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EMVA calls for Young Professional award submissions for Brussels conference

The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) recently announced that the next EMVA Business Conference 2022 will take place from 12 – 14 May 2022 in Brussels/Belgium. Considering the low vaccination rates in Bulgaria the originally planned destination Sofia has been changed to capital of the Belgium Kingdom.

The conference program will address up-to-date technical topics as well as relevant management, marketing and/or leadership issues. Use cases and a panel discussion will give further interesting insights. Last but surely not least, the conference will provide plenty of excellent networking opportunities during the evening events or by means of pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings in the conference break-out sessions.

Registration for this pivotal conference event in the machine vision industry taking place in Belgium next year is now open at reduced EARLY BIRD conference fees.

EMVA Young Professional sward 2022 – call for application

It is the goal of the European Machine Vision Association to support further innovation in our industry, to contribute to the important aspect of dedicated machine vision education, and to provide a bridge between research and industry. The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award endowed with 1500 Euros to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing.

Applicants for the EMVA Young Professional Award are hereby invited to submit their work. Among all papers the EMVA Board of Directors, representing the European Machine Vision Industry, will select the winner of the award. The criteria of the works to be presented are:

  • Outstanding or innovative work in the field of vision technology. Industrial relevance and collaboration with a company during the work is required. The targeted industry is free of choice.
  • The work (master thesis or PHD thesis or equivalent level research) must have been undertaken within the last 18 months at, or in collaboration with, a European institution. Meanwhile the student may have entered the professional field. 

Applicants may submit the following materials to the EMVA President, Dr Chris Yates, at latest until March 31st, 2022:

  • A two-page abstract summarizing the innovation and the intended commercial benefit.
  • A one-page CV.
  • A copy of the master thesis or PhD thesis. If not yet finished or under publication restrictions, please provide at least one accepted publication. 

With the award, the EMVA would like to specifically encourage students and young scientists 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 our industry.

The winner of the award will be announced at the flagship 20th EMVA Business Conference 2022 taking place May 12th – 14th in Brussels, Belgium, and will have the opportunity to present the awarded work to the machine vision industry leaders from Europe and abroad. The presentation may then be published by the international machine vision press. In addition to the honor of the EMVA Young Professional Award endowed with 1500 Euros and the publicity for the research work is a free conference pass for the EMVA Business Conference as well as the coverage of all travel cost to Brussels and a free pass for the 2022 European Machine Vision Forum in Ireland.

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