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IASTED International Conference
Biomechanics
BioMech 2004

August 23-25, 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


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

LOCATION
BioMech 2004 will take place at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, located directly on beautiful Waikiki Beach. Situated in the city of Honolulu, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Waikiki was historically the playground of the Hawaiian nobility, and has since become one of the most famous beaches in the world. The soft sand and turquoise waters make it an attractive spot for swimmers, surfers, and other water enthusiasts. The city of Honolulu is the commercial and administrative center for the Hawaiian islands, and is filled with many fine restaurants, shopping centers, and cultural and historical attractions. Nearby attractions include Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head Crater, and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

PURPOSE
BioMech 2004 will act as an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in biomechanics and its applications in a wide range of fields. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. BioMech 2004 will aim to strengthen relationships between industry, research laboratories, and universities. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

BioMech 2004 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

Robotics and Applications (RA 2004)
Signal and Image Processing (SIP 2004)
Intelligent Systems and Control (ISC 2004)

SCOPE
BioMech 2004 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
Falling
Stairs and Inclines
Loading
Muscle Activity and Dynamics
Motor Development
Multi-body Dynamics

Orthopaedics
Bones
Joints
Cartilage
Ligaments and Tendons
The Spine
Lumber Functional Spine Units (FSU)
Knees
Feet
Hips and Femurs
Shoulders
Upper Extremities
Fracture Fixation
Joint Replacement
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Mechanics of Implants

Sports and Performance
Sport Performance
Sport Equipment
Sport Injury Prevention
Methodology and Instrumentation for Sport Simulation
Biomechanical Simulators
Design and Testing of Footwear
Training
Fatigue

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

The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Cardiac Mechanics
Respiratory Mechanics
Artery Mechanics
Hemodynamics
The Heart
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

Experiments and Modelling
Foot Pressure Measurement
Electromyography (EMG)
Kinematics Analysis
Motion Capture
Motion Analysis
Motion Synthesis and Animation
Finite Element Methods
Computational Biomechanics

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


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
R. Bartlett - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
L. Borbas - Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
N.D. Broom - University of Auckland, New Zealand
J.W. Chow - University of Florida, USA
P.F. Davies - University of Pennsylvania, USA
J.T. Dennerlein - Harvard University, USA
P. Diamantopoulos - University of Sussex, UK
C. Dong - Pennsylvania State University, USA
C.B. Frank - University of Calgary , Canada
V.K. Goel - University of Toledo, USA
J.C.H. Goh - National University of Singapore, Singapore
P. Gorce - Southern University of Toulon and Var, France
K. Hayashi - Osaka University, Japan
S. Herman - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
W. Herzog - University of Calgary, Canada
Y. Hong - Chinese University of Hong Kong, PRC
J. Jírová - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
J.S. Jurvelin - University of Kuopio, Finland
J.L. Katz - University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
P.S. Khalsa - State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Y.-H. Kwon - Texas Women's University, USA
J. Liu - Case Western Reserve University, USA
M. Mariunas - Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
A.H. McGregor - Imperial College, UK
A.W. Miles - University of Bath, UK
E. Mueller - University of Salzburg, Austria
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
B.I. Prilutsky - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
D.G.E. Robertson - University of Ottawa, Canada
A. Rodriguez-Vazquez - University of Seville, Spain
N.A. Sharkey - Pennsylvania State University, USA
P.N. Sheth - University of Virginia, USA
J. Vander Sloten - KU Leuven, Belgium
H.-C. Spatz - University of Freiburg, Germany
J. Sumec - Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republik
A. Sviridenok - National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Belarus
M. Tanaka - Osaka University, Japan
K. Tanishita - Keio University, Japan
S. Thomopoulos - Washington University, USA
V. Tregoubov - St. Petersburg State University, Russia
J.J. Triano - Texas Back Institute, USA
I. Vesely - University of Southern California, USA
D. Xiao - University of East London, UK
V.M. Zatsiorsky - Pennsylvania State University, USA

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/hawaii/submit-463.htm.
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by May 15, 2004. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing 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. Initial paper submissions should be approximately four pages. Formatting instructions are available at:
http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by June 15, 2004. Final manuscripts are due by July 1, 2004. Registration and final payment are due by July 15, 2004. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is four single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by May 15, 2004. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/hawaii/tutorialsubmit-463.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 via email to: calgary@iasted.org. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by May 15, 2004, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2004/hawaii/sessionsubmit-463.htm.

JOURNALS
Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: http://www.actapress.com/journals/submission.htm following the standard procedure as described on the website: www.actapress.com. All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email journals@actapress.com.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due June 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance June 15, 2004
Final manuscripts due July 1, 2004
Registrations and full payment due July 15, 2004

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

IASTED Secretariat - BioMech 2004
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
E-mail: calgary@iasted.org
Website: http://www.iasted.org

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