Latest News

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


Press Release / 30.06.2023

Solving Fraud in the Care Sector More Quickly

In the project »PflegeForensik«, our researchers at the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern, together with the Dresden Public Prosecutor's Office and the Economic Crimes Unit of the Leipzig Police Department, are using AI to take targeted action against billing fraud in the care sector. The work was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Shortnews / 14.4.2023

New ToolIP-Version!

Our software »ToolIP – Tool for Image Processing« supports interactive development in image processing. In the new version we have especially optimized the user interface and performance. Please feel free to request a free demo from us!


Press Release / 17.3.2023

Minister Clemens Hoch hands over funding decisions for »QUIP« and »MaTBiZ«

Science Minister Clemens Hoch brought two funding decisions to Kaiserslautern to support Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (QUIP) and the project MaTBiZ.


International Day of Women Scientists / 11.2.2023

We Are Proud to Present: Dr. Petra Gospodnetić!

Today is International Women and Girls in Science Day! We are taking this opportunity to introduce you to our colleague, Dr. Petra Gospodnetić. After her studies, she found her way to the Fraunhofer ITWM during her studies via an internship and has been working in our department »Image Processing« ever since. To the portrait:

Current Events


Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern 16. 10. – 20.10.2023

Basics of Quantum Computing Seminar

The Fraunhofer ITWM is organizing a training series with the aim to give a basic introduction to QC for researchers and PhD students who are interested in the subject or want to start working in the field. In this course, you will learn the basics and the most important algorithms of QC.


Lectures and Exhibition / 25.10. – 26.10.2023

Fraunhofer Vision Technology Days 2023

This year, the Technology Days of the Fraunhofer business unit »Vision« for industrial quality assurance will take place at our institute. Exciting short presentations from various Fraunhofer institutes, an exhibition in our seminar rooms and the opportunity to network on this topic area await the participants.


Kaiserslautern, Conference / 07.11.2023

85th Heidelberg Image Processing Forum

The 85th Heidelberg Image Processing Forum, hosted this year by our institute, focuses on computed tomography in image processing to perform non-destructive examinations of materials.

Experts present advances in image processing, accompanied by exhibitions and university tours.


Karlsruhe, Seminar with Lab / 06.12. – 07.12.2023

Seminar: Surface Inspection

The seminar consists of theory and practice. In the first part, theoretical basics, methods of image processing and surface inspection are presented. Various inspection systems are then available as part of the practical training. We are represented by experts from the »Image Processing« department on site and with presentations and support in the practical part.


Paris, France, Conference / 26.06. – 30.06.2023


This conference focuses on continuum theories and discrete mechanical and thermodynamic systems.

Our colleague Dr. Katja Schladitz from the department »Image Processing« and our colleague Dr. Alexander Leichner from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be present with lectures.


Vancouver, Canada, Conferenz / 18.06. – 22.06.2023

CVPR 2023

The IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) is an annual event on computer vision and consists of a main conference and parallel workshops and short courses. Our experts Dr. Petra Gospondetic and Juraj Fulir from the department »Image Processing« are involved in a workshop on site.


Fraunhofer ITWM / 15.06. – 16.06.2023

Conference in the Context of the Project »QUIP«

In the project »QUIP«, the Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate, the focus is on young scientists. More precisely, we support young researchers with targeted measures together with our project partners on the topic of »Quantum Computing« (QC) and »Quantum Technologies« (QT).


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM, Workshops

ToolIP Training Courses

In 2023, two workshops on our image processing tool  »ToolIP« will be held, covering the basics of image processing.


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.