Apart from the activities reported in previous Sections, we also spend much time and effort on outside contacts. These contacts are aimed at colleagues in academia, at industries based on image analysis or need of it, and at society in general. We participate in conferences; give and organize seminars; receive visitors and make visits, both for long and short stays; and participate in many different committees, both international and national. In the following Section, we have listed these activities for the year 2009. We have left out all meetings within ongoing research projects and all lectures we have given or attended as part of the regular educational activities. Still, the lists are quite extensive.
This year CBA personnel received two awards: Robin Strand was awarded with Benzelius award from the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala and Erik Wernersson received the best paper award at an international conference, ISPA'09.
Professor Stefan Seipel has served as Vice-chair of the Swedish Society for Computer Graphics (SIGRAD). Professor Ewert Bengtsson continued to serve as advisor to the Rector of UU on information technology and also as Chair of the UU IT-council, together with many other related appointments. Professor Gunilla Borgefors is one of three Area Editors for the Journal ``Pattern Recognition Letters''. To give some figures: We held as many as 20 seminars outside CBA, most in the Uppsala area, but also in Denmark, Croatia, South Korea, India and Sri Lanka. We had eight invited seminars at CBA, from Spain, and Sweden. In addition, we held 35 seminars in our ``Monday seminar series'', of which six were Master Thesis presentations. We gave eight special invited talks, six oral and three poster presentations at international fully reviewed conferences, and ten other oral conference presentations. We had one long-term visitor from Serbia and one from South Korea. In addition, Joakim Linblad has spent several longer visits at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. We have also received a large number of national and international short-term visitors at many different occasions and have often visited others ourselves.
Finally, we have listed 29 international and 47 national ``committees'' of the most varying types in which we have served.