Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2019
(Eurographics Medical Prize)

Submission Deadline: January 25, 2019
Notification: February 22, 2019

The Eurographics Association organizes a biannual competition to acknowledge the contribution of computer graphics in the medical field, 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 far too early 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.


Submissions to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2019 are being invited from researchers and developers who can demonstrate that a particular benefit in a medical 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 particular weight is put on demonstrating the medical impact of the work.


The top three winning entries of the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2019 will receive a prize and their submission will be published in the "Short Papers and Medical Prize Awards" digital media proceedings. The judging panel will select the winning entry on the basis of its clinical value, use of visual computing methods, and novelty. All three winning teams will have an opportunity to present their results at Eurographics 2019, which means that at least one author of each winning team must attend to present the results.

The Hall of Fame documents previous recipients of the prize:

Submission Guidelines

Winning entries will be published in the "Short Papers and Medical Prize Awards" digital media proceedings, and in the EG Digital Library. Submissions will be made electronically through SRMV2 at

Submitted written entries have to be prepared as papers of up to 4 pages and must be formatted according to the Eurographics Medical Prize Guidelines at

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


Stefan Bruckner, University of Bergen, Norway
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, University of Magdeburg, Germany

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

International Jury

(to be announced)