Interdisciplinary Imaging & Vision Institute Aachen

Interdisciplinary

10 departments from the humanities, natural sciences and engineering at the RWTH Aachen, the FH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich establish the i3ac together with the promotional companies.

Imaging

Capturing the real world digitally – taking pictures, processing and converting them to models – has become commonplace in all branches: from X-rays in the medical industry and industrial inspection systems up to augmented reality on smartphones.

Vision

Computer Vision means „discovering from pictures what there is in the world and where it is“ (David Marr) and forms the foundation for applications and research in the field of interaction and collaboration between humans and machines in the real world.

YOUR COMPETENCE CENTRE FOR COMPUTER VISION

The Interdisciplinary Imaging & Vision Institute e.V (i3ac) bales the available competences of imaging, image processing, 3D visualization and human-machine interaction in the Aachen site. Both in medicine and the natural, human and engineering sciences, motivated by their own respective applications, special methods and unique understanding in the field of computer vision have been developed.

The steadily increasing relevance and complexity of these topics due to digitalization require interdisciplinary cooperation in both research and industry – therefore the competence center i3ac was founded in Aachen in 2010 as a dialogue platform and catalyst.

The i3ac is a non-profit, registered association that is organized as a project house and whose board is formed by chair holders or institute directors of the association institutes.

Events promoting dialogue on computer vision between various departments and industry
Joint research projects of the member institutes and, depending on the funding format, the member companies
Bilateral consulting and development projects between i3ac and external companies
Supervision and arranging of traineeships for students, graduation works and career opportunities in the member institutes and companies
Public relations and networking at the Aachen location as a central point of contact for computer vision
Membership in the growing network is open to businesses, research and academic institutions and individuals

The Interdisciplinary Imaging & Vision Institute e.V (i3ac) bales the available competences of imaging, image processing, 3D visualization and human-machine interaction in the Aachen site. Both in medicine and the natural, human and engineering sciences, motivated by their own respective applications, special methods and unique understanding in the field of computer vision have been developed.

The steadily increasing relevance and complexity of these topics due to digitalization require interdisciplinary cooperation in both research and industry – therefore the competence center i3ac was founded in Aachen in 2010 as a dialogue platform and catalyst.

The i3ac is a non-profit, registered association that is organized as a project house and whose board is formed by chair holders or institute directors of the association institutes.

Projects

GeometryLab

For three days, art and science are expected in the Aachen Ludwig Forum in the light of geometry. In various workshops, visitors can, among other things, build their own 3D printer to take away.

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AiF research projects

The i3ac accompanies various AiF-funded research projects in the so-called project-accompanying committee and brings through the diversity of its members a broad range of expertise in the field of image processing.

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3D Metrology Conference

Using innovative 3D measuring technology industrially successfully - this question will be discussed at the annual conference 3DMC in lectures, workshops and the accompanying industrial exhibition.

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Dom-App

Together with the European Foundation, the cathedral was digitized for the Aachen Cathedral with the help of cameras and laser scanners, and an app was developed that enables a virtual visit to the Aachen Cathedral.

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The above-mentioned projects are a selection of current and past activities of the association. Bilateral consulting and development projects as well as projects with special confidentiality are not included.

Do you have an unresolved problem in the area of computer vision or would you like to contribute additional expertise to your current project? Contact us!

Members

Institutes

Werkzeugmaschinenlabor
Prof. Dr.
Robert H. Schmitt
Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management
RWTH Aachen University
Visual Computing Institute
Prof. Dr.
Leif Kobbelt
Visual Computing Institute
RWTH Aachen University
FH Aachen
Prof. Dipl-Inf.
Ingrid Scholl
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Faculty 5)
Fachhochschule Aachen
FZ Juelich
Prof. Dr.
Ulrich Schurr
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
Plant-Sciences (IBG-2)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
ISK
Prof. Dr.
Martina Ziefle
Chair of Communication Science and Human - Computer Interaction Center
RWTH Aachen University
LFB
Prof. Dr.
Dorit Merhof
Institute of Imaging and Computer Vision
RWTH Aachen University
IT Center
Prof. Dr.
Torsten Kuhlen
Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization (Chair of Computer Science 12)
RWTH Aachen University
Umic
Prof. Dr.
Bastian Leibe
Ultra High-Speed Mobile Information and Communication
RWTH Aachen University
Aices
Prof. Dr.
Benjamin Berkels
Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in CES
RWTH Aachen University
MMI
Prof. Dr.
Jürgen Roßmann
Institute for Man-Machine Interaction
RWTH Aachen University
IENT
Prof. Dr.
Jens-Rainer Ohm
Chair for Communications Engineering
RWTH Aachen University

