Roland Leißa, Klaas Boesche, Sebastian Hack, Richard Membarth and Philipp Slusallek received the Best Paper Award for their paper: " Shallow Embedding of DSLs via Online Partial Evaluation".

About GPCE - Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences

The International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experience (GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in techniques that use program generation, domain-specific languages, and component deployment to increase programmer productivity, improve software quality, and shorten the time-to-market of software products. In addition to exploring cutting-edge techniques of generative software, the goal is to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering and the programming languages research communities.

Michael Stengel, Steve Grogorick, Elmar Eisemann, Martin Eisemann and Marcus A. Magnor reveived the Best Student Paper Award for their paper "An Affordable Solution for Binocular Eye Tracking and Calibration in Head-mounted Displays" at ACM Multimedia Conference 2015, Brisbane / Australia.

About ACM - Association for Computing Machinery

ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

ERC Starting Grant

Christian Theobalt received the ERC Starting Grant from the European Union. His project "Performance Capture of the Real World in Motion" is funded with around 1.5 Mio Euros over five years.

About the ERC Starting Grant

  • For researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD (or equivalent degree) and scientific track record showing great promise
  • An excellent research proposal
  • Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution/HI) located in one of the EU Member State or Associated Countries 
  • Funding per grant: up to € 1.5 million (in some circumstances up to € 2 million)
  • Duration: up to 5 years
  • Evaluation criterion: scientific excellence

Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award

At IJCAI-13, the Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award will be given to Wolfgang Wahlster, Governance Board Member of Intel VCI, CEO and Scientific Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and Professor at the Saarland University. Professor Wahlster is recognized for his substantial contributions, as well as his extensive service to the field of Artificial Intelligence throughout his career.

About the Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award

The IJCAI Distinguished Service Award was established in 1979 by the IJCAI Trustees to honor senior scientists in AI for contributions and service to the field during their careers. Previous recipients have been: Bernard Meltzer (1979), Arthur Samuel (1983), Donald Walker (1989), Woodrow Bledsoe (1991), Daniel G. Bobrow (1993), Wolfgang Bibel (1999), Barbara Grosz (2001), Alan Bundy (2003), Raj Reddy (2005), Ronald J. Brachman (2007), Luigia Carlucci Aiello (2009) and Raymond C. Perrault (2011).

Alexander Löffler received the "CeBIT Innovation Award 2013"

At the opening ceremony of CeBIT, Johanna Wanka (Federal Education Minister of Germany) awarded the CeBIT Innovation Award 2013 to Alexander Löffler, Principal Investigator of the project "Display as a Service".

About the CeBIT Innovation Award

The aim of the CeBIT Innovation Award is to promote the development and design expertise for IT systems and to expand the existing potential. Outstanding and innovative concepts for maximum of usability and easy and intuitive interaction with IT systems will be honored by the CeBIT Innovation Award. It is less about the technical performance and more about the adequate usability in practice. The award will be given jointly by Federal Ministry for Education and Research and Deutsche Messe AG. The winner will be honored with 50,000 Euros.


MMAP Best Paper Award 2014

Daniel Pohl, Stefan Nickels, Ram Nalla, and Oliver Grau received the Best Paper Award for their paper "High quality, low latency in-home streaming of multimedia applications for mobile devices" at FedCSIS 2014.

Web3D Best Paper Award 2013

Felix Klein received the Best Paper Award for his paper "Declarative AR and Image Processing on the Web with Xflow" at Web3D 2013 Conference.


IKT Innovation Award

The team of "The Captury" (Nils Hasler, Michal Richter, Carsten Stoll and Christian Theobalt) received the Main Prize of the IKT Innovation Award.

About "IKT Innovation Award"

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) supports with its start-up competition – IKT Innovative start-up companies where innovative information and communication technology are key components of their product or service.

Up to six main prizes of 30,000 Euros and up to 15 prizes of 6,000 Euros will be awarded. All winners receive an individual and extensive coaching and training program.


