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Ton Van Den Bogert
10-03-1996, 09:35 AM
Subscribers,

I am forwarding this announcement for Dr. Michiyoshi Ae.
Registration forms and abstract submission forms will be
distributed with the next ISB newsletter. If you don't receive
one, contact the organizers directly.

-- Ton van den Bogert

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VIth INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER SIMULATION IN BIOMECHANICS

August 21-23, 1997
Tokyo, Japan

Welcome to the VIth International Symposium on Computer Simulation in
Biomechanics which will be held at The National Olympics Memorial Youth Center,
Tokyo, Japan from the 21st to the 23rd of August 1997. This Symposium,
organized by the ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation, is a satellite
event of the XVIth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics which
takes place at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, August 25 - 29, 1997.

Venue
The conference site is The National Olympics Memorial Youth Center which is
called "Seisyonen Sentah" in Japanese and is located in Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, in
the central part of Tokyo, Japan. The National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
has excellent conference and comfortable accommodation facilities.

Scope
This Symposium will be a scientific and technical meeting for investigators and
students who are interested in computer simulation in the various fields of
biomechanics. The different forms of presentations such as oral presentations
and demonstrations will enable the participants to discuss research problems
appeared in the area of computer simulation in biomechanics and exchange
information and ideas so as to promote the development of biomechanics
researches.

Topics
*Numerical methods
*Locomotion
*Human movement and sports
*Control systems
*Applications of computer simulation in biomechanics

Symposium Format
*Oral presentations
*Software and hardware demonstrations

Official Language
The official language of the Symposium is English.
No translation is provided.

Scientific Committee
Dr. Ae, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Ehara, Kanagawa Rehabilitation Center, Japan
Dr. Fujii, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Hubbard, University of California, United States of America
Dr. Miyazaki, Tokyo University of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Dr. van den Bogert, University of Calgary, Canada

Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Ae, Chairman
University of Tsukuba
Dr. Fujii, Secretary General
University of Tsukuba
Dr. Ehara, Kanagawa Rehabilitation Center
Dr. Miyazaki, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Dr. Yamazaki, Keio University
Dr. Kojima, University of Tokyo
Dr. Taga, University of Tokyo
Dr. Yokoi, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology
Mr. Miyaji, University of Tsukuba

Contact Information
ISCSB6
c/o Dr.Ae
Institute of Health and Sport Sciences
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305
Japan

Tel. +81 298 53 2675
Fax +81 298 53 6507
E-mail: ae@taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp or
nfujii@ taiiku.tsukuba.ac.jp

Dates to Remember
*February 15, 1997
Deadline for abstracts submission
*March 31, 1997
Notifications to authors
*June 15, 1997
Deadline of registration
*August 21 to 23, 1997
The VIth ISCSB

Registration Fee
The registration fee is 42000 Japanese yen(\42000). The fee includes a
symposium kit, Book of Abstracts, coffee and refreshments during the breaks,
accommodation fee for three nights(21, 22, and 23 of August), breakfasts,
lunches, Get-together Party, and Symposium Dinner.
Reduced fee for students who attach a copy of their student ID is \34000 and
accompanying person fee is \25000.
The registration must be made with the enclosed Registration Form by June 15,
1997 (re. \110 = ca. US$ 1.00).

Social Programs
*Get-together Party, Thursday, 21 August
An informal party will be held at the Youth Center on the first evening. All
participants are welcome.
*Symposium Dinner, Saturday, 23 August


Accommodation
The conference site, The National Olympics Memorial Youth Center will also
provide clean, comfortable rooms with TV set, bath and shower, telephone.
Participants who do not stay in The Youth Center should put mark on the enclosed
Registration Form. Non-accommodation fee is applied.
Participants who want to stay August 20th, a day before the Symposium, because
of their flight schedule and so on should put mark in the appropriate box of the
Registration Form. Extra charge for August 20 is \4200.
Please note that the organizers cannot guarantee accommodation after June 15,
1997.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration and accommodation as well as a detailed program
will be mailed to the participants by the organizing committee in advance.

Cancellation
For cancellation received before July 31, 1997, \10000 will be refunded after
the Symposium. Refunds cannot be made for cancellations after this date.

Transportation
Tokyo has a good public transportation system, with buses, subways, and trains.
To reach the Youth Center, the followings are recommended:
* The Shinjuku Station is a key station to reach the Youth Center.
1. From Narita Airport to Shinjuku, use Narita Express Train(90 min.) or
Limousine Bus.
2. At the Shinjuku Station, transfer to the Odakyu line (regular local train).
3. Get off your local train at the second stop(5 min.), Sanguubashi Station.
4. Follow guideposts on the small map which will be mailed to the participants
in advance. The Youth Center is located about 6 minutes walking distance from
the Sanguubashi Station. You may see some guideposts on the roadside.

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Call for papers

Participants are invited to submit an abstract with or without software and/or
hardware presentations. The Abstract Submission Form must be attached to each
submitted abstract. The deadline of abstract submission is February 15, 1997.
Abstracts should be written in English within the scope of this Symposium
topics. The volume of the abstract should be either two or four pages. Each
abstract must be an original work that has not been published previously. The
abstract may report results from pilot studies which may be leading to journal
publication. Preference will be given to authors willing to demonstrate their
software and/or hardware at the Symposium.

Size and Text Type
Abstract must be A4(size 210mm x 297mm) pages printed on white bond paper
within a 150mm wide and 260mm high rectangle. Text should be left-justified
with character size 12-point Times font, if possible. Please do not hyphenate
words at the end of lines. See the enclosed abstract example.

Headings
The headings must include the title in capital letters, the author(s) and
affiliation(s) including city and country. The heading is to be included within
the above mentioned rectangle and centered. Please omit degrees, titles, street
addresses, and zip codes.

Paragraphs and Figures
Please do not leave blank lines between paragraphs. The first line of each new
paragraph must be indented with 6 spaces. Only SI units are to be used. Figures
and tables must remain inside of the text region and they should be attached
with tape, not glued. Each figure and table must have a number with a short
caption. Numbers and captions must be placed beneath each figure and above each
table. Authors are advised to minimize the amount of references and not to
refer to limited circulation documents such as graduate theses.

Format
Abstract may be submitted in the following format:
* a text-file on 3.5"(1.44MB) DOS-formatted floppy disk
* a good quality printed paper in the format outlined above

Available Hardware
The following computers and operating systems will be available for
demonstration:
* IBM PC compatibles with DOS and Windows 3.1, and Windows 95
* Macintosh machines
* HP workstations with HP-UNIX
* Sun workstations
* Silicon Graphics workstations
Please provide as much information as possible about your computing requirements
on the Abstract Submission Form.
New Investigator Award
A new investigator award will be presented. Qualification requirements for this
award are: the new investigator candidates must present a work from their Master
or Doctor Thesis Research and they must be the first author of the paper.