Latest News

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

News from the Department


Article in the Magazine »Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit (QZ)« / 06.05.2024

Pandora's Box for Image Data

In the »eQuality« project a team of our researchers is developing a digital defect library that provides synthetic image data for optical inspection with Kl.


Press Release / 24.04.2024

Fraunhofer ITWM Generates Synthetic Data

The »Virtual Inspection Planning« team at the Fraunhofer ITWM and the BMW Group have successfully completed a joint research project investigating the use of synthetic image data, for development of automated surface inspection. This supports the inspection process using Artificial Intelligence and the standardized detection of defects.


Press Release / 26.02.2024

From the Classical to the Quantum World

As part of the Project »Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate« (QUIP), we organized the QUIP International Winter School on Quantum Machine Learning« (»Quickstart 2024«). Students and young researchers from all over the world as well as industry came together to discuss the latest developments, challenges and applications in this specialized field.


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).

Current Events


Seoul / Fair / 27.05. – 31.05.2024

WCNDT 2024

Our experts Andreas Keil and Dr Joachim Jonuscheit from the department »Materials Characterization and Testing« and our expert Dr Petra Gospodnetić from the department »Image Processing« will be giving three presentations at the twentieth World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) in South Korea. In addition to exhibitions, there will also be lectures, meetings and workshops.


Sozopol, Bulgaria / Conference / 07.06. – 13.06.2024

50th International Conference

The conference aims to bring together experts and young scientists to talk about various applications of mathematics in the fields of engineering, physics, economics and biology.

Our expert Dr. Ali Moghiseh from the department »Image Processing« will be on site at the conference and give a talk. 


Stuttgart / Fair / 23.04. – 26.04.2024

Control 2024

With Control, suppliers and users have a specialist event at their disposal which illuminates all aspects in theory and presents the current global range of usable technologies, processes, products and system solutions for industrial quality assurance in practice.

We will be on site with experts from our departments  »Material Characterization and Testing« and »Image Processing«.


Berlin / Workshop / 22.04. – 26.04.2024

Quantum Technology Professional 2024

The one-week course, which we are organizing in cooperation with Fraunhofer FOKUS, offers an introduction to the basics of quantum computing and the most important algorithms. 

Our experts from the departments »Image Processing« and »High Performance Computing« will be on site.


Hybrid Conference / 20.03. – 21.03.2024


The conference Artificial Intelligence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AI in AEC) is part of the conference series for Artificial Intelligence in the built environment.

Anna Nowacka is on site for our department »Image Processing« and will give a lecture on »Deep Learning Based Crack Segmentation in 3D Computed Tomography Images of Concrete«.


Stuttgart / Conference / 05.03.2024

86th Heidelberg Image Processing Forum

The 86th Heidelberg Image Processing Forum, which is being organized this year by the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, will focus on virtual image processing. Dr. Petra Gospodnetic will be giving a presentation and the deputy head of department »Image Processing« will also be on site.


Berlin / Fair / 20.02. – 24.02.2024

Grüne Woche 2024

The »Grüne Woche« (Green Week) in Berlin is a leading international trade fair for food, agriculture and horticulture.

Our expert and head of the department »Image Processing« will be there to present our work in the project »KI-WOOD« together with the Thünen Institute.


Kaiserslautern, Fraunhofer ITWM, Workshops

ToolIP Training Courses

In 2024 - 2025, 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.