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Christian Peham
07-07-2004, 05:46 PM
EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON MOVEMENT SCIENCE

Vienna, Austria, June 2-4, 2005

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
AND
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The workshop intends to bring together researchers working on problems
and aspects of sensorimotor function in different domains such as -but
not limited to- Biology, Psychology, Sport Sciences, Neuroscience, and
Biomechanics. Such exchange across disciplines hopefully promotes more
unified, coherent models of the processes, capacities and nature of
motor control. The emphasis will be on human movement but contributions
based on non-human sensorimotor research are welcome.

It is hosted by the Workgroup for Movement Science of the Veterinary
University Vienna, and will be situated at the Veterinary University
Vienna, Austria, on June 2--4, 2005.
The previous EWOMS meetings were held at Munster, Germany.

Scientific Committee. Walter Herzog, Calgary, Canada; JA Scott Kelso,
Boca Raton, USA; Christian Peham, Vienna, Austria; Juergen Perl Mainz,
Germany, Wolfgang Schoellhorn, Muenster, Germany; Reza Shadmehr,
Baltimore, USA; Willem Verwey, Enschede, Netherlands; Alan Wing,
Birmingham, UK

We especially encourage researchers and students from the new EU member
to participate.

Official website: http://www.vu-wien.ac.at/i111/www/EWOMS-2005/welcome.html

Scientific program

The program includes six plenary addresses. Keynote speakers
(alphabetical order) will be

Axel Cleeremans, Liege Belgium,
Carlo J. De Luca, Boston,
Sten Grillner, Stockholm
Marc Jeannerod, Bron/Paris,
Michael Turvey, Connecticut (not yet confirmed),
Heinz Ulbrich, Munich (Robotics).

The program consists of a various number of minisymposia with oral
presentations and poster sessions.

The following is a tentative list of topics.

· Cognitive and neuropsychological aspects of locomotion
· Neural systems and control, central motion pattern generation
· Biomechanics of bones, muscles, joints and tendons,
neuro-muscular activity
· Sports Sciences - Normal, athletic and comparative locomotion
· Dynamical systems perspective of locomotion
· Computer simulations in locomotion research
· Brain interfaces, functional electrostimulation
· Mechanical reconstruction - Prosthetics, Orthotics, Robotics
· Other movement related topics

Presentations. The working language of the Congress is English.
Participants are invited to present papers and posters on the subject of
their interest. Proposals should be submitted not later than Dec 1st,
2004. Registration and submissions forms will be available at the website.

The abstracts will be selected by the scientific committee. Abstracts
should be prepared in English on a special form according to the
instructions which will be sent with the second announcement or will be
available online at the official website.

General Information

Location. Situated on both sides of the river Danube, Vienna is one of
the great metropolises of Europe, endowed with a unique combination of
natural and architectural beauty.

Venue. Congress activities will mainly take place in the well equipped
lecture halls of the Veterinary University Vienna, in the northern part
of Vienna.

Date. Dec 1st, 2004 abstract submission deadline

Feb 28th, 2005 notification of acceptance

May 10th, 2005 deadline - submissions of full paper

Accommodation. The travel agency «MONDIAL» will arrange accommodations
for participants preferably in hotels at and around the city center of
Vienna and will also offer various tourist programs. The location of the
workshop may be reached in 15 minutes from the city center by public
transport. More details will be given in the Second announcement or can
be found at the official congress website (see below).

Financial support. Following the tradition set by the previous EWOMS
meetings, the Organizing Committee does its best to secure funds for
conference grants. Such grants may be used to cover registration, travel
money and local expenses.

Contact. Veterinary University Vienna
Workgroup for Movement Science
Department V
Prof. Dr. DI. C. Peham
Veterinärplatz 1
A-1210 Wien
phone: ++43 1 - 25 077 - 5506
fax: ++43 1 - 25 077 - 5590
mail: ewoms2005@vu-wien.ac.at


http://www.vu-wien.ac.at/i111/www/EWOMS-2005/welcome.html

Additional program. The congress will also offer a commercial and book
exhibit and various social programs (reception, gala dinner, informal
evening at a "Heuriger" (typical local vinyard).

We ask you to kindly distribute the circular in your department and
among your colleagues.



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