Leuven.Inc Visionary seminar: 'A new vision on Vision'

Organised by Leuven.Inc in cooperation with imec, powered by DSP Valley

Electronic eyes and real-time embedded vision are becoming omnipresent. They sit inside your smartphone, in and around houses and office buildings, in your television, in smart personal health devices and in surgical equipment at hospitals, in our ever smarter cars, trucks and trains, in the streets of smart cities, in airports, in the factories of the future, in robots, in agriculture, in drones, in space...

Applications increasingly interpret in real-time what's happening in a scene. More and more intelligence goes into the sensor node, requiring advanced techniques for image recognition and image processing. New capturing schemes reduce drastically the need for cloud computing. But also in the sensor itself, a lot of innovation has created game changers in the way sensors look at, record and analyze the world.

The Flanders & Netherlands region is home to a world-renowned ecosystem in imaging and vision system technologies (image processing vision algorithms), real-time implementation in chips, image sensors and optics, as well as in some of their diverse applications.

This seminar will provide an overview of image sensors and vision algorithms, and where these technologies are heading. These technologies will be linked to a number of visionary applications incl. color X-ray imaging for breast cancer detection, looking through fog and clouds, accurately measuring thickness of sheet materials, food sorting at high speeds, medical imaging of small animals,... and what to expect next (vision-enabled IoT...).

Three applications will be presented in detail: lens-free imaging for microscope-on-chip, 3D sensor for virtual reality and gaming, and traffic monitoring to avoid congestion and save lives.

Practical aspects

Date: Thursday 15 October 2015
Location: imec CAF -1A, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee
Parking at the overflow parking (via Gaston Geenslaan, 3001 Heverlee)
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16h30: Welcome coffee
17h00: Welcome by Leuven.Inc and Maarten Willems, imec and Chairman of the programme
17h20: Surfing the mobile imager wave
Lou Hermans, COO CMOSIS
17h50: Towards making computers see: we're making progress
Tinne Tuytelaars, Prof. ESAT KU Leuven
18h20: Coffee break
18h45: Overview of applications in different domains
Ramses Valvekens, CEO Easics
19h15: Research case imec lens-free camera
Richard Stahl, Senior Researcher Integrated Imagers imec
19h35: 3D Imaging: How SoftKinetic is transforming the computer vision market
Michel Tombroff, CEO SoftKinetic
19h55: Businesscase Flir: Thermal sensors will be everywhere in Intelligent Transportation Systems
Lode Caenepeel, CEO Flir
20h15: Q&A
20h30: Drinks and snacks

The interventions will be held in English.

Participation fee

135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc / DSP Valley - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by KU Leuven or other universities.  Please do contact us by e-mail.
logo-kmo-portefeuille Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven.Inc Approval number DV.O106761
More info:
KMO portefeuille request: for this seminar you indicate 4 training hours.


Registrations before Thursday 8 October 2015, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.

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