Latest News

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


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:


Press Release / 7.2.2023

EMILIE Makes Cement Mills More Energy Efficient

The future of industrial data processing is being taken over by so-called edge devices, which process data already in the control cabinet. In the project EMILIE, we are working with partners to improve these technologies. Among other things, the researchers are focusing on the energy efficiency of large mills.

Current Events


Fraunhofer ITWM, Conference / 25.10. – 26.10.2023

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The Technology Days of the Fraunhofer Business Unit »Vision« are addressed to interested parties from industry, research and development, who are interested in the current state as well as industrial application possibilities of these technologies. Our institute director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel as well as department head Markus Rauhut and Dr. Ronald Rösch from the department »Image Processing« will each give a lecture in the lecture hall at Fraunhofer ITWM.


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).


Fraunhofer ITWM, Guest Lecture / 05.06.2023

Dynamic X-Ray Computed Tomography

Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers from the University of Antwerp will give a guest lecture at our institute on current challenges and solutions of research on this image processing method.

The event is organized by the High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation.


Zagreb, Croatia / 17.05. – 18.05.2023

Job Fair 2023

This year we will have a booth at the fair where we will present the work at our institute. Additionally, one of our experts, Dr. Petra Gospodnetić, will be on site and give a talk about her work in the field of »Image Processing« and »Machine Vision and Machine Learning«.


Stuttgart, Fair / 09.05.2023 – 12.05.2023

35. Control – Fair for Quality Assurance

At Control, suppliers and users will be presented with the current global range of usable technologies, processes, products and system solutions for industrial quality assurance. We will be present with experts from our departments »Material Characterization and Testing« and »Image Processing«.


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.


Berlin, Workshop / 26.04.2023

Workshop on the Project »PflegeForensik«

Together with the Dresden Attorney General's Office and the Commissariat for Economic Crime of the Leipzig Police Department, we are organizing a workshop for those interested in the project »PflegeForensik«. Whether law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, health insurance companies or students – we cordially invite everyone. Participants can try out the software demonstrator directly on site.


Berlin, Training Course / 24.04. – 28.04.2023

Quantum Computing Basics and the Most Important Algorithms

This one-week course, which we organize in cooperation with Fraunhofer FOKUS, provides an introduction to the basics of quantum computing and key algorithms. 


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.