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First International Symposium on Digital Human Modeling

An event of the Technical Committee on Human Simulation and Virtual
Environment of the International Ergonomics Association

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June 14-16, 2011, Lyon, France


Ergonomic evaluation of a product often requires building a physical
mock-up or prototype, having a group of experts or a representative
sample of users test it, and then provide an assessment of discomfort
and ease of use. This is an expensive and time-consuming process
especially when the product design has to be modified and
re-validated. Digital Mock-Ups (DMU) together with Digital Human
Models (DHM), are increasingly used in the early phase of product
design in order to reduce the product development time and cost. In
order to help the designer evaluate the future product, the digital
human should ideally behave like a real human being, not only in terms
of anthropometry and biomechanics, but also in terms of motion,
discomfort, attention and perception, and occupational injury. The
main objective of this symposium is to provide a unique opportunity
for researchers, software editors and end-users to share most recent
R&D results and DHM experience.

Topics of this symposium are:
- Anthropometry and 3D human body modeling
- Human functional data
- Advanced biomechanical human models
- Motion capture and reconstruction
- Posture and motion simulation
- Biomechanics and discomfort
- Applications and software demonstration
- Virtual Reality and DHM
- Mental/cognitive models and integrated models
- Older, disabled and other special populations
- Verification and validation of DHMs
- Model standards and protocols
- ...

Symposium description
- 15-20min presentations (+5 min questions/discussions) for oral session
- A poster session will also be available in the exhibit room
- Oral presentations and posters will be selected from abstracts
submission, 400 words maximum. Upon acceptance, a 4-10 pages extended
abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. The
organizing committee is currently checking to publish selected papers
in a special issue in an international human factors or ergonomics
- Best poster and best oral presentation will be selected by
Scientific Committee.

Important dates
- Submission deadline (one A4 page abstract): November 30, 2010
- Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2011
- Extended abstracts (4-10 pages), upon acceptance: March 30, 2011
- Conference: June 14-16, 2011

For more details, please visit:



Xuguang Wang, PhD

Directeur de recherche/Senior researcher

LBMC - Laboratoire de Biomécanique et Mécanique des Chocs (UMR-T 9406

INRETS - Institut National de Recherche sur les transports et leur Sécurite
UCBL - Université Claude-Bernard - Lyon1

25, avenue François Mitterrand
Case 24
F-69675 Bron
Email: xuguang.wang@inrets.fr
Phone: 33-(0)4-72142451
Fax: 33-(0)4-72376837