Continuous learning is growing more and more important for a number of reasons. The knowledge we acquired during our academic and technical studies simply cannot keep up with the rapid developments in science and technology.

An increase in specialization has to be compensated by interdisciplinary knowledge to allow effective team work between specialists from different areas of expertise.

AEON offers a first-class training program on key image processing tasks. It builds on the long-standing organization of the Heidelberg Image Processing forum in collaboration with the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing.

The rationale of these courses is:

  • One-day training classes focus on key interdisciplinary topics.
  • Theory and practical exercises combined optimally. As much theory as necessary to put participants in a position to follow the topic at hand. Only a minimum of specialized knowledge needs to be memorized to understand and master even complex situations.
  • Limited number of participants for each class to allow content to be adapted to the participants' individual and enough time for questions and interaction with the speaker.
  • Participants may send in specific questions around the central topic. These will be directly covered as part of the course.

EMVA 1288

Camera users today are faced with a wealth of different image sensors. In addition to classical CCD sensors, an increasing choice of CMOS sensors become available. Which image sensor is most appropriate for a given image processing task?

Computational Imaging

In the past, image acquisition techniques and image processing were considered to be mostly independent of each other. However, people working in the field are aware that many problems can only be solved by carefully balancing both to solve the actual task at hand. So far, there are only empirical formulas and little in the way of solid fundamentals.

3-D image acquisition techniques

3-D image acquisition and processing techniques are undergoing rapid development, impacting applications in the consumer area, in broadcasting, industrial inspection and various scientific applications.

Technical optics for image processing

When do I need expensive special lenses and in which cases standard lenses are sufficient? Which lens parameters are critical for a given task and which are not?

EMVA 1288 - 2 days training

Exposé

The 1288 standard of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) for objective camera charaterization is adopted worldwide and makes it easier to compare cameras and image sensors of different vendors. In addition, the standard also evolved to an indispensable means to shorten development cycles and improve the quality of cameras and sensors. The standard characterizes the devices strictly by physical parameters. It focuses on the camera without a lens and introduces objective criteria for the rating of sensitivity, noise, spectral sensitivity, dark current, nonuniformities and defective pixels and includes a one-page standardized summary data sheet for easy comparison. The standard comprises both area and line cameras with monochrome and color sensors.

Aim of Training Course

The aims of the training course are

  • to demonstrate the benefits of the standard
  • to acquire in-depth knowledge about its foundations
  • to gain first hands-on experience on the required measuring equipment, optimum set up of the measurements, and analysis the results.
  • to understand deviations of measurements from ideal behavior: what are the reasons?
  • to get practical experience by performing EMVA 1288 measurements with test equipment
  • to answer specific individual questions

Upcoming training dates on request

Computational Imaging

Content

In the past, image acquisition techniques and image processing were considered to be mostly independent of each other. However, people working in the field are aware that many problems can only be solved by carefully balancing both to solve the actual task at hand. So far, there are only empirical formulas and little in the way of solid fundamentals.

Recent developments in computational imaging also provide the basis to look at image acquisition and image processing concertedly. The basic concept was initially developed for and applied to computer graphics ("image-based rendering") before moving into consumer applications. In the area of machine vision, computational imaging makes it possible to develop visual inspection systems.

Examples include acquisition techniques using a widened depth of focus or systems allowing capture and analysis of complex optical surface characteristics as well as 3-D structures at the same time.

Scope

This course conveys fundamental knowledge on the basic principles of computational imaging, introduces the key practical methods and illustrates future prospects.

Upcoming training dates on request

3-D imaging techniques

Content

Typical image acquisition and image processing techniques are limited to 2-D data, not allowing measurement of depth and distance.

3-D image acquisition and processing techniques are undergoing rapid development, impacting applications in the consumer area, in broadcasting, industrial inspection and various scientific applications.

A confusing wealth of different techniques is used for 3-D image acquisition. Without a solid background in the principles of 3-D image acquisition techniques it is very difficult to select the best technique for a given task.

Scope

The course is conveying basic knowledge on 3-D image acquisition techniques.

Upcoming training dates on request

Technical optics for image processing

Content

People working in the field of image processing are confronted with a confusing wealth of optical components. Many of them lack the knowledge to use these components in an optimal way for a given task.

When do I need expensive special lenses and in which cases standard lenses are sufficient? Which lens parameters are critical for a given task and which are not?

Scope

This class conveys fundamentals of optics that image processing staff need to know for optimal image acquisition.

Language

This class is held in German only. English courses can be arranged for groups of at least 6 people on request.

Upcoming training dates on request

Organizational aspects

Location

AEON Studio centre
Niddastr. 28 a
63452 Hanau

Training hours

from 10 am to 5 pm

(unless otherwise stated)

Cancellation of registration

Up to 10 working days before the training at no charge.

Nine and less working days before the training, 50 % of the fee will be applied (substitute participants may be nominated).

The organizer reserves the right to cancel courses in the event of an insufficient number of participants.

Participation fees already paid will be refunded.

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