In addition to research and teaching, as documented elsewhere in this annual report, our time is taken up with many other things. In this section, we list the most important of those. The biggest effort, that involved most of us, was the joint organisation of the 22nd International Conference of Pattern Recognition in Stockholm, together with Linköping and Lund Universities. We also organised a number of smaller meetings, locally or in conjunction with larger international conferences.
Seminars are a necessary and enjoyable part of scientific work. We have a lively seminar series with, usually two seminars every Monday afternoon. Most are held by ourselves, but we often also have guest speakers. This year, there were 36 seminars at CBA. We ourselves are also often invited to give seminars at other places.
Attending international and national conferences is important for presenting our work, and even more so for getting new ideas and forming new partnerships. This year, we gave nine oral and six poster presentations. The poster presentations are often the more valuable for getting new contacts. Our scientists were special invited speakers at eight different conferences. There were also 21 presentations at non-reviewed conferences and some of us "just" participated.
We have very many visitors and often visit other groups ourselves, but we here only record those of a longer duration. Two of our scientists visited France for co-operation in mathematical morphology and our hand-written text recognition group had a two-month visitor from Spain.
Finally, we list a plethora of miscellaneous engagements in professional organisations, conferences, scientific journals, university committees and reviewing everything from conference papers to docent applications. In Figure 26, we show the logos of the scientific organisations where we have a role - the larger the logo the more people involved. The highlights of this year is that Ingela Nyström became President of the International Association of Pattern Recognition, with member societies from 47 countries and that Ewert Bengtsson join Gunilla Borgefors as Fellow of IEEE.