The Vision Conference
Save money with the All Access Pass - Your Best Value! Includes four days of training, three days of exhibits, keynote address and the complete conference proceedings.
$645.00 per person
One Class or Any Full Day Pass
$225.00 per person
Complete Conference Proceedings CD
Even if you attend just one course, you can get the entire conference proceedings on CD! (already included with Vision ‘All Access Pass’)
$95.00 with any One Day Pass
$295.00 a la carte
Certified Vision Professional Program
The Vision Conference affords attendees the opportunity to become Basic or Advanced Certified Vision Professionals. You can take the specified courses during the conference, followed by either the Basic or Advanced Exam.
Basic Level Exam Fees:
Advanced Level Exam Fees:
|The Vision Show Conference Agenda|
|Monday, May 7, 2012|
|8:00 am to 12:00 pm||Tutorial 1 – CVP-Basic Certification Class
The Fundamentals of Machine Vision
Instructor: David Dechow, Aptúra Machine Vision Solutions
You’ll learn all the basics, including how images are captured and transferred to the computer, the principles of lighting, and the common processing algorithms used by machine vision systems. Discover how to successfully implement machine vision and how to avoid common pitfalls during the implementation, launch and production phases. This is an ideal training course for people new to machine vision as well as a great refresher course for anyone with machine vision responsibilities.
|8:00 am to 12:00 pm||Tutorial 2 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Advanced Color Machine Vision and Applications
Instructor: Ben Dawson, Teledyne DALSA
Color is important for a growing number of machine vision applications in food, pharmaceutical, automotive and many other markets. This course will start with how color images are formed and then review aspects of human color vision that are important in designing a color machine vision system. Then we concentrate on how to build and apply color machine vision systems to tasks such as automated inspection, tracking, identification and color matching.
|1:30 pm to 2:30 pm||Tutorial 3 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Reliable Vision Application Development
Instructor: Robert Tait, GE Global Research
Producing a reliable vision system is no accident. It begins with creating a strong specification that carries through to component selection to system development and finally deployment. This course will help the end user and the integrator walk through the steps needed to enhance their projects success. Individuals of all experience levels will benefit from the techniques that will be conveyed during this course.
|1:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Tutorial 4 – CVP-Basic Certification Class
Beginning Lighting & Optics for Machine Vision
Instructors: Greg Hollows, Edmund Optics, Daryl Martin, Advanced illumination
This course focuses on lighting geometry and the basics of illumination optics. Learn how and where light fits into the energy spectrum, review components of the machine vision front end to understand how they impact the images acquired by the system, and learn how to define the fundamental parameters of optical layout. Get a real world understanding of how to balance your system’s field of view, resolution working distance, and depth of field. You’ll leave this course ready to converse with seasoned lighting and optics designers and suppliers!
|3:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Tutorial 5 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Advanced Vision Guided Robotics
Instructor: Steve Prehn, FANUC Robotics America
Vision guidance is common in robot applications. This course will detail proper techniques for implementing a vision guidance system and will include the latest technology advances. Attendees should possess basic robotic and system integration knowledge.
|Tuesday, May 8, 2012|
|8:00 am to 10:00 am||Tutorial 6 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Advanced Vision Lighting
Instructor: Jonathan Ludlow, Microscan Systems, Inc.
Designed for the engineering professional, this course concentrates on real world techniques for successful illumination. You’ll learn how to select proper illumination wavelengths and how to deal with complex part surface geometries. Other topics include illumination integration, and controlling back reflections. Prior attendance at a Basic Lighting course is encouraged, but not required.
|8:00 am to 11:00 am||Tutorial 7 – CVP-Basic Certification Class
The Fundamentals of Camera and Image Sensor Technology
Instructor: Steve Kinney, JAI, Inc.
Gain a basic understanding of camera design, from analog to digital cameras. Find out about different camera types and their capabilities. Learn about capabilities of different camera outputs from analog to USB to Camera Link. Other topics include CCD and CMOS sensors, the capabilities of monochrome versus color sensors, area scan and line scan arrays, and which cameras are best suited for specific vision applications.
|11:15 am to 12:15 pm||Keynote Address:
Cameras in Consumer Electronics – What Does the Future Hold?
Leo Baldwin, President Functional Photonics
Cameras in our modern day devices have become ubiquitous. As the resolutions of miniature cameras soar beyond 8 million pixels, requiring that the pitch of those pixels measure 1.4 millionths of a meter or even less, it is time to examine the implications of pixels that are smaller than the ability of the associated lens to resolve. Leo Baldwin, a leading designer of next generation consumer electronic devices, will share what’s in store for the future and just how small these cameras should be.
|12:45 pm to 3:15 pm||Tutorial 8 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Advanced Optics for Vision
Instructor: Stuart Singer, Schneider Optics, Inc.
Designed for the engineering professional, this course concentrates on real world techniques for putting together optic systems that work. You’ll learn how to select proper lens components, optomechanical layout, including system bends, and mounting techniques. Prior attendance at a Basic Optics course is encouraged, but not required.
|3:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Tutorial 9 – CVP-Basic Certification Class
Image Processing Fundamentals
Instructor: Dr. Romik Chatterjee, Graftek Imaging
In this technical class you’ll gain an understanding of how machine vision and imaging algorithms work. These fundamentals will be used to show a variety of ways to solve real world industry application examples. Attendees will be exposed to the strength and capabilities that software can provide while gaining an understanding of complete imaging system requirements needed to optimize their application needs.
