H2020 MSCA Innovative Training Network for the research on Advanced Hardware/Software Components for Integrated/Embedded Vision Systems

Events 2017

ACHIEVE-ITN Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, November 8-9, 2017

The kick-off or the project took place at the facilities of CSIC in Brussels. The meeting was attended by representatives of the majority of the members of the consortium. During the talks we reviewed the status of the Consortium Agreement, described the information and justification procedures, constituted the boards, reviewed the Research Program, designed the recruiting campaign and consolidated the calendar of training activities.

Events 2018

Workshop on the Architecture of Smart Cameras

Coimbra, June 27-28, 2018

The first technical activity organized within ACHIEVE-ITN was the 7th annual Workshop on the Architecture of Smart Cameras (WASC 2018). It was chaired by one of our partners, Prof. Helder Araujo from the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) of the University of Coimbra. The workshop took place at the facilities of the ISR. Technical sessions were organized around:

  • Smart cameras and vision applications
  • Smart image sensors
  • Deep learning applications
  • Smart cameras and image processing

WASC is dedicated to all aspects of embedded vision systems, smart camera networks, smart imagers and vision chips. The purpose of this workshop is to create a place to share experiences and concerns while presenting the latest advances and work in progress. The setup is rather informal in order to foster discussion and promote collaboration between researchers from complementary disciplines. The "spirit of WASC" is defined by the absence of a registration fee, no parallel sessions, i. e. all attendees participate in the same activities, enough margin in the schedules to allocate discussions, and the promotion of demos, posters and full-interation sessions.



Scientific course on ‘CMOS image sensors’

Coimbra, June 27-28, 2018

A short course on CMOS image sensors was co-located with WASC 2018.  The main objective of the doctoral training of the ESRs is the development of their core research skills. They will be trained at the respective host institutions through excellent research and local training activities related with the local doctorate programmes. In combination with this, they will develop additional research skills that delivered through network interactions. The target is to develop a common framework for multilevel/ multidisciplinary optimization of smart embedded vision systems. By learning about the different components of theses systems, ESRs will be able to propagate specifications and limitations across the system during collaborative works. This short course on CMOS image sensors contained specific lectures on:

  • Light detection in semiconductors
  • CMOS image sensor architectures
  • Noise in CMOS imagers
  • Time-of-flight detection in CMOS
  • Smart CMOS image sensors

The mission of this course was to provide a wide background on CMOS image sensors. Instructors for this course were members of the ACHIEVE-ITN consortium:

  • Prof. Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez (University of Seville)
  • Prof. Ricardo Carmona-Galán (CSIC)
  • Prof. Renato Turchetta (IMASENIC)


Seminar on ‘Sociological impact of surveillance technologies’

Coimbra, June 27, 2018

Together with the development of core and complementary research skills, the ESRs are also trained in transferable skills that will help them to develop a high-ly employable professional profile. One of the aspects to be worked out at these network-wide training events is their role in  carrying out responsible research and innovation. This seminar --- also co-located with WASC 2018--- is dedicated to the analysis of the effects of pervasive and continuous monitoring on society and human relations, from an ethical and from a legal point or view. Understanding these effects is the first step towards public engagement and the development of sustainable innovation in this field. This seminar covered aspects like:

  • Privacy-aware monitoring
  • Legal framework for surveillance
  • Psychologic effects of constant monitoring
  • Ethical use of surveillance technology

The seminar was delivered by Ms. Marta Peirano, journalist and writer, deputy director of eldiario.es


Demo session at ICDSC 2018

Eindhoven, September 3-4, 2018

2018 ACM International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras was held at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Members of the research group at IMSE (CSIC-Univ. Sevilla) teamed with scientists from Univ. Santiago de Compostela and the Politechnic Univ. of Cartagena to present results of their coordinated research on the integration of architectures and components for embedded vision.

Demos on 2D and 3D image sensors, high dynamic range,  hardware platforms for embedded vision and deep learning and FPGA feature extractors were presented.


Events 2019

ACHIEVE-ITN Project Check Meeting

Seville, March 5, 2019

On M18 of the chronogram, the Project Check Meeting of ACHIEVE-ITN took place at the facilities of the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla (CSIC) in Seville, Spain. The event counted with the participation of representatives of all the beneficiary institutions. All the key people were present plus all the Fellows. The participation of the Project Officer was supported by videoconference because  of logistic reasons. The main point of the agenda were:

  • Address of the Project Officer to the Consortium
  • Report of the Project Coordinator
  • Introduction to the individual research projects of the ESRs
  • Meeting of the Project Officer with the ESRs
  • Meeting of the Project Officer with the IPs



Seminar on ‘Open Science’

Seville, March 6, 2019

As part of the training on Responsible Research and Innovation, 



Seminar on ‘Ethics in Scientific Research and Publication’

Seville, March 6, 2019

As part of the training on Responsible Research and Innovation,