This year's open forum held at the Industrial Vision Days deals with the issue of ´Smarter Vision with Embedded Vision?´ and is presented by the inVISION trade magazine. It is intended to highlight the issues behind "embedded vision" and the benefits it offers users. Everyone is talking about embedded vision but to what extent can these technologies be transferred to today's machine vision and do they actually make machine vision simpler and more successful? Will the smartphone or table become tomorrow's machine vision system and replace today's traditional machine vision systems? The effects of the use of embedded vision on different machine vision components, such as (smart) cameras, software and industrial PCs, will be discussed to highlight how all areas of industrial machine vision can benefit from new embedded technology.