The strategic concept of the HCI is built on the fact that basic problems in image processing are largely application-independent. The approximately 80 scientists working in the HCI conduct basic research with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to basic image analysis problems for applications in industry and sciences. The HCI is part of the institutional strategy of the University of Heidelberg within the Excellence Initiative.
The HCI is also organization the Heidelberg Image Processing Forum: www.bv-forum.de. This forum became the leading continuous eduction event and contact forum between indsutry and research in Germany.