General Information


The European Machine Vision Forum is a new annual event of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA). The aim is to foster interaction between the machine vision industry and academic research to learn from each other, discuss the newest research results as well as problems from applications, learn about emerging application fields, and to discuss research cooperation between industry and academic institutes. The overall aim is to accelerate innovation by translating new re­search results faster into practice.

Many conferences target either academic researchers or applied industrial developers. However, on the European level, there is no forum where research and industry can meet and network. Thus, the European Machine Vision Forum fills an important gap — building on the still continuing 20years success story of the Heidelberger Bildverarbeitungsforum ( in Germany.

The venue for the annual event changes every year to a different location in line with the selected focal topic of the respective forum. In this way, regular participants get the benefit of becoming acquainted with major research and industrial centers in machine vision throughout Europe.

Who should attend

The forum is directed to scientists, development engineers, software and hardware engineers, and programmers both from research and industry.