Berthold Vöcking, who was a professor for Algorithms and Complexity at RWTH Aachen, passed away on 11th June after a long illness. He was only 47.
Berthold was a leading figure in algorithmics research in Europe, was an invited speaker at ICALP 2012 and was one of the authors of the best paper for Track C at this year's ICALP, where we will remember him during the award session.
Our thoughts go to his family.
Addendum: For some information on Berthold's work, do read Sad News: Berthold Vöcking by
Michael Mitzenmacher's blog.