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Panos Diamantopoulos
04-08-2003, 01:40 AM
Dear Colleagues,

I am forwarding below the information relevant to the IASTED International
Conference on Biomechanics.
The deadline for 250 word abstracts has been extended until 1st May.
As I was advised, if the abstract is accepted, a full manuscript is required
for registering to the conference. Please see the conference website for
further details.

Best regards,

Panos Diamantopoulos


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CALL FOR PAPERS

IASTED International Conference on
BIOMECHANICS
~ BioMech 2003 ~
June 30 - July 2, 2003
Rhodes, Greece
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2003/greece/biomech.htm

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due ----------------------------------May 1, 2003
Notification of acceptance ---------------------- May 15, 2003
Camera-ready manuscripts due----------------- June 1, 2003
Registration Deadline---------------------------- June 20, 2003

SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development
Technical Committee on Biomechanics

The Biomaterials Network ~biomat.net European Society of Biomechanics ~EBS

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
K.-N. An - Mayo Clinic, USA
I. Anderson - Auckland University, New Zealand
N. Berme - Ohio State University, USA
L.E. Bilston - University of New South Wales, Australia
N.D. Broom - University of Auckland, New Zealand
M.D. Buschmann - Ecole Polytechnique, Canada
G.-L. Chang - Nation Cheny Kung University, Taiwan
P.F. Davies - University of Pennsylvania, USA
P. Diamantopoulos - University of Sussex, UK
P. Gorce - University of Toulon and Var, France
M.D. Grabiner - The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
K. Hayashi - Osaka University, Japan
J. Jirova - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
J.S. Jurvelin - University of Kuopio, Finland
I. Knets - Riga Technical University, Latvia
J. Liu - Learner Research Institute, USA
M. Mariunas - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
T.W. Miles - University of Bath, UK
M. Nalecz - International Centre of Biocybernetics, Poland
A.N. Natali - University of Padova, Italy
R.R. Neptune - University of Texas at Austin, USA
V. Orel - Institute Oncology, Ukraine
M.G. Pandy - University of Texas at Austin, USA
M. Petrtyl - Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
M. Pope - UK
P.N. Sheth - University of Virginia, USA
J.A. Spudich - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
J. Sumec - Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republik
A. Sviridenok - Belarus National Academy of Sciences, Belarus
M. Tanaka - Osaka University, Japan
K. Tanishita - Keio University, Japan
P. Treffner - Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia
V. Tregoubov - St. Petersburg State University, Russia
S. Tsutsumi - Kyoto University, Japan
J. Vander Sloten - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
I. Vesely - Lerner Research Institute, USA


PURPOSE
The International Conference on Biomechanics is a major contact venue for
research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to
present their latest research, ideas, developments, and applications in this
field. BioMech 2003 will include keynote addresses, contributed papers, and
tutorials on a wide range of topics. All papers submitted to this conference
will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program
Committee. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality.
The full papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

LOCATION
BioMech 2003 will be held at the Rodos Palace Resort Hotel in the beautiful
resort city of Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in greek), means "the
beautiful island of roses," and has a unique natural beauty that does not
cease to impress its visitors. Also unique is its climate, with more sunny
days than any other place in Europe. To experience the majesty of Rhodes,
walk up the cobblestone streets, past austere guildhouses, to the impressive
Crusader's Fortress. Or head out through orange and olive groves to the
Acropolis of Lindos, which is spectacularly set overlooking the bluest of
seas.

