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PMHA 2016 4th International Workshop on Biomechanical and Parametric Modeling of Human Anatomy

The 4th International Workshop on Biomechanical and Parametric Modeling of Human Anatomy (PMHA) brings together a multi-disciplinary group of prominent scientific, clinical, and industry-based researchers to share techniques and approaches used to model the anatomy of the human body, as well as to demonstrate the use of biomechanical simulation to investigate biomedical and human factor applications. As a knowledge-sharing opportunity, PMHA provides a platform to identify and to explore new possibilities for inter-disciplinary collaboration with the common objective to better understand the elements and mechanisms that define and shape the dynamics and functions of the human body. Learn from, and interact with, individuals who actively investigate:

  • how the human anatomy varies between and within individuals
  • how to model and parameterize the various anatomical structures and tissues of the human body
  • how data can be used to inform and validate biomechanical simulations
  • how biomechanical simulations can inform the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of disorders
  • how the design of wearable devices and products impacts limb and overall body dynamics
  • how the working environment affects physical interactions and behaviours

Join us to discover the most recent progress and successes of the Parametric Human Project research consortium. Network with consortium members to identify and initiate new collaborative opportunities in which you can make a positive impact. Play a central role in identifying the specific needs of your field of research and how we, as a consortium, can support those needs through the creation of an environment that is conducive to inter-disciplinary knowledge transfer and symbiotic science.

Important Dates

Workshop Date: August 26-27, 2016 (with reception on Aug 25 for those who arrive on that day)

Registration deadline: July 14, 2016 Registration form

Title and Abstract: July 14, 2016 Note: there is no format or length requirement for this as it is a starting point for organizing the sessions and give the special issue journals a head's up on the articles that we are expecting. So, for example, either a one page pdf with a figure or a pure text email would be fine.

Paper submission date: July 14, 2016

Special A/V needs sent: August 4, 2016 (we will have video projections and speakers) Special journal issue submission date: (to be determined - but expect 2-3 months after workshop). We have arranged a Special Issue of CMBBE I&V for workshop papers ready for journal review. Papers appearing at the workshop are not published or archived, as they are intended to be works in progress mainly. However, if you want your paper to appear on the PMHA website, please let us know.

For more information: visit the call for participation.

Tutorials

We will be hosting a half-day Artisynth tutorial in the afternoon of Thursday, August 25, 2016, 2pm--6pm. Please email Ian Stavness (stavness @ usask.ca) if you would like to attend.

Accommodations

We have contacted campus housing at UBC Gage Towers at 5959 Student Union Blvd. to block inexpensively priced rooms (CA$139) from Thursday, August 25 and Sunday, August 27, 2016. At this time, we cannot cover accommodations; thus, you will need to book accommodations yourself or with your group; just let them know you are with the PMHA2016 conference to get the correct rate. However, we need to know informally if you are planning to join by May 6 to block enough rooms for all of us. Once we have the rooms blocked, you will be able to contact the UBC housing directly to reserve a room. There are other room options available as well at West Coast Suites).

Organizers

  • Sid Fels, Electrical and Computer Engineering ssfels @ ece.ubc.ca
  • Ian Stavness, Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan ian.stavness @ usask.ca
  • Azam Khan, Ergonomics and Environment Group, Autodesk Research azam.khan @ autodesk.com
  • Jeremy Mogk, Ergonomics and Environment Group, Autodesk Research jeremy.mogk @ autodesk.com
  • Jacky Bibliowicz, Ergonomics and Environment Group, Autodesk Research jacky.bibliowicz @ autodesk.com