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Computational Biomechanics for Medicine IV: a MICCAI 2009 satellite



2nd Call for papers

Computational Biomechanics for Medicine
(http://www.mech.uwa.edu.au/CBM2009/ , http://www.cbm.mech.uwa.edu.au/ )
will be held in London on 24 September 2009, in conjunction with MICCAI 2009
http://www.miccai2009.org/ ).


Mathematical modeling and computer simulation have proved tremendously
successful in engineering. One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is
to extend the success of computational mechanics to fields outside
traditional engineering, in particular to biology, biomedical sciences, and
medicine. The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for
computational biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions on
the opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated
medicine. For example, continuum mechanics models provide a rational basis
for analyzing biomedical images by constraining the solution to biologically
reasonable motions and processes. Biomechanical modeling can also provide
clinically important information about the physical status of the underlying
biology, integrating information across molecular, tissue, organ, and
organism scales. The main goal of this workshop is to showcase the clinical
and scientific utility of computational biomechanics in computer-integrated

Invited speakers:

Professor Marcus Pandy, University of Melbourne,


"Computational modeling of human gait: muscle coordination of walking and

Professor Perumal Nithiarasu, Swansea University,


"Patient-specific modelling of cardiovascular and respiratory flow problems
- challenges"


The following computational mechanics disciplines will be included:

1. Computational solid mechanics

2. Computational multibody systems kinematics and dynamics 3. Computational
fluid mechanics 4. Computational thermodynamics (e.g. heat transfer,

We solicit papers that use methods of computational biomechanics in the
following application areas:

Medical image analysis

Image-guided surgery

Surgical simulation

Surgical intervention planning

Surgical technique development

Disease prognosis and diagnosis

Injury mechanism analysis

Surgical aid design

Artificial organs

Implant and prostheses design

Medical robotics

Tissue engineering

Understanding of embryonic development

Understanding of aging


Key dates

Deadline for paper submission: 22 May 2009

Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2009

Final version of papers submitted: 01 August 2009

Workshop: 20 or 24 September 2009



Papers should be emailed (in .pdf format) to Karol Miller
kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au . Submissions should include the author's name in
the filename.

Please, follow the formatting guidelines of the main MICCAI conference,
however do not anonymise your manuscript. The length of papers including
figures and references should be between eight (8) and twelve (12) pages.

Full workshop papers will be carefully refereed. Participants will receive
electronic versions of the papers on the day of the workshop. Paper
proceedings will be published by Springer NY and send to participants in
early 2010.

The authors of the best papers presented at the Computational Biomechanics
for Medicine IV Workshop will be requested to submit an extended version of
their papers to the special section of the Medical Image Analysis journal.



Karol Miller, The University of Western Australia, kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au

Poul M.F. Nielsen, University of Auckland p.nielsen@auckland.ac.nz


Karol Miller, Dr habil.

Winthrop Professor of Applied Mechanics

Director, Intelligent Systems for Medicine Lab.

Deputy Chair of Mechatronics

School of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley WA 6009, AUSTRALIA

Phone: + (61) 8 6488 8545

Fax: + (61) 8 6488 1024

Email: kmiller@mech.uwa.edu.au



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