SCOPE
BioMech 2003 will highlight the latest research and developments in the
fields of biomechanics. The topics to be covered include but are not limited
to:

Gait and Motion Analysis
General Motion Kinetics
Posture and Postural Control
Balance and Stability
Running
Stairs and Inclines
Animal Locomotion
Muscle Activity and Dynamics
Motor Development
Modelling and Simulation
Numerical Methods
Optimal Control

Orthopaedics
Bones and Joints
Cartilage
Ligaments and Tendons
The Spine
Knees
Feet
Hips and Femurs
Shoulders
Upper Extremities
Disorders
Fracture Fixation
Implant Mechanics
Joint Replacement

Sports and Performance
Sport Performance
Sport Equipment
Sports Injury Prevention
Models and Experiments
Simulation Methodology and Instrumentation
Design and Testing of Footwear
Training
Tennis
Golf
Bicycles
Skiing
Soccer
Swimming and Aquatic Sports
Gymnastics

Injury and Rehabilitation
Impact Biomechanics
Man-Machine Interaction
Labour Protection
Spine Efforts
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Ergonomic Systems
Clinical Rehabilitation Technology

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Cardiac Mechanics
Respiratory Mechanics
Artery Mechanics
Hemodynamics
Cardiovascular Implants and Devices
The Musculoskeletal System
Musculoskeletal System Dynamics
Structure and Function Properties of Bone Tissue
Bone Modelling
Muscle Coordination

Neuromuscular Control
Postural Sway and Joint Stiffness
Motor Programs
Reflexes
Disorders
Electrophysiology

Hard and Soft Tissues
Joints
The Spine
Muscles
Cartilage and Ligaments

Experiments and Modelling
Foot Pressure Measurement
EMGs
Kinematics and Kinetic Assessment
Motion Capture
Imaging and Image Processing
Animation
FEM Modelling
Computational Biomechanics
Biomechanic Simulators

Other Topics
Dental Biomechanics
Clinical Biomechanics
Forensic Biomechanics
Pediatric Biomechanics
Geriatric Biomechanics
Cellular Biomechanics
Tissue Engineering
Biomaterials
Biological Remodelling Processes
Growth Biomechanics
Mechanotransduction
Biosensors
BioMEMS
Robotics
Drug Delivery


SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Submit your abstract (maximum 250 words) via our web site at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2003/greece/submit-387.htm .
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS
Word (.doc) format. The formatting instructions for initial manuscripts can
be found here. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your abstract by May 1,
2003. Do not send hard copies of your abstract. Receipt of submissions will
be confirmed by e-mail.

Please provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper.
One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under
Scope. Include a statement in your cover letter confirming that if the paper
is accepted, one of the authors will attend the conference to present it.
Please designate a principal author, and provide the full names,
affiliations, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of
all authors.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail on May 15, 2003. Final
manuscripts are due by June 1, 2003. Registration payments are also due no
later than June 20, 2003. Please send final manuscripts via email to
calgary@iasted.com . The subject line for the final manuscript submission
must include the six digit paper number. The formatting instructions for
final manuscripts can be found here on the Web and must be strictly
followed. The page limit for final papers is six pages (single-spaced,
double-column, 10 point Times New Roman font). Only one paper of up to 6
pages is included in the regular registration fee. Only one paper of up to 6
pages is included in the regular registration fee. The additional paper and
page charge is USD $75.00 per page.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for half-day tutorials (three hours) should be submitted online by
April 1, 2003. Tutorials are to be submitted online via our following web
site address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2003/greece/tutorialsubmit-387.htm
A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge
expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major
course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal to
the IASTED Secretariat by April 1, 2003. Proposals should include a minimum
of five papers, a session title, a list of the topics covered, and
qualifications of the session organizer(s). The name of the session
organizer will appear in the program and proceedings provided five papers
are presented. Special sessions proposals should be submitted by e-mail to
calgary@iasted.com . More information is available on the special sessions
at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2003/greece/sessionsubmit-387.htm .



For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat - BioMech 2003
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB, Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195, Fax: 403-247-6851
E-mail: calgary@iasted.com
Web site: http://www.iasted.org




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Dr Panos Diamantopoulos, BEng, MA, DPhil
Bio-Medical Modelling Unit (BioModel)
School of Engineering
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QT, UK
Tel: +44 1273 877320
Fax: +44 1273 877341
Email: P.Diamantopoulos@sussex.ac.uk
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/biomodel

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