Vision Club of Finland (VCF)
was established in 1995. It is a section of the Finnish Society of Automation (FSA).
The aim of VCF
is to promote MV theory, technological development and diffusion to industrial applications, be a forum for members and all machine vision users to disseminate technological experience and to advance professional skills, and enhance exchange of information between domestic and international organizations.
During past year the Machine Vision News magazine was distributed at the machine vision events in Finland and abroad, including EMVA Business Conference, Hannover Messe in Hannover, Vision 2006 in Stuttgart, The Vision Show East in Boston and IPOT in Birmingham.
Vision Boulevard is a concept by which machine vision vendors and research institutes present together re-cent advances in machine vision. The concept consists of a boulevard like coherent decorations, joint advertising and public relations. The key idea behind Vision Boulevard is to attract larger public visibility than each individual exhibitor could achieve alone.
Vision Boulevard will be organized again September 4–6, 2007 at Automaatio 07 fair in Helsinki.
The Finnish Society of Automation (FSA) was found-ed in 1953, is a professional association for specialists within the field of automation technology. The FSA operations cover all branches of the industry. The mem-bers represent various fields of automation, including trade, research, manufacturing, education, design and use.
The Aim of the Society is to promote control theory, technological development and industrial applications, be a forum for members and all users of automation to disseminate technological experience and to advance professional skills, enhance exchange of information between domestic and international organizations.
Members of the FSA. The membership of the society consists of ordinary, young, permanent and honorary members and patrons. Any person willing to promote the goals of the society may apply for membership. Any legal body may register with the council as a patron of the society.
Automation Foundation. The society has established a foundation to give financial support to publishing in the automation field, Finnish professional literature, in particular
Finnish Automation Support Ltd provides the society with necessary office services. It also makes practical arrangements of scientific events, excursions, society meetings, exhibitions etc.
The Automaatioväylä (Automation Bus) is the leading periodical Finnish professional publication in the automation field. The members of the society receive seven annual volumes included in the membership fee.
Mauno Kemppainen Pictures by Jaakko Herrala