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 2010. 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 one award: Maria Axelsson was awarded with Benzelius award from the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala.
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 was Area Editor for Pattern Recognition Letters and is now appointed Editor in Chief.
To give some figures: We held as many as 19 seminars outside CBA, mostly in the Uppsala area, but also in The Netherlands, Serbia and South Korea. We had 16 invited seminars at CBA, from the UK, USA, France, South Korea, India, Australia and Sweden. In addition, we held 26 seminars in our ``Monday seminar series'', of which nine were Master Thesis presentations. We gave six special invited talks as well as three oral and eight poster presentations at international fully reviewed conferences, and 25 other oral conference presentations. We had long-term visitors from South Korea, Germany, Serbia, The Netherlands, USA, and India. In addition, payed a long visit to University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Amin Allalou to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. Joakim Linblad payed several longer visits to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. We have also had a large number of national and international short-term visitors at many different occasions and have often visited others ourselves. Finally, we have listed 35 international and 45 national ``committees'' of the most varying types in which we have served.