Chapters

Members may elect to become a member of an imaging.org chapter. There are currently four chapters in three regions: professional level and student level chapters located in Rochester, NY, USA,  Tokyo, Japan, and South Korea.

Chapter membership is $10 per year in addition to standard dues payments.

Individual Membership

IS&T holds the premier position among international not-for-profit, professional membership organizations in advancing the science and practice of image assessment and reproduction. The mission of the Society is to keep members and others aware of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging. Today, imaging.org continues the tradition of excellence begun in 1947 as SPSE, the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, as it assists members in the 21st century.

Why Join?

The main reason to join a professional society is to support an organization that is supporting your professional development and growth by providing access to relevant information, opportunities to network, and venues for sharing and publishing research.

In addition, individual members receive:

  • access to and unlimited PDF downloads of the technical articles and papers in the imaging.org digital library
  • complimentary online subscription to the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology or Journal of Electronic Imaging
  • significant discounts on conference registration and short course fees
  • access to the imaging.org online member directory
  • hardcopy subscription to The Reporter, imaging.org’s bi-monthly newsletter, which contains reviews and abstracts from Society conferences
  • opportunities to become involved in the greater imaging community through service on conference committees and within regional chapters
  • an honors and awards program that salutes members of the imaging community and their achievements

Individual Membership Categories

Regular Membership

Any person who performs, manages, teaches, and/or uses the science or technology of imaging, or anyone who wants to support IS&T and it’s purposes. A Regular member is entitled to one vote in Society elections and is eligible to hold office. See below for benefits.

Annual fee: $95* (US address) / $105* (non-US address)
Membership Term: January 1 – December 31*
*From July through the end of the year, memberships expire the December 31 the next calendar year and dues are prorated accordingly.

Student Membership

A student member must be a full-time student in science, engineering, or imaging at a college, university, or other post-secondary educational institution. Student members may not vote in Society elections, hold office, nor Chair any committee, but may serve as a voting member of a committee of the Society. See below for benefits.

Annual fee: $25*
Membership Term: January 1 – December 31*
*From July through the end of the year, memberships expire the December 31 the next calendar year and dues are prorated accordingly.

An individual who meets the following qualifications may apply for emeritus membership: is at least 60 years of age; is retired from active business life; has been a Senior Member, Regular Member, or Fellow of imaging.org for a total of 15 years; and has had at least 10 years of continuous membership prior to application for emeritus membership. See below for benefits.

Annual fee: $0
Membership Term: January 1 – December 31
 Emeritus Membership application 

Honorary Membership

Regular or emeritus members may be awarded Honorary or Senior Member or Fellow status through the Society’s Honors and Awards process. Honorary Membership recognizes outstanding contribution to the advancement of imaging science and engineering. Contributions to research administration or to Society activities are not of importance for this award. The recipient should have made contributions to more than one specialized area of imaging science and engineering.

Senior Membership

Regular or emeritus members may be awarded Honorary or Senior Member or Fellow status through the Society’s Honors and Awards process. Senior Membership is awarded for long term service to the Society on the national level. Outstanding performance on one or very few Society projects is not sufficient; above- average contribution to achievement of Society goals in many projects or activities is required. Outstanding performance as a Society of officer is sufficient to qualify.
Annual fee: $95* (US address) / $105* (non-US address)
Membership Term: January 1 – December 31*
*From July through the end of the year, memberships expire the December 31 the next calendar year and dues are prorated accordingly.