The Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis (SCIA) is a biennial conference on computer vision, image analysis, and pattern recognition. It has been held since 1980 in the scandinavian countries Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. In 2019, SCIA will return to Linköping University, Sweden, where the first conference was held in 1980. However, this time it will be in the nearby city of Norrköping, which hosts the Norrköping Campus of Linköping University.

The conference will be co-located with the Swedish Symposium on Deep Learning (SSDL), which takes place on June 10-11. For more information on SSDL, please see the symposium webpage.

Proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.




Keynote speakers

Laura Leal-Taixe
  • Laura Leal-Taixé
  • Professor, Technical University of Munich

  • Prof. Laura Leal-Taixé is leading the Dynamic Vision and Learning group at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona. She did her Master Thesis at Northeastern University, Boston, USA and received her PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) from the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

    During her PhD she did a one-year visit at the Vision Lab at the University of Michigan, USA. She also spent two years as a postdoc at ETH Zurich, Switzerland and one year at the Technical University of Munich. In 2017, she won the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of 1.65 million euros from the presitgious Humboldt Foundation for her project "socialMaps".

Lourdes Agapito
  • Lourdes Agapito
  • Professor, University College London

  • Lourdes Agapito holds the position of Professor of 3D Vision in the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL). Her research in Computer Vision has focused on the inference of 3D information from the video acquired from a single moving camera. While early research focused on static scenes, attention soon turned to the much more challenging problem of estimating the 3D shape of non-rigid objects (Non-Rigid Structure from Motion, NR-SFM) or complex dynamic scenes where an unknown number of objects might be moving, possibly deforming, independently. Prof. Agapito's research group investigates all theoretical and practical aspects of NRSFM: deformable tracking; dense optical flow estimation and non-rigid video registration; 3D reconstruction of deformable and articulated structure and dense 3D modelling of non-rigid dynamic scenes.

Fred Hamprecht
  • Fred Hamprecht
  • Professor, Heidelberg University
  • Visiting Professor, Uppsala University

  • Fred Hamprecht holds the Robert-Bosch endowed professorship for Image Analysis and Learning at Heidelberg University. His research interests lie in image processing and machine learning. His main focus is on the development of algorithms to solve interesting problems from the life sciences. Major applications include the tracing of all neurites in a brain, the tracking of all cells in a developing embryo, and quantitative analysis of high-throughput experiments. The group puts particular emphasis on the user-friendly training of such systems, and is actively developing open source libraries and programs such as ilastik. Prof. Hamprecht studied and earned his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), and became a Professor for Multidimensional Image Processing at Heidelberg University in 2001. He is a co-founder of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI).


The main topics of SCIA 2019 include:

  • 3D vision
  • Color and multispectral image analysis
  • Computational imaging and graphics
  • Faces and gestures
  • Feature extraction and segmentation
  • Biometrics
  • Document analysis
  • Matching, registration and alignment
  • Medical and biomedical image analysis
  • Motion analysis and tracking
  • Object and scene recognition
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition
  • Remote sensing image analysis
  • Robot vision
  • Video and multimedia analysis
  • IR image processing
  • Deep convolutional neural networks
  • Signal processing and applications

Call for papers

Call for papers can be downloaded here.

How to submit a paper to SCIA 2019

The papers can be submitted by following this link. Instructions for the submission will appear in the submission system.

Paper preparation

The maximum allowed length for a paper is 12 pages (single column), including references and appendices (if any). Paper submissions are anonymous, i.e. authors should not write their names and affiliations in the submitted paper.

Papers can be submitted in LaTeX or Word format:

Camera ready submission

Papers accepted for presentation must be resubmitted by April 3 in the submission system. The resubmission must consists of 3 different files:

  1. the source files (LaTeX or Word) of the revised version of the manuscript. If your manuscript is written in LaTeX, you must ensure to provide all the figures, bibliography and additional manuscript files necessary to compile the final PDF. All the files should be included into a single ZIP file;
  2. a separate file containing the answers to the reviewer comments, explaining how you addressed their critics and suggestions in the revised version of the manuscript;
  3. a signed version (in PDF) of Springer copyright, available for download at the link below.

Copyright submission

Authors whose paper has been accepted for presentation in SCIA 2019 must download and compile the Springer copyright form, necessary for the publication in the Springer proceedings. The copyright form must be compiled as follows:

The copyright form must be signed by the corresponding author of the paper and the three boxes in the end must be checked, only if one of the categories apply. Once the form is filled, it must be scanned and converted ina PDF file, which has to be sent along with the files required for the camera ready version of the manuscipt (see above), before April 3.

The copyright form can be downloaded here.


