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    Vienna, Austria, June 2-4, 2005


    The workshop intends to bring together researchers working on problems
    and aspects of sensorimotor function in different domains such as -but
    not limited to- Biology, Psychology, Sport Sciences, Neuroscience, and
    Biomechanics. Such exchange across disciplines hopefully promotes more
    unified, coherent models of the processes, capacities and nature of
    motor control. The emphasis will be on human movement but contributions
    based on non-human sensorimotor research are welcome.

    It is hosted by the Workgroup for Movement Science of the Veterinary
    University Vienna, and will be situated at the Veterinary University
    Vienna, Austria, on June 2--4, 2005.
    The previous EWOMS meetings were held at Munster, Germany.

    Scientific Committee. Walter Herzog, Calgary, Canada; JA Scott Kelso,
    Boca Raton, USA; Christian Peham, Vienna, Austria; Juergen Perl Mainz,
    Germany, Wolfgang Schoellhorn, Muenster, Germany; Reza Shadmehr,
    Baltimore, USA; Willem Verwey, Enschede, Netherlands; Alan Wing,
    Birmingham, UK

    We especially encourage researchers and students from the new EU member
    to participate.

    Official website:

    Scientific program

    The program includes six plenary addresses. Keynote speakers
    (alphabetical order) will be

    Axel Cleeremans, Liege Belgium,
    Carlo J. De Luca, Boston,
    Sten Grillner, Stockholm
    Marc Jeannerod, Bron/Paris,
    Michael Turvey, Connecticut (not yet confirmed),
    Heinz Ulbrich, Munich (Robotics).

    The program consists of a various number of minisymposia with oral
    presentations and poster sessions.

    The following is a tentative list of topics.

    · Cognitive and neuropsychological aspects of locomotion
    · Neural systems and control, central motion pattern generation
    · Biomechanics of bones, muscles, joints and tendons,
    neuro-muscular activity
    · Sports Sciences - Normal, athletic and comparative locomotion
    · Dynamical systems perspective of locomotion
    · Computer simulations in locomotion research
    · Brain interfaces, functional electrostimulation
    · Mechanical reconstruction - Prosthetics, Orthotics, Robotics
    · Other movement related topics

    Presentations. The working language of the Congress is English.
    Participants are invited to present papers and posters on the subject of
    their interest. Proposals should be submitted not later than Dec 1st,
    2004. Registration and submissions forms will be available at the website.

    The abstracts will be selected by the scientific committee. Abstracts
    should be prepared in English on a special form according to the
    instructions which will be sent with the second announcement or will be
    available online at the official website.

    General Information

    Location. Situated on both sides of the river Danube, Vienna is one of
    the great metropolises of Europe, endowed with a unique combination of
    natural and architectural beauty.

    Venue. Congress activities will mainly take place in the well equipped
    lecture halls of the Veterinary University Vienna, in the northern part
    of Vienna.

    Date. Dec 1st, 2004 abstract submission deadline

    Feb 28th, 2005 notification of acceptance

    May 10th, 2005 deadline - submissions of full paper

    Accommodation. The travel agency «MONDIAL» will arrange accommodations
    for participants preferably in hotels at and around the city center of
    Vienna and will also offer various tourist programs. The location of the
    workshop may be reached in 15 minutes from the city center by public
    transport. More details will be given in the Second announcement or can
    be found at the official congress website (see below).

    Financial support. Following the tradition set by the previous EWOMS
    meetings, the Organizing Committee does its best to secure funds for
    conference grants. Such grants may be used to cover registration, travel
    money and local expenses.

    Contact. Veterinary University Vienna
    Workgroup for Movement Science
    Department V
    Prof. Dr. DI. C. Peham
    Veterinärplatz 1
    A-1210 Wien
    phone: ++43 1 - 25 077 - 5506
    fax: ++43 1 - 25 077 - 5590

    Additional program. The congress will also offer a commercial and book
    exhibit and various social programs (reception, gala dinner, informal
    evening at a "Heuriger" (typical local vinyard).

    We ask you to kindly distribute the circular in your department and
    among your colleagues.

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