The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing. It is the goal of the European Machine Vision Association EMVA to 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.
With the Young Professional Award we would like to specifically 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 our industry.
The criteria of the works to be presented for the EMVA Award are:
- Outstanding innovative work in the field of vision technology with industrial relevance. The targeted industry is free of choice. Commercialization is possible but not required to be implemented already.
- Work has to be made within the last 12 months by a student or a young researcher during their education at a European university or research institute or in collaboration with a European university or research institute. Meanwhile the student may have entered the professional field.
For application a short abstract of 2 pages in English language describing the work and a short bio of the author of the work has to be submitted to the EMVA Secretariat, Ms. Natalia Soto, e-mail: email@example.com. Deadline for submission of papers is April 17th, 2015.
Among the papers the EMVA Board of Directors, representing the European Machine Vision Industry, will select the winner of the award.
The winner of the award will be announced during the 13th EMVA Business Conference 2015 taking place June 11-13 in Athens, Greece, and will have the opportunity to present the awarded work to the machine vision industry leaders from Europe and abroad. This presentation will be covered by the international machine vision press leading to further publication options on an international level.
Connected to the honor of the EMVA Young Professional Award and the publicity for the research work is a free conference pass for the EMVA conference as well as the coverage of all travel cost.