Welcome to the 37th Annual Swedish Symposium on Image Analysis!

The SSBA symposium is the premier Swedish event for researchers, industrial professionals and students to meet and learn about the latest developments in the areas of image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition and related fields.

This year SSBA will be held at Lindholmen Conference Center, Göteborg, on March 19-20.

It will be organized by the Computer vision group at Chalmers University of Technology, and Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis (SSBA).

Important dates

Early bird registration deadline February 19, 2019
Registration deadline for conference dinner February 19, 2019
Registration deadline for welcome reception March 3, 2019
Final registration deadline March 8, 2019
Paper submission deadline February 28, 2019

Conference dates
PhD student day March 18, 2019
Welcome reception March 18, 2019
Conference dinner March 19, 2019
Symposium March 19-20, 2019


Online registration is available at this link.

Important Note!

In order to secure a spot at both the welcome reception and the conference dinner, make sure to register by February 19!

Registration is open until the final deadline of March 8, but we can not guarantee a spot at the welcome reception / conference dinner unless you register by the specific deadlines for these events. See important dates above.

The registration fee is SEK 1800 + VAT for early-birds, and SEK 2300 + VAT for others.

The registration fee includes a one year membership in The Swedish Society for Automated Image Analysis (SSBA).


Submission deadline is February 28, 2019.


We welcome four-page papers written in English.

We explicitly allow you to submit already published material, or to publish your submissions later elsewhere.

Submission format

Papers should be prepared using LaTeX. Download the LaTeX template here.

Do not change margins, spacing or font sizes, and do not append headers, footers or numbering.

Use pdflatex to create the PDF file directly from LaTeX.

Do not use the hyperref package in LaTeX.

Each paper must be submitted as a PDF file and must not exceed 4 pages.

The name of the PDF file should be in the format FamilynameGivenname.pdf, where Givenname and Familyname are the given and family name of the first author.

How to submit

Submit via email to submission2019@ssba.org.se.

The submitted papers will be listed on this website.

If your submission is based on a paper that is currently under review, make sure to use a different title to preserve anonymity.


Preliminary Program:

(More detailed program will be announced here.)

Monday March 18

PhD Student Day 10:00 - 19:00
Welcome Reception 19:00

Tuesday March 19

Conference Sessions (I) 9:00 - 18:00
Conference Dinner 19:00

Wednesday March 20

Conference Sessions (II) 9:00 - 16:30

Keynote speakers

Carsten Rother
  • Carsten Rother
  • Heidelberg University, Germany

  • Carsten Rother received the diploma degree with distinction in 1999 from the University of Karlsruhe/Germany, conducting his diploma thesis with Prof. Dr. H.-H. Nagel. He received his PhD degree in 2003 from the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm/Sweden, under the guidance of Jan-Olof Eklundh and Stefan Carlsson. From 2003 until 2013 he was researcher with Microsoft Research Cambridge/UK, and a member of the Computer Vision Group lead by Andrew Blake.

  • From 2014 until 2017 he was full (W3) Professor at TU Dresden. Since September 2017 he is full Professor at Uni Heidelberg, heading the Visual Learning Lab Heidelberg. He is also coordinating director of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) 3rd phase.

  • His research interests are in the field of computer vision and machine learning – ranging from deep learning and graphical models to smart data generation. He has been working on a broad range of applications – such as image editing (e.g. interactive image segmentation, alpha matting, and deconvolution), image matching (e.g. large displacement Scene Flow), scene understanding (e.g. 6D object pose estimation), Bio-Imaging (e.g. cell tracking).

  • He has published over 150 articles (current H-index 60) at international conferences and journals. He won awards at BMVC '16, ACCV '14, CVPR '13, BMVC '12, ACCV '10, CHI '07, CVPR '05, and Indian Conference on Computer Vision '10. He was awarded the DAGM Olympus prize in 2009. He has co-developed two Microsoft products, GrabCut for Office 2010 and AutoCollage. He also co-authored a book on Markov Random Fields in Computer Vision and Image Processing. He serves as area chair for major conferences and he has been associated editor for T-PAMI.

Further speakers to be announced.


Public Transportation

All of the venues are easily accessible through public transportation. For travel planning, search on the Västtrafik web page, or via the app. The most convenient way to pay is probably through the Västtrafik To Go app.

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception will be arranged by Gothenburg City, time & place to be announced.

PhD Student Day

Venue to be announced.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner on Tuesday March 19 will take place at River Restaurant, which is located right in the Göta Älv river (see Google Maps). Public transportation connects the main conference site with the restaurant via Lindholmen & Eriksbergstorget (bus), or Lindholmspiren & Eriksbergs Färgeläge (boat).

Main Conference Venue

The rest of the conference will be held at Lindholmen Conference Centre on Hisingen, Göteborg (see Google Maps).

Public transportation:

  • From central station: From "Nordstan" to "Lindholmen".
  • From city center via boat: From "Stenpiren" to "Lindholmspiren".

The Conference Centre is located along Lindholmen's waterfront, at the centre of Lindholmen Science Park, an internationally renowned Science Park in the fields of intelligent transport systems, mobile internet and media. The area is continually growing, and hosts many companies within the automotive industry in particular. Both Zenuity and AI Innovation of Sweden have their premises there.

See the Lindholmen Conference Centre web page for more information about the conference venue.


If you are unsure where to stay, here are some suggestions:

  • Radisson Blu Riverside, right next to the main conference venue and close to the conference dinner. About 15 min to city center with public transportation.
  • Hotell Villan, right next to the conference dinner and close to the main conference venue. About 20 min to city center with public transportation.
  • Hotel Riverton and Comfort are two options in the city center that are also close to the ferry which takes you to the main conference venue and conference dinner on the other side of the river.


Our sponsorship packages offer a unique opportunity to:

  1. Network with leading Swedish research groups
  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 10,000

  1. Your company logo on the conference website
  2. Acknowledgement of your support during the conference
  3. Your company name mentioned in conference publications

B. Gold sponsorship, SEK 15,000

  1. All Silver sponsorship & Exhibitor benefits
  2. Distribution of short materials (brochure, bag items) that you provide in advance
  3. Guaranteed presentation spot in an Industrial session
  4. Your company rollup for display at the conference venue
  5. Free registration of 1 additional company representative

C. Exhibitor, SEK 10,000

  1. Demonstration & exhibition space for demonstrations and promotional material in the atrium of the conference venue
  2. Free registration of 1 company representative

For more information and booking, please contact:

Mikaela åhlén, ahlenmi@chalmers.se
Måns Larsson, mans.larsson@chalmers.se



Gold Sponsors