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Please note that there are two other papers won the Honorable Mention Award in Vis09 besides the paper (Perception-Based Transparency Optimization for Direct Volume Rendering). However, I can't remember which two. I will really appreciate if anyone can provide the information.

Other IEEE Vis/InfoVis papers on the web

Surface Descriptors

Loop Surgery for Volumetric Meshes: Reeb Graphs Reduced to Contour Trees

Particle Systems and Flow Visualization

Predictor-Corrector Schemes for Visualization of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Data
Benjamin Schindler, Raphael Fuchs, John Biddiscombe, Ronald Peikert (Computer Graphics Laboratory, ETH Zentrum)

Exploring the Millennium Run - Scalable Rendering of Large-Scale Cosmological Datasets
Roland Fraedrich, Jens Schneider, Rüdiger Westermann (Technische Universität München)

Interactive Streak Surface Visualization on the GPU

Honorable Mention: Perception-Based Transparency Optimization for Direct Volume Rendering 
Ming-Yuen Chan, Yingcai Wu, Wai-Ho Mak (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Wei Chen 
(Zhejiang University), Huamin Qu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

A Physiologically-based Model for Simulation of Color Vision Deficiency
Gustavo M. Machado,
Manuel M. Oliveira, Leandro A. F. Fernandes (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

Best Paper Award: Depth-Dependent Halos: Illustrative Rendering of Dense Line Data
Maarten H. Everts, Henk Bekker, Jos B.T.M. Roerdink, Tobias Isenberg (University of Groningen)

Multi-Projector Displays

Markerless View-Independent Registration of Multiple Distorted Projectors on Extruded Surfaces Using an Uncalibrated Camera
Behzad Sajadi, Aditi Majumder (University of California, Irvine)

Color Seamlessness in Multi-Projector Displays Using Constrained Gamut Morphing
Behzad Sajadi, Maxim LazarovAditi Majumder, M. Gopi (University of California, Irvine)

Visually Supported Analysis

Visual Human+Machine Learning
Raphael Fuchs (Vienna University of Technology), Jürgen Waser (VRVis Research Center, Vienna), Meister Eduard Gröller (Vienna University of Technology)

Interactive Visual Analysis of Complex Scientific Data as Families of Data Surfaces
Kresimir Matkovic (Vienna University of Technology), Denis Gracanin (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University)

Sampling and Visualizing Creases with Scale-Space Particles
Gordon L. Kindlmann (University of Chicago), Raál San José Estépar (Harvard Medical School), Stephen M. Smith, Carl-Fredrik Westin (Harvard Medical School)

Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Volume Illustration of Muscle from Diffusion Tensor Images
Wei Chen, Zhicheng Yan (Zhejiang University), Song Zhang (Mississippi State University), John Allen Crow, David S. Ebert (Purdue University), Ronald M. McLaughlin, Katie B. Mullins, Robert Cooper, Zi'ang Ding, Jun Liao (Mississippi State University)

Automatic Transfer Function Generation Using Contour Tree Controlled Residue Flow Model and Color Harmonics
Jianlong Zhou, Masahiro Takatsuka (The University of Sydney)

Neurobiological and Molecular Imaging

An Interactive Visualization Tool for Multi-channel Confocal Microscopy Data in Neurobiology Research
Yong Wan, Hideo Otsuna, Chi-Bin Chien, Charles Hansen (University of Utah)

BrainGazer - Visual Queries for Neurobiology Research
Stefan Bruckner, Veronika Šoltészová, Meister Eduard Gröller (Vienna University of Technology), Jiří Hladůvka, Katja Bühler (VRVis Research Center, Vienna), Jai Y. Yu, Barry J. Dickson

Scalable and Interactive Segmentation and Visualization of Neural Processes in EM Datasets
Won-Ki Jeong (Harvard University), Johanna Beyer, Markus Hadwiger (VRVis Research Center, Vienna), Amelio Vazquez, Hanspeter Pfister (Harvard University), Ross T. Whitaker (University of Utah)

Multimodal Vessel Visualization of Mouse Aorta PET/CT Scans
Timo Ropinski, Sven Hermann, Rainer Reich, Michael Schäfers, Klaus Hinrichs (University of Münster)

Visual Encoding

Quantitative Texton Sequences for Legible Bivariate Maps
Colin Ware (Data Visualization Research LabUniversity of New Hampshire)

Continuous Parallel Coordinates
Julian Heinrich, Daniel Weiskopf (Universität Stuttgart)

VisMashup: Streamlining the Creation of Custom Visualization Applications
Emanuele Santos, Lauro Lins, James P. Ahrens, Juliana FreireCláudio T. Silva (University of Utah)

Focus+Context Route Zooming and Information Overlay in 3D Urban Environments
Huamin Qu, Haomian Wang, Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, Ming-Yuen Chan (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Advanced Volume Visualization Techniques I

Kd-Jump: a Path-Preserving Stackless Traversal for Faster Isosurface Raytracing on GPUs
David M. Hughes,
Ik Soo Lim (The Visualization & Medical Graphics (VMG) group, Bangor University)

Mapping High-Fidelity Volume Rendering for Medical Imaging to CPU, GPU and Many-Core Architectures
Mikhail Smelyanskiy, David Holmes, Jatin Chhugani (Applications Research Lab, Intel Corporation), Alan Larson, Douglas M. Carmean (Intel Corporation), Dennis Hanson, Pradeep Dubey (Intel Corporation), Kurt Augustine, Daehyun Kim, Alan Kyker, Victor W. Lee, Anthony D. Nguyen, Larry Seiler, Richard Robb

Volume Ray Casting with Peak Finding and Differential Sampling
Aaron Knoll, Younis Hijazi (University of Kaiserslautern), Rolf Westerteiger, Mathias Schott, Charles Hansen (University of Utah), Hans HagenUniversity of Kaiserslautern)

Interactive Volume Rendering of Functional Representations in Quantum Chemistry
Yun Jang, Ugo Varetto (Computer Graphics Laboratory, ETH Zentrum) (

Advanced Volume Visualization Techniques II

GL4D: A GPU-based Architecture for Interactive 4D Visualization

Alan Chu, Chi-Wing Fu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Andrew J. Hanson (Indiana University, Bloomington), Pheng-Ann Heng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)