Eurographics Awards Programme
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Eurographics decided to establish the Eurographics Awards Programme.
The goal of the programme is to recognize, highlight, and promote computer graphics research in Europe.
Eurographics currently presents three awards: The Distinguished Career Award, the Outstanding Technical
Contributions Award, and the Young Researcher Award.
The Eurographics Awards Programme recognizes individuals who have significantly advanced the field of computer
graphics. Each year, the awards are presented at the opening ceremony of the annual Eurographics conference, and
winners receive a special award trophy, specifically designed for this occasion by Carlo Sequin. Details on the
design and manufacture of the Eurographics award trophy can be found in
(courtesy Markus Gross).
Upon creation of its Awards Programme, Eurographics selected Hans-Peter Seidel (Germany) as its founding chair. The founding
members of the awards committee became Pere Brunet (Spain), Markus Gross (Switzerland), Roberto Scopigno (Italy),
Hans-Peter Seidel (Germany), and Francois Sillion (France). All founding members have meanwhile left the committee.
Committee membership in the awards committee is on a rotating basis with an average term of five years. The current
chair of the awards committee is George Drettakis.
Nominations: Members may nominate individuals for the three award categories by contacting the awards chair,
The Distinguished Career Award
The Distinguished Career award is given every other year to a professional
in computer graphics who has made outstanding technical contributions to the
field and has shaped computer graphics in Europe, e.g., by building an
internationally leading group, by creating a school of young researchers,
by establishing the field in a certain country, or by advancing the
field within a certain research organization.
The Outstanding Technical Contributions Award
The Outstanding Technical Contributions Award is given each year to an
individual in computer graphics to highlight some outstanding technical
The Young Researcher Award
The Young Researcher Award is given each year to two young researchers
in the field who have already made a significant contribution. The intent
of this award is to recognize people early on in their career who have
already made a notable contribution and are likely to make more.
Eurographics has a well-established Research Awards Programme that started in 2004,
its goal being to recognize, highlight, and promote computer graphics research in
Europe. The Eurographics Awards Programme recognizes individuals who have
significantly advanced the field of computer graphics. Each year, the awards are
presented at the opening ceremony of the annual Eurographics conference.
Eurographics has now extended the Research Awards Programme, by creating an
additional Best PhD Thesis Award. The aim is to recognize good thesis work in Europe,
to incentivize young researchers, and to offer them the opportunity to publish the state
of the art section of their thesis as a STAR in the Computer Graphics Forum Journal.
Eurographics will annually grant three PhD thesis awards. The awards will be presented
during the next annual Conference. They will be jointly sponsored by Eurographics and
the Computer Graphics Forum Journal.
The nomination term is open, and it will close in November 30th, 2010. Candidates will
be PhD Theses finalized and defended in Europe or in countries having a Eurographics
Chapter and which have been uploaded to the Eurographics Online Server,
Theses awarded the degree from May 1st, 2009 up
October 31st, 2010 are eligible in this edition. The required documentation includes the
thesis in English, the available thesis reports, a document showing the submission of the
thesis for archive in the Eurographics Digital Library, and a short CV of the candidate.
The documentation of candidate nominations must be sent by e-mail to the PhD Thesis
Awards chair, Pere Brunet (email@example.com
not later than November 30th, 2010.
The PhD Thesis Awards Committee consists of five members. Committee membership
will be for five years terms, which will be staggered to ensure continuity. The
committee can decide, as an extraordinary measure, to increase the number of awards in
Awarded researchers will be announced and receive a certificate at the 2011 Annual
Eurographics Conference. They will also receive a three-years free Eurographics
membership, and will be invited to prepare a State-of-the-Art paper within two months
after the Conference. Submitted papers will follow a fast track review cycle for
publication in the STAR section of the Computer Graphics Forum Journal.
Eurographics Annual Award for Best PhD Thesis
Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine
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 has been renamed to honor Dirk
Bartz who passed away far too early in March the same year. Dirk was a
highly recognized and enthusiastic scientist, teacher and promoter of
Visual Computing in Medicine, an active member of the Eurographics
Association, and Chair of the EG Medical Prize 2007 and 2009.
Please see the attached Hall of Fame