Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2021 (Eurographics Medical Prize)

Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021 February 19, 2021
Reviews Due: March 19, 2021 March 26, 2021
Notification: March 26, 2021 April 2, 2021
Camera-ready Deadline: April 23, 2021
Talk at Conference and Award: June 14-18, 2021

The Eurographics Association organizes a biannual competition, to acknowledge the contribution of computer graphics and visualization techniques in medicine and life sciences, and to encourage further development. Originally called “Eurographics Medical Prize”, the competition was renamed to “Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine” in 2010—in honor of Dirk Bartz, who passed away in March 2010. Dirk Bartz was a highly recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher, and promoter of Visual Computing in Medicine; furthermore, he was an active member of the Eurographics Association, and Chair of the EG Medical Prize, in 2007 and 2009. Before, the prize was co-located with the Eurographics Conference. Since this year, it will be co-located with EuroVis and it is broadened to include contributions in life sciences.

Award Winners

First Prize
Visual exploration of intracranial aneurysm blood flow adapted to the clinical researcher
Benjamin Behrendt, Wito Engelke, Philipp Berg, Oliver Beuing, Ingrid Hotz, Bernhard Preim, Sylvia Saalfeld

Second Prize
Visual Assistance in Clinical Decision Support
Juliane Müller, Mario Cypko, Alexander Oeser, Matthäus Stoehr, Veit Zebralla, Stefanie Schreiber, Susanne Wiegand, Andreas Dietz, Steffen Oeltze-Jafra

Third Prize
Visual Analysis of Tissue Images at Cellular Level
Antonios Somarakis, Marieke Erica Ijsselsteijn, Boyd Kenkhuis, Vincent van Unen, Sietse J. Luk, Frits Koning, Louise van der Weerd, Noel F.C.C. de Miranda, Boudewijn P.F. Lelieveldt, Thomas Höllt


Submissions to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences 2021 are being invited from researchers and developers, who can demonstrate that a particular benefit in a medical/life sciences application has resulted from the use of visual computing technology that they have produced/developed. We welcome submissions from all areas of visual computing—examples include the use of new data visualization techniques, interaction methods, or virtual/augmented environments. Entries typically summarize a body of research and/or development that has been conducted over the course of a project, PhD thesis, etc. and weight is put on demonstrating the medical/life sciences impact of the work.


The top three winning entries of the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences 2021 will receive a prize and their submission will be published in the “Short Papers and Medical Prize Awards” digital media proceedings, and in the EG Digital Library. The judging panel will select the winning entry, based on its medical/life sciences value, use of visual computing methods, and novelty. All three winning teams will have an opportunity to present their results at EuroVis 2021, which means that at least one author of each winning team must register and attend, to present the results.

The Hall of Fame documents previous recipients of the prize.

Unsuccessful submitters to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences 2021 can resubmit their work for consideration to the Karl Heinz Höhne Price of the FG VCBM (https://www.fg-medvis.de/appaward.html).

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be made electronically through the Precision Conference System.

Submitted written entries have to be prepared as papers of up to 4 pages (+1 extra page for references) and must be formatted according to the conference template.

The submission of complementary material like videos, demo applications, and references to additional publications of the authors, theses, etc. is highly welcome.


Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Renata Georgia Raidou, TU Wien, Austria & University of Groningen, the Netherland

For any question concerning medical prize submissions please contact the medical prize co-chairs at: dbprize@eurovis.org

International Jury

Johanna Beyer, (Harvard University, US)
Marcel Breeuwer, (Philips Healthcare Best & TU Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Christian Hansen, (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Helwig Hauser, (University of Bergen, Norway)
Anja Hennemuth, (Charité & Fraunhofer MEVIS, Germany)
Christophe Hurter, (Ecole National de l’ Aviation Civile, France)
Barbora Kozlikova, (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Michael Krone, (University of Tübingen, Germany)
David Mayerich, (University of Houston, US)
Timo Ropinski, (Ulm University, Germany)
Stefanie Schreiber, (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Marc Streit, (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Wouter van Elmpt, (Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands)
Ivan Viola, (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
Xiaoru Yuan, (Peking University, China)