|3:30 pm to 5:00 pm||Tutorial 10 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Metrology and 2D Calibration Techniques
Instructor: David Michael, Cognex Corporation
Participants will gain an understanding of techniques for creating systems that yield reliable and repeatable measurement results. Practices for proper calibration of imaging systems ranging from appropriate usage of targets to accurate algorithm deployment will be discussed. How to manage images correctly to create repeatable results will be reviewed. Anyone who is developing metrology systems or having and need for accurate measurements will benefit from this curriculum.
|7:00 pm||The Vision Networking Party
Join this party for great networking, dinner, drinks and the hot blues musician Albert Cummings. The private party is open to Vision Show attendees and exhibitors - tickets ($35) are required. The Hard Rock Cafe is approx. two miles from the Hynes Convention Center near the historic Faneuil Hall area of Boston. Tickets can be purchased online with your show or conference registration.
|Wednesday, May 9, 2012|
|8:00 am to 10:30 am||Tutorial 11 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Designing High-Speed and Linescan Vision Systems
Instructor: Perry West, Automated Vision Systems, Inc.
In this course you learn how latency and determinism relates to high-speed and to real-time performance and how the different types of vision system components affect the latency of the vision system. Topics cover components for image acquisition as well as different approaches to image processing, including processing architecture/hardware, operating system, application software, and resynchronization. You’ll learn about the performance parameters you must know to quantify speed and real-time performance and a methodology for guiding the design of a vision system. Example designs illustrate how you use these parameters and techniques to achieve design performance goals.
|8:00 am to 9:00 am||Session 1
Advanced Solutions for Motion and Vision Integration
Instructor: Priya Ramachandran, National Instruments
This course provides an in-depth analysis on implementing motion and vision solutions from basic communication methods to highly advanced FPGA-based solutions. Learn how to address common challenges when integrating these technologies. The session will cover current trends and innovative technologies that can be leveraged to optimize your integration.
|9:15 am to 10:15 am||Session 2
Introduction to 3D Vision Techniques
Instructor: Ben Dawson, Teledyne DALSA
This course will provide an introduction to various, common techniques for sensing 3D (depth). You’ll learn the benefits, challenges and applications for each 3D technique. Learn tips and methods for applying triangulation, the most commonly used machine vision 3D technique.
|10:45 am to 12:15 pm||Tutorial 12 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
3D Vision System Development
Instructor: Dr. Mattias Johannesson, SICK
Learn how advancements in 3-D camera technology are enabling new solutions for more applications than ever before. Review the many vision-based 3-D measurement techniques and which achieve the best results. This session will provide real application techniques you can use in electronics, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, aerospace, automotive and many other industries.
|1:30 pm to 2:30 pm||Certified Vision Professional – Basic Level EXAM|
|3:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Tutorial 13 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Advanced Vision System Integration
Instructor: David Dechow, Aptúra Machine Vision Solutions
This course will detail proper techniques for implementing a vision system including application analysis, project specification and implementation of components. It will also address integration of a machine vision system into a full automation system including network communications. Attendees should possess a basic understanding of machine vision, optics and lighting.
|3:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Session 3
Camera Interface Technologies
Bob McCurrach, AIA
Fredrich Dierks, Basler Vision Technologies – GenICam
Chris Beynon, Active Silicon – CoaXPress
Eric Carey, Teledyne DALSA – GigE Vison
Steve Kinney, JAI – Camera Link & Camera Link HS
Eric Gross, National Instruments – USB3 Vision
Learn how changes developing in camera interface technologies will positively affect your machine vision systems. Get an overview of standards available today and what lies ahead for camera interfaces such as GigE Vision, Camera Link, Camera Link HS, GenICam, CoaXpress and USB3 Vision. You’ll leave this class with a better understanding of standards allowing you to develop the right investment strategy for your company.
|Thursday, May 10, 2012|
|8:00 am to 10:15 am||Tutorial 14 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Particle Analysis and Classification Techniques
Instructor: Kevin Landman, PPT Vision
The ability to correctly analyze and classify details and particles in an image can be critical to the success of an imaging application. Strategies around thresholding, advanced morphology and the correct usage of particle filters will be covered. Additional topics include training strategies, images transforms, and image filtering.
|8:00 am to 10:00 am||Session 4
Advances in LED Lighting and Lighting Techniques
John Merva, Advanced illumination - LED Drivers and Control
Brian Merz, ProPhotonix Limited - LED Technology for Machine Vision with a Focus
on Chip-on-Board LED Illumination
Jason Dougherty, Midwest Optical Systems – Machine Vision Filters, it’s the Law
Matt Pinter, Smart Vision Lights – Advanced Lighting Applications
Machine vision lighting can be confusing, this session will discuss advances in light sources, lighting control, spectral filtering and other lighting techniques that help you get the most from your images. Real world examples of best scenario lighting in a variety of machine vision applications are given.
|10:30 am to 11:30 am||Tutorial 15 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Non-Visible Imaging Theory and Techniques
Instructor: Douglas Malchow, Goodrich ISR Systems
Non-visible imaging methods offer unique benefits for a variety of vision tasks. In this session, you’ll learn more about infrared and thermal techniques and better understand if non-visible imaging solutions are right for your specific needs.
|12:30 pm to 2:30 pm||Tutorial 16 – CVP-Advanced Certification Class
Advanced Camera and Image Sensor Technology
Instructor: Dr. Joachim Linkemann, Basler Vision Technologies
Explore the different levels of image quality at the sensor level. Details relating to quantum efficiency, dark noise, signal to noise ratio will be discussed in detail. In addition to topics related to area scan cameras, the proper usage of line scan and TDI cameras will be reviewed. Sensor size classification and new camera mounting standardization will be covered.
|3:00 pm to 5:00 pm||Certified Vision Professional – Advanced Level EXAM|