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John Rasmussen
08-07-2005, 05:02 PM
Dear List Subscribers,

As one of the panelists I was quite content with the session in the sense
that we confirmed the necessity and will to cooperate within this field.
Without this session it would not have happened, and I would like to thank
Serge and Allison for taking this initiative. I also sincerely thank the
organizers of the ISB conference for an absolutely magnificent event. I have
returned with a head full of impressions and new ideas.

I would like to volunteer to be in a working group that can make a draft for
a whitepaper on the matter. Since the matter is probably too special for a
large and general forum like biomch-l, I propose we create a separate email
discussion group on Yahoo in which we can cooperate on the development of
the document.

Best regards,
John

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John Rasmussen,
Associate Prof., PhD, The AnyBody Group, Institute of Mech. Eng.
Aalborg University
www.ime.aau.dk/~jr, jr@ime.aau.dk
Mobile: +45 2089 8350
Phone: +45 9635 9307

-----Original Message-----
From: * Biomechanics and Movement Science listserver
[mailto:BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf Of Van sint jan Serge
Sent: 3. august 2005 19:46
To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
Subject: [BIOMCH-L] International cooperation on data and code exchange.

Dear all,

Last monday, during a special session organised at the ISB congress in
Cleveland, we had a interesting discussion related to the possibility of
intercontinental collaborations that would define and promote long terms
goals needed to enhance and optimize collaboration in our field (mainly
related to the Physiome project).

Main actors from clinics, fundamental research and the industry presented
their view on current problems and future challenge.

Some of you told us afterwards that they were slighly dissapointed by the
discussion ... we were not because we did not of course expect all problems
in a one-hour unstructured discussion!

But a very positive thing happened: two very large consortium (one from
Europe, one from the USA) agreed to work together on a White Paper that will
define the next steps necessary for such collaboration. An australian
project also showed up. This is probably the first time such thing occured.

Now, it is up to ourselve to make this real, and the writing of this White
Paper will occur next fall to be then submitted to our research community.

So, please be patient, and stay tuned !

Bye for now,

Serge VAN SINT JAN (1) and Allison S. ARNOLD (2)

(chairs of the special session)

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(1)Department of Anatomy (CP 619)
Faculty of Medicine
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
European Union (Belgium)

(2)Biomechanical Engineering Division.
Mechanical Engineering Department.
Stanford University.
United States of America