EMVA Young Professional Award 2020 – Call for Papers

Prestigious industry award rewards outstanding work with prize money, presentation at EMVA Conference in Sofia and free pass for European Machine Vision Forum 2020

What is the Young Professional Award?

The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or computer vision. It is the goal of the European Machine Vision Association to further support innovation in our industry, to contribute to the important aspect of dedicated vision technology education and to provide a bridge between research and industry.

Who can apply for the YPA?

In this context, with the call for papers for the Young Professional Award 2020 the EMVA would like to specifically encourage students and young scientists from European institutions to focus on challenges in the field of vision technology and to apply latest research results and findings in computer vision to the practical needs of the machine vision industry.

Please use the form to send us your application with the title of your work and a short abstract. We will contact you immediately after receiving your application.

YPA Paper Call 2020


Statement of Mr. Tolga Birdal, winner of the 2016 Young Professional Award:

“In my perspective, the award signifies that the work is of benefit to an important and highly qualified community. This is an invaluable personal reward. Being selected by the renowned EMVA jury legitimises the worth of what I do and gives me huge encouragement.
Moreover, the EMVA is made up of individuals and companies from all over Europe, creating an exclusive machine vision network. Getting introduced into such a network is certainly an honour and holds great potential for my future career.”


What prize will the winner of the YPA 2020 receive?

Connected to the honor of the EMVA Young Professional Award and the publicity for the research work is a whole package of benefits. It includes a free conference pass and coverage of all travel costs to the EMVA Business Conference 2020; plus prize money of 1.500 Euros and free entry to the European Machine Vision Forum 2020 taking place from 10 – 11 September in Cork, Ireland.

Presentation of the awarded work at the 18th EMVA Business Conference 2020

The winner of the award will be announced at the 18th EMVA Business Conference 2020 taking place 25 – 27 June in Sofia, Bulgaria, and will have the opportunity to present the awarded work to the machine vision industry leaders from Europe and abroad. This presentation will be covered by the international machine vision press leading to further publication options on an international level.

Criteria of the works and submission

A short abstract of 1-2 pages in English language has to be submitted to the EMVA Secretariat, Ms. Nadine Kubitschek, at ypa@emva.org latest until May 11th, 2020. Please use the form to send us your application with the title of your work and a short abstract. We will contact you immediately after receiving your application.

YPA Paper Call 2020

For any questions, please contact the EMVA Secretariat at ypa@emva.org