In celebration of the 15th anniversary of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, a top 10 list of the most cited papers
was compiled to illustrate the success of the journal. Second on the list was a paper by Marc Alexa, Johannes Behr, Daniel Cohen-Or, Shachar Fleishman, David Levin, and Claudio Silva entitled, "Computing and Rendering Point Set Surfaces
". To date, it has been cited 574 times according to Google Scholar. This paper introduced a new technique for modeling surfaces out of point samples by means of a moving least squares (MLS) projection approach. It also contain a number of applications, including techniques for resampling and rendering point sets. This general approach became increasingly popular following the publication of this paper.