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J Middleton
07-10-1996, 10:16 PM
THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
COMPUTER METHODS IN
BIOMECHANICS
&
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
7 - 10 MAY 1997
AVENIDA PALACE HOTEL, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Symposium Co-ordinators
J. MIDDLETON, M.L. JONES & G.N. PANDE (UK)

Technical Advisory Panel
J.M.Crolet(France) J.H. Heegard(USA) S.J.Hollister(USA)
R. Huiskes(Netherlands) I.Knets (Latvia) A.McCulloch(USA)
A.N.Natali(Italy)C.Oomens(Netherlands) T.M.Peters(Canada)
B.R. Simon (USA) N.G. Shrive(Canada) R.L.Spilker(USA)
G. Steven(Australia) R. Summers(UK) K. Tanne (Japan)
D. Taylor(Ireland) A. Toni(Italy)

Scope and Objectives
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The objective of this Symposium, the third in the series,
is to communicate the rapid advances and innovations
being made in the area of biomechanics and biomedical
engineering and to stimulate interest in the continually
emerging computer based technologies which are being
applied in these multidisciplinary subjects. The
symposium will focus on the importance of integrating the
disciplines of engineering with medical technology and
clinical expertise. It is also a prime objective of the
symposium to highlight areas of future potential and to
promote closer international collaboration with those
involved in the significant advances that are taking
place in computer applications in biomechanics and
biomedical engineering.

Format
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The format of the meeting will consist of invited
lectures presented by distinguished contributors and
these will be complemented by presentations given by the
Symposium participants. In this way it is envisaged that
the present state of knowledge, emerging technologies and
collaboration between scientists, engineers, clinicians
and biomedical researchers can be improved to the benefit
of all concerned.

Symposium Topics
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Suggested topics for presentation are as follows, and new
and recent advances associated with these areas of
research and application will be especially welcome .
Also particular consideration will be given to papers
where the emphasis is placed on the integration of
computer technology and biomedical science.

o Theoretical and computational approaches for adaptive
bone/tissue/implant analysis, remodelling and interaction
including cell mechanics
o Design, assessment and response of implants and
fixation devices; metal/ceramic and cemented/non-cemented
systems, stability of hip and knee prosthesis, bone
remodelling following hip/knee replacements
o Micro-mechanical finite element models, homogenization
methods for biological structures, mixed numerical and
experimental techniques
o Cardiovascular mechanics and fluid structure
interaction, cardiac electrophysiology - arrhythmias and
defibrillation, anatomic and radiographic models
o Soft-tissue modelling, analysis and response,
joint/ligament biomechanics and simulation of joint
replacement systems, spine biomechanics
o Modelling of oral & dental tissue response to loads and
materials, orthodontic mechanics, modelling of dental
materials, cements and ceramics, modelling of tooth
movement
o Image analysis, computer assisted surgery, surgical
simulation, digitisation and computer animation
techniques in biomechanics
o Modelling of gait analysis and deviation, dynamics of
posture and motion
o Bio-signal interpretation, neural networks and clinical
information systems
o Functional loading and modelling of the craniofacial
skeleton including bone morphology, impact analysis,
soft/hard tissue interaction and bone fracture prediction
o Modelling of human body impact, damage, bone fracture
and fracture healing
o Validation and accuracy of computational/experimental
models, testing procedures, experimental methods and
material parameter identification

Submission of Abstracts
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Contributed papers will be selected on the basis of
submitted abstracts which should be in English and are
not to exceed 300 words. Abstracts are invited by 16th
December, 1996 and authors will be informed of acceptance
by 17th January,1997 at which time formatted papers for
final preparation of the manuscripts will be supplied.

Correspondence
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Abstracts and enquiries regarding the Symposium should be
addressed to:
John Middleton, Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Centre, Engineering Building, University of Wales
Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK.
Tel: (01792) 295514/295517. Fax: (01792)295514.
Email: J.Middleton@Swansea.ac.uk

Symposium Proceedings
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The Symposium Proceedings will be published as a
refereed text book which will be available 4-6 months
after the Symposium.

Symposium Fees
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The registration fees, inclusive of reception, lunches,
banquet, proceedings and morning/afternoon refreshments
are as follows:

AUTHORS..............stlg330.00
DELEGATES............stlg380.00
STUDENTS.............stlg220.00


PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FORM
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Intending participants should complete the following:

I WISH TO PRESENT A PAPER

I WISH TO ATTEND AS A DELEGATE

I WISH TO RECEIVE DETAILS OF THE PROCEEDINGS
WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

I WISH TO RECEIVE DETAILS OF THE PREVIOUS PROCEEDINGS

Name.....................................
Organisation/Affiliation............................
Email............................
Telephone.............Telefax................

A web page will be available shortly.

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John Middleton Dept of Civil Eng/Biomedical Eng
Engineering Building, University of Wales Swansea
Swansea, UK. Tel. 01792(295514) Fax.(295676)