Events 2023

On this page you will find a list of upcoming or ongoing events in which Fraunhofer IOSB's Department Visual Inspection Systems (SPR) is involved or which we organize ourselves. (You can access past events via the links in the blue box, right).

We invite you to join us - we would be delighted to meet you at one of these events!



SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2023 (SCC)

September 05-07, 2023 in Erfurt, Germmany

The SpectroNet Collaboration Conference 2023 (SCC) in Erfurt is a two-day international conference which is scientifically as well as technically oriented and presents the latest developments and trends for robust perception and measurement of object and system conditions in the fields of production, recycling, medicine and nature.

We are represented with a presentation:

Multimodal inspection of fruits in retail

Referent: Thomas Längle on 09/05/2023, 04:30 p.m.

For more information on classification and quality assurance of foodstuffs, please visit our SPR website. Here is the link.


"Safety from Cultivation to the Consumer - Top Class or Pushed to the Limit?" (German only)

September 11-14, 2023 in Freising, Germany

© Fraunhofer IOSB

This is the motto of this year's 9th Symposium for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

This conference is organized by the German Expert Committee for Medicinal, Spice and Aromatic Plants every three years with the participation of various scientific organizations. It provides a much respected forum for interdisciplinary scientific exchange, with outreach to many neighboring European countries.

It is hosted by the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL) and the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT) in Freising.

Presentation by the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) and Fraunhofer IOSB:

AI and quality - detection and removal of pyrrolizidine alkaloid-containing weeds in the crop using sensor-based sorting.

Referent*in: Andrea Krähmer and Georg Maier on 09/12/2023, 11:30 a.m.

For more information on classification and quality assurance of foodstuffs, please visit our SPR website. Here is the link.

Deutscher Obst & Gemüse Kongress (DOGK) 2023 (German only)

September 19-20, 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany

Networking: DOGK offers the best conditions for constructive and exciting discussions; the get-together on the evening before alone is legendary. Once again, the outstanding companies in the retail sector will be honored with the Fruchthandel Magazine Retail Award.

Also on the agenda: AI and digitalization. It is already impossible to imagine our everyday life without these developments. In the future, however, the influence and the numerous possibilities will be even greater. At DOGK 2023, experts from science and business will provide valuable impetus and answers on how the industry and retail can benefit from this.

Fraunhofer IOSB presents the project "FriDa - Frische Daten" and we are on site with our fruit and vegetable scanner exhibit.

Contact: Benedikt Fischer and Henning Schulte

For more information on food classification and quality assurance, please visit our SPR department page.


6th European Machine Vision Forum: Where Research Meets Industry

October 12-13, 2023 in Wageningen, Netherlands

Real-world Machine Vision Challenges

Coping with Variability and Uncontrolled Environments

Machine vision solutions provide great value to end-users, but also must function well in real-world environments like agriculture, environmental monitoring, industrial and medical applications. Depending on the application at hand, specific challenges arise which concern the variability of the vision task as well as possible disturbances or operational conditions like for example large varieties of disturbances, variations of the objects to be inspected or unknown camera poses. 

We are represented with two lectures:

Closing the gap: Tracking of bulk good from sensor to actor using event-based vision in sensor-based sorting

Referent: Paul Bäcker

A Concept Study for In-Field Phenotyping and Modeling for Grapevine Yield Prediction

Referent: Benedikt Hofmann

15th Technology Days of the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision for Industrial Quality Assurance

October 25-26, 2023 in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Cognitive Agriculture, Fraunhofer IESE
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Innovative technologies for industrial quality assurance with image processing


The Technology Days of the Fraunhofer Vision Business Unit offer a broad overview of the spectrum of practice-relevant technologies in image processing and optical metrology and reflect the current state of the art. In addition, realized applications are described and emerging future perspectives are highlighted.

Target audience

The event is aimed at those interested in the topic of image processing from almost all sectors who are looking for information on the practical use of these technologies in an industrial environment and also at representatives in the field of research and development. The accompanying trade exhibition is a sought-after forum for deepening the dialog with the experts and for establishing new cooperations.

We are represented with a presentation (German only):

Künstliche Intelligenz in der Landwirtschaft

Referent: Robin Gruna