Medical Prize

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. Submissions for the Eurographics 2009 Medical Prize 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.

The Winners

The top three winning entries of the EG 2009 Medical Prize will receive a prize of €500, €300, and €200, and their submission will be published in the "Short and Areas Papers and Medical Prize Awards" 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 2009, which means that at least one author of each winning team must attend to present the results.

Important dates

Submission deadline: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Notification date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Final submissions due: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Submission details

Submitted papers of up to 4 pages must be formatted according to the Eurographics publication guidelines for Short papers. Submissions will be made electronically here through the Eurographics online submission system. Winning entries will be published in the Short papers and Medical Prize proceedings, on CD-ROM/DVD conference proceedings, and the EG Digital Library.

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

Medical Prize Co-Chairs

Katja Bühler, , VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung, Austria
Dirk Bartz, , University of Leipzig, Germany 

Medical Prize Sponsor

Vital Images, Inc.

Committee Members

Erich Sorantin (A), Medical University Graz
Micheal Vannier (US), University of Chicago
Michael Meißner (US), Omnyx
Anna Vilanova (NL), TU Eindhoven
Anders Ynnerman (SE), Linköpings Universitet