Irwin Professional Publishing has scheduled an early November publication date for its book "Smart Cards: Seizing Strategic Business Opportunities."

The 300-page volume was edited by Catherine Allen, an organizer and former chairwoman of the Smart Card Forum, and William J. Barr of Bellcore Inc., a forum vice president.

The book has 16 chapters, with numerous contributing writers, on the emergence of smart cards, their current status in the market, and their applications in banking, health care, transportation, and other fields.

There are also a technology primer, glossary, bibliography, and foreword by Scott Cook, chairman of Intuit Inc. For more information, call 1-800-634-3966, ext. 2085. - Compiled by Jeffrey Kutler

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