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Vision Award shortlist announced

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Imaging and Machine Vision Europe is once again sponsoring the Vision Award, now in its 15th year, at the Vision Show in Stuttgart. The €5,000 award recognises the best paper delivered during the Industrial Vision days which accompany the show, which will take place from 6-8 November.

Entrants for the award submitted abstracts of their proposed papers by the end of July. The papers usually outline a new product or application, and it’s often a good chance to preview future developments in machine vision technology.

Last year’s winner was Silicon Software, for its VisualApplets software, which eases the programming of FPGA processors. These provide parallel processing for machine vision, which speeds up image processing, and the decision of the Vision Award jury recognised just how important this technology would prove to be.

The jury consists of: Don Braggins, chair of UKIVA; Martin Wäny CEO of Awaiba; Roland Beyer of DaimlerChrysler; and Holger Hofmann, vice president of can and packaging at Isra Vision.

The shortlist of papers includes:

  • Austrian Research Center
    100kHz colour line scan camera exposure
    Christian Zinner
  • Austrian Research Center
    PfeLib – Performance Primitives for Embedded Vision
    Raffael Binder 
  • BAP Image Systems GmbH
    JPEG2000 process
    Peter Bonk 
  • FiberVision GmbH
    Caminax from FiberVision
    Eckard Eikelmann
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung
    Process for the rapid and high-precision detection of 3D objects and their position in random arrangement
    Martin Stotz
  • IMS
    HDRC Q-PyroCam
    Franz Hutter 
  • Isomorphs srl/Dept of Physics, Univ. Udine
    Prospects for a physics theory of information
    Hans Grassmann
  • Kappa opto-electronics GmbH
    Signal-processing cameras, Kappa camera series DX 4/40S & PS 4/40S
    Katrin Vogel 
  • LMI Technologies
    Fusing 3D shape and 2D colour
    Tracey Loslo 
  • Midwest Optical Systems
    TBC
    Jason Dougherty
  • OBE Ohnmacht and Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG
    Trevista
    Frank Schröder 
  • Pi4_robotics GmbH
    PSPI Inline inspection systems/optical 3D measurement systems
    Matthias Krinke 
  • Pleora Technologies
    iPort AutoGev – making GenICam a reality
    Geoff MacGillivray 
  • Seldes SA
    Cougar vision system
    Christian Visée 
  • Sensotech
    Arithmetic
    Oliver Sidla 
  • Sick IVP AB
    IVC-3D refined for easy integration into robotic systems
    Anders Murhed 
  • Slomotec/Gsvitec GmbH
    Marathon 200 LT high-speed camera system with extended recording times
    Frank Gabler
  • Stemmer Imaging GmbH
    Graphics card-based image processing
    Peter Stiefenhöfer