Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.


Online, Conference / 19. – 23.09.2022

45th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence

KI2022 is a pan-European Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference and traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI. Our colleagues from the department »Image Processing« Dr. Katja Schladitz and Dr. Petra Gospodnetic are organizing and designing a workshop in collaboration with TU Kaiserslautern.


Berlin, Fair / 20. – 23.9.2022

InnoTrans 2022

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology, which takes place every two years in Berlin. Our colleagues Dr. Ronald Rösch from the »Image Processing« department and Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit from the »Material Characterization and Testing« department will be present at the booth together with the »Fraunhofer Transportation Alliance«. 


Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Campus Pirmasens, Conference / 29.9.2022

Day of Research 2022

The Research Day stands for dialogue and networking between scientists. It offers students, staff and teachers the opportunity to present their topics and to exchange ideas with colleagues from other disciplines. Experts from the department »Image Processing« will be present.


New Project


In the SynosIs project, we are working with our research partners to develop an inspection system based on artificial intelligence (AI) that detects defects on surfaces quickly and automatically.


Wood Species Identification Using AI

In the research project, we are developing automatic image recognition systems for determining wood species using artificial intelligence in cooperation with the Thünen Institute for Wood Research in Hamburg.


Textil Network Article / 12.1.2022

Virtual Quality Inspection for Filter Nonwovens

[Only available in German]

Nonwoven production received more public attention than ever, because the technical textile is crucial for infection control. The ultra-fine nonwoven products are produced in meltblown processes. An team of the Fraunhofer ITWM is optimizing the entire production chain in the ProQuIV project.


For working at industrial and research projects, the department Image Processing is always looking for


  • We offer internships to students and apprentices in technical or natural scientific area
  • As your work requires a period of vocational adjustment, we can only offer internships of one month or longer


BSc/MSc and Diploma Students

  • in mathematically motivated image processing, stochastical geometry and spatial statistic
  • Your field of study is not restricted to mathematics or computer science, but students of physics, engineering or related areas are also invited to apply. We supervise your thesis in cooperation with your university or university of applied sciences (German "Hochschule")


PhD Students

  • We are permanently looking for PhD students. PhD students will gain scholarships according to the DFG guidance.

Current Events

InnoTrans 2022, Berlin

International Trade Fair for Transport Technology

Date: September 20 - 23, 2022

Tuesday - Friday, 4 days

You can find more information here.


Day of Research 2022, Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Campus Pirmasens

Date: September 29, 2022

You can find more about the programm here.

14th Fraunhofer Vision Technology Day, Fürth 

Innovative technologies for industrial quality assurance with image processing 

Date: October 19 - 20, 2022

More information and registration for the technology day under the link.