Computer Vision in Industry / Applications of Computer Vision (EX)

Course Details


Robert Sablatnig
Matthias Wödlinger




Exkursion (EX)



This excursion with lecture is an elective course in the Module Applications of Computer Vision in the Visual Computing Master.
The elective course ” Computer Vision in Industry” (aka Applications of Computer Vision) is a 2h lecture/ excursion combination and is held in winter terms by Robert Sablatnig and Matthias Wödlinger. EX means that the course consists of a lecture part (which is held at the beginning of the semester by Robert Sablatnig) and a guided excursion part, planned and held by Matthias Wödlinger in a 50: 50 proportion. The lecture part consists of 6 lectures and an examination; the second part consists of one excursion and 4 group meetings with a final oral and written presentation of the results achieved within the group.

If you have questions about the excursion or you have trouble finding the link, please send a mail to


What are the basic concepts of Computer Vision, and how are they used in different applications in industry? The course tries to answer these questions by describing the creation of digital images using digital cameras and the subsequent steps to derive information kept in digital images automatically.

The starting point are digital images and their creation. Then a closer look is taken into classical image processing techniques like image enhancement and compression. The next step consists of the development of digital filters and segmentation techniques in order to be able to extract specific information. Using examples in applications, the courses try to show the basic concepts, fundamental problems and simple solutions, and typical fields of image processing applications. Previous knowledge of image processing is not required, however, a basic mathematical understanding is necessary.

The work in the exercise group consists of attending an excursion and the description of the problems and the solutions in this computer vision application. At the end of the semester, the group work results should be presented orally and in a written report.

Aims of the Course:

The main goal is to give a basic understanding of the theory and practice of computer vision and its application to several case studies. Principle concepts like image acquisition, digital images, digital filters, local and global operators, and segmentation techniques and their practical application should be learned.

Requirements to pass the course

The slides regarding the excursion for the winter term 2020/21 can be found here.

One written report per group (max. 30 pages) submitted electronically (pdf) containing:

  1. List of Participants and Functions (who wrote what)
  2. Abstract (Editor)
  3. Four pages per student, including references, introduction, problem statement, solution/discussion of state-of-the-art approaches, and conclusion.
  4. Presentation Slides

One Presentation (max. 8 min per student)
One example of a previous semester:

Registration for the course

A registration for the course is necessary and can be made via the VUT teaching platform TISS.


The examination takes place written or orally (depending on the COVID19 situation.

Time and Place

The lectures are usually held on Mondays at 13:15 sharp in Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2)
The course starts with a general preliminary discussion of the course on October 2nd, 2023,13:00 c.t.

The full schedule can be seen here: Schedule