EMVA search for young talent begins

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The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) is calling for papers for its Young Professional Award 2013.

The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honour the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing.

It is the stated goal of EMVA to support further innovation in the industry, to contribute to the important aspect of dedicated machine vision education and to provide a bridge between research and industry.

The award is aimed at specifically encouraging students to focus on challenges in the field of machine vision and to apply latest research results and findings in computer vision to the practical needs of the industry.

The criteria of the works to be presented for the EMVA Award are:

  • Outstanding innovative work in the field of vision technology with industrial relevance. The targeted industry is free of choice. Commercialisation should be possible but is not required to be implemented already; and
  • Work has to be made within the last 12 months by a student or young researcher during their education. Meanwhile the student may have entered the professional field.

A short abstract of 1-2 pages in English language has to be submitted until 3 May latest to the EMVA Secretariat, Natalia Soto, E-mail: soto@emva.org.  The EMVA Board of Directors, representing the European Machine Vision Industry, will select the winner of the award.

The winner will be announced at the 11th EMVA Business Conference 2013,. taking place from 6 to 8 June in Barcelona, Spain, and will have the opportunity to present the awarded work to the machine vision industry leaders from Europe and abroad. This presentation will then be published by the international machine vision press.

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