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Executive Committee Election Results 2014

The Executive Committee election ballot closed on 1st September. All of the 157 votes received were cast through the electronic ballot system.

There was one regional vacancy in region 1. The following candidate has been elected to fill this vacancy.


  • Chen, Min (region 1)

The following candidates have been elected to fill the remaining six vacancies.

  • Cignoni, Paolo (region 3)
  • Deussen, Oliver (region 2)
  • Fellner, Dieter (region 5)
  • Sorkine-Hornung, Olga (region 3)
  • Vilanova, Anna (region 5)
  • Wyvill, Brian (region 6)

Their three year terms of office commence on 1st January 2015.

Congratulations to those elected. To those not elected, our thanks to them for standing in the elections and for demonstrating their willingness to serve the Association in this way.

The votes recorded for each candidate are given in the table below.


Member Region Votes
Bickel, Bernd 3 42
Chen, Min 1 75
Cignoni, Paolo 3 82
Deussen, Oliver 2 98
Dischler, Jean-Michel 3 51
Fellner, Dieter 5 73
Müller, Heinrich 2 50
Sorkine-Hornung, Olga 3 98
Vilanova, Anna 5 72
Weyrich, Tim 1 58
Wyvill, Brian 6 77
Zara, Jiri 5 46

Werner Purgathofer (Chairman),
David Duce (Secretary)
6th September 2014

Executive Committee elections 2014

The ballot for the Executive Committee elections closed on 1 September 2014. 

The seven candidates elected are:  Min Chen (region 1), Paolo Cignoni, Oliver Deussen, Dieter Fellner, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Anna Vilanova and Brian Wyvill. Each will serve for a 3 year term of office commencing 1 January 2015. For more details see HERE.

Eurographics'2014 Best Paper Award

The Günter Enderle Award for the best paper presented at Eurographics'2014, was given to

SPH-FLIP for incompressible fluids

Cornelis, Jens

Ihmsen, Markus

Peer, Andreas

Teschner, Matthias

This paper combines two well-known algorithms for fluid simulation into a novel, robust and stable fluid simulation algorithm. The paper performs a strong analysis of the pro and cons of existing techniques which leads to the novel algorithm combining the best of both techniques, without their drawbacks. The results are excellent and should lead to practical benefits for most fluid simulations. The presentation at the conference was exceptionally clear, and all members of the committee agreed in awarding this contribution with the 2014 Günter Enderle best paper award.

Two papers received Honorable mentions

Parallel Generation of Architecture on the GPU

Steinberger, Markus

Kenzel, Michael                         

Kainz, Bernhard

Müller, Jörg

Wonka, Peter

This paper introduces a very efficient parallel implementation for L-system grammar evaluation. This innovative algorithm will likely have a strong practical impact as it changes the way L-systems can be used; from off-line generation to run-time evaluation during user exploration of a scene.


Recurring Part Arrangements in Shape Collections

Zheng, Youyi

Cohen-Or, Daniel

Averkiou, Melinos

Mitra, Niloy

This paper introduces a novel approach to unsupervised part classification within a collection of objects, using the arrangement of parts as a similarity measure instead of their actual geometry. The approach produces impressive results on a variety of object collections. Using higher-level information such as the spatial relationships between parts to help the analysis of large collections is innovative and likely to inspire future work.




During the Annual Conference EUROGRAPHICS'2014 in Strasbourg, France, four new Fellows of the Association were elected by the Executive Committee.

Frédo Durand, MIT, USA,

Eugene Fiume, University of Toronto, Canada,
Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock, Germany,
Michela Spagnuolo, CNR-IMATI, Italy.

All have significantly contributed to the development of Computer Graphics and to the Eurographics Association.

The full text of the announcement is available here.