EMVA now accepting papers for 2017 Young Professional Award

The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) is now accepting papers for the 2017 Young Professional Award, which is given out annually to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing.

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The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) is now accepting papers for the 2017 Young Professional Award, which is given out annually to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing.

With the Young Professional Award, the EMVA hopes to encourage students and young scientists from European institutions 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 machine vision industry.

Last year, the award was given to Tolga Birdal, for his work "Reconstruction via Detection: Efficient and Automatic Reconstruction from Unorganized 3D Scans." At the time he received the award, Birdal, 33, was a PhD candidate at the Computer Vision Group at the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures, Technical University of Munich and Research Scientist at Siemens AG. His project proposed reconstruction-via-detection framework, a new and effective approach to 3D digitization from a limited number of unordered and unstructured 3D point clouds. This method integrates a CAD model directly into the reconstruction pipeline, and the framework is able to perform matching, segmentation, hypotheses rejection, and global refinement. The result, according to the EMVA, is an occlusion and clutter aware, robust and flexible 3D reconstruction system, which could operate online within a couple of seconds and provide live user feedback along with the automatic object segmentation.

The criteria of the submission include:

  • Outstanding innovative work in the field of vision technology with industrial relevance. (No restriction on industry. Commercialization of a novel, competitive product should be intended, but is not required.)
  • Master thesis of PhD level
  • Work must have been completed within the last 12 months by a student or young research during their education at a European institution or in collaboration with an European institution.
  • Focus is strongly on innovation and industrial applicability.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a short abstract of two pages (in English) that describes their work and offers a short bio of the author. Abstracts are to be submitted to EMVA Secretary, Mrs. Célina Ruppert, no later than April 21, 2017.

The 2017 winner of the award will be announced at the 15th annual EMVA Business Conference, which will be held June 22-25 in Prague, Czech Republic. Winners receive a free conference pass and coverage all of travel costs, as well as the first time prize money of 1.500 Euros and free entry to the European Machine Vision Forum 2017 taking place in Vienna.

Contact Célina Ruppert for any questions.

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