Technology Days Eastern Europe
‘Integrated Machine Vision’ - IMV Europe 2001
Budapest, Hungary, 29 – 30 January 2001

Themes, Venue, Organised byHosted bySupported byConference Secretariat, EUTIST Contact Point, Background, Objectives, Who should attend?Registration and feeAccommodationArrival in Budapest - Transfer from the Airport & RailwayImportant datesAgendaPartnering, New Call InformationCo-operation Catalogue for Partnering


Integration in the Loop of Machine Vision and Control Systems, Cognitive Vision Systems, R&D Projects and Take-up Projects


Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Plenary Hall, Building "K", 1st floor
(Address: Műegyetem rkp. 3., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary)

Please visit here the searchable map of Budapest (for searching of the Conference venue please type the word "Mu"egyetem"). The location can be found here (P-10).
For those coming by car: arriving at Budapest on highway M1 please follow green signs showing "Petofi-hid" (Petofi Bridge). The Conference venue is situated at the bank of the Danube in Buda, on the left side of the Petofi bridge about 500 m. So you do not have to cross the bridge but when approaching the bridge you must turn off to the right and then turning to the left drive under the bridge along the quay. The Conference venue (marked as Building K) is appr. 500 m from the bridge.
Organised by the

European Cluster “Integrated Machine Vision (EUTIST-IMV)”

Conference chairman:
  Dietmar Starke (Co-ordinator)
   CiS Institut für Mikrosensorik gGmbH Erfurt, Germany
   Phone: +49 361 4205 174
   Fax: +49 361 4205 176

  Mark Sawyer
   University of Edinburgh, UK
   Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
   Phone: +44 131 650 5019
   Fax: +44 131 650 6555

  Antti Soini
   Satakunta Polytechnic Finland
   R & D Centre O´Sata
   Phone: +358 2 620 3174
   Fax: +358 2 620 3160

Further references:
   EUTIST – IMV Predecessor “HPCN TTN Network”

Hosted by

Supported by

European Commission, Directorate General Information Society

Conference Secretariat

SCOPE Meetings Ltd.
Kende u. 13-17., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
phone:    +361 209 6001
fax:        +361 386 9378

EUTIST Contact Point

Dietmar Starke (Co-ordinator)
CiS Institut für Mikrosensorik gGmbH Erfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 361 4205 174
Fax: +49 361 4205 176


The scope of IMV 2001 is the use of machine vision technologies in new industrial applications. Focus is on the integration of these technologies in processes and control systems. Furthermore, more long term research possibilities in the area of cognitive vision systems and advanced control systems are addressed.


IMV 2001 is targeted at organisations from the Newly Associated States to meet representatives from running EU-supported projects related to the theme of integrated machine vision. IMV 2001 will present the latest possibilities for organisations from Newly Associated States for participating in the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST) of the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission, which includes both Research & Development and Technology Take-up projects.

The objective of IMV 2001 is to disseminate relevant achievements and actual results from European projects and to stimulate partnering through presentations, discussions and interactions. The aim is to create future collaborations, eventually resulting in new projects in the IST Programme.

Who should attend?

Registration and fee

The participation in the European Technology Days “Integrated Machine Vision” is free of charge for the attendees. Registration is required by 15 January 2001. Late registration is subject to availability of space.

Travel and accommodation are at the participants’ expense.


A block reservation for participants has been made in Conference hotels below. Room rates include breakfast and taxes.

Method of hotel reservation: the hotel should be contacted directly. To benefit from the special conference rates, please refer to the name of the conference: "IMV Days".

Hotel Ventura***
Fehérvári út 179., H-1119 Budapest
phone: +361 208 1232
fax: +361 208 1234, 208 1241
Single room:  DEM 70/night (appr. EUR 36)
(incl. breakfast and taxes)
Hotel Gellért****
Gellért tér 1., H-1111 Budapest
phone: +361 385 2200, +361 466 6867
fax: +361 466 6631
Single room:  DEM 165 /night (appr. EUR 85)
(incl. breakfast and taxes)

For further hotel opportunities (without special Conference rates) please visit the following website:

Arrival in Budapest - Transfer from the Airport & Railway

Most participants will arrive at the Budapest Ferihegy Airport. The simplest means of transportation to any place in Budapest is via minibuses. This door-to-door Airport Minibus Service is reasonably priced (approx. USD 6) and is much more reliable than taxis. Please contact the Minibus Desk upon your arrival.

A Railbus Service operates from the three major railway stations, with approximately the same conditions as the Airport Minibus.

Important dates

15 January 2001 – Deadline for entry in Co-operation Catalogue
29 - 30 January 2001 – IMV 2001 Budapest

Technology Days “Integrated Machine Vision”
Venue: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
(Műegyetem rkp. 3., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary)

Tentative Agenda

29 January 2001 1st Day
12:00 – 13:30  Participants’ registration
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome
13:45 – 14:30 The Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme
Max Lemke (European Commission)
Focus on Take-up Measures
~ Overview
~ Calls in 2001: Take-up Measures
~ Opportunities for Organisations from the Newly Associated States
~ Take-up Action Line IV.2.4:
~ Computing, Communications & Networks Take-up Measures
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:45 The EUTIST-IMV Thematic Cluster of Integrated Machine Vision Trials
Mark Sawyer, EPCC, University of Edinburgh
15:45 – 16:00 The EUTIST-M Thematic Cluster of Trials of Technologies for Medical Applications
Massimo Busuoli, ENEA Bologna, Italy
16:00 – 17:30 Experiences, results and lessons learnt from trial projects related to machine vision of the HPCN TTN Network
Antti Soini, Satakunta Polytechnic, R&D Centre O´Sata (Chair)

