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EMVA launches European Machine Vision Forum to promote industry-research links

The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) is hosting a new two day annual event, the European Machine Vision Forum, to promote interaction between the machine vision industry and academic research.

The event will take place for the first time from 8-9 September at Heidelberg University, Germany. 

The new conference is directed to scientists, development engineers, software and hardware engineers, and programmers both from research and industry. All participants can contribute to the conference program as they are invited to submit a poster, software demo or an open problem from an industrial application. This would then be discussed during one of the four poster and demo sessions taking place between the 12 conference speeches. Submissions are possible until 19 August. 

Many conferences target either academic researchers or applied industrial developers. However, on the European level, until now there has been no forum where machine vision research and industry can meet and network. The European Machine Vision Forum therefore fills an important gap where now both disciplines can learn from each other. They can also discuss the latest research results as well as problems from applications, learn about emerging application fields, and discuss research cooperation between industry players and academic institutes.  

The overall objective of the new conference event is to establish a vivid network between industry and academics which serves as a basis to accelerate the transformation of academic innovation into industry practice.  

The first European Machine Vision Forum is supported by the Heidelberg Collaboratory on Image Processing (HCI) at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Calculation (IWR), an industry-on-campus project of Heidelberg University. 

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