Leibniz Prize

J. Weickert*: On March 15, 2010, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to Prof. Joachim Weickert. The Leibniz Prize is the most prestigeous science Award in Germany.

About Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme awards prizes to exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research. The Leibniz Programme, established in 1985, aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers. A maximum of 2.5 million Euro is provided per award. Prizewinners are first chosen from a slate of nominations put forward by third parties; the final selection is made by the Joint Committee on the basis of a recommendation from the Leibniz Nominations Committee.


DAGM Main Prize

S. Grewenig, J. Weickert*, A. Bruhn: "From box filtering to fast explicit diffusion", at the 2010 Annual Symposium of the German Pattern Recognition Society (DAGM).

About DAGM Prize

Every year during its symposium the DAGM (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung e.V.) awards the best scientific contributions based on their originality and scientific quality as well as their presentation (aural presentation or poster). Winners are given a certificate and a financial reward. Moreover their works are credited in the brochure of the following symposium. Usually a total of four contributions is awarded, the best work getting the main DAGM prize.


DAGM - Deutscher Mustererkennungspreis

Christian Theobalt received the award for his outstanding and pioneering scientific work in the field of three-dimensional reconstruction of static and dynamic scenes from camera images. He has done pioneering work on markerless motion measurement and co-founded the research area of markerless performance capture.

About Deutscher Mustererkennungspreis

The Deutsche Mustererkennungspreis 2012 for outstanding contributions in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition by a young scientist will be awarded at DAGM-OAGM 2012. The Deutsche Mustererkennungspreis is sponsored by Daimler AG and carries a cash award of 5.000 Euros.


EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award

  • Christian Theobalt** received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2009.
  • Elmar Eisemann received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2011.

About EUROGRAPHICS 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.



Tobias Ritschel received the EUROGRAPHICS PhD Award 2011.


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.


Eurographics Distinguished Career Award

Hans-Peter Seidel*** received the Eurographics Distinguished Career Award 2012 for his outstanding technical contributions to many areas of computer graphics, his continued and successful role in training young researchers, who have since established themselves as leading faculty and researchers, and for his central and unique role in advancing computer graphics in Germany and in Europe at large.

About Eurographics 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.


CCNC 2012 Best student paper award

Manuel Gorius, Yongtao Shuai and Thorsten Herfet received the CCNC 2012 Best Student Paper Award for the paper "Predictably Reliable Media Transport over Wireless Home Networks" at IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference.


Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award

Intel Doctoral Student Honor Awards go to Sven Gehring and Manuel Gorius. 
Manuel Gorius is working on the ITC3D-project and Sven Gehring is a student at Saarland University.

About Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award

The Intel Doctoral Student Honor Programme is administered through the University Programs Office. The goal of the program is to advance innovation in key areas of technology, as well as develop a pipeline of world-class technical talent for Intel's future workforce and the global knowledge-based economy. To achieve this goal, Intel collaborates with strategic research universities worldwide to expand university curricula, engage in focused research, sponsor innovation competitions, and encourage student participation in research through their education.

The Intel Doctoral Student Honor Programme awards fellowships to exceptional PhD candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel's business and research interests in the European Union, Switzerland and Russia. This is a prestigious and highly competitive program with a limited number of fellowships awarded annually. Selected students receiving this award are recognized as being amongst the best in their specific areas of research.


Julian Metzger received the VDI Award for his Master-Thesis

Julian Metzer received the VDI Award 2013 (Der Verein Deutscher Ingenieure - Bezirksverein Saar e.V.) for his Master-Thesis "Active-Stereo Synchronization of multiple Displays via Ethernet".

About the VDI Award

The VDI Bezirksverein Saarland e.V. honors annually outstanding thesis since 1999 at Saarland University and at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW).


* Member of Steering Committee of the Intel VCI
** Member of Steering Committee and Principal Investigator
*** Member of Governance Board of the Intel VCI