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 honor Dirk Bartz who passed away far too early in March 2010. Dirk Bartz was a highly recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and promoter of Visual Computing in Medicine.

Dirk Bartz was an active member of the Eurographics Association and Chair of the EG Medical Prize 2007 and 2009.


Submissions for the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2013 are now being invited from researchers and developers who can demonstrate that a particular benefit has resulted from the use of computer graphics technology in a medical application that they have produced. Examples of entries could include the use of new data visualization techniques, interaction methods, or virtual/augmented environments.

Instructions for submission can be found at https://srm.eg.org/SRM_EG2013MED

There is a deadline extension! Now you can submit until 17th December 2012, 23:59GMT.

The Winners

The top three winning entries of the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2013 will receive a prize and their submission will be published in the “Short and Areas Papers and Medical Prize Awards” digital media proceedings. The judging panel will select the winning entry on the basis of its clinical value, use made of computer graphics, and novelty. All three winning teams will have an opportunity to briefly present their results at Eurographics 2013, which means that at least one author of each winning team must attend to present the results.

See the Hall of Fame for previous recipients of the prize.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 17th December 2012, 23:59GMT
  • Notification: 23rd January 2013
  • Submission of Final Short Papers: 1st March 2013

Submission guidelines

Submitted written entries have to be presented as papers of up to 4 pages and must be formatted according to the Eurographics Guidelines. The submission of complementary material like videos, demo applications, and references to additional publications of the authors, theses, etc .... is highly welcome!

Submissions will be made electronically through the https://srm.eg.org/SRM_EG2013MED. Winning entries will be published in the Short Papers and Medical Prize digital media proceedings, and the EG Digital Library.

For any question concerning medical prize submissions please contact the medical prize co-chairs.

Program Committee

Cristian Lorenz, Philips Hamburg, Germany
Charl Botha, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jürgen Meixensberger, Universität Leipzig
Bernhard Preim, Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Timo Ropinski, Linköping University, Sweden
Nigel W. John, Bangor University, United Kingdom
Jorge Juan Olsina Kissler, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Spain
Andreas Spuler, HELIOS Kliniken, Department of Neurosurgery, Germany
Michael Meissner, Omnyx, United States
Katja Bühler, VRVis Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization Research, Austria

Co-chairs (medicalprizechairs@eg2013.udg.edu)

Hans‐Christian Hege, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Anna Vilanova, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands



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