Promotional companies

ISRA Vision
ISRA Vision
Pixargus
Pixargus
pixolus
pixolus
Trinon Titanium
Trinon Titanium
Zertrox
Zertrox
Your advantages as a member
  • Network for research and development partners as well as qualified specialists
  • Participation in research projects and co-determination of relevant research topics
  • Networking and discounts at partner events
  • Placement of students for theses and internships
  • Feasibility study for imaging projects and computer vision

Become a member

Your interest is aroused, and you would like to become a member? Please feel free to contact the management.

Institutional members can be all institutes of the RWTH Aachen University, the Aachen University Hospital, the University of Applied Sciences and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Membership for companies and individuals is possible without restriction.

The board decides on admission to the association on the basis of a membership application.

The amount of membership fees depends on the fee regulations of the association and is graduated for companies according to their annual turnover.

Network

Events

3DMC 2019

 

5-7th November 2019, London

After a successfull start of the series in Aachen and Hamburg, this year's 3DMC will take place in at Here East, London. In various talks, workshops and the accompanying exhibition, the focus is on the industrial application of innovative 3D measurement technology.

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GeometryLab

 

03-05. November 2017, Aachen

For three days, Professor Leif Kobbelt and his team at the Aachen Ludwig Forum show how fascinating the world of geometry is and how it combines art and science. In addition to the exhibits, various workshops and a science talk will be held on Sunday morning.

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Vacancies

Android Developer at pixolus

pixolus seeks an android developer (m/f) to become part of their growing team in Cologne.

Job Description

Student assistant or internship at Pixargus

Pixargus offers students the opportunity to work as a student assistant (m/f) or as part of an industrial internship in the company's development team. The tasks include the programming of image processing systems and the construction of prototypes.

Job Description

Student assisstant at ISRA Vision

ISRA Vision is looking for a student assistant (m / w) in the field of software development for industrial inspection systems. The scope of tasks ranges from the development of suitable algorithms to the integration of functionalities in user interfaces and database applications.

Job Description

Publications

You Spin my Head Right Round: Threshold of Limited Immersion for Rotation Gains in Redirected Walking

P. Schmitz, J. Hildebrandt, A. C. Valdez, L. Kobbelt and M. Ziefle

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1623-1632, April 2018.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2793671

Model-based optimisation of CT imaging parameters for dimensional measurements on multimaterial workpieces

R. H. Schmitt, A. Buratti, N. Grozmani, C. Voigtmann and M. Peterek

CIRP Annals, 2018

DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2018.04.003

Experimentable Digital Twins - Streamlining Simulation-Based Systems Engineering for Industry 4.0

M. Schluse, M. Priggemeyer, L. Atorf and J. Rossmann

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1722-1731, April 2018

DOI: 10.1109/TII.2018.2804917

Optimized imaging using non-rigid registration

B. Berkels, P. Binev, D. A. Blom, W. Dahmen, R. C. Sharpley and T. Vogt

Ultramicroscopy, Volume 138, 2014, Pages 46-56, ISSN 0304-3991

DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2013.11.007

Point cloud estimation for 3D structure-based frame prediction in video coding

H. B. Golestani, J. Schneider, M. Wien and J. R. Ohm

2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Hong Kong, 2017, pp. 1267-1272

DOI: 10.1109/ICME.2017.8019524

Contact

We look forward to your inquiry

Benjamin Montavon

Managing Director

Interdisciplinary Imaging & Vision Institute Aachen e.V.
c/o Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen
b.montavon@i3ac.de
+49 241 80 20576