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 2012. 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.
Professor Stefan Seipel has served as Vice-chair of the Swedish Society for Computer Graphics (SIGRAD). Professor Ewert Bengtsson has for many years served 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. These appointments ended in March 31. Professor Gunilla Borgefors is Editor in Chief for Pattern Recognition Letters. Professor Ingela Nyström served as Secretary of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
To give some figures: We held 13 seminars outside CBA, mostly in the Uppsala area. We had six invited seminars at CBA. In addition, we held 39 seminars in our ``Monday seminar series". We gave seven special invited talks as well as ten oral and twelve poster presentations at international fully reviewed conferences, and ten other oral conference presentations. 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 49 international and 44 national ``committees'' of the most varying types in which we have served.