Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences 2023 (Eurographics Medical Prize)

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 2021, it is co-located with EuroVis and it is broadened to include contributions in life sciences.

This year we have one winner and two runner-ups. The order of the prizes will be announced at the Awarding Ceremony at EuroVis 2023. The three winning entries (in alphabetical order based on the first author’s surname) for this year are:
Visualizing Carotid Stenoses for Stroke Treatment and Prevention
Pepe Eulzer, Kevin Richter, Anna Hundertmark, Monique Meuschke, Ralph Wickenhoefer, Carsten Klingner, and Kai Lawonn
Visual Exploration, Analysis, and Communication of Physiological Processes
Laura Garrison and Stefan Bruckner

Transdisciplinary Visualization of Aortic Dissections
Gabriel Mistelbauer, Kathrin Baeumler, Domenico Mastrodicasa, Lewis Hahn, Antonio Pepe, Veit Sandfort, Virginia Hinostroz, Kai Ostendorf, Aaron Schroeder, Anna Sailer, Martin Willemink, Shannon Walters, Bernhard Preim, and Dominik Fleischmann


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Extended to February 17, 2023 (Friday)

Notification: March 31, 2023 (Friday)

Camera-Ready: April 14, 2023 (Friday)

Talk at Conference and Award: June 12-16, 2023

All deadlines are at 23:59 GMT on the date indicated.


Submissions to the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences 2023 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 judging panel will select the winning entry, based on its medical/life sciences value, use of visual computing methods, and novelty. The top three winning entries of the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences 2023 will receive a prize and their submission will be published in the EG Digital Library. All three winning teams will have an opportunity to present their results at EuroVis 2023, 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.


Renata Georgia Raidou, TU Wien, Austria

Torsten W. Kuhlen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

For any questions concerning prize submissions please contact the prize co-chairs at: dbprize(at)eurovis.org.

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.

For each accepted submission you will be asked to upload a teaser video with a duration of 25 seconds.
In addition, a pre-recorded talk (15 minutes) of all submissions for the Dirk Bartz Price accepted to EuroVis is required ahead of the conference. The deadline for both videos will be the same as for the camera-ready version.