Aims and Objectives

The BMVA provides a national forum for individuals and organisations involved in machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition in the United Kingdom. Its principal aims are to:


In pursuit of the above goals, the association's primary activities are:

In addition to the above, other activities are listed on the Activities page.

We are also active in social media:

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Areas in which the association is active include

The BMVA is a member organisation of the International Association of Pattern Recognition

The BMVA is also a member of the Campaign for Science and Engineering and works with the following organizations:


The British Machine Vision Association andSociety for Pattern Recognition is a Company limited by guarantee,No.2543446, registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Innovative Computing Group, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, Christopherson Building (Office E234), South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE. The Association is a non-profit-making body and is registered as charity No.1002307.