The CBA was founded in 1988 and is an independent entity within the Faculty of Science and Technology (TN-faculty) at UU and within the Faculty of Forest Sciences (S-faculty) at SLU, respectively. CBA is supposed to be managed by a board and a director. The latter having the executive power. During 2005, there was an administrative review of all centers at UU and as a result of this some minor changes of the CBA constitution were negotiated between the universities during 2006-2007. The mandate for the previous board ended at the end of 2006. What now remains is for the new constitution to be formally adopted and put into operation by the TN-faculty board. In the end of 2009 there was finally a decision that the new constitution will be adopted so currently the different bodies are nominating members of the board. In the meantime the management of CBA rests solely with the director Ewert Bengtsson with Dr Olle Eriksson as Deputy Director. As advisors to the director, we have an informal management group consisting of the academic personnel with permanent positions plus our administrator.
The whole of CBA is administered through UU. The employees at either university are employed directly at CBA, with one exception, lecturers are employed at the IT department of UU even though their research is carried out at CBA. This has to do with the fact that we are not formally responsible for organizing undergraduate education even though we in practice organize and teach many courses, especially those in image analysis and computer graphics. Our PhD students are admitted at either the Faculty of Science and Technology (TN) at UU or at the Faculty of Forest Sciences (S) at SLU.