For the oral paper presentation, authors are asked to prepare a set of slides for a talk of 15-17 minutes.

Original research and double submissions

The research papers must neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. Preprints (such as ArXiv) are accepted.


Papers accepted for the SCIA 2019 conference will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science Proceedings, Springer. All figures will be in black and white in the printed publication.


Registration information will be made available here.



Accomodation information will be made available here.


Norrköping is located approximately 1.5 hours south of Stockholm. From the 17th century to the middle of the 20th century, it was the place of a number of large industries located along the Motala river that floats through the city. The city was a large producer of textiles, and has often been nicknamed "Sweden's Manchester". Today, the former industries have been restorated and transformed into a unique environment that hosts a number of innovative companies, museums, conference center, the Visualization Center C, as well as the Norrköping Campus of Linköping University.

For more information about Norrköping, see for example the experience Norrköping website.

Important dates

Paper submission opens December 3, 2018
Paper submission deadline January 30  February 6, 2019
Notification of acceptance March 21, 2019
Submission of camera ready manuscript April 3, 2019
Early-bird registration deadline April 3, 2019
Conference June 11-13, 2019


New for this year is that the sponsorship packages cover both SCIA and SSDL. Our sponsorship packages for SCIA and SSDL offer a unique opportunity to:

  1. Network with the leading research groups in the Nordic countries
  2. Gain visibility before, during, and after the conference
  3. Meet and recruit undergraduate students, graduated or soon to graduate PhD students

Choose one of our sponsorship options:

A. Silver sponsorship, SEK 15,000

  1. Your logo on the conference website
  2. Acknowledgement of your support during the conference

B. Gold sponsorship, SEK 30,000

  1. All Silver sponsorship & Exhibitor benefits
  2. Distribution of short materials (brochure, bag items) that you provide in advance

C. Exhibitor, SEK 15,000

  1. Demonstration & exhibition space for demonstrations and promotional material
  2. One free ticket to the conference included
  3. We kindly ask that all exhibitors appear with a booth in the exhibition area and notify the conference organizers which days you plan to attend

For more information and booking, please contact Daniel Jönsson.


General Chair

  • Jonas Unger
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Linköping University
  • jonas.unger@liu.se

Program Chairs

Web Chair

Sponsors Chair

International program committee

Adrien Bartoli adrien.bartoli@gmail.com Université Clermont Auvergne
Atsuto Maki atsuto@kth.se KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Cristina Soguero Ruiz cristina.soguero@urjc.es Rey Juan Carlos University
Erkki Oja erkki.oja@hut.fi Aalto University, Finland
Fredrik Kahl fredrik@maths.lth.se Lund Univeristy
Gustau Camps-Valls gcamps@uv.es University of Valencia
Heikki Kälviäinen heikki.kalviainen@lut.fi Lappeenranta University of Technology
Ingela Nyström ingela.nystrom@it.uu.se Uppsala University
Janne Heikkila janne.heikkila@ee.oulu.fi University of Oulu, Finland
Jens T. Thielemann jens.t.thielemann@sintef.no SINTEF
Joni-Kristian Kamarainen joni.kamarainen@tut.fi Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Kalle Åström kalle@maths.lth.se Lund University
Kjersti Engan kjersti.engan@uis.no University of Stavanger
Lasse Østergaard lasse@hst.aau.dk Aalborg University
Lorenzo Livi l.livi@exeter.ac.uk University of Exeter
Mads Nielsen madsn@di.ku.dk University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Rasmus Paulsen rapa@dtu.dk DTU Compute
Robert Jenssen robert.jenssen@uit.no UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Simone Scardapane simone.scardapane@uniroma1.it Sapienza University
Thomas Moeslund tbm@create.aau.dk Aalborg University
Volker Krueger volker.krueger@cs.lth.se LTH
Anders Heyden anders.heyden@math.lth.se Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kim Pedersen kimstp@di.ku.dk University of Copenhagen
Helene Schulerud helene.schulerud@sintef.no SINTEF
Einar Heiberg einar.heiberg@med.lu.se Lund University
Fahad S. Khan fahad.khan@liu.se Linköping University
Maria Magnusson maria.magnusson@liu.se Linköping University
Gunilla Borgefors gunilla.borgefors@it.uu.se Uppsala University
Ewert Bengtsson ewert@cb.uu.se Uppsala University
Francesco Ciompi francesco.ciompi@radboudumc.nlRadboud University, Nijmegen
Walter Kropatsch krw@prip.tuwien.ac.at Vienna University of Technology
Hugues Talbot hugues.talbot@esiee.fr Esiee Paris
Anders Bjorholm Dahl abda@dtu.dk Technical University of Denmark