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02-09-1999, 02:11 AM
******FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS****
**IV INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON**

COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS &
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

LISBON, PORTUGAL 13 - 16 OCTOBER 1999

SYMPOSIUM CO-ORDINATORS:
J. MIDDLETON, M.L. JONES, (Univ of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff)
N.G. SHRIVE (Univ. Of Calgary, Canada) G.N. PANDE (Univ of Wales
Swansea)

TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL AND INVITED SPEAKERS

J. Bonet (Spain) 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) J.J. O'Connor(UK),
C.Oomens(Netherlands) K. Perktold(Austria) T.M.Peters(Canada) B.R.
Simon(USA) K. Soma(Japan) R.L. Spilker(USA) G. Steven(Australia) R.
Summers(UK) K. Tanne(Japan) D. Taylor(Ireland) A. Toni(Italy)

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

The Symposium, the IVth in the series, follows the previously
successful meetings held at Swansea in 1992/1994 and Barcelona 1997.
The objective of this series is to communicate innovations being made
in the area of biomechanical and biomedical engineering and to
stimulate interest in the continually expanding 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, appliances 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

The format of the meeting will consist of invited lectures presented
by distinguished contributors and these will be complemented by podium
and poster presentations given by the Symposium participants. In this
way 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. The
Symposium has always welcomed young researchers embarking on careers
in biomechanics and associated disciplines and they are encouraged to
participate.

SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

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

Theoretical and computational approaches for adaptive
bone/tissue/implant analysis, bone remodelling, growth and adaptation,
bone fracture/damage and fracture healing, bone distraction.

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,
modelling of biodegradable implants.

Cardiovascular mechanics/physiology, fluid structure interaction in
the cardiovascular system, computational hemodynamics, CFD in large
blood vessels.

Soft-tissue modelling and material property identification, damage
and adaptation of soft tissues: skin/muscle/ligament.

Image-guided surgery and therapy, image processing for biomechanical
analysis, dynamic CT/Xray/MR imaging of joints/spine: tracking,
segmentation, animation and display techniques in biomechanics.

Cell mechanics, computational tools for functional tissue
engineering, hierarchical modelling of tissue mechanics from organ
level to cell level, homogenisation methods for biological structures
and micro-mechanical computational models, modelling of bone structure
and osteoporosis.

Control and dynamics of the musculoskeletal system, modelling of
gait analysis and deviation, dynamics of posture and motion, spine
biomechanics, joint/ligament biomechanics and simulation of joint
replacement systems.

Virtual reality in time-frequency/non-linear dynamics, biosignal
interpretation, health informatics, visualisation of data/information,
telemetry/telemedicine.

Modelling of human body impact, damage and whiplash.

Validation and accuracy of computational/experimental models,
testing procedures, experimental methods and identification of
material parameters.

**DENTAL MECHANICS**

Modelling of oral & dental tissue response to loads and materials,
dental restorative materials and systems, dental implants, cements and
ceramics.

Modelling of orthodontic appliances/brackets and fixation systems,
constitutive models for the periodontal ligament including response to
tooth movement, modelling mechanical response of orthodontic
brackets, adhesive systems and bracket removal, shape memory alloys
and novel mechanical/adhesive systems for bracket attachment.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

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 30th June 1999 and authors will be informed
of acceptance by 31st July 1999 at which time instructions for final
preparation of the 8 page manuscripts will be supplied. Manuscripts
will be prepared as camera-ready copy, for inclusion in the Symposium
proceedings, and are to be returned by 31st October 1999.

CORRESPONDENCE

One page abstracts can be sent directly by email
and other enquiries regarding the
Symposium can be addressed to:

John Middleton, Biomechanics Research Unit
Cardiff Medicentre
Heath Park
Cardiff CF4 4UJ, Wales, UK.

Tel/Fax: + 44 (0) 1222 682161.
Email: MiddletonJ2@Cardiff.ac.uk

WEB INFORMATION

Details of the web site and further information will be forwarded
shortly.

SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS

The Symposium Proceedings will be published as a refereed text which
will be available 6 months after the Symposium and is included in
fees.

SYMPOSIUM FEES

The registration fees, inclusive of reception, lunches, banquet,
morning/afternoon refreshments and proceedings are as follows: (Fees
in Pounds Sterling to be paid before 1 September 1999 - late fees add
40 Pds)

AUTHORS.............. 360.00
DELEGATES............ 390.00
STUDENTS............. 250.00

IMPORTANT DATES

Date of meeting 13 - 16 October 1999, Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline for abstracts 30 June 1999
Acceptance of abstracts 31 July 1999
Deadline for 8 page papers 31 October 1999

PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION

Intending participants should provide the following details and
return by email to

I WISH TO PRESENT A PAPER

I WISH TO ATTEND AS A DELEGATE

Name.....................................

Address, Organisation/Affiliation..........................

Email............................................. ........
Telephone..................Fax.................
John Middleton, Reader in Biomechanical Engineering
Dept. of Basic Dental Science (Biomechanics Unit)
University of Wales College of Medicine
Dental School, Heath Park
Cardiff CF4 4XY, Wales, UK
Telfax: 01222 682161
email: middletonj2@cardiff.ac.uk

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