 Director: Dr. Rodney Shaw

A broad-based imaging program offering degrees in imaging science. Imaging applications under study include document processing, remote sensing, and electronic printing.

Institute of Imaging Sciences, Polytechnic Institute Of New York Brooklyn, N.Y. 718-260-3089 Director: Arnost Reiser

Conducts projects in image processing, communications, optics and devices, and photoactive materials. Founded in 1981, offers a graduate program in physics (optics), electrical engineering (image processing), and chemistry (photoactive materials). These disciplines provide the intellectual foundation for imaging technology.


Advanced Imaging Editor: Mitchell M. Badler 914-834-3044 Monthly Microfilm Publishing Larchmont, N.Y.

Summarizes news about users and suppliers, equipment, and applications in the imaging industry. Includes news of products, companies, the industry, international, and publications; and calendar of upcoming meetings.

Bank Operations Report Editor: Nancy Hitchner 212-971-5000 Monthly Warren, Gorham & Lamont Inc. New York, N.Y.

Covers developments in imaging technology, including case studies of banks implementing image science.

Electronic Imaging Report Editor: Alex Linder 301-340-7788 Monthly Phillips Publishing Inc. Potomac, Md.

Lists newest imaging applications, compares vendors on products and services, alerts readers on how to maximize investment in imaging technology, details newest applications, and publishes case studies.

The Imaging & Information Consultant Editor: Kevin Shayne 305-741-989 Bimonthly Resource Publications Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Articles by industry experts on document imaging processes, legal issues, systems integration, retrieval and storage, and software.

Imaging Technology Report Editor: Mitchell Badler 914-834-3044 Monthly Microfilm Publications Inc. Larchmont, N.Y.

Covers new developments, company news, new products, applications, technical innovations, meetings, new installations, monthly review of publications, international imaging developments.

Item Processing Report Editor: Lisa Hane 301-340-2100 Biweekly Phillips Publishing Inc. Potomac, Md.

Handles information about remittance and check processing/image technology.

Imaging Business Report Editor: Donna Amrhein 617-545-7027 Monthly BIS Strategic Decisions Research Publications And Conferences Division Newtonville, Mass.

Covers latest imaging product technology, market, and applications news for users and vendors of image management systems.

Provides strategies for evaluation and implementing imaging technologies; profiles leading user organizations; analyzes key market trends; provides vertical industry profiles from banking, insurance, and government institutions.


Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing Editor: Linda Shapiro 619-699-6825 Monthly Academic Press Inc. San Diego, Calif.

Contains research data regarding applications and techniques in the computer processing of pictorial information.

Inform Editor: Greg Kaebnick 301-587-2711 10 times a year Association for Information And Image Management Silver Spring, Md.

The official magazine of AIIM reports on the latest industry developments in technologies, applications, and trends; as well as new product announcements, book reviews, timely articles, and columns.

Journal of Imaging Technology Editor: Harold E. Lockwood 703-642-9090 Bimonthly The Society for Imaging Science and Technology Springfield, Va.

Covers engineering applications in imaging science.

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