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EDSF Announces 2005 Research Grant Recipients

Monday, February 28, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 25 2005)---The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), the non-profit organization dedicated to the document communications industry, today announced the five recipients of its 2005 EDSF Research Grants. The grants are presented to an academic team, under the leadership of a university professor,for research in documentpublishing/printing and multimedia communications. Research conducted through the EDSF grants focuseson technological and societal changes affecting the document communications industry and forecasts the effects of current and emerging technologies. EDSF’s goal is to be a catalyst for education and research initiatives and to bring the industry together to resolve document communications issues that impact society.   EDSF Research Grants are important not only because they involve students in the process, but also because they provide a value-added path to the real world. “We view the EDSF grant as an opportunity for some of our most advanced students to learn about current topics by applying basic research methods,” said Mark Snyder, associate professor, Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University, an EDSF Research Grant recipient. “This is a win-win situation because the project provides information about hot new topics in the industry and the students get to apply research skills while learning the latest trends. Then, when the students graduate, they will step right into the world that they were exploring and hopefully, over time, give something back to the industry.” The EDSF Research Grants have been awarded to the following universities and professors and their student teams: Dr. La Verne Abe Harris, Assistant Professor Arizona State University, USA Research Topic:The Personalization of Data for Web Site and Print Publishers Mark Snyder, Associate Professor Clemson University, USA Research Topic:  Ramifications of RFID for the Package Printing Industry Dr. Penny K. Osmond, Associate Professor California Polytechnic State University, USA Research Topic: An In-Depth Look at Trends in Marketing, Production and Distribution of Variable Data Printing Dr. Ben Lee, Professor California State University, Los Angeles, USA Research Topic: The Global Impact of JDF on the Graphic Communications Industry Dr. Phil Green, Lecturer London College of Communication, UK Research Topic: The Implementation of Color Management in Graphic Communication Companies EDSF will Call for 2006 Research Proposals in the fall of 2005. For more information, please contact Jeanne Mowlds, EDSF Executive Director, at jcmowlds@aol.com. White papers produced as a result of these research grants will be available on request and on the EDSF Web site at www.EDSF.org in the EDSF Industry Research Library.




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