Events 2024

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!



From now on, Mr. Doctor please! 👨‍🎓 👍

Januar 11, 2024 in Karlsruhe

We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Chia-Wei Chen, from our Visual Inspection Systems department, has just successfully completed his doctorate at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with the grade "Very Good". The title of his thesis is: "Retroreflex Ellipsometry for Nonplanar Surfaces".
The doctorate took place with Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jürgen Beyerer Institute Director, Director Fraunhofer IOSB and our department head Prof. Dr.-Ing..
Congratulations and congratulations! 👏👏👏
His work makes a decisive contribution to expanding and securing future expertise and research in the field of retro-reflection ellipsometry (RRE) at Fraunhofer IOSB. The real-time capable image acquisition and evaluation of an RRE inspection system enables the inspection of flat and curved surfaces in a continuous process.

Start of the year celebration 2024

January 25, 2024 in Karlsruhe

🎅 Anyone can have a Christmas party...we from the Visual Inspection Systems department at Fraunhofer IOSB celebrate the beginning of the year together 🎉 The "former" companions were also there.

As a team, we can look back on a successful last year 2023, with projects on current topics such as

and look forward to mastering new challenges together in the future.

Here's to a happy new year 2024! ✨

44. GIL-Jahrestagung 2024

Februar 27-28, 2024 in Stuttgart

© GIL-Jahrestagung 2024

The main topic: "Promoting biodiversity through digital agriculture: What contribution do AI & Co. make?"

This year's host, alongside the GIL, is the University of Hohenheim.

The decline in biodiversity and its impact on essential ecosystem services have now penetrated society's consciousness. "Save the bees" and similar initiatives illustrate this. The question arises as to what extent digital agriculture can make a contribution in the area of conflict between high agricultural productivity and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity.

The Visual Inspection Systems department is involved with the following presentation:

A Comparative Study of RGB and Multispectral Imaging for Weed Detection in Precision Agriculture

Referent: Benedikt Fischer

Sensor-Based Sorting & Control 2024

March 13-14, 2024 in Aachen, Germany

The symposium will present papers from industry and academia showing new developments and applications in the field of sensor-based sorting and process control, along the entire process chain from extraction to processing, for primary and secondary raw materials.

The department Visual Inspection Systems will be involved with a presentation:

Fusion between Event-Based and Line-Scanning Camera for Sensor Based Sorting

Referent: Paul Bäcker on 03/13/2024 at 10:40 am

Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems Laboratory: Particle-Specific Deflection Windows for Optical Sorting by Uncertainty Quantification

Co-author: Kevin Liang on 03/13/2024 at 11:00 am

Potential of Deep Learning methods for image processing in sensor-based sorting: data generation, training strategies and model architectures

Referent: Felix Kronenwett on 03/13/2024 at 11:45 am

Control 2024 – International trade fair for quality assurance

April 23-26, 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany

© Fraunhofer IOSB

The most important international trade event for all topics relating to measuring and testing technology as well as vision technology, image processing and sensor technology is the annual Control trade fair in Stuttgart.

Machine Learning as a Key Technology for Quality Assurance with Image Processing  

This time Fraunhofer IOSB presents with the department Visual Inspection Systems the exhibit:

Light Field Inspection-light field based light source for flexible use

In the presented inspection technology, objects with complex geometry are illuminated by a specially adapted "light recipe" in such a way that relevant structures can be detected with maximum contrast. The optimum light field for this task is determined by an algorithm that intelligently adapts the illumination modalities to the individual object geometry. This approach is groundbreaking for a future generation of inspection systems, as here image evaluation and illumination are jointly optimized for the most efficient inspection system possible. 

Joint booth of the Fraunhofer Vision Business Unit

We would like to invite you to get an overview of the new developments of the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision and the exhibits at the joint booth of the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision.

Visit us: Hall 8/Stand 8201
Your contact person: Christian Kludt

Image Processing Forum 2024

November 21-22, 2024 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Methods of image processing and their applications

Image processing plays a key role in many areas of technology for fast and contactless data acquisition. For example, in the quality assurance of industrial production processes, in robotics and for driver assistance, image processing systems have gained an indispensable place. This development is supported by the availability of high-quality and inexpensive sensor systems, by the increase in the performance of computer systems, and by advances in the methodology for evaluating image data.

The "Image Processing forum" aims to report on current trends towards solutions in image processing and to contribute to the professional exchange between the participants.