Latest News

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


Press Release / 1.10.2021

Using Artificial Intelligence to Combat Billing Fraud in the Care Sector

Together with the Dresden Public Prosecutor's Office and the Leipzig Police Department, researchers at Fraunhofer ITWM are taking action against billing fraud in nursing care. In the BMBF project »PflegeForensik« (Care Forensics), we are developing AI software that supports criminal prosecution.


Press Release / 20.9.2021

Improve Infection Control Clothing

Nonwoven production received more attention than ever before from the general public in Corona times, because the technical textile is crucial for infection protection. The ultra-fine nonwoven products are manufactured in so-called meltblown processes. A cross-departmental team is optimizing the entire production chain in the »ProQuIV« project. 


Press Release and Podcast / 20.8.2021

Targeted Aid in the Event of a Disaster

In a disaster every second counts in providing humanitarian aid to those in need. The teams of aid organisations are under immense pressure to find their way in devastated areas. A team from our institute is developing software that will get humanitarian aid to the right destination faster. To do this, they use drone images that are evaluated in real time with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Virtual Conference / 30.9.2021

Innovation Excellence Days 2021

[only available in German]

Smarte Technologien unterstützen täglich die Infrastruktur. Das Internet der Dinge (IoT) verbindet physische Objekte mit der virtuellen Welt und ermöglicht dadurch Anwendungen wie Condition Monitoring und Predictive Maintenance, Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt Steuerungsfunktionen etc.. Bei der diesjährigen Innovationskonferenz werden insbesondere Projekte und Use Cases aus diesen Bereichen vorgestellt. 

Wir sind mit einem Team aus Experten der Abteilungen »Systemanalyse, Prognose und Regelung« und »Bildverarbeitung« digital vor Ort und sprechen zum Thema »Predictive Maintenance«.

Technologietage / 27. - 28.10.2021

Technologietage des Fraunhofer Vision für die industrielle Qualitätssicherung

[only available in German]

Der Fraunhofer-Technologietag bietet einen Überblick über das Spektrum praxisrelevanter Technologien der Bildverarbeitung und optischen Messtechnik und reflektiert den aktuellen Stand der Technik.

Wir sind mit Expert:innen der Abteilungen »Bildverarbeitung« und »Materialcharakterisierung und -prüfung« vor Ort und werden mit zwei Vorträgen und zwei Exponaten zum Programm beitragen.



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.


Quantum Computing

In co-operation with IBM Germany, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is establishing a national competence network in the research field of quantum computing. Our institute now also has a regional competence centre.


ITWM Group Researches on Virtual Machine Vision

Online inspection systems have proven themselves in many production environments. But what happens when the components get more complicated? How can your testing be automated despite the increasing individualization of industrially produced products? Answers are provided by virtual image processing, which completely simulates and optimizes the inspection process.


Member of European Machine Vision Association


Our department is together with the department »Materials Characterization and Testing« a member of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) since January 2018.


The main goal of the non-for-profit and non-commercial association is representing the Machine Vision industry in Europe. The association has been founded in 2003 in Barcelona by industry representatives from all over Europe as a network to promote the development and use of machine vision technology.


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

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Control Virtual 2021 – International Trade Fair for Quality Assurance

Running since 2021/05/05 

Also this year, Control 2021 will take place virtually. In the digital showroom, our department will inform about the new developments in the field of automated view planning for complex surface inspection.

You can find more information here.