Since 2004, we award excellent contributions in the field of medical visualization. The price is named after the internationally renown pioneer in medical visualization, Prof. em. Dr Karl-Heinz Höhne, formerly active at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf.

Karl-Heinz Höhne Award 2021


    21st May 2021


    2/3 September 2021


    Brainlab AG

About the contest

Since 2004, the FG VCBM awards every two years the Karl-Heinz Höhne Award in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Informatik and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV (CURAC). It distinguishes innovative academic publications with a focus on visual computing methodology and the group's research topic.

The submission may refer to new methods or a skilfull combination and parametrisation of existing methods. We expressively encourage contributions about the validation and evaluation of known methods.

The application deadline closed in May 2021. The three winners - one first, two second places - have been notified by 10 July 2021. The award ceremony will take place on 2/3 September 2021 at the next workshop of the workgroup.

The Jury 2021

  • Marc Baaden, Institut de Chimie (INC), CNRS, Paris
  • Stefan Bruckner, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
  • Katja Bühler, Biomedical Image Informatics Group, Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH
  • Anja Hennemuth (Chair), Institute for Imaging Science and Computational Modelling in Cardiovascular Medicine, Charité
  • Thomas Höllt, Computer Graphics and Visualization Group, TU Delft
  • Ingrid Hotz, Scientific Visualization, Linköping University
  • Michael Krone, Big Data Visual Analytics in Life Sciences, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Kai Lawonn, Visualization and Explorative Data Analysis Group, University of Jena
  • Bernhard Preim, Department of Simulation and Graphics, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Guido Reina, Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems, University of Stuttgart
  • Timo Ropinski (Chair), Visual Computing, Ulm University
  • Thomas Schultz, Visualization and Medical Image Analysis, University of Bonn


The sum of 1,000 EUR which will distributed among all award winners. The actual amount per achievement will be specified later in accordance with the comparative quality of the awarded submissions.

We thank Brainlab AG, Munich, for their continuing commitment as a sponsor.

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