The Eurographics Association organizes a biannual competition to acknowledge the contribution that computer graphics is playing in the medical field, and to encourage further development. In 2010 the Eurographics Medical Prize was renamed to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine to honor Dirk Bartz who passed away far too early in March the same year. Dirk was a highly recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and promoter of Visual Computing in Medicine, an active member of the Eurographics Association, and Chair of the EG Medical Prizes 2007 and 2009.
At this year’s Eurographics conference, the three winners of the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2015 were announced. The three winning contributions were selected by an international program committee that was chaired by Hans Christian Hege and Timo Ropinski. Based on the reviews of this committee consisting of computer scientists and medical experts, the following ranking was established:
- 1st Prize: Surgery Training, Planning and Guidance Using the SOFA Framework by Hugo Talbot, Nazim Haouchine, Igor Peterlik, Jeremie Dequidt, Christian Duriez, Herve Delingette, and Stéphane Cotin
- 2nd Prize: Guided Analysis of Cardiac 4D PC-MRI Blood Flow Data by Benjamin Köhler, Uta Preim, Matthias Grothoff, Matthias Gutberlet, Katharina Fischbach, and Bernhard Preim
- 3rd Prize: Multi-Touch Table System for Medical Visualization by Anders Ynnerman, Thomas Rydell, Anders Persson, Aron Ernvik, Camilla Forsell, Patric Ljung, and Claes Lundström
We would like to congratulate all winning teams!
(News submitted by Prof. Timo Ropinski)