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XVIIIth CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BIOMECHANICS
8.-13.07.2001, ZURICH / SWITZERLAND
http://www.isb2001.ethz.ch

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS


IMPORTANT NOTE
This is the short version of the final announcement and call for papers.
There will be no final announcement in paper form. For more detailed and
updated information please visit the Congress Homepage.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The ISB 2001 Congress will take place July 8-13, 2001 at the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Lecture rooms, poster
sessions and technical exhibition are close together in the main
building of the ETH, which is located in the centre of the city.
The congress is open for all registered participants.
The official congress language is English.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Zurich can be reached by airplane, train and car. It has an excellent
public transportation system which is highly recommended. The Congress
Organiser has an official carrier agreement with Swissair, which gives
the opportunity of special air flight fares.
Hotels are available in Zurich downtown as well as in the suburbs.
The hotel room charges vary considerably. Bookings can be made via the
Congress Homepage.
The official language in Zurich is German. Swiss currency is Swiss
francs (CHF). Credit cards are widely accepted. Electrical outlets are
220V/50Hz (Swiss plugs).

REGISTRATION
The online registration can be found on the Congress Homepage.
Registration is possible only by charging credit cards or making a bank
transfer. All fees are in Swiss francs. The congress fee includes
welcome reception, lunches, coffee breaks and proceedings (book of
abstracts & CD-ROM with long abstracts).
ISB member CHF 650 (by Apr 15, 2001) / CHF 715 (after Apr 15, 2001)
Non-member CHF 750 (by Apr 15, 2001) / CHF 825 (after Apr 15, 2001)
Student CHF 325 (by Apr 15, 2001) / CHF 360 (after Apr 15, 2001)
Future members pay the non-member fee, which then includes 1 year
membership. Students have to present their student-ID at the
registration desk on site. Please note that the congress fee does not
include hotel accommodation and congress banquet dinner. The additional
banquet fee is CHF 80 per person. In case of registration cancellation
full refund less CHF 75 administration fee will be issued. Cancellations
have to be received by the Registration Organiser on or before June 16,
2001.

TOPICS
Papers are invited for, but not limited to, the following topics:
Neuromuscular Control / Locomotion / Implants and Biomaterial Aspects /
Hard Tissues: Bone, Joints and Spine / Soft Tissues: Muscle, Cartilage
and Ligaments / Other Tissues / Biofluidmechanics / Biomechanics of
Cells and Membranes / Biological Remodelling Processes / Sports
Biomechanics / Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Rehabilitation / Forensic
Biomechanics / Biomechanics in Space.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Scientific papers within the scope of the ISB 2001 topics are invited
for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts have to be in English and
should provide sufficient information for readers to fully assess the
aims, methods, results, and implications of the research in question.
Each submission must be original work that has not been published
previously. The text should include the sections introduction / methods
/ results / discussion. Abstract submission is possible via online
submission on the Congress Homepage only, where also the guidelines can
be found. Abstracts may not exceed 3000 characters (incl. blanks; ASCII)
and have to be submitted by November 15, 2000.
Abstracts are subject to review and will, after acceptance, be assigned
to either oral or poster presentation. Notification of acceptance to the
authors will be before April 1, 2001. The abstracts will be printed in
the proceedings book as submitted.
After acceptance the authors are invited to submit a long abstract as a
pdf-file to the Congress Office by May 28, 2001 (about 2 DIN A4-pages).
Detailed instructions for outline and submission of long abstracts will
be given on the Congress Homepage. Long abstracts are not subject to
review. They are not published in the proceedings, but provided to all
participants on a CD-ROM.

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
Sunday July 8, 2001:
Tutorials (9:30-11:30 & 13:00-15:00) / Registration (12:00-19:00) /
Opening Ceremony with Opening Lecture and Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture
(16:00-18:00) / Wine & Cheese Reception, Opening of Exhibition
(18:00-20:00).
Monday through Friday July 9-13, 2001:
Keynotes, Symposia, Free Communications & Posters (8:30-12:30 &
14:00-18:00) / ISB General Meeting (Wednesday 12:30-13:00) / free
afternoon (Wednesday) / Banquet (Friday 19:30-...).
A recent version of the programme schedule can be found on the Congress
Homepage.

HIGHLIGHTS
Opening Lecture: Stephan Perren / CH
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture: Richard C. Nelson / USA
Muybridge Lecture: ISB Awardee
President’s Lecture: Kit Vaughan / SA
Keynote Sports Biomechanics: James G. Hay / NZ & Benno M. Nigg / CAN
Keynote Cardiovascular Biomechanics: Robert Nerem / USA
Keynote Haemodynamics: Karl Perktold / A
Keynote Properties of Bone: Steven A. Goldstein / USA
Keynote Muscles in Microgravity: Pietro E. di Prampero / I
Keynote Muscle Mechanics: At L. Hof / NL
Keynote Locomotion: Sheldon R. Simon / USA
Keynote Forensic Biomechanics: Ali E. Engin / USA
Keynote Implants & Biomaterials: Jeffrey A. Hubbell / CH

TUTORIALS
Human Skeletal Muscle Biomechanics Yasuo Kawakami & Tetsuo Fukunaga / J
Simulations in Biomechanics Karin Gruber / D
Computational Dynamics of Locom. Syst. Jean Heegaard / USA
Shoulder Biomechanics Dirk Jan Veeger / NL
The tutorials are held on Sunday, July 8, 2001, Muscle & Simulation and
Dynamics & Shoulder respectively being in parallel. Tutorial fee (each):
ISB members CHF 45 / non-members CHF 50. Registration to tutorials is
done via the online registration on the Congress Homepage together with
congress registration.

SATELLITE EVENTS
5th Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics:
July 5-7, 2001, ETH Zurich / Switzerland
Contact: Ewald Hennig ewald.hennig@uni-essen.de
Webpage: http://www.uni-essen.de/~qpd800/FW2001.html
8th Int. Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics:
July 4-6, 2001, Politecnico di Milano / Italy
Contact: Federico Casolo tgcs2001@mail.dstm.polimi.it
Webpage: http://az25.dstm.polimi.it/convegni/

AWARDS
There are several awards offered. Competitors for the ISB awards (e.g.
Young Investigator Award, Clinical Biomechanics Award, Promising Young
Scientist Award) have to fulfil special demands. Please visit the
Congress Homepage (Scientific Program – Awards) for more detailed and
updated information.

TECHNICAL EXHIBITION
A technical exhibition will be arranged at the congress venue, lasting
from Sunday to Wednesday July 8-11, 2001. Companies who wish to
participate in the technical exhibition should contact the Congress
Office.

CONGRESS ORGANISERS
Laboratory for Biomechanics ETH Zurich (Prof. Edgar Stüssi)
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory ETH Zurich (Prof. Peter Niederer)

CONGRESS OFFICE
ISB 2001, Laboratory for Biomechanics
Wagistr. 4, CH-8952 Schlieren / Switzerland
Tel: +41-1-6336117, Fax: +41-1-6331124
E-mail: isb2001@biomech.mat.ethz.ch
Homepage: http://www.isb2001.ethz.ch

DEADLINES
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2000
Early Registration Due: April 15, 2001

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