Our paper "Christian Payer, Michael Pienn, Zoltan Balint, Andrea Olschewski, Horst Olschewski, Martin Urschler. Automatic Artery-Vein Separation from Thoracic CT Images using Integer Programming" was honored by being selected as one of nine "Runners Up for Student Best Paper Awards" at the prestigious (32,5% acceptance rate, 4,4% oral acceptance rate) MICCAI conference in Munich in October 2015. See here for the award page. This work and prize was enabled by a close collaboration of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology and LBI-CFI. We congratulate Christian for doing a great job in his master thesis and at the oral presentation in Munich!