Tentative Speakers:
Jaakko Vuorilehto, inX Systems Kerava, Finland
Heinz-Wolfgang Lahmann, GFE e.V. Schmalkalden, Germany
Peter Placek, MERZ, Czech Republic
Uwe Knaak, Parsytec Computer GmbH Aachen, Germany
Kimmo Simomaa, CCD Photonics Ltd. Espoo, Finland

17:30 – 17:45 Questions and Answers (all participants)
17:45 – 18:30 Introduction to Partnering and Brokerage - Partnering Session
Dietmar Starke, CiS Institut für Mikrosensorik gGmbH Erfurt, Germany
(incl. presentations by interested participants: profile and ideas, 
1-2 minutes, maximum two foils per participant)
20:00 Social Event
(free service for the registered participants)
30 January 2001 2nd Day
09:00 – 09:45 The Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme
Tom Clausen (European Commission)
Focus on RTD Measures
~ Overview
~ Calls in 2001: RTD Measures
~ Opportunities for Organisations from the Newly Associated States
~ RTD Action Line IV.2.1:
~ Real-Time Distributed Systems
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 12:00 Partnering Session – Continuation from Day 1
Chair: Dietmar Starke
12:00 – 13:00 Questions and Answers - Bilateral Discussions


New Call Information



Within Call 6 for the IST Programme, the above-mentioned action line is planned to be opened in January 2001 with a tentative closing date in April 2001. To complement research and development work on-going in Europe in the technical areas addressed below, Action Line IV.2.4 is particularly targeted at users from all industrial and services sectors, who in the technology adoption curve would normally fall under the categories early adopters or early majority. Action Line IV.2.4 is planned to be opened for technology take-up project proposals of the following types:

The following technical areas are covered:

(1) Adaptation and introduction of mobile and intelligent agent technologies to new services and industrial applications. This includes for example service creation, information filtering, electronic commerce, or network management applications. Users could be on all levels of the value chain ranging from network operators, to service providers or businesses trading electronically.

(2) Adaptation and introduction of middleware for distributed applications with shared resources to new services and industrial applications. This includes for example technologies such as distributed object broker architectures, application and integration servers, or web integration. Applications could cover a broad range including for example web-based distributed applications, or the use of distributed object broker architectures for component-based integration with legacy systems on corporate or virtual enterprise levels.

(3) Introduction and intelligent integration of embedded vision and/or control systems in production environments, with a focus on low cost off-the-shelf components, and integrated networked systems in industrial application in all sectors.

Individual take-up projects can only reach a limited proportion of European industries and services directly. Their full impact can only be achieved by a multiplier effect, realized through dissemination of a critical mass of results and experiences gained, and collective, pro-active and focused stimulation of further transfer, replication and re-deployment across borders and industrial/services sectors. Proposers should therefore be prepared to being clustered with successful proposals related to the same theme. In practice, this means that projects addressing a particular theme will be executed under a single contract, with horizontal work packages on dissemination and co-ordination. As a result of a previous Call, two such project clusters were created under the themes “Integrated Machine Vision” and “Technologies for Medical Applications”. With the selected proposals of the Calls closing in October 2000 and April 2001, it is envisaged to possibly extend these clusters and to create new ones within the above scope.

Updates to this note can be found under For further information, please refer to the Unit INFSO E1 home page, and to the IST Work Programme 2001 ( under Key Action IV, Action Line IV.2.4, and under Annex 1 for the definitions of Take-up Measures of type “TRIAL” and “BEST PRACTICE”. Transparencies from the Information Session on the respective Action Line in Work Programme 2000 on 28 June 2000 in Brussels are available under

Information for proposers in Call 6 is planned to be published in January 2001 together with the Call. In the meantime, the documentation provided for Call 4 is proposed to be used as reference because only minor incremental changes are expected: (refer to former Action Line IV.2.5 of Work Programme 2000: Call Text, Guide for Proposers, …). Please in particular also refer to the Evaluation Manual - Annex I: User-friendly Information Society for weights, thresholds and detailed provisions of the evaluation criteria related to take-up. A standard model contract for “Accompanying Measures Specific to Technology Take-up” can be found under For examples of take-up projects, please refer to the HPCN TTN Network (, a take-up initiative in ESPRIT IV. For general information on the IST Programme please refer to the IST Programme home page (

Please also refer to the following Action Lines for R&D project proposals in related technical areas: In Call6, Action Line IV.2.1 addresses real-time distributed systems including development environments to support real time, distributed applications; robust cognitive vision systems acquiring and using knowledge for decision making; and high performance, distributed control systems that are composable and meet stringent real time requirements. In Call 7 (opening expected in June and closing in October 2001), Cross Programme Action Line CPA 12 addresses the emerging topic of application services provision.

For any queries related to the content of your proposal, to the composition of  consortia, or to budgetary aspects, please contact:
Tom Clausen
European Commission
Tel. (32-2) 29-94942
Fax (32-2) 29-68389
or Max Lemke
European Commission
Tel. (32-2) 29-91575 
Fax (32-2) 29-68389 

For all administrative information or queries related to proposal submission, please contact:

IST Information Desk
Tel. (32-2) 29-68596
Fax (32-2) 29-68388

Co-operation Catalogue for Partnering

Co-operation Catalogue Opening for partnering will be available from 20th January 2001 via URL. Please visit